Leslie Foster is creating Art for the Resistance: Experimental Film & Gallery Installation
19

patrons

$160
per month
A Little About Me
I'm a freelance experimental filmmaker, installation artist, writer, and activist. All of those various facets of myself get distilled and expressed in my experimental work. I’ve been telling stories for as long as I can remember and love using that medium as a way to explore ideas and experiences.

My work focuses on providing space for voices that are far-too-often ignored and is centered in the lives of marginalized people, especially queer folks and people of color. My films explore joyful resistance to systemic oppression and imagine new ways of being in this world.

In our current socio-political climate, I've decided that I'd like to use the funds I get here not only to pursue my experimental work, which will continue subverting and challenging systemic oppression, but to also support individuals and artists who are actively challenging the current administration. This is a pretty important moment and I want to contribute what I can, so your support will help me donate my time to important causes.  

I've been incredibly luck to pursue my art and I'm always working on ways to grow and learn in order to create content that is meaningful to you and many others. Thanks for stopping by!

Check out some of my work here: http://lesliefmuse.com



Why I Decided to use Patreon and How You Can Help
Filmmaking and installation building is expensive, time-consuming work, which becomes difficult when an artist is juggling healthcare, living expenses, and odd jobs.

It is incredibly important to me that my collaborators and crew are compensated fairly and I won’t create work unless this is possible. I’m also committed to working with crews that are centered on marginalized people and your funding helps this become a reality!

Film gear is expensive both to purchase and maintain and funding this Patreon allows me to use high quality equipment to create beautiful and thought provoking projects.

Artist residencies can be vital to mid-career artists and serve to provide a network of other artists as well as a space to hone skills. However, without financial freedom, it can be difficult to take the time required for a residency.

Finally, I love getting the chance to mentor young artists and filmmakers and I love getting the chance to be vocal and participate in activism. Patreon allows me the time and peace of mind to be able to do this.



Rewards

I'm passionate about sharing the work I do and as a patron, you’ll get an inside look at current projects, sneak peeks at future concepts, and get the scoop on what it’s like to create a film-based gallery show from the ground up! Check out the rewards in detail to the right.

Tiers
A Taste of Socialism
$1 or more per month 3 patrons
I'm offering a single, egalitarian tier. Donate $1 or $100, you'll receive access to the same benefits: 


You'll get my musings, art recommendations, and updates with my bi-monthly(ish) newsletter The Nomad Chronicles; get access to polls on the community, exclusive behind-the-scenes photos, film stills and clips;  get early access to teaser, trailers, and you might even be able to virtually join me on set every once in a while; and you'll have access to footage that ended up on the cutting room floor, bloopers, and alternative edits!

Goals
$160 of $650 per month
 I can start providing pro-bono services to artists, musicians, and activists who are working for injustice and better futures.
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A Little About Me
I'm a freelance experimental filmmaker, installation artist, writer, and activist. All of those various facets of myself get distilled and expressed in my experimental work. I’ve been telling stories for as long as I can remember and love using that medium as a way to explore ideas and experiences.

My work focuses on providing space for voices that are far-too-often ignored and is centered in the lives of marginalized people, especially queer folks and people of color. My films explore joyful resistance to systemic oppression and imagine new ways of being in this world.

In our current socio-political climate, I've decided that I'd like to use the funds I get here not only to pursue my experimental work, which will continue subverting and challenging systemic oppression, but to also support individuals and artists who are actively challenging the current administration. This is a pretty important moment and I want to contribute what I can, so your support will help me donate my time to important causes.  

I've been incredibly luck to pursue my art and I'm always working on ways to grow and learn in order to create content that is meaningful to you and many others. Thanks for stopping by!

Check out some of my work here: http://lesliefmuse.com



Why I Decided to use Patreon and How You Can Help
Filmmaking and installation building is expensive, time-consuming work, which becomes difficult when an artist is juggling healthcare, living expenses, and odd jobs.

It is incredibly important to me that my collaborators and crew are compensated fairly and I won’t create work unless this is possible. I’m also committed to working with crews that are centered on marginalized people and your funding helps this become a reality!

Film gear is expensive both to purchase and maintain and funding this Patreon allows me to use high quality equipment to create beautiful and thought provoking projects.

Artist residencies can be vital to mid-career artists and serve to provide a network of other artists as well as a space to hone skills. However, without financial freedom, it can be difficult to take the time required for a residency.

Finally, I love getting the chance to mentor young artists and filmmakers and I love getting the chance to be vocal and participate in activism. Patreon allows me the time and peace of mind to be able to do this.



Rewards

I'm passionate about sharing the work I do and as a patron, you’ll get an inside look at current projects, sneak peeks at future concepts, and get the scoop on what it’s like to create a film-based gallery show from the ground up! Check out the rewards in detail to the right.

Recent posts by Leslie Foster

Tiers
A Taste of Socialism
$1 or more per month 3 patrons
I'm offering a single, egalitarian tier. Donate $1 or $100, you'll receive access to the same benefits: 


You'll get my musings, art recommendations, and updates with my bi-monthly(ish) newsletter The Nomad Chronicles; get access to polls on the community, exclusive behind-the-scenes photos, film stills and clips;  get early access to teaser, trailers, and you might even be able to virtually join me on set every once in a while; and you'll have access to footage that ended up on the cutting room floor, bloopers, and alternative edits!