Funding and Filming and Fiscal Agents...Oh My!
Updated: Feb 14
Today, we will be covering all things MONEY:
costs, opportunities, and how to donate to this project!
I NOW HAVE A FISCAL AGENT!
I am very grateful to the Arts by Council of Winston-Salem for becoming my fiscal agent for Project Tutu! Any donations to support my trip overseas can be made through this link: https://intothearts.org/jenna, and will go directly to my expenses for this project. The Arts Council has been so supportive of my growth not just as an artist, but as an entrepreneur, and collaborating with them has been smooth, efficient, and easy!
L to R: Rebecca Bender, Chase Law, and Katie Hall represented
the Arts Council of Winston-Salem at a presentation I gave at UNCSA!
WHAT WILL DONATIONS GO TOWARDS?
Your donations will go towards several expenses for this 6 week (March 15-April 22) long trip, including:
Rent in the UK
Transportation (train, car, bus, etc)
Materials (fabric, trims, glues,etc)
Visits to museums, and educational experiences (Victoria & Albert Museum, Royal Opera House, University of South Essex)
Tickets to Royal Opera House
Health Insurance and COVID tests
AND...there is an additional HUMONGOUS opportunity that could happen through your donations!
My friend, Brian Bassard, would like to
FILM MY PROJECT AND SUBMIT IT
AS A DOCUMENTARY FILM TO THE
RIVERRUN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL!
Find out more about RiverRun at: https://riverrunfilm.com/
WHO IS BRIAN BASSARD?
Say hello to my childhood friend, Brian Bassard! Brian is a photographer, videographer, and non-profit founder located in the San Francisco Bay Area. He and his wife, Jessica, were very early supporters of my costume work, and are my personal cheerleaders. When I told Brian about this opportunity in London, I said "how cool would it be if you could come film this whole process?!" And Brian replied "sure! Let's do it! How do we make it happen?" So, we started brainstorming about how to make it possible! And that is where YOU come in!
WHAT WOULD BRIAN BE DOING IN LONDON?
For the last 3 weeks of my stay, Brian would like to come film and photograph the process and journey of this project in London. This opportunity is so unique, and could show a side of entrepreneurship, artistry, and collaboration in a completely new way. From tutu construction, to artist interviews, to my personal story, and the communities that made this possible, both local and global, Brian wants to showcase the spirit, grit, and beauty of this project.
Brian is also not receiving any payment for this; he is volunteering his time and expertise to tell this story. He has actually turned down several projects so that he can reserve the time to do this documentary.
Your donations would cover costs such as flight tickets, room and board, and additional filming equipment to produce the highest quality product to enter into the RiverRun International Film Festival.
HOW DO I LEARN MORE?
Brian and I will be doing a LIVE Q&A on my Facebook page, Jenna Sais Quoi Designs, to answer any questions you may have about this collaboration and how your donations could make this happen! The date will be announced on the page, so be sure to like and follow on Facebook!