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Today's Socially Conscious Musician: A Key Player in Community Revitalization

Elizabeth Stookey Sunde June 29, 2022

Our country is home to a multitude of musicians, and the majority work independently. They are self-made entrepreneurs with a robust online presence, intimate connections with fans, and grassroots engagement with their local communities: Perfectly positioned artist changemakers – and many also have innovative ideas for music-driven programs that tackle pressing issues. Still, their concepts remain largely untapped given limited training, strategic connections, and resources.

Music to Life shares the challenges and successes of today’s Social Change Musicians who are bringing about innovative social change to their communities and how this is helping provide a needed economic jump-start and revitalization effort among musicians and their nonprofit partners.



Meta Themes

  • Justice

  • Deliver Equity and Inclusion

  • Reimagine Systems


Mobilizing musician entrepreneurs to revitalize and heal communities

Purpose and Desired Outcome

Civic, business and nonprofit leaders are oriented to the value of engaging enterprising music-driven artists in their community work Participants learn from case studies (presentations, live artist exchanges and discussions) that showcase musicians in partnership with various community stakeholders, addressing persistent racial, environmental and/or economic injustices Participants are offered practical tips and tools for connecting with and supporting musicians with a community-healing orientation


  • Allocators (Family Offices, HNW Individuals, Foundations)

  • Accelerators & Incubators

  • Service Providers

  • Academia

  • Government

  • Artists & Culture-makers

  • Entrepreneurs

  • Corporate & SME


  • NameLiz Stookey Sunde
  • TitleCo-Founder & Executive Director
  • OrganizationMusic to Life
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NameNate Cameron
  • TitleEvent Curator & Co-Founder GLBL WRMNG
  • OrganizationThem People Productions
  • StatusInvited
  • NameDominique Campbell
  • TitleCo-Founder & Executive Director
  • OrganizationD. Cipher
  • StatusInvited
  • NameKatie Dale
  • TitleExecutive Director
  • OrganizationRed Dirt Relief Fund
  • StatusInvited
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