We are very grateful to everyone who have contributed to support our online classes.
These times are challenging for everyone, but here we also have an opportunity to reimagine the future.
Therefore we are implementing measures and protocols that are a result of thorough and inclusive consultations, that we fully stand behind them and that we would like to see implemented in other arts organisations in the future.
For those reasons, we have decided to make this document so that our participants, teachers, and colleagues working behind the scenes understand how these generous contributions are being distributed.
We want to highlight 2 things:
1. This activity is dependent on the platforms we are using for its exposure (mailchimp, zoom, website) and on the 3 people of the TWV team : Jorge, Mel and Fanny (social media, newsletter, producing, finances, schedule management, teachers and participants liaison). We are currently working on funding applications to support the online classes but don’t have any other source of income apart from those contributions just yet.
2. We want to keep supporting fantastic teachers with less experience or currently building up their audiences. We also want to acknowledge the experience of some other teachers. We are therefore proposing a new system commencing on 27h of April.
The contributions are reviewed every week (Monday-Sunday).
You can find the latest reports of contributions here:
- w/c 13th of April: LINK
- w/c 20th of April: LINK
- w/c 27th of April: LINK
- w/c 4th of May: LINK
- w/c 11th of May: LINK
- w/c 18th of May: LINK
- w/c 25th of May: LINK
- w/c 1st of June: LINK
- w/c 8th of June: LINK
We are continuing to hold discussions within the team as well as with the teachers involved in the process, we are also incurring new expenses such as for mailchimp. Since April 27th, we have been distributing the donations as follows:
Every hour of teaching starts with the value of “1”. This value per class can be a little enhanced by the age and experience of the teacher.
Once again, thank you so much for your input as a participant, teacher or team member of Towards Vivencia: this could never happen without all of you. We will keep dancing no matter what. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to contact Fanny at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The TWV summer intensive is an extension of the dream we have regarding the future of the arts and arts management. We are doing even in our power to create a bridge between the dance community and the decision makers, so that our training, financial and creative needs are heard and met.
We seek to be transparent in how we operate as well as breaking down barriers to make the training dancers need accessible. As we pursue this dream, our models have continued to evolve, adapting as we need to make it possible. Therefore, for the summer intensive, we are taking our financial model to a new level.
As we launch this intensive, we are looking for funding and sponsorships.
Our goal is to have the intensive subsidised by outside sources as much as possible. This means that whatever funding we manage to obtain will be used to either partially, or in the best case scenario, fully reimburse you.
If we secure 50% of the total costs to run the intensive from outside sources, we will return 50% of registration fees to all participants.
At this point, we cannot promise anything, except we will do our best to keep fighting for funding and will remain transparent with you every step of the way.
In that case, if you know anyone who could support us, please get in touch.
This is who we have contacted so far: List
This is how much they have contributed so far: 0€
(last update: 11th June 2020)
When you go to register for the summer intensive classes, you will see that in order to secure your place, we are asking for a small fee per session. The fee is the equivalent of 5€/3-hour session.
If you are able to do so, please consider contributing to our fantastic teachers via our PayPal link below. Please make sure you specify your donation is for the TWV Intensive.
The total income will be distributed as follows:
Any spare donations will follow the same system of distribution between all teachers and team.
Introducing this fee means that we will be able cover the cost of running the intensive, paying our teachers and our team a fair salary for their time and hard work. However, we are still committed to supporting our community and removing financial barriers for dancers, relieving our participants of as much financial pressure as we can.