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Tamalpa Expressive Arts Training Fund

£2,700 of £9,500 goal

Raised by 73 people in 3 months
My name is Lesley Asare and I am a British Ghanaian Artist, Facilitator and Youth Mentor. My work explores identity, personal histories and the experiences of Black Women. I am passionate about holding spaces for women and young people, and using the expressive arts as a tool for self-awareness and healing.

www.lesleyasare.com 


WHY I NEED YOUR HELP:

In April 2019 I was awarded with a Tamalpa ArtCorps Scholarship to embark on the Level 2 training in Movement based Expressive Arts Therapy. This training course begins at the Tamalpa Institute in San Francisco in July 2019 and is the next step to becoming a qualified Tamalpa Practitioner and Registered Somatic Movement Therapist.

https://www.tamalpa.org/about-us/ 

Though my tuition fees for the Level 2 training course will be covered by the ArtCorps Scholarship, I am in desperate need of support to raise £9500 between now and 1st July 2019 to cover the expenses for this training course that begins in July 2019 is held in California, France, Marseille, Kent, Scotland and Germany.



WHO WILL THIS TRAINING SERVE?

Being the first Black Woman to complete the Tamalpa Level 1 training in the UK in March 2018 filled me with a strong desire to hold spaces for the African and Caribbean Community in the UK and Ghana, to self-reflect and heal through the expressive arts. Though dance and movement is ingrained within both African and Caribbean cultures, their use as a reflective and healing tool is uncommon but I would like to change this.

There are rarely safe and open spaces in my field that are tailored for WOC and I want to create such spaces for women to self reflect and heal through art. I believe completing this course is the first step to achieving this.


YOUR SUPPORT WILL ENABLE ME TO:

- Travel to each of the training locations to complete my L2 training in Embodied Leadership 


HAVING COMPLETED THE TRAINING I WILL:

- Create spaces for the African and Caribbean Community in the UK and in Ghana to self-reflect and heal through the expressive arts.

- Create spaces for students between the ages of 12 - 25 within secondary schools and universities in the UK to develop their emotional intelligence, wellbeing, self- awareness and confidence through the expressive arts


Thank you for landing on this page.

Your support means the world to me and every contribution helps to make my dream a reality.

I am grateful for you.

Lesley x
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Hi Family,

I hope you are all well.

We’ve raised £2700!!!!

Thank you soooooo much for donating and supporting my first training course trip to California!!

As we are yet to reach the target I will be leaving the campaign open so if you would still like to support my training to become a Somatic Movement Therapist and please do and share ✨
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Kwame Boafo attended the ‘Body Wisdom Discoveries’ workshop in April 2019. Here he shares about his experience and why he believes that such creative healing spaces are needed. ✨

We have raised £1,674 so far! Thank you to everyone who has donated and shared!

There are just 24 days left to reach the campaign target!

Please continue to share the campaign within your networks - especially with those who you think this work could serve.

And of course please donate if you are yet to ✨

Thank you
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Annabelle Obiri attended the ‘Body Arcana - Connecting to the Wisdom Within’ workshop in 2018. Here she shares about her experience ✨

We have raised £1,483 so far! Thank you to everyone who has donated and shared!

We still have a ways to go before we reach our target so please share and donate if you are yet to ✨

Thank you
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Dani Kyengo attended the ‘Body Arcana - Connecting to the Wisdom Within’ workshop in 2018.

Here she shares about her experience and why she believes that such creative healing spaces are needed.

We have raised £1,243 so far! Thank you to everyone who has donated and shared!

We still have a ways to go before we reach our target so please share and donate if you are yet to ✨

Thank you ✨
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