Curious? Pay it forward

by curiousfestival in Newcastle upon Tyne

Curious? Pay it forward
We did it
On 9th July 2016 we successfully raised £565 with 19 supporters in 35 days

Support a new LGBTQ Arts festival to enable disadvantaged groups to attend, create new art commissions and showcase local artists.

by curiousfestival in Newcastle upon Tyne

What is curious? festival?

A new arts festival for the North East - featuring live art performance, dance, film and workshops exploring and celebrating aspects of LGBTQ Culture needs your help!

Why?

Following a period of research the pin point producing team identified a gap in provision and opportunity for the LGBTQ community, both as audiences and artists in the North East. Through conversations and gaining support with fantastic partners curious? festival 2016 was born! In creating curious? we aim to promote visibility and recognition of LGBTQ issues, culture, artists and their work. We feel it is important to ensure we celebrate and promote quality work which raises awareness, encourages dialogue, promotes understanding, answers questions, poses new ones and invites everyone to be comfortably curious. Please get involved.

 

Curious? will launch on 9th of July in Gateshead &Newcastle. Working across two venues with over 25 artists, to deliver  workshops, artist talks, performances, exhibitions and film works.

You can support us by

- Paying Forward Tickets for disadvantaged groups to attend the festival, removing the ticket cost as a barrier to participation and helping us to encourage people to attend with a group comfortably.

 

 - Joining us in commissioning  Director/ Choreographer Gavin Coward to create "A Blighted Life" his new Dance Theatre work for curious?

- supporting the public art installation "over" together we can guarantee a rainbow will be present for curious?

- Supporting regional artists to present in our festival hub

CHECK OUT THE REWARDS!

For the full festival programme please see https://www.dancecity.co.uk/curious-an-lgbtq-arts-festival/

Why Crowdfunder?

We thought it was a fun and flexible way to support curious?

 

A quick thanks to our existing partners who have been instrumental in the creation of curious? 

Arts Council England, Dance City, Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, Breeze Creatives, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Crowne Plaza Hotels and Staiths Cafe Bar.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

12 of 40 claimed

£10 Reward

PAY IT FORWARD Thank you for your support to curious? You have gifted a PAY IT FORWARD TICKET to one of our nominated groups! You lovely selfless person!! We are working with a handful of LGBTQ support and social groups in the area and with your help we are ensuring that financial cost is not a barrier to attending and participating in the curious? festival. The PIF ticket recipients can attend individually or with their group/support worker and will receive a warm welcome at curious? groups include - LGBT Asylum Seekers - Young LGBTQ groups - Transgender support groups You are helping us support regional artists to make new work and enabling a rare showcase opportunity for LGBTQ Arts in the North East. As a supporter you will: - be invited to the launch of over (come on down and take a selfie!) - have a lovely feeling inside knowing you have supported someone to attend curious?

£20 or more

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£20 Reward

YOU ARE A RAINBOW CHASER! Who doesn't love rainbows?! Thank you for your support to curious? and helping us add some colour to the festival part of the programme includes a public art installation which will be popping up in Newcastle / Gateshead for the festival! curious? is proud to be working with artist Stuart Langley, who creates amazing art installations and last year launched "over". The installation captures the wonder of a rainbow in a modern sculptural form. Check him out at www.stuartlangley.co.uk As a Rainbow Chaser you will - be one of the first to know it's secret location - be invited to the launch ( come on down and take a selfie!) - receive an "over" postcard as a memory box keep sake Thank you query? - email festivalcurious@gmail.com

£40 or more

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£40 Reward

FESTIVAL HUB SUPPORTER! Thank you for support to curious? You are supporting the festival hub pop up programme. The hub is free entry all night and will host a number of performances and exhibitions from artists. Your support will provide expenses for regionally based artists to be involved in the hub programme. As a Festival Hub supporter - - receive a free ticket to an exclusive first performance at 6pm at the curious? festival - receive a curious? cup cake after the performance whilst you enjoy the festival hub and chat to the performers. - be credited in the programme at curious? (if you wish to stay anonymous, no problem) - half price faceprinting! if you are up for it in the Festival hub. If you cannot attend the above, we can gift the benefits to another person. Thank you! query? please email festivalcurious@gmail.com

£75 or more

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£75 Reward

YOU ARE A COMMISSIONER! Thank you for support to curious? You are supporting the commission and touring of a new Dance Theatre work by Choreographer/Director Gavin Coward. "A Blighted Life" is a concoction of world dance, raw physicality and fleeting commentary. See the clashing of cultures as 3 performers explore the contrast and extreme attitudes toward homosexuality across the globe. With your support "A Blighted Life" will premiere at curious? then tour to Leeds and Liverpool later in the Year! Information on the commission recipient: Gavin Coward is an established dancer, performer and choreographer who over the last 15 years has worked and collaborated with some of the worlds most distinctive dance makers, movement directors and dance companies. Performance credits include extensive work with Liv Lorent's balletLORENT performing in an array of the companies adult, family and site specific works,Hofesh Shechter Company, Mathew Bourne's New Adventures, Bock & Vincenzi, Gary Clarke Company, Fuel Theatre and Sadler's Wells Productions. Gavin's work as a choreographer and movement director as seen him receive numerous commissions from the Northern School of Contemporary Dance, YDT Youth Dance, Newcastle College, Northern Stage, Greyscale Theatre Company, Edinburgh Fringe Festival and The Place London. In 2015 Gavin was a selected artist on the Yorkshire Dance 'Sketch' programme, a 6 month development opportunity for dance makers with a focus on dramaturgical practice. As a curious? Commissioner you will - be invited to a sharing of the work in progress during creation stage (week of June 20th) - receive a free ticket to an exclusive first performance at 6pm at the curious? festival - receive a curious? cup cake after the performance whilst you enjoy the festival hub and chat to the performers, Gavin & festival producer. - be credited in the programme at curious? (if you wish to stay anonymous, no problem) - receive a signed "A Blighted Life" tour flyer for your memory box If you cannot attend the above, we can gift the benefits to another person. Thank you! query? please email festivalcurious@gmail.com

£200 or more

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£200 Reward

PAY IT FORWARD PARTNER - Organisation / Donor Thank you for your support to curious? You have gifted A PAY IT FORWARD PACKAGE to one or more of our nominated groups! We are working with a handful of LGBTQ support and social groups in the area and with your help we are ensuring that financial cost is not a barrier to attending and participating in the curious? festival. The PIF ticket recipients can attend individually or with their group/support worker and will receive a warm welcome at curious? groups include - LGBT Asylum Seekers - Young LGBTQ groups - Transgender support groups With your support we can invite more groups You are helping us support regional artists to make new work and enabling a rare showcase opportunity for LGBTQ Arts in the North East. You will - receive 2 free tickets to all of the curious? festival programme - a curious? cake - invitation to the commission "work in progress" sharing - promotion of your organisation on social media and a promotional presence at the festival hub - be invited to the launch ( come on down and take a selfie!) - receive an "over" postcard as a memory box keep sake - we will shout about you a lot on the evening (if you want us too) - Free Facepainting & a drink on us after the show! - A coffee and chat with the festival producer about curious? and it's future. query? - email festivalcurious@gmail.com


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