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Soapbox is a platform for performance art  that aims to increase exposure for this underrepresented art form
Soapbox is a platform for performance art that aims to increase exposure for this underrepresented art form
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Hillyer Art Space launched Soapboxin the summer of 2011.  Soapbox is a performance arts series created to cultivate Washington DC-area performance artists and engage the DC community.  Soapbox acts as a platform for performance artists to present their work in an intimate setting that caters to their medium.  Hillyer Art Space has championed Soapbox as an opportunity for emerging performance artists, filling the critical void for performance pieces available to the Washington, DC arts community.

The six-month Soapbox pilot period is coming to a close, and Hillyer has presented 20 performance artists and has had 800+ attendees to date. In order to sustain Soapbox and keep to our practice of making arts accessible through donation-only admittance, Soapbox needs the help of the Kickstarter community to advance this program in the next six months.

We aim to raise $5,500 to cover Soapbox expenses for a 6-month period from March-August 2012.  Any funds raised over our goal will help us to fund the series for a longer period of time.

So where is that $ going?

$200 to each artist as an honorarium

$1,400 to hire a part-time staff member to run Soapbox

$500 to cover gallery expenses, filming performances, printing fliers, etc.

Kickstarter funding will help sustain, and improve the Soapbox series in order to increase awareness, attendance, and to support performance art and artists in our community.

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    Personal thank you on our gallery's Facebook page

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    Personal thank you card sent from the gallery staff

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    Copy of our most recent newsletter and thank you's

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    Free admission to one of our Soapbox events, copy of our most recent newsletter, and thank you's

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    Free admission for you and a friend to one of our Soapbox events and thank you's

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    Your name listed as a "Donor" on a Soapbox flier, free admission for you and a friend, and thank you's

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    Free walk-in to our Life Drawing session, free admission for you and a friend to Soapbox and your name listed as a "Donor" on a Soapbox flier

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    DVD of a Soapbox performance, your name listed as a "Donor" on a Soapbox flier, and of course free admission for you and a friend to a Soapbox performance

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    Base Membership to our organization, DVD copy of a Soapbox performance, your name listed as a "Donor" on a Soapbox flier, and of course free admission for you and a friend to a Soapbox performance

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    Lifetime free admission to Soapbox! Base Membership to our organization, DVD copy of a Soapbox performance, and your name listed as a "Donor" on ALL Soapbox fliers for the year

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    Ticket to Hillyer's Birthday Bash/Retrospective in June, Lifetime free admission to Soapbox, Base Membership to our organization, DVD copy of a Soapbox performance, and your name listed as a "Donor" on ALL Soapbox fliers for the year

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    Professional level membership, ticket to Hillyer's Birthday Bash/Retrospective in June, lifetime free admission to Soapbox, your name listed as a "Benefactor" on ALL Soapbox fliers and our website for a year, and a DVD copy of a Soapbox performance

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    President level membership, two tickets to Hillyer's Birthday Bash/Retrospective in June, lifetime free admission to ALL gallery events, your name listed as a "Benefactor" on ALL Soapbox fliers and our website for a year, and a DVD copy of a Soapbox performance

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    Patron level membership, two tickets to Hillyer's Birthday Bash/Retrospective in June, lifetime free admission to ALL gallery events, your name listed as a "Benefactor" on ALL Soapbox fliers and our website for a year, DVD copy of a performance, and our adoring love and admiration for the rest of time

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Funding period

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