Artistic creativity has played a significant role in culture across the centuries. We often ask artists to create without compensation. Music, art, writing, film making and other artistic endeavours are now being downloaded or viewed for free. What if we could inspire artists to be more creative and compensate them in a unique way?
My name is Sue Kenney and I am an artist. Thank you for checking out our campaign. Several years ago after I was downsized, I walked 800 kilometers alone in the winter, across the north of Spain on a medieval pilgrimage route known as the Camino de Santiago de Compostela. When I returned home my creative side flourished. In the span of a few years I became a film producer/director, best-selling author (with a feature film adaptation of my book in development) and a screen and stage play writer/performer and a storyteller.
After conducting some casual research in the artist community, I found out that the majority of artists were inspired through walking. A story in Ripley's Believe it or Not talks about how Beethoven was once commissioned by three Austrian noblemen to write music. Instead of paying him for the composition, they paid him money to walk every day from sunrise until noon because they knew if he walked, he would create a masterpiece.
This inspired the creation of a foundation to pay artists who walk.
It's called Vision One Walk.
We are in the process of becoming a Not for Profit group. To create awareness about Vision One our goal is to raise $8000.00 to cover the costs of the fall Vision One Walk expenses, promotion, social media campaign, collateral materials and accommodation. We also see this IndieGoGo campaign to be the jumping point for exploring more projects in a similar spirit and funding the start-up of this foundation. Our next Vision One Walk is scheduled to coincide with Culture Days in September 2013, with the intention of supporting a select group of artists to be paid in product, cash or services.
To bring awareness to the correlation between walking and creativity, Sue Kenney and Amanda Stillemunkes, both Camino pilgrims, will walk 425 kilometers along the rugged Bruce Trail and Sue's doing it barefoot!
What you can do for this campaign? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8t_0aAa4uQ&feature=relmfu
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You can join us virtually by going for a walk in your neighbourhood (shoes are optional) and Tweet @visiononewalk or Facebook Visiononewalk about your experience and how it affected creativity in your life.
We are inviting other artists to join us on the last day of the Bruce Trail walk on September 29, 2012 to walk into Collingwood for a huge Culture Days event at the Treemont Hotel with other artisans. The event starts at 10:00am and we should arrive at 2pm for a big celebration.
Indiegogo is our main fundraising platform for donations of $10 or more. If you would like to offer something else, we welcome your creativity! Donate products, services, gift certificate, loyalty points, your love, your creativity, ideas, art and more. Email email@example.com or call 705 8264641 and we'll be in touch with you right away.
For each level of donation we will express our gratitude by sharing your name on various social media platforms, offering a gift like a pair of ZemGear Minimalist shoes, an audio book and more.
- You believe that walking inspires creativity
- You believe in and realize the importance of creativity in this fast-paced technological world
- You value the extensive time and love artists put into their work, often for little or no compensation
- You are passionate about the arts and want to foster greater creativity
- You believe that through creativity we can make a dramatic difference in the quality of life
- You want to make a contribution to the greater good in the world!
We value your sponsorship, and by donating you can feel good knowing that you have taken one step towards fostering creativity and more importantly, contributed to the development of this unique foundation to support artists who walk. We appreciate your support in whatever way it is given and send you a big virtual thank you hug!
Love and light,
Artist and Founder - Vision One Walk
One step. One artist. One creative idea. One world.
Vision One Walk....it's for Every One!