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Award-winning artists gather to cultivate dance, art and community, enlivening the cultural field in the rural town of Bethlehem, NH.
201 backers pledged $7,037 to help bring this project to life.

Welcome to Cultivate's Kickstarter Campaign!

Greetings to you, the very first backers of Cultivate!

Thank you for trusting me and this project, and taking the time to make a pledge. Your support means everything to me as I head in the final stretch of planning for the arrival of more than 20 dance artists to my little town of Bethlehem, NH!

We've got a ways to go!  For those of you who backed Cultivate last year, you know it's possible.  We raised most of the $7000 in just 4 days time!  154 backers, with an average pledge of $40, the most common pledge being $25, and many many pledges of $10!  It adds up. It sounds so cliché, but I'm telling you, it's true: 

Every little bit helps, and every little bit makes a difference.

We can do it again. 16 days to go, and just over $6500 left to raise. 

I'm guessing that each of you know someone, perhaps even someone you've already seen or spoken with today, who cares as much about this kind of grass roots community art acton as you do. If each of you reached out to one of those friends who would match your pledge this afternoon, by the end of the day we'd have doubled our progress and be almost $500 closer to our goal!

I'm thinking of that funny shampoo commercial from the 80's (or was it 70's?)..."I told two friends, and they told two friends, and so on and so on..."  Silly, but again, it's how this thing works!

Thanks for believing me, and in Cultivate.  I'll keep you posted about how plans are coming along.  In the meantime, I thought you might enjoy this picture, taken by Arthur Fink, of a young dancer from last year, enjoying one of the free kids' classes Cultivate offers the community...

yours in community,