|MY PROJECT concerning the Otaki Kite Festival, New Zealand in March 2014|
Hi all - Ive got a question for everyone here...
Our small town of Otaki in New Zealand is hosting another kite festival because it was a great community success last year
A friend of mine Marcel LaGrand will be attending - he got tutelage from Ray Bethell about 3-kite routines and is pretty good now at flying 3 kites at once in a ballet routine
Which comes to my question to you guys...
I want to initiate a crowdfunding project on either Kickstarter or our New Zealand based site - PledgeMe
The purpose is to fund Dodd Gross to come over and run a stunt kite seminar/lesson/school etc etc - whatever you might want to call it
Although there are many great stunt kite fliers around who might also be closer to New Zealand - there are a few reasons Ive thought of Dodd
-Dodd is a great promoter of the stunt kite scene - hes been around a LONG time
-Dodd has run actual schools for stunt kite flying and has a good teaching system
-Dodd might be willing to donate a number of his own signed designs as pledge rewards through the crowdfunder system
-Choosing a stunt kiter teacher like Dodd will add value to Marcel's performance and promote the stunt kite sport in the community and hopefully New Zealand - especially amongst a younger generation
-According to Dodds facebook page - only travel and accomodation are required and free accomodation has already been suggested by the festival organiser
- Dodd WANTS to teach and PROMOTE the stunt kite scene which Im totally for at the moment with trying to grow it in New Zealand
-Pledge/Crowdfunder sites are a VERY inexpensive and risk free funding platform - if the funding goal is not met, no one gets charged a penny and people can pledge as little as $5
I dont want this to become a negative thing around money as these things can get sometimes - people dont need to pledge if they dont want and this is NOT a request from the community here to pledge this project
Its merely a feeler as to whether people would see this is an ok or cool thing to do
Like I said at the top - its about a community thing :)
How much would Dodd charge? You might also be able to get some good corporate sponsorship by pushing that money would be to bring in someone to teach the general public......
Dodd doesn't charge anything to teach - he only requires travel and accommodation taken care of
Accommodation has been taken care of - my project will be used to cover travel
I'm hoping people will consider pledging anything from $5 up
For you my brother across the Tasmin, I'd kick in.
There might even be some signed Dodd kites as pledge rewards...
Early days yet...
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