julie ann otis is creating civic engagement art + poetry in every form imaginable
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patrons

Thank you so much for supporting civic engagement art and expanding how poetry can foster public compassion! I'm so grateful that you're investing your dollars in public art that shifts our language to a vocabulary of compassion, peace, and radical sufficiency - verbally and non-verbally.

If you're new to my work, I create intuitive, responsive, on-the-fly poetry in large scale public art settings. My installation Free Verse combined vintage typewriters with a chance for the public to type, tack up, and take away any writing they wanted. My recent photography exhibit Miraculous Invisible documented a 2015 installation in a hut in BFE, Nebraska. And my installation in Boston this past fall, American Therapy Booth, invited the public to share their questions and advice for America. I also offer creative consulting and retreats for those hard-to-get-out stains of over-thinking, doubt, fear, scarcity, and stuckness.
Tiers
All Killer No Filler
$1 or more per month
Don't you hate wading through those promotional emails in your in-box? Yeah, you used to care when you first signed up for their mailing list, but now every week is a new crisis or offer you have to respond to.

For $1 per month, you'll get a few emails from me (not from Constant Contact, not from MailChimp, from ME) with some I SWEAR TO GOD actually interesting content. It could be a poem, it could be.... well, actually, yeah, it will probably be a poem.
You're Cutting Back on Coffee Anyway
$3 or more per month
You were going to cut back on coffee, right? You were going to make a plan that once a month you'd skip plunking down $3 at Starbucks (get real, you know you have a $5-per-day skinny vanilla latte habit, grrrl) and save it for something special. Sure you were. And this is special. I'll send you poems once a month that will be way better for your heart than that triple espresso. And BONUS, I'll also send you my CD, Sermons of the Real, guaranteed to either make you laugh, cry, or fall asleep depending on what you need. Oh, they don't make CDs anymore? Never mind, I'll just send you the download code. But be a stand up dude and don't share it, okay?
I'm Not Putting Out
$5 or more per month
So you basically just signed up to buy me a really fancy dinner over the course of a year (if you got your calculator out like I just did). So you will get what anyone who takes me out to a fancy dinner would get. NO NOT THAT. I will dress up, laugh at your jokes, and (before my second glass of wine), regale you with several witty stories or insightful existential expositions. From my end of the internet, of course. Not over candlelight and cloth napkins. Cause some of you live hella far away.
You Are Obviously Awesome
$10 or more per month
Reasons you are obviously awesome:
- You clearly can hold down a job.
- You have interrupted your impulse to blow extra cash on Fritos, beer, or a new Xbox game long enough to consider spending it on art.
- You decided that giant installations of interactive poetry aimed at promoting peace were the best place to put that extra cash. I mean, who does that??? Yup. You do.
Because you're awesome, I wanna send you a print of one of my pieces. It will be a surprise. I promise it will be awesome.
We Need to Talk
$25 or more per month
Okay, if you're contributing at this level, I feel like you're secretly in love with me or bad at math or just trying to make me feel weird. Sure, I'll reciprocate the love - every other month you'll get right to your front doorstep inspiring art from me and the amazing other artists I meet as I travel around the world, but I still - it's pretty nuts that kind of confidence in my work, so wow. Thank you. REALLY. Thank you.
YEAH RIGHT - NO ONE PLEDGES THIS.
$100 or more per month
Dude. For real, no one gives this kind of money to an artist. What have other artists said they'll give for this kind of patronage? Their first born baby? A unicorn? Tickets to see Beyonce in the Dangerously In Love Tour in 2003 (and the time machine to get there)?
Goals
4 of 100 patrons
When I reach 100 patrons, I'll hire a part-time Communications Director to create and publish more photos and video of my installations.
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Thank you so much for supporting civic engagement art and expanding how poetry can foster public compassion! I'm so grateful that you're investing your dollars in public art that shifts our language to a vocabulary of compassion, peace, and radical sufficiency - verbally and non-verbally.

If you're new to my work, I create intuitive, responsive, on-the-fly poetry in large scale public art settings. My installation Free Verse combined vintage typewriters with a chance for the public to type, tack up, and take away any writing they wanted. My recent photography exhibit Miraculous Invisible documented a 2015 installation in a hut in BFE, Nebraska. And my installation in Boston this past fall, American Therapy Booth, invited the public to share their questions and advice for America. I also offer creative consulting and retreats for those hard-to-get-out stains of over-thinking, doubt, fear, scarcity, and stuckness.

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Tiers
All Killer No Filler
$1 or more per month
Don't you hate wading through those promotional emails in your in-box? Yeah, you used to care when you first signed up for their mailing list, but now every week is a new crisis or offer you have to respond to.

For $1 per month, you'll get a few emails from me (not from Constant Contact, not from MailChimp, from ME) with some I SWEAR TO GOD actually interesting content. It could be a poem, it could be.... well, actually, yeah, it will probably be a poem.
You're Cutting Back on Coffee Anyway
$3 or more per month
You were going to cut back on coffee, right? You were going to make a plan that once a month you'd skip plunking down $3 at Starbucks (get real, you know you have a $5-per-day skinny vanilla latte habit, grrrl) and save it for something special. Sure you were. And this is special. I'll send you poems once a month that will be way better for your heart than that triple espresso. And BONUS, I'll also send you my CD, Sermons of the Real, guaranteed to either make you laugh, cry, or fall asleep depending on what you need. Oh, they don't make CDs anymore? Never mind, I'll just send you the download code. But be a stand up dude and don't share it, okay?
I'm Not Putting Out
$5 or more per month
So you basically just signed up to buy me a really fancy dinner over the course of a year (if you got your calculator out like I just did). So you will get what anyone who takes me out to a fancy dinner would get. NO NOT THAT. I will dress up, laugh at your jokes, and (before my second glass of wine), regale you with several witty stories or insightful existential expositions. From my end of the internet, of course. Not over candlelight and cloth napkins. Cause some of you live hella far away.
You Are Obviously Awesome
$10 or more per month
Reasons you are obviously awesome:
- You clearly can hold down a job.
- You have interrupted your impulse to blow extra cash on Fritos, beer, or a new Xbox game long enough to consider spending it on art.
- You decided that giant installations of interactive poetry aimed at promoting peace were the best place to put that extra cash. I mean, who does that??? Yup. You do.
Because you're awesome, I wanna send you a print of one of my pieces. It will be a surprise. I promise it will be awesome.
We Need to Talk
$25 or more per month
Okay, if you're contributing at this level, I feel like you're secretly in love with me or bad at math or just trying to make me feel weird. Sure, I'll reciprocate the love - every other month you'll get right to your front doorstep inspiring art from me and the amazing other artists I meet as I travel around the world, but I still - it's pretty nuts that kind of confidence in my work, so wow. Thank you. REALLY. Thank you.
YEAH RIGHT - NO ONE PLEDGES THIS.
$100 or more per month
Dude. For real, no one gives this kind of money to an artist. What have other artists said they'll give for this kind of patronage? Their first born baby? A unicorn? Tickets to see Beyonce in the Dangerously In Love Tour in 2003 (and the time machine to get there)?