On Thursday, November 3rd, we will be kicking-off our first individual funding campaign via IndieGoGo. The aim? $10,000.
These funds will go directly to funding our Irondale Center productions where every artist in the BEAT Festival will perform in 2012. Your gift will go directly to enabling Brooklyn-based theater, dance and voice artists perform in a major Brooklyn venue. The Irondale Center is a gorgeous space, located squarely within the BAM Cultural District, and is fully equipped for lighting and sound.
We have a variety of perks we’re giving away, including t-shirts, hoodies and tote bags as well as a gorgeous Brooklyn map print donated by our dear friends at “Prints Charming” in Park Slope (pic coming soon).
Your donation is tax-refundable (minus the value of the perks), as we are working with our fiscal sponsor “Fractured Atlas” on this campaign. So, you both help your tax status AND support the development of Brooklyn-based performance art. $10,000 is a large sum to achieve, and we need your help! This will be a push, and we have approximately 70 days to raise this total.
Now, have you “liked” us on Facebook yet? That’s the FIRST way to help us…even before we’ve kicked-off the campaign. Here’s where to do that:
One phenomenon we are seeking to leverage here is the viral effect of the internet. If you “like” us on Facebook, this helps that process. Then, if you give to us during this campaign (and you ARE going to do that, right? :)), then be SURE to share our campaign on Facebook just after making your donation. This is a HUGE help as it improves our visibility across the web, both helping us with this campaign and in developing an audience for BEAT. Just beneath the video you will see a social media panel with various icons which simplify the “sharing” process.
Here’s the link to the campaign: Give to the BEAT Festival! (remember, goes live 11/3/11)