Check out this great write-up in the Wisconsin State Journal on UCAN's Summer Concert Series! We thank Madison Media Institute, Madison Arts Commission, and Dane Arts. Without their support, these events would not be possible.
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“What we really want to emphasize is that we compensate our artists for their performances. Not much, but we’ve received a Dane Arts grant and a Madison Arts Commission grant for the second year in a row,” he said. “With that money we’re not only able to secure the space for these events, but to compensate artists, which is something that we firmly believe in — because one of our missions is to create a sustainable local music scene.”
“We can’t do that if we’re not setting a good example,” said DJ Pain 1, who recently completed the national Teaching Artist Training program sponsored by the Overture Center and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
“We want to set a precedent for hip hop artists, so they know they should be compensated,” he said. “All artists should be compensated, but that doesn’t always happen.”