Lauren Weedman BLOWS is a show about what’s broken and a thoughtful look at what’s at stake:
Unless you’re a Beyonce-level celebrity, there will never be enough tickets sold. Never enough grants written. Never enough workshops, books, paintings, one-woman shows or instagram posts to make up for the cost and budgets necessary to deliver – the experimentation, innovation and sheer level of virtuosity we want from our artists and performers.
It’s time to reimagine how artists are paid, and careers in the arts sustained, beyond the per-ticket, per-click, per-like economy. Web 3.0 can really deliver on “peer-to-peer” tools to remove barriers for audience and creator relationships – if we make it that way, now. The Co-Producer model is kind of like Patreon but no third-party is taking a cut.
The first Co-Producer event was held at the Seattle premiere at the Triple Door. It featured a gallery full of artifacts – books, a reel of tv and film clips, original paintings – from Lauren’s career to remind guests of the breadth of work she’s created over the past thirty years.
Become a CO-PRODUCER, invest in Lauren’s career by investing in BLOWS as a production so Lauren can keep doing what she does best: create, provoke, entertain, and perform live. Join the folks who have already signed on:
YOUR NAME HERE
$100 – GIFT – Lauren Weedman Painting Postcard Packet +
- Name listed on the website and at Co-Producer events
- Regular updates about the show
- Pre-announcements about upcoming appearances and special guests
- Co-creator credit in a story of possibility about co-investment/co-ownership models for artists and their fans
$500 – GIFT – Original Lauren Weedman Painting +
(all of the above) and
- Eligibility for Investment as the production advances
After costs, 100% of your investment goes to the production and Lauren Weedman.
Caveat: This is an investment, not a donation so it’s not tax deductible. Your investment doesn’t come with guarantee of financial return, but the creative currency – of supporting the production, Lauren’s career, and participating in a new peer-to-peer funding model – is infinite.