The Carnival de Resistance

is creating a Carnival, Village, & School for Cultural Transformation
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You get exclusive access to our Patreon Activity Feed where we provide updates about the individual and collective creative efforts of our crew. Receive images of the new costumes and dances we are making, hear fun anecdotes about the creative process, preview some lyrics that we are playing with, check out testimonies of crew members who reflect on Carnival events. Also, look out for links to music from our very own talented crew!
$3
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In addition to access to our Patreon feed, you'll receive an invitation to join our private facebook group “Carnivalistas” where you'll learn more about what we are up to and get more opportunity to weigh in. Vote on the titles for midway games, theater pieces, and songs. Weigh in on which costume we build next or which song we choreograph to. Help us brainstorm the rules to midway games or develop quirks for new Carnival characters. Also, learn about the activities of other Carnivalistas, and where the seeds of hope are being sown.
$7
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In addition to everything above, you'll receive annual Postcard Art of our favorite shots following Carnival production. You can gift these to others or stick on your fridge to remind you of the magic and mystery of our upside down world. 

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About The Carnival de Resistance

Welcome... Step right up... let me introduce you... wait... haven't you watched our beautiful video? ... you should! For then you know... we are the Carnival de Resistance! We are holy fools longing for transformation, threading church into Big top dream and big band protest, creating space to deviate from the norm. We are artists, activists, and teachers animating old sacred stories, listening to the groan of creation, and reclaiming the legacy of resistance within the Christian faith tradition. Within our Carnival residencies we enchant in the Carnival midway and bigtop, we embody sustainable alternatives in our village, and we engage with various components of local communities. Within a festival context, we bring in talented friends (musical projects and teachers) to amplify our rich offerings. There is a great deal more you may learn about our vision and our past at the project website.

We intend to improve on past efforts and go deeper with this Carnival project! The very thing that will allow this, is for the people who carry it to be sustained in the process.

How patreon works...

This is remarkably simple. You choose any amount that works for you, even $1 dollar, to give on a monthly basis and Patreon will automatically draw this from your account. You can change your amount or cancel at anytime. For you, it's pretty simply. For us, it means a Carnival world! Every little bit matters, and any amount of generosity will build us up! We, in turn, will provide various ways for you to engage with our creative processes and our thought experiments, to learn about our individual and collective efforts. We will share the fruit of our endeavors with you, and to whatever degree suits you, share the journey with you. Consider your donation like the equivalent of a monthly treat... a simple guilty pleasure, a satisfying meal, a therapy session? Scroll down to learn about various perks that we are offering!

What we will do with your money?

Everything we do is dependent upon the efforts of hard-working passionate people! Patreon is an awesome way to pool community support, and we are excited to use this platform to support our Carnival community! Your support will help our Organizing Team that is working year round and will enable our international Carnival Crew to converge. These are courageous folks, familiar with financial strain, and the uncertainty of following vocational callings and living an alternative life. Your support will help us sustain each other (as a community) and live into the abundance of this project for the long haul. Learn more about these awesome people on our website!

A final word on community support! Government and corporations don’t value our ceremonial art and lifestyle experiments and learning spaces. They will not finance this project! However, that is not the end of the story, but the beginning! Your support is our sustenance for the journey! It will be through community support that we lean in toward cultural transformation and together build imagination and capacity for another story!

Unfortunately, we are not able to provide tax credit for your donations through Patreon. If you would prefer to contribute and receive tax credit, we would so appreciate your support. Your donation can be processed here.
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 The awe-inspiring Behemoth was the first stilt creation by Rachel Summerlot, our Theatrical Productions Organizer. Let's see where she goes next with her intuitive gifts.
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 27 exclusive posts
1
Audio release
40
Images
3
Links
1
Writing
4
Videos
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