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Yuko KudoBy Yuko Kudo
First created
Yuko KudoBy Yuko Kudo
First created
$1,286
pledged of $7,000pledged of $7,000 goal
32
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, September 14 2018 3:59 AM UTC +00:00

About

“I AM” - We Are:
   "CREACTIVISTS" : CREATIVES + ACTIVISTS creating with mission and story.


   We write poems to tell the truth. 

   We sing to share our stories. 
   We create to heal the world. 
   We dance to shift perspectives. 
   We tell stories to make people laugh. 
   We LIVE to create.

   We connect and heal with ART and heART. 


Art Is:
   Art is healing: It is our power, our release, our pleasure, our passion, our anger, our lust.
   Art is story: It is how we communicate. It is universal. It is heart. It has no limit. It touches our souls. 
   Art is connection: It gives us a safe space. It leads to collaboration. It leads to growth. It leads to community.
   Art is us. 

Why we need your help:

Ever since we launched in 2017, the “I AM” series has featured many talented spoken artists and singers with mission and stories every month. We have inspired many artists to debut their work in public. Now we are going to celebrate our 1 year anniversary featuring dancers, film makers, painters and more. And we are looking for a bigger venue, where we can invite more people to join us and celebrate our art,  bring awareness of merging art and wellness together and creating community as human beings. We want you to join us to celebrate your life, and activate the creativity in YOU.  It's a one big celebration. 

We are expanding. We are speaking louder. We are connecting more. Are you ready for us?  
 

With this campaign, we are going to get:

- Venue rental including cleaning, 
   - Promo material :
   - documenting : videographer, editting, photography. 
   - Compensate for artists!!
   - Food/Drinks, taking care of the staff and artists the day of the event. 
 

How “I AM” started:

I moved to NYC with the goal of being a Broadway performer. But like many other artists who have struggled on their journey, I hit the point where I didn’t want to do it anymore. I stopped auditioning, I stopped taking acting classes, and I stopped pursuing the Broadway dream. Instead, I went on a different journey and became a yoga teacher, an Essential Oils educator, and a meditation instructor.

But singing was always in my heart. It took years before I gathered the courage to produce a solo show. I lined up the venue, the accompanist, and everything else… but then freaked out. I didn’t think I could do it by myself. I didn’t think that I was good enough to gather an audience. I didn’t even know if I knew enough people. So I invited friends to perform with me so that I wouldn't feel alone. 

What resulted was a beautiful, expressive gathering of people from all kinds of different communities, backgrounds, ages, and genders. It was the ART and HEART that connected us in that space. This turned into a recurring event, each one with a theme: “HEAL”, “CELEBRATE”, “TRUST”, “FREEDOM”. Each performer would reflect on that theme and what it meant to them and express it in their performance. 

Every single person has powerful stories and motivations. I am passionate about providing a platform for artists to share their talents, their visions, and their art. I believe in them. I believe that they deserve to be heard and seen. I believe that their art should be shared. This is a place where people can come together for that HEART expression and connection. This is a safe space to be authentically themselves and to be able to witness their impact right there and then in the moment. And witnessing this expression, connection, and impact encourages others to step up and do the same.

Risks and challenges

So far, we have been fortunate to be able to host our events with no cost. This will be the first time we are actually investing in venue so that we can bring in artists of all types. Our artists have yet to be compensated for their talents that they deserve. We truly believe that all artists need to be compensated for their work and time to shift the epidemic of "starving artists" mindset. Our vendors and sponsor are offering their support for making this happen. But you get to be apart of creating something really powerful. You get to make a difference in this starving artists epidemic.

We are planning on this event to be held in Oct. The lack of fund will cause us to limit the space, and the types of artists that we get to showcase, and of course the opportunity for celebration party. All art forms are powerful and beautiful. We are committed to really making this happen with your support.

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    What about the love note?

    Being an artist can be lonely. We need the words of encouragement. We want to feel loved and acknowledged. Being alone sucks. You will receive a digital love notes about how awesome you are. It will happen when it's least expected.

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    Hack for creator's block PDF

    As creactivists, we all have those days of we have no idea what to do, and we just don't wanna do ANYTHING. We know that we are suppose to be creating. We know that we are suppose to be doing something. But the inspiration isn't just there... One of the easiest and quickest hack that you get to use is Essential Oils, it changes the body chemistry and alter your mood almost immediately.

    You will receive a quick PDF guide of "How to get out the funk and be more creative with Essential Oils."

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    About the behind the scene...

    You get invited to the Exclusive party! It's good music, good food, good company. All creactivists come together. Great time to meet your future collaborators.

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    It's all about the package deal!

    Don't you just wanna get more for your investment? We totally want to thank you for being amazing. You can get..

    + Creators, get UNSTUCK PDF
    + Handwritten Love notes (Yup, not digital. Handwritten!!!)
    + Shout out to your work/cause/project (You choose!)
    + Invitation to the Exclusive Party

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    It's all about YOU!

    The most important thing is YOU! What about You get to be on the stage with us for a few minute! We'd love to have you on board with us.

    You will also get
    + Creators, get unstuck PDF
    + Handwritten love note
    + Shout out to your work/cause/projects (you choose!)
    + Invitation for a Exclusive Party

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- (15 days)