LGBT Academy of Recording Arts (LARA)
OUTMUSIC - The LGBT Academy of Recording Arts (LARA) is registered as Outmusic Inc. a 501c3 non-profit organization that serves as an umbrella to support the work LARA (LGBT Academy of Recording Arts), the Outmusic Awards and the Outmusic Foundation.
Our mission is to increase visibility and promote the advancement, contributions and appreciation of LGBT+ music, entertainment culture & heritage as an equivalent entertainment platform. With a focus of creating opportunities to support the development of young aspiring artists, in a safe space where they can thrive and become industry professionals in the field of their interest.
The OUTMUSIC AWARDS is the biggest night in LGBT music & entertainment. Our mission is to educate, raise awareness and ensure that the contributions and achievements of LGBT+ Recording Artists, Entertainers, Producers, Engineers, Designers & Arts Advocates are acknowledged, documented, celebrated and archived into media, music and entertainment history.
To support our mission, the Academy films and archives the OUTMUSIC Awards live to tape. LARA relies heavily on the tax deductible donations to support the production of this important event and video archives.
The I AM Music Project was created as part of our OUTmusic Foundation's Sponsor A Young Person Initiative to give homeless and at risk young people access to the arts through a series of educational workshops and mentoring from creative industry professionals.
The students learn about everything that goes into producing our live production of the Outmusic Awards,the learn how to create intellectual property, how to protect it, learn techniques in performing and recording their material and what it takes to prepare for a live on the ground production and live performance on stage at the OUTmusic Awards (OMAs).
Outmusic Inc. is the premiere 501c3 non-profit charitable organization that serves as the umbrella to LARA the LGBT Academy of Recording Arts home to the OUTmusic Awards. All donations are non-refundable tax deductible donations. The organization was created to promote the advancement and appreciation of LGBT music culture & heritage as a recognized artform, create opportunities to support the development of young aspiring artists, increase visibility in honoring, documenting and archiving the contributions and achievements of marginalized LGBT artists into music & entertainment history.