70 Hours - one hundred and five bucks!
Last week, a message appeared in my inbox from the Deborah Hay SPCP Coordinator regarding my Kickstarter and I was scared to open it fearing they were going to say something like, based on your videos or what you've said here, we don't think you are a good fit for the program anymore. I don't know why I thought this. I had fact-checked and tried to just be simple and authentic in writing this proposal, but still I became paranoid that I had said the wrong thing, misrepresented myself or her work wrong, or maybe even offended someone.
I opened it and was pleasantly surprised to find that they thought it was well done and congratulated me on it. What a relief.
But in all seriousness, it is that constant self-criticism and fear of people hating what you are up to that sometimes makes moving forward as an artist or stepping outside of a studio feel incredibly daunting. After fundraising for arts organizations for years, I was surprised that it FREAKED THE F*CK out of me to ask for cash for my own project. But both because it's a requirement of this program and when I looked at the overall cost of the whole endeavor (travel, room and board, three months of rehearsal space, performance space for the shows, etc), I and knew I had to do it.
ALL I CAN SAY IS, YOU ARE A MIRACLE. Thank you for your support. SIXTY-EIGHT PATRONS so far and I feel good about getting to the goal by Saturday at 2pm.
pledged of $2,600 goal
seconds to go
Mar 1, 2012 - Mar 31, 2012 (30 days)
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A rehearsal dedicated to you.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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Handmade thank you cardEstimated delivery: May 2012
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Postcard from Scotland!Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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All of the above + Writing excerpts from my documentation of the program.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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All of the above + invitation to coffee/tea where I will report back on my experience.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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Work in progress viewing of the work (AFTER I have rehearsed it five days a week for three months, as per program guidelines)Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
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Solo performance for solo audience member when the piece has been fully adapted.Estimated delivery: May 2013