Funded! This project was successfully funded on August 3, 2012.

Update #1

Welcome to Cultivate's Kickstarter Campaign!

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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, 

Katherine

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    38 backers

    Get a shout out in the program, as a backer of Cultivate, as well as a nifty thanks on the website!

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    RIght on! Get the above, plus a postcard sent to you from Bethlehem, with a note from one of the Cultivate artists, mailed during the festival!

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    Thanks for helping! I'll send you the above, plus a ticket to opening night!

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    Cool...this really helps me get things done. I'll send you the above, two tickets to the Cultivate performance of your choice, and a color copy of one of the limited edition Cultivate posters.

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    Hey. Thank you...honestly. This is so generous of you, and means so much to all of us that are working hard to make Cultivate happen. To show my thanks, I'm going to send you the above, plus one of my original one of a kind mixed media collages on wood, 4"x4".

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    Wowza! You are really coming through for us! Let me show my thanks by giving you 2 tickets to both Friday and Saturday nights' shows, where you'll enjoy a front row seat at the Colonial Theater, a copy of the poster signed by all the artists, AND an invitation to join the cast for an afternoon relaxing at the Omni Mt. Washington Spa on Sunday, August 12 after the last workshop of the festival. Come relax and rejuvenate with us, surrounded by the majestic view of the Presidential Range, knowing that you were a huge part in making Cultivate 2012 happen!

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    Wowza! You are really coming through for us! Let me show my thanks by giving you 2 tickets to both Friday and Saturday nights' shows, where you'll enjoy a front row seat at the Colonial Theater, a copy of the poster signed by all the artists, AND an invitation to join the cast for an artful brunch on Sunday, Aug 12 at the home of Bethlehem's own art icon, George Manupelli.

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    Now you've gone and done it. You know...to show my deep gratitude, I am going to make you a one of a kind improvisationally designed and pieced art quilt. It will take me a few months to make, but it will be worth the wait. You'll be part of the design process, and I can even incorporate some fabrics that are special to you. Because you are special to me. Thank you...

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