Featherpistol is creating Performance Art Videos for the Environment
9

patrons

$229
per month
Hello you wonderful human being!  THANK YOU for taking a peek at my page here on Patreon.  You rock my WORLD!  So ~ What is your passion?  Do you care about art, the planet, performance, climate change, soulful music, equal rights and creative expression?  If you care about any ONE of those things then you are in the right place my friend ;)  My name is Featherpistol and I'm an Acrobatic Performance Artist.  In many ways this category hasn't made it to the Art History books, but it's a niche just the same.  Thank you for being here!!!  
 
As you can see from my page here, I am creating Pole Performance Art Videos in Nature to help Raise Money for Mother Earth.  I do this by taking 25-33% of my monthly subscription earnings (from your generous support) and I donate it to Earth Charities like Greenpeace, WildAid and Conservation International.  Pretty cool right?!  I literally wouldn't be able to do this without the help of magnanimous, like-minded patrons such as yourself!  With your donation of just $1 or  per month, you can rest assured that you are officially a patron of the arts AND the planet!   You can see the different levels of patronage and their corresponding rewards in the right hand column over there --------- >>>>>  With as little as $1/month you will not only help me achieve this vision, but you will have access to my Exclusive Performance Videos in Nature and the Patron-Only Activity Feed.  So far we've done performances in a forest, at a pond, at the edge of the Pacific Ocean, at a graffiti covered embattlement, and at the Truckee River in South Lake Tahoe.  All THIS eye candy and creativity for just $1 per month!  Each week I am always battling new challenges as well, and I'd love to share my thoughts and struggles with you and get your feedback (Video Diaries are $5/month, Coffee Talk for sharing feedback is $25/month).  Recently I've added a new reward at the $50/month level which includes fitness motivation and at-home workouts. I have spent countless hours in the gym pushing and pulling my physical form into more and more intricate shapes, so as to better express what I have to say about modern issues such as women's rights and protecting the planet. Now you can have access to amazing fitness inspiration and my unique style of fitness in the comfort of your home gym/living room!

So, with your help, I am creating Social Art Videos of my performances specifically FOR YOU, and then taking 33% of the money raised by everyone and donating it to EARTH CHARITIES.  Right now we've raised $160/month and I pay a Charity $50 every month, and I also pay my Videographer and Editor $50/video.  You can see my "Goals" on this page as well, so you understand where this project is headed.  Right now I really like donating to Wild Aid, as they are focusing on protecting the ecosystems of whales, elephants, tigers, lions, and sharks.  With this type of environmentalism, you are protecting even the tiniest of insects that also live in these habitats too, so the focus is on the larger animals.    

As I'm sure you can imagine, there are quite a few costs associated with these videos, and with being a professional performance artist in general.  For each video I like to pay a videographer, stage manager, choreographer and video editor $50 each for their professional time ~ but I'd rather it were $100 for each of them.  I must also hire professional costume-makers, purchase expensive costume adornments, and buy professional stage make up.  Performance props, pole equipment, staging materials and replacement parts also add up to a large sum of moola.  Lastly, I must pay for studio rentals for rehearsals and private lessons in acrobatics, contortion and kung fu to further my abilities.  Believe me ~ I've already spent lots of my performer income on all of these items, and I would GREATLY APPRECIATE your helping me with these costs!

If there are enough gods and goddesses who come to my rescue out there, I will finally be able to fly my team to natural locations to perform and create an amazing art video!!!  What if our team could travel to a recently ravaged location such as the Santa Rosa Wildfire site or any one of the 3 recent US Hurricane sites?  What kind of dialogue could we create at these locations, so recently hit by the reality of climate change?  This is the ultimate goal!  We need art that shakes people to the core and inspires ACTIVISM.  Needless to say, I am SO excited to have you with me on this journey! :))) 

Rewards for YOU


Check out behind the scenes commentary in our patron-only feed, have access to exclusive performance photos not shown *anywhere else*, see your name in the credits of one of my exclusive performance videos, receive a performance photo dedicated to YOU, stay in shape with monthly at-home workouts, and join me in an exclusive "Ask Me Anything" forum discussion!


Frequently Asked Questions


How many creations will you release a month?  
~I will aim to release 1 video per month;  producing one video is about a month long process.  Occasionally the timing doesn't work out between scouting, scheduling, shooting and editing, so there may be a month when I miss a Video.

Can I stop donating in the future if I can't afford it?
~Yes of course! You can cancel or adjust your pledge for any reason at any time. Also, you can also set a monthly maximum to ensure you are never charged more than you can handle!

Do I have to pay in US Dollars?
~Nope! Everything is shown in US dollars on the website, but you may use any currency and it will be automatically converted.
Tiers
THE DREAMERS
$1 or more per month 3 patrons




Official patron status & 10% OFF Personal Training/Group Fitness.  You are a fairy godmother/father to me!  Thank you for believing in my hopes and dreams:))  This means you'll get access to my performance videos each month as well as the patron-only feed, with environmental articles, planet-saving action items and earth tips plus 10% OFF either Personal Training or Group Fitness Classes in San Francisco, Lake Tahoe or on Skype....AND my endless appreciation for joining my team.

THE APHRODITES
$3 or more per month 1 patron


All Photo Access & 15% OFF Personal Training/Group Fitness.  Oh Aphrodite!  I know you are exquisitely passionate about art and a believer in beauty!  You'll receive exclusive access to professional photos of my performances in nature, plus 15% OFF either Personal Training or Group Fitness Classes in San Francisco, Lake Tahoe or on Skype....plus all previous rewards.

THE VERITAS
$5 or more per month 2 patrons


All Video Access & 20% OFF Personal Training/Group Fitness.  My venerable Veritas!  Your godly wisdom, your grace, your truth are a thing of divinity!  You'll receive access to a candid and unlisted "video-diaries" for your eyes only, 20% OFF Personal Training or Group Fitness Classes in San Francisco, Lake Tahoe or on Skype....plus all previous rewards.

THE ORACLES
$10 or more per month 1 patron



Free Mp3 File/Video Co-Creator status/Free Fitness Consultation.  I am overcome!  Your supreme vision makes you a star in my world!  You'll receive an email after each performance with an mp3 attachment of the song I performed to, a Thank You Credit at the end of my next Performance Art Video, a FREE Fitness Consultation (including Fitness Intake Form to assess your goals), plus all previous rewards.
THE ASTRAIAS
$25 or more per month 1 patron


Coffee Talk/Ask Me Anything/Step Into My Creative Process.  You are a believer in discussion, justice, fairness and communication. Lets hold a meeting at the round table!  Or, do you have a song or idea that you'd like me to try in my next performance?  Please submit any thoughts you might have in our AMA open call discussion.  Access to Monthly "Ask Me Anything" Chat, right here on Patreon, plus all previous rewards.  I will launch a topic/question each month and you can chime in at your convenience.  You can also suggest performance ideas or songs to use!
The Salus'/Hygeias
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
Body-Mind Inspiration/Free Skype Personal Training Session.  You are the Goddesses and Gods of Health, Well Being and Prosperity!  You see performances and you want to move and dance yourself.  You see a fit body and you want to look and feel that way!  You know the value of taking care of your well-being.  Once you sign up for this level you can choose between a Skype Personal Training session, a Comp Stretch Workshop in SF, or a Workout Video Bundle from Featherpistol Fitness.  
THE PROPHETS
$100 or more per month 2 patrons


Photographic Co-Creator status/Free Monthly Workout Routine.  It is not often that a being such as YOU exists in this world!  You are a super-human soul among mere mortals.  Each month I will be sending you a personalized photograph of each performance dedicated to you with a personal message AND a free personalized workout routine!  Plus you'll get all previous rewards ~ and did I mention my ever-lasting joy and gratitude!?!

Goals
$229 of $500 per month
Vulcans aren't fictional/$170 to Charity:  This is the cost for vulcanizing my portable performance pole!  Why vulcanize?  Because the rubberized coating will actually make my grip much safer, and be much more amenable to the outdoor settings I'm performing in.  Basically it saves me a lot of hassle without having to deal with rosin and alcohol, making this a much safer performance apparatus.  This would be a HUGE improvement for this project!!  Not to mention, once we hit this level I can start paying an Earth Charity $170 bucks per video!  <3
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Hello you wonderful human being!  THANK YOU for taking a peek at my page here on Patreon.  You rock my WORLD!  So ~ What is your passion?  Do you care about art, the planet, performance, climate change, soulful music, equal rights and creative expression?  If you care about any ONE of those things then you are in the right place my friend ;)  My name is Featherpistol and I'm an Acrobatic Performance Artist.  In many ways this category hasn't made it to the Art History books, but it's a niche just the same.  Thank you for being here!!!  
 
As you can see from my page here, I am creating Pole Performance Art Videos in Nature to help Raise Money for Mother Earth.  I do this by taking 25-33% of my monthly subscription earnings (from your generous support) and I donate it to Earth Charities like Greenpeace, WildAid and Conservation International.  Pretty cool right?!  I literally wouldn't be able to do this without the help of magnanimous, like-minded patrons such as yourself!  With your donation of just $1 or  per month, you can rest assured that you are officially a patron of the arts AND the planet!   You can see the different levels of patronage and their corresponding rewards in the right hand column over there --------- >>>>>  With as little as $1/month you will not only help me achieve this vision, but you will have access to my Exclusive Performance Videos in Nature and the Patron-Only Activity Feed.  So far we've done performances in a forest, at a pond, at the edge of the Pacific Ocean, at a graffiti covered embattlement, and at the Truckee River in South Lake Tahoe.  All THIS eye candy and creativity for just $1 per month!  Each week I am always battling new challenges as well, and I'd love to share my thoughts and struggles with you and get your feedback (Video Diaries are $5/month, Coffee Talk for sharing feedback is $25/month).  Recently I've added a new reward at the $50/month level which includes fitness motivation and at-home workouts. I have spent countless hours in the gym pushing and pulling my physical form into more and more intricate shapes, so as to better express what I have to say about modern issues such as women's rights and protecting the planet. Now you can have access to amazing fitness inspiration and my unique style of fitness in the comfort of your home gym/living room!

So, with your help, I am creating Social Art Videos of my performances specifically FOR YOU, and then taking 33% of the money raised by everyone and donating it to EARTH CHARITIES.  Right now we've raised $160/month and I pay a Charity $50 every month, and I also pay my Videographer and Editor $50/video.  You can see my "Goals" on this page as well, so you understand where this project is headed.  Right now I really like donating to Wild Aid, as they are focusing on protecting the ecosystems of whales, elephants, tigers, lions, and sharks.  With this type of environmentalism, you are protecting even the tiniest of insects that also live in these habitats too, so the focus is on the larger animals.    

As I'm sure you can imagine, there are quite a few costs associated with these videos, and with being a professional performance artist in general.  For each video I like to pay a videographer, stage manager, choreographer and video editor $50 each for their professional time ~ but I'd rather it were $100 for each of them.  I must also hire professional costume-makers, purchase expensive costume adornments, and buy professional stage make up.  Performance props, pole equipment, staging materials and replacement parts also add up to a large sum of moola.  Lastly, I must pay for studio rentals for rehearsals and private lessons in acrobatics, contortion and kung fu to further my abilities.  Believe me ~ I've already spent lots of my performer income on all of these items, and I would GREATLY APPRECIATE your helping me with these costs!

If there are enough gods and goddesses who come to my rescue out there, I will finally be able to fly my team to natural locations to perform and create an amazing art video!!!  What if our team could travel to a recently ravaged location such as the Santa Rosa Wildfire site or any one of the 3 recent US Hurricane sites?  What kind of dialogue could we create at these locations, so recently hit by the reality of climate change?  This is the ultimate goal!  We need art that shakes people to the core and inspires ACTIVISM.  Needless to say, I am SO excited to have you with me on this journey! :))) 

Rewards for YOU


Check out behind the scenes commentary in our patron-only feed, have access to exclusive performance photos not shown *anywhere else*, see your name in the credits of one of my exclusive performance videos, receive a performance photo dedicated to YOU, stay in shape with monthly at-home workouts, and join me in an exclusive "Ask Me Anything" forum discussion!


Frequently Asked Questions


How many creations will you release a month?  
~I will aim to release 1 video per month;  producing one video is about a month long process.  Occasionally the timing doesn't work out between scouting, scheduling, shooting and editing, so there may be a month when I miss a Video.

Can I stop donating in the future if I can't afford it?
~Yes of course! You can cancel or adjust your pledge for any reason at any time. Also, you can also set a monthly maximum to ensure you are never charged more than you can handle!

Do I have to pay in US Dollars?
~Nope! Everything is shown in US dollars on the website, but you may use any currency and it will be automatically converted.

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Tiers
THE DREAMERS
$1 or more per month 3 patrons




Official patron status & 10% OFF Personal Training/Group Fitness.  You are a fairy godmother/father to me!  Thank you for believing in my hopes and dreams:))  This means you'll get access to my performance videos each month as well as the patron-only feed, with environmental articles, planet-saving action items and earth tips plus 10% OFF either Personal Training or Group Fitness Classes in San Francisco, Lake Tahoe or on Skype....AND my endless appreciation for joining my team.

THE APHRODITES
$3 or more per month 1 patron


All Photo Access & 15% OFF Personal Training/Group Fitness.  Oh Aphrodite!  I know you are exquisitely passionate about art and a believer in beauty!  You'll receive exclusive access to professional photos of my performances in nature, plus 15% OFF either Personal Training or Group Fitness Classes in San Francisco, Lake Tahoe or on Skype....plus all previous rewards.

THE VERITAS
$5 or more per month 2 patrons


All Video Access & 20% OFF Personal Training/Group Fitness.  My venerable Veritas!  Your godly wisdom, your grace, your truth are a thing of divinity!  You'll receive access to a candid and unlisted "video-diaries" for your eyes only, 20% OFF Personal Training or Group Fitness Classes in San Francisco, Lake Tahoe or on Skype....plus all previous rewards.

THE ORACLES
$10 or more per month 1 patron



Free Mp3 File/Video Co-Creator status/Free Fitness Consultation.  I am overcome!  Your supreme vision makes you a star in my world!  You'll receive an email after each performance with an mp3 attachment of the song I performed to, a Thank You Credit at the end of my next Performance Art Video, a FREE Fitness Consultation (including Fitness Intake Form to assess your goals), plus all previous rewards.
THE ASTRAIAS
$25 or more per month 1 patron


Coffee Talk/Ask Me Anything/Step Into My Creative Process.  You are a believer in discussion, justice, fairness and communication. Lets hold a meeting at the round table!  Or, do you have a song or idea that you'd like me to try in my next performance?  Please submit any thoughts you might have in our AMA open call discussion.  Access to Monthly "Ask Me Anything" Chat, right here on Patreon, plus all previous rewards.  I will launch a topic/question each month and you can chime in at your convenience.  You can also suggest performance ideas or songs to use!
The Salus'/Hygeias
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
Body-Mind Inspiration/Free Skype Personal Training Session.  You are the Goddesses and Gods of Health, Well Being and Prosperity!  You see performances and you want to move and dance yourself.  You see a fit body and you want to look and feel that way!  You know the value of taking care of your well-being.  Once you sign up for this level you can choose between a Skype Personal Training session, a Comp Stretch Workshop in SF, or a Workout Video Bundle from Featherpistol Fitness.  
THE PROPHETS
$100 or more per month 2 patrons


Photographic Co-Creator status/Free Monthly Workout Routine.  It is not often that a being such as YOU exists in this world!  You are a super-human soul among mere mortals.  Each month I will be sending you a personalized photograph of each performance dedicated to you with a personal message AND a free personalized workout routine!  Plus you'll get all previous rewards ~ and did I mention my ever-lasting joy and gratitude!?!