When he's not on stage as bass player with the Tom Fun Orchestra, Donnie Calabrese is helping set the stage for an artistic awakening in Sydney's North End.
The 26 year old has co-founded a community newspaper there called "The Turnip".
Donnie also hosts concerts with visiting musicians in his own home. And he's a Board member with the Cape Breton Music Industry Co-operative.
The group is administering a new Export Fund to help artists who are poised to break into international markets.
Donnie Calabrese (runs 14:19)