WONDERLUST

by wonderlustproject in Cornwall

We did it
On 28th April 2015 we successfully raised £3,010 with 22 supporters in 35 days

An inspirational arts project engaging communities and landscape through performance, participatory events, workshops and exhibitions.

by wonderlustproject in Cornwall

New stretch target

We will use this extra money to help cover the travel expenses of our visiting artists, who will be joining us from all over the UK. We will be able to buy a wider variety of arts materials for participants to use in our free workshops, and will go towards covering our travel expenses when installing and taking down our exhibition in venues all over Cornwall.


Project aim

An inspirational arts project engaging with communities and landscape through performance, participatory events, workshops and exhibitions.

About the project

This summer dance artists Becki and Emma will be walking the entire Coastal path of Cornwall, a journey of 296 miles. Along the way we will be engaging with communities and landscapes through performance, participatory events, workshops and a physical body of artefacts generated over the duration of the project, which will be exhibited at galleries, festivals, libraries and other community spaces throughout Cornwall. We will be joined along the route by talented visiting artists from a range of backgrounds.

We want to celebrate the unique geographical landscape of Cornwall, and its rich cultural heritage and the many legacies established by other creative individuals and communities, whilst at the same time creating our own.

Through this project we hope to foster new ways of being and seeing in the world, and to open up dialogue between inner and outer landscapes; facilitating deeply satisfying ways in which individuals can engage with place, self, other and whole. We are keen to offer the gift of a focussed attention to the moment, allowing people to experience being in 'the moment', and observe the fact that they are in the moment; something which can be quite rare to find in our modern day lives. We want to offer individuals and communities an opportunity to enjoy and celebrate the environment they live in.

'This is a complex and extraordinary challenge. Wonderlust is a brave and inspirational piece of work that offers a unique experience for those participants and audiences who can join the performers along their journey.'

                                                                                                                                                     Antony Waller, Dance Republic 2

We are eager to share experiences and to weave our own work into the rich tapestry of arts, culture and heritage unique to Cornwall.

The project will take place from the 1st of June unitl the 5th of July. Every aspect of Wonderlust is free to take part in; we do not charge for performances, workshops, or exhibition entry. Wonderlust will reach a wide range of people, offering a sense of connection to the environment, a great foundation for well-being, and a chance for people to share their own work and experiences through our on-line gallery. You do not have to live in Cornwall to benefit from Wonderlust, our website includes both a blog and a more detailed diary, both to be updated daily along the route, allowing people from all over the world to share in the Wonderlust experience. 

We will be staying with hosts along the route, who will offer us accomodation for the night in return for a delicious meal cooked by us.

We need your help to make Wonderlust happen, and are asking for money to buy essential equipment, materials and food to be shared across the duration of the project. Your donation will allow us to purchase art materials to be used by workshop participants, and raw materials from which we will build our exhibition. The money we recieve through our Crowdfunding campaign will also be used to purchase food that we can turn into a delicious meal to thank our generous hosts for welcoming us into their homes and providing us with a safe and comfortable place to sleep for the night.

Wonderlust is an exciting and inspiring arts project open to all, offering unique experiences and facilitating a sense of wonder and well-being in the world. We need your help to make it happen, and by donating to Wonderlust you can be part of something extraordinary!

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

We will make a fuss about you over our social media, add your name to our website in the funders and supporters section, and smile at you if we see you in the street! We will send you a unique photographic 'portrait' of a detail of a landscape, chosen specially for you. Please include your email address when you pledge so that we can get it to you.

£20 or more

10 of 200 claimed

£20 Reward

Not only will we add you to our website in the funders and supporters section and make a fuss of you over our social media, we will also send you a toolkit so that you can recreate you own Wonderlust experience!

£50 or more

2 of 100 claimed

£50 Reward

We will include you on our website under the funders and supporters section, big you up on our social media and send you bundles of good karma. You will also receive a unique piece of creative writing arising directly from the landscape at a specific point along our route.

£100 or more

0 of 90 claimed

£100 Reward

We will include your name on our website in our funders and supporters section, make a fuss over you on our social media and send you good vibes! You will also receive a beautifully hand crafted 3D postcard from a specific location along our route, with natural found objects such as flowers or leaves stitched in to the postcard, images and a personal note to you.

£250 or more

0 of 100 claimed

£250 Reward

We will include your name on the funders and supporters section of our website, give a big shout out to you over our social media, and wish you many happy thoughts! You will also receive an artefact gathered from a specific location along our route, along with a piece of writing connected to the artefact. We will send you a personal handwritten thank you note including the co-ordinates of the location of where your artefact was discovered.

£500 or more

1 of 30 claimed

£500 Reward

We will include you on our website in the funders and supporters section, make a big fuss of you over our social media, and you will have our eternal gratitude and appreciation. We will send you a unique artefact recovered from a specific location along our route, with a piece of creative writing directly connected to the artefact and the locations of where the object was found. You will receive a digital postcard including film footage from the project and a big thank you from us.

£1,000 or more

1 of 5 claimed

£1,000 Reward

We will include your name in the funders and supporters section on our website, show you loads of love over our social media, and send you oodles of good karma. You name will appear on all of our publicity material as a major backer of Wonderlust, and you will receive a beautiful hand-designed 3D map, along with a unique artefact from a specific location on our route. We will send you a digital postcard with film footage from the project and a huge thank you from us. You will also get a toolkit so that you can create your own Wonderlust experience in a location of your choice.


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