"A is for Artist" was inspired by my work as a grad student in American University's Arts Management program. For my thesis, I asked working performers to define Community and Arts Advocacy.
The answers I received were just the beginning of a much larger dialogue, anywhere from the difference between arts advocacy and artist advocacy, as well as how the professional lives of working artists affect their civic ones.
This is the 2nd Kickstarter campaign we've done to produce a show, and our first one, for Pinoy: A' merican Tale was very successful!!
The mission of the company is "to share the values of communities by collaborating, creating and telling stories through the performing arts". So the money will cover basic financial needs, the primary ones being fees required to participate in the festival, totaling over $800. The secondary, but no less important ones, are the artists' fees.
And, even then, the money raised will only cover a portion of the artists' times, the rest of which the artist are graciously donating to the project. Every little bit helps, and thank you in advance for your consideration,
- JR Russ, Vision Director, A Way of Life Productions
- (31 days)