Rabbit Box receives challenge grant from Seventh Son Fund for digital video recording services

Rabbit Box receives challenge grant from Seventh Son Fund for digital video recording services

Athens, Georgia:  Rabbit Box has been awarded a challenge grant from the Seventh Son Fund at the Athens Area Community Foundation to make digital video recordings of the monthly Rabbit Box storytelling performances. A local audio/video recording professional will edit for viewing and downloading from online media outlets such as iTunes and YouTube.

Upon being accepted under the fiscal sponsorship of the Athens Area Arts Council (AAAC) in late 2013, Rabbit Box began seeking funding for the purpose of making digital video recordings of storytelling performances widely available. The Seventh Son Fund and the Athens Area Community Foundation have chosen to support this effort through a challenge grant. In addition to the awarded funding, the Seventh Son Fund will match every dollar raised to pay for audio-video recording and editing services, up to $1,000.

“Rabbit Box is delighted to be the beneficiary of this challenge grant from Seventh Son Fund,” says Rabbit Box director and founder Marci White. “We have so many amazing storytellers take the Rabbit Box stage to share their important and engaging stories, and we’re making progress on utilizing technology to make it possible for more people to enjoy hearing them.”

“Fostering the art of storytelling and creating community, one story at a time,” is the mission of Rabbit Box (www.rabbitbox.org), an Athens-based storytelling initiative that began in May 2012. The primary purpose of the Rabbit Box collaborative is to hold a monthly storytelling event wherein eight storytellers each have eight minutes to perform a true life story on a predetermined theme. These events are usually held at The Melting Point, with occasional departures in venue for special shows.

Rabbit Box believes that the art of storytelling strengthens the sense of local identity in Athens, enabling us to discover commonalities across socially constructed boundaries. Much of the effort involved in making Rabbit Box happen each month comes from a dedicated group of volunteers. The Rabbit Box collaborative is accepting donations to support outreach initiatives and fund the facilitation of storytelling workshops. For more information on how you can contribute to these efforts, contact Nina Kelly at nina@rabbitbox.org.