WE ARE S T R E T C H I N G!
Thanks to our stunning community of artists and artlovers, we have blasted through our initial goal of $3,500--completely funding stipends for FEAST: Season 4 Featured Artists! Now with your continued support, we stretch the campaign to new heights:
NEXT: $5,000 will fund staff stipends for our three dedicated, voluntary staff members who contribute their time and talent to FEAST every single month!
THEN: $6,000 will cover FEAST's basic operational costs, and allow us to create a Community Reserve Fund that we can use throughout the season to support unexpected artist needs!
FINALLY: $7,000 will provide a seasonal stipend to FEAST's artistic leaders!
Thank you SO much for supporting FEAST and being a part of this radiant community!
We are Alex and Conrad, the producer/curators of FEAST: A Performance Series. We have been incredibly proud to create the community/lab space that is FEAST: A Performance Series - and as we look at our upcoming Fourth Season (!!!), we are asking for our community’s help to make FEAST an even more valuable space for performance-based artists to develop new work.
What is FEAST?
FEAST: A Performance Series is a multi-disciplinary performance lab space and communal event which has run almost every month at UNDER St. Marks Theater since October 2016. FEAST provides a lab space for performance-based artists to develop and share a new project. Each month three artists present new work, creating a night of multidisciplinary cross-pollination and inspiration amongst the different performance-based disciplines.
FEAST also provides a monthly communal space for artists and art lovers to experience a three curated performances while literally and figuratively breaking bread with each other. Between our monthly performances and our regular after-party Nightcap, FEAST carves out space for the active building of community through shared artistic and snacktastic experiences.
Over three seasons, FEAST has presented 36 performances from over 240 featured artists and their collaborators, and served up new art and homemade snacks to over 700 audience members.
We are raising $3,000 for FEAST: Season 4 Artists Stipends.
A $100 Artist Stipend for each featured artist in our upcoming season is FEAST’s first step towards engaging in fair pay for artists. We have spent the last three years providing our featured artists with the time, space, resources, and audience engagement needed to develop their most exciting/strange/wicked/wonderful art to date. But, we recognize that even with everything we have been able to offer artists so far--there is something wholly different about being able to pay artists for their art.
As much as FEAST is a lab space for artists to experiment, take risks, and ask for what they need--FEAST is also a monthly performance series where hundreds of audience members have come to feast on some of the coolest and most exciting art in town. And for creating and sharing that with our audiences, these artists deserve to be paid.
How can you support?
There are three simple ways to support FEAST’s goal of paying artists!
1 -- DONATE! Every dollar counts! And take advantage of our fun and art-filled perks while you’re at it!!
2 -- SHARE! FEAST is a community of artists and artlovers, and by being here today, and engaging with FEAST, our shows, and our campaign--you’ve become part of that community (WELCOME!). Sharing this campaign with your community, and telling your folks why you think it’s so important to support our folks, can go so far towards expanding the community of supporters making this campaign a success!
3 -- BE A MATCH MAKER! There is power in numbers, and we all secretly know how to be community organizers. Reach out to 2-20 of your favorite artlovers and challenge them to match your donation! Suddenly, your $20 donation has resulted in $400 being donated to the campaign!
How will this campaign succeed?
It’s up to all of us! FEAST has two goals underlining everything we do: artist advocacy, and community building. We ask you--our community--to help us advocate for our artists and by extensions, all artists, by realizing Artist Stipends for FEAST: Season 4.
We are beyond grateful for the FEAST community, and we cannot wait to share a whole new season of important art and delicious food with you!
Risks and challenges
We have undertaken a financial risk in committing to these stipends, in effect quadrupling our operating budget for a season. We have committed to paying each FEAST: Season 4 artist a $100 artist stipend, regardless of the outcome of this campaign. This commitment reflects artistic advocacy as our number one priority moving forward, and this campaign is one part of our larger pledge to keep that value central to our mission.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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