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Help Julie get to Fringe!

$350 of $1,000 goal

Raised by 9 people in 28 months
I have been accepted into both the Pittsburgh and San Diego Fringe Festivals in 2017, so I am opening this campaign back up. Once again, any small amount you can spare to help me achieve my artistic goals is very helpful, and I am so grateful for it.

I am Julie Leir-VanSickle of Creative Moves.  For the previous two years, I have taken shows to the Great Salt Lake Fringe Festival, where I fell in love with the energy, creativity, and excitement of the Fringe scene. (For those of you who don't know, Fringe Festivals are performing art festivals with a large emphasis on the new, the original, and the different. They are largely uncurated, injuried, and uncensored in order to encourage risk taking and experimentation. They are an accessible way for many artists to share their work.

This year, I set my sights on expanding my horizons, and applied for multiple festivals. In addition to Great Salt Lake, I secured spots in both the Elgin Illinois and Scranton Pennsylvania Fringe Festivals with "Shedding Skin." This gives me the opportunity to share my work with a broader audience than I have access to in Idaho, as well as make connections with other artists, and see other theatre, dance, and performance art from across the country. I find I also come back from the experience even more dedicated to making and sharing art right here in my own backyard. 

This is where your help comes in! Although I have been working hard to save and scrounge every penny I can, I could use a bit of help with travel expenses. Train tickets, gas, and food adds up, and so any little bit of assistance I could get would be tremendous! I will be deeply grateful for any support you are willing and able to share with me as I embark on this journey.
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I am happy to report that Shedding Skin has been accepted into both the Pittsburgh and San Diego Fringe Festivals. But like many artists, I could use some help to accomplish my goals. So I am opening donations back up on this campaign. They will go toward travel and venue fees, and any size donation will be accepted with so much gratitude. Traveling to the festivals over the summer was one of the most incredible experiences of my life, and I thank those of you who made it possible for me.
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I have returned from my Fringe adventures, and have turned off donations. Thank you so very much to all of you who helped make this possible. It was an incredible experience, and I am energized and inspired to see what amazing things we can now make happen here in Pocatello!
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$350 of $1,000 goal

Raised by 9 people in 28 months
Created August 14, 2016
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$100
Bridget Close
27 months ago

I believe in you so much! You are an inspiration!!!

IL
$30
Ilana Lydia
27 months ago (Offline Donation)
JJ
$50
jamey johnson
27 months ago

i can't say good luck right? cause it's a theater thing.. or does that not apply to dance stuff or dance/theater.. Good Leg Jules! well you get the gist.

$20
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28 months ago
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