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Fundraising Projects


Donate: The Jamaica Academy of Arts

The Jamaica Academy of Arts


will serve Jamaica and the global community in providing an extensive array of arts educational offerings. The mission is to assist in preserving traditional art forms through an interdisciplinary approach to arts education where instrument making, visual arts, music, dance and drama interweave. Curriculums for children and adults will be offered to the local Jamaican community and workshops, residencies and camps will be offered to locals and internationals. 


Our goal is to fundraise $50,000usd which will clear the land and build the first school building to initiate the JA Arts campus. Any size donation is welcomed.


Series: Rhiannon Giddens
Signature Gourd Fiddle / Viola

I am proud to collaborate once again with Rhiannon Giddens and to offer you a chance to purchase a limited series signature gourd fiddle or gourd viola. There will be 20 made in the series and will each be numbered out of 20. You may choose to purchase a violin or viola scale. Each instrument is made in the order it is purchased. All proceeds will be placed towards the building of the Jamaica Academy of Arts. 

Gourd fiddle/viola specs:


-Blue mahoe neck

-Purple heart pegs

-Purple heart fingerboard

-Blue mahoe bridge

-Bone nut

-Bitterwood tailpiece 

-Jamaican grown gourd 

-available in a violin or viola scale

*Price includes shipping cost.

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