Help me get to Puppet School!

Hello Friends! 

I will continue to ask for your help in pursuing my dreams.  I have been working very hard this year focusing on my love of puppetry, 

Not being inclined toward spending four years and $100,000 on a theater degree. I decided to apply and was accepted to the London School of Puppetry, this school compresses a year of study into a four month intensive. 9:30am-10:00pm every day, with respite only if points in the curriculum allow it. 

During this time, I will develop three puppet shows and will also perform in multiple festivals across the UK and Europe. I will then return to the United States and spend another year working with my mentor apprenticing and working to develop a business plan ensuring that I become a sustainable artist.  

When this is all approved and submitted, I will come out with a Diploma in Professional Puppetry.

I am asking for help because I cannot do this alone. I have made great progress jumpstarting this adventure, as well as starting my own puppet company. However, the total cost of schooling and expenses will be $20,000 (thank you poor exchange rate).  Between saving and working extra jobs I will be able to fund a little over half of it.  I am asking for you support for the rest. 

The funds I am requesting will go toward the cost of the school's tuition, which is $10,700.  I may also use some of it to purchase puppet construction supplies required to work for grants and scholarships.  The course will begin in May of 2015.
I am also seeking help of time and talent from friends who may not be able to donate financially.  I will be curating  fundraisers and other great events.  please email me at [email redacted] if you would like to help in that capacity.

Just added!  I have 10 spots for founding sponsors in my company.  Please note that rewards are for life (and bragging rights that you got me going).

This will support the foillowing categories.

Supply budget
Food/ expenses

I appreciate all your support both financial and emotional.  Stay tuned as I get my website, various one-off fundraisers, and some other events up and running.  I would love to meet and discuss this with anyone who is interested.

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Dustin Curtis 
Seattle, WA
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