Ended on March 5th 2017
I Saw A Fish is a song about never giving up.
Simon Mellor wrote the song on the banks of the Mehi River in Moree. The song first appeared in the Gaayili Yugal “Connections Project” which endeavoured to build connections and interagency support programs to develop high quality outcomes for the Moree community. The song helped to de-stigmatise health issues.
Magic Electricity Box, founded by Simon, is a music publishing social enterprise that creates songs that change the world. Together with you (and ReadyFundGo), we are launching our very first crowdfunding campaign to change the world, and help this song reach more kids!
Incorporating arts activities and song is a Magic Electricity Box strategy to get extra experiences into the music. We have also collaborated with Matt Westhorpe, a gifted illustrator and artist, to bring to you a song and art opportunity like no other!
is about creating songs and arts opportunites that change the world. When you support our project, your reward is your very own Art CD edition of I Saw a Fish which includes a limited edition Art CD sleeve and creativty book: the I Saw A Fish Art CD.
Our buy-one-give-one reward gives you an opportunity to donate an I Saw A Fish Art CD to our community pre-schoolers! AND, when you buy-one-give-one, we also give you a commemorative poster to celebrate your generosity.
Did you know that every dollar spent by the community on live music and arts events see a return of support to the arts in regional, rural and remote communites. You are increasing the value of every dollar invested! it’s like magic!
(here is a little snippet of the research here: music research economic impact)
“Music provides opportunities for children to learn, connect with emotion and express themselves as individuals. This type of learning helps children to develop deep understanding of how things work and how they as individuals fit into their world.
The gift of music belongs to everyone.”
– B. Niemeyer 2006.
The best part of all is, if we reach our goal, we will have hit break-even. And once we start generating profit, 100% will go to funding a special music project in the NSW community of Karuah! As a social enterprise, we have decided that 100% of our profits will go to supporting arts and music projects that change the world!
So every dollar over our target will help Magic Electricity Box continue our mission to bring a little magic to every regional, remote and rural community in Australia! The profits from I Saw A Fish: Art CD will directly support artists to make the world a better place. We have picked Karuah in May 2017 as our first community project site!
And thanks for supporting this campaign! It is all about never giving up…
Only 11 days to go!
We are so close to our first milestone, and so humbled by the generous support of our family, friends and you, the donor!
Yesterday, we picked up the Illustrations, and they are spectacular!
Here is a little sneak peek for you!
Our second corporate sponsor is onboard!
We are so humbled and grateful,
Thanks so much to Michelle and Roy at the bestest bookstore EVER!
We are cruising into the second week of our campaign! We were really luck last week to pickup our first corporate sponsor and Simon was interviewed for the Moree Champion!
Please visit the new and have a read! It's a cracking little story!
Thanks so much to the people who have shared our campaign and supported the work!
Here's to a great second week! All the best, Simon & Irene
out of 200!
Thank you to the wonderful supporters who are help us create 18 limited edition Art CD's. Only 182 to go!
We are so excited to have our first supports join the campaign, it makes such a huge difference to know we have such generous and supportive mates out there cheering us on!
We are also pleased to let you know that there are a couple of corporate sponsors we are talking to about how their sponsorship helps us to build thriving creative communities! As a small business ourselves, it is wonderful to work in collaboration with other small businesses in our patch!
We will have a video update in the next couple of days to share with you some behind the scenes info on Magic Electrcity Box; who we are and what we stand for.
Plesae keep sharing our campaign, and thanks so much to the supports who have signed up and pledged their support!
All the best
Simon & Irene