Conceptual Artist Nicky Watts

is creating a political satire performance to be performed publicly in DC
Hi. I'm Nicky. Thanks for coming to my page. I'm on Patreon because I'm a conceptual artist trying to find ways to share my work.

I'd like to start by saying thank you to everyone who has helped get me to this point; this journey has been successful because of the many, many, many people who have contributed each step of the way. I appreciate the larger gifts, but the smaller things, like dinner, a ride, gas, or $20 have helped make this work possible just as much. I'm so appreciative. Thank you for following me and for all your support.

Art has been ingrained in my life for almost 20 years. It was curating a gallery that gave me the opportunity to choose art over partying. From there, I've developed a wonderful portfolio diving deep into why humans, why I, operate in the world in the ways I do. My focus has been behavior patterns, specifically with the goal of changing the patterns that are not working.

Last summer, I went on my fourth tour, and first international tour, through Canada. During this art experiment, I decided to close my behavior pattern body of work and be open to growing in direction and medium. I've also been incredibly disturbed by the politics and political climate that exists, right now. The words that have been said in public and the hate that has been openly shared makes me incredibly afraid for the future.

I've struggled with this since election day, but also more and more in this year of transformation I've been living. At this point, I can no longer sit back and be quiet and sharing on social media doesn't really make a difference. I've decided to use my unique platform to voice. So that the people, the humans, each individual who is being dehumanized, knows that one more person sees them and believes in them. I can't stay quiet, anymore.

On patreon, I am asking that my past community, and a future community help fund me to develop a performance that gives voice to in an alternative approach to the migrants. The performance will take place on the streets of Washington DC. It will take place in many places after that, then will return to DC. Like trump and his hateful words have taunted my brain and my heart, I plan to taunt trump and the white house. 

In order to follow through with my contribution to speaking against the hate, I need to hire a designer to help me produce the costume. It is a custom costume and the performance relies on its technical success.

I need to go to the border to talk with migrants. I need to meet and talk with Syrian Refugees. I need to see people who have walked great lengths for the promise of the American Dream, the hope that their life will be better, here. Those who got here, and have been faced with our current climate, instead. I need an avenue to do this. This is going to take money, but it's also going to take connections and problem solving. I understand I can meet with some people locally, but I need to go to the border to meet with the currently most vulnerable trying to get in, and that's where they are. 

When I have some partnership and commitment to help me succeed in these, I will move forward. Part of support needs to help me currently be in a position to devote my some time to this. You'll be funding the costume, the trip, and security, but I'm a full time gig life chic in New York, trying to make art work, so some of the funding will go to general bills and life necessities to free up the time. I don't need a great amount for this, but I do need some.

Below is a former performance of mine. I've been performing since 2007, with one public performance in 2001.
Tiers
Shout Out on Facebook
$5 or more per month

As a patron, you'll be recognized for making my work possible on Facebook.

  • Everyone who contributes $5 or more.


Social Media Follow
$20 or more per month

Let's make it official on social media.

  • Social media follow
  • Plus previous rewards
Signed Personal Thank You Card
$50 or more per month

I'll send you a signed card written by hand.

Early Access to Material
$100 or more per month

See one video/art progress a month before it's public!

  • Early access
  • Sneak peeks
  • Plus all previous rewards
Voicemail Greeting
$200 or more per month

Want me to greet people who call you? I'll record a voicemail greeting just for you.

  • Custom Voicemail Greeting
  • Plus Shout on on Facebook and Access to Material Early
One Personalized Video Message Per Month
$500 or more per month

I'll record a video message, just for you, each month.

  • Personalized video message
  • Plus all previous rewards
Behind The Scenes
$1,000 or more per month

Get a patron-only perspective of my work.

  • Behind-the-scenes pics and videos
  • Invitation for behind the scenes at a live performance
  • Plus a Facebook Shout Out, Access to Material Early, and a Personalized Thank You Card.
Join The Team
$2,500 or more per month

Let's work together on an upcoming project.

  • Collaborate on an upcoming project
  • Plus all previous rewards
I'll Perform in Your Hometown
$5,000 or more per month

Let's work together to entertain your friends and family.

  • I'll go to you and perform for your community for one performance.

(With this award, patron must pay expenses in addition to the $5000. We can discuss more in depth in planning). 

Goals
0% complete
Will secure the Fashion Designer to work on costume.
1 of 7
Hi. I'm Nicky. Thanks for coming to my page. I'm on Patreon because I'm a conceptual artist trying to find ways to share my work.

I'd like to start by saying thank you to everyone who has helped get me to this point; this journey has been successful because of the many, many, many people who have contributed each step of the way. I appreciate the larger gifts, but the smaller things, like dinner, a ride, gas, or $20 have helped make this work possible just as much. I'm so appreciative. Thank you for following me and for all your support.

Art has been ingrained in my life for almost 20 years. It was curating a gallery that gave me the opportunity to choose art over partying. From there, I've developed a wonderful portfolio diving deep into why humans, why I, operate in the world in the ways I do. My focus has been behavior patterns, specifically with the goal of changing the patterns that are not working.

Last summer, I went on my fourth tour, and first international tour, through Canada. During this art experiment, I decided to close my behavior pattern body of work and be open to growing in direction and medium. I've also been incredibly disturbed by the politics and political climate that exists, right now. The words that have been said in public and the hate that has been openly shared makes me incredibly afraid for the future.

I've struggled with this since election day, but also more and more in this year of transformation I've been living. At this point, I can no longer sit back and be quiet and sharing on social media doesn't really make a difference. I've decided to use my unique platform to voice. So that the people, the humans, each individual who is being dehumanized, knows that one more person sees them and believes in them. I can't stay quiet, anymore.

On patreon, I am asking that my past community, and a future community help fund me to develop a performance that gives voice to in an alternative approach to the migrants. The performance will take place on the streets of Washington DC. It will take place in many places after that, then will return to DC. Like trump and his hateful words have taunted my brain and my heart, I plan to taunt trump and the white house. 

In order to follow through with my contribution to speaking against the hate, I need to hire a designer to help me produce the costume. It is a custom costume and the performance relies on its technical success.

I need to go to the border to talk with migrants. I need to meet and talk with Syrian Refugees. I need to see people who have walked great lengths for the promise of the American Dream, the hope that their life will be better, here. Those who got here, and have been faced with our current climate, instead. I need an avenue to do this. This is going to take money, but it's also going to take connections and problem solving. I understand I can meet with some people locally, but I need to go to the border to meet with the currently most vulnerable trying to get in, and that's where they are. 

When I have some partnership and commitment to help me succeed in these, I will move forward. Part of support needs to help me currently be in a position to devote my some time to this. You'll be funding the costume, the trip, and security, but I'm a full time gig life chic in New York, trying to make art work, so some of the funding will go to general bills and life necessities to free up the time. I don't need a great amount for this, but I do need some.

Below is a former performance of mine. I've been performing since 2007, with one public performance in 2001.

Recent posts by Conceptual Artist Nicky Watts

Tiers
Shout Out on Facebook
$5 or more per month

As a patron, you'll be recognized for making my work possible on Facebook.

  • Everyone who contributes $5 or more.


Social Media Follow
$20 or more per month

Let's make it official on social media.

  • Social media follow
  • Plus previous rewards
Signed Personal Thank You Card
$50 or more per month

I'll send you a signed card written by hand.

Early Access to Material
$100 or more per month

See one video/art progress a month before it's public!

  • Early access
  • Sneak peeks
  • Plus all previous rewards
Voicemail Greeting
$200 or more per month

Want me to greet people who call you? I'll record a voicemail greeting just for you.

  • Custom Voicemail Greeting
  • Plus Shout on on Facebook and Access to Material Early
One Personalized Video Message Per Month
$500 or more per month

I'll record a video message, just for you, each month.

  • Personalized video message
  • Plus all previous rewards
Behind The Scenes
$1,000 or more per month

Get a patron-only perspective of my work.

  • Behind-the-scenes pics and videos
  • Invitation for behind the scenes at a live performance
  • Plus a Facebook Shout Out, Access to Material Early, and a Personalized Thank You Card.
Join The Team
$2,500 or more per month

Let's work together on an upcoming project.

  • Collaborate on an upcoming project
  • Plus all previous rewards
I'll Perform in Your Hometown
$5,000 or more per month

Let's work together to entertain your friends and family.

  • I'll go to you and perform for your community for one performance.

(With this award, patron must pay expenses in addition to the $5000. We can discuss more in depth in planning).