Arts & Culture


This project will save us $5,048 , allowing us to send a low-income kid to music camp next summer.

What We Need

  • A photographer who will work with the Organization over 1-2 days to capture an important event or shoot a series of photographs to tell the Organization's story
  • A set of professionally edited, high-resolution images delivered in JPEG or TIFF format suitable for web or print use
  • Note: The photographer needs to be available in the same geographical location as the Organization or be willing to travel at own expense

Nice To Have

Video in addition to photographs?

How This Will Help

Our first fundraising Paterson Music Project 5K Walk is on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at Garret Mountain Park in Paterson, NJ. Begins at 10am and ends at 1pm. Our Walk is unique because it will feature performances by our students along the Walk course.
This program brings music instruction to 300 low-income kids in Paterson. We need to communicate the "success" of this Walk to our donors and the community with great photos!

What We Have In Place

We've worked with professional photographers in the past and have concrete ideas on the shots we need.

Fun Fact

We're a "poor but honest" nonprofit music school.

  • Location: This opportunity requires the volunteer to be on-site

Project Steps

Prep: Distribution of Prep Materials
  • Volunteer Manager provides background on the Organization and goals for the photos (intended usage & number of photos needed)
  • Professional and Volunteer Manager agree upon a work plan including: budget, shoot location, dates, length of shoot and materials needed
Milestone 1: Photo Shoot
  • Professional directs the photo shoot on agreed upon date and time
Milestone 2: Editing
  • Professional edits and color corrects the photos
Milestone 3: Presentation of Deliverables
  • Professional delivers high-resolution images to the Volunteer Manager
  • If the agreed upon deliverable was a photo essay, the Volunteer Manager works with the Professional to edit the selection of key photos into an essay and craft captions
  • Organization credits the photos appropriately
Prerequisites for Professional
  • Experience with event/commercial photography or photojournalism (please provide sample work)
  • Proficiency using editing software
  • Proximity to the Organization or willingness to travel
Prerequisites for Organization
  • An idea for the story you want to tell, willing subjects or an event you’d like to document
  • Signed releases for subjects and location, if required
  • Ability to cover hard expenses (film, developing)

Our Mission

To provide the highest quality performing arts education to a wide range of students in a supportive environment where striving for personal excellence inspires and connects those we teach to the communities we serve.

  • City: Berkeley Heights, NJ, USA
  • Staff Size: More than 50
  • Org age : More than 25 Years
Arts & Culture Youth Development