Sarah Smout is creating Music and Writing
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Hello humans, beasts and critters,

Thank you so much for visiting my patreon page.
I am a cellist, writer, songwriter and explorer. Here you will find out about my eco-art-projects "The Polar Line", "This Planet Ocean" as well things like fundraising gigs for environmental charities - and how YOU can help me make them happen!

I grew up close to the land - to the animals, the hills, the sound of snow. My writing has been shaped by this connection, and at heart I am an environmentalist. 
'The Polar Line' is all about the Arctic. It's a long way from my cosy little house, but it's melting fast. Little do we feel the damage already caused -
               "We build to the sky,
                ice falls, confetti in mind
                and we cry with rain?"
My songs and poetry focus on the Arctic, and how it's changing - how Polar Bears have to learn to swim for longer to find food, or else starve. They are now a critically endangered species. 

'This Planet Ocean' focuses on human relationships with the sea - the thing that makes up most of this ball of mass. I'm interested in stories about the sea - how we've travelled across it, (over)fished it, fallen in love across it, and everything else in between. It's the tide that binds us to our places where we learn to stand. And now it's changing, steering whales off course and washing jellyfish up on the shore, all because of climate change and our actions.

Your support will help pay for:
recording new songs for environmental campaigns,
videos,
collaborations with other musicians who inspire me,
the costs of fundraising gigs,
travelling to remote communities,
and make sure I have all the tools I need to do this - especially the time to actually write!
And you will get all of what I do come up with in return.

I spend a lot of time writing about deep connections to place, and I can't do this without actually spending time in places, and seeing the effects of climate change, talking to communities, and researching sustainable possibilities for the future. If you feel like you can help me realise my dreams as a kind of eco-artist, then please do join me on my journey to far flung corners of the earth, to sit and feel the pulse of the land, to raise awareness of the biggest issue our planet will ever face. 

Thank you, 

Sarah
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  • One, a mix, or all of these are all for you, however much you pledge per month.  Always grateful, Sarah.
    A snippet of writing – could be a page of travelogue, some fiction about Polar Bears, a couple of haikus, but whatever inspiration is following me round, from whatever corner of the globe, it will find its way onto a piece of paper for you.
    A progress letter – news on the developments of my project. What’s happened, who’s involved, what’s to come...
    A piece of music – an exclusive link to a song from my EP, a self composed instrumental, or a new collaboration between me and some friends. Videos of these too!
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  • One, a mix, or all of these are all for you, however much you pledge per month. Always grateful, Sarah.
    A snippet of writing – could be a page of travelogue, some fiction about Polar Bears, a couple of haikus, but whatever inspiration is following me round, from whatever corner of the globe, it will find its way onto a piece of paper for you
    A progress letter – news on the developments of my project. What’s happened, who’s involved, what’s to come...
    A piece of music – an exclusive link to a song from my EP, a self composed instrumental, or a new collaboration between me and some friends. Videos of these too!
Pledge $10 or more per month
0 patrons
  • One, a mix, or all of these are all for you, however much you pledge per month. Always grateful, Sarah.
    A snippet of writing – could be a page of travelogue, some fiction about Polar Bears, a couple of haikus, but whatever inspiration is following me round, from whatever corner of the globe, it will find its way onto a piece of paper for you.
    A progress letter – news on the developments of my project. What’s happened, who’s involved, what’s to come...
    A piece of music – an exclusive link to a song from my EP, a self composed instrumental, or a new collaboration between me and some friends. Videos of these too!
Pledge $20 or more per month
0 patrons
  • One, a mix, or all of these are all for you, however much you pledge per month. Always grateful, Sarah.
    A snippet of writing – could be a page of travelogue, some fiction about Polar Bears, a couple of haikus, but whatever inspiration is following me round, from whatever corner of the globe, it will find its way onto a piece of paper for you.
    A progress letter – news on the developments of my project. What’s happened, who’s involved, what’s to come...
    A piece of music – an exclusive link to a song from my EP, a self composed instrumental, or a new collaboration between me and some friends. Videos of these too!
Pledge $30 or more per month
0 patrons
  • One, a mix, or all of these are all for you, however much you pledge per month. Always grateful, Sarah.
    A snippet of writing – could be a page of travelogue, some fiction about Polar Bears, a couple of haikus, but whatever inspiration is following me round, from whatever corner of the globe, it will find its way onto a piece of paper for you.
    A progress letter – news on the developments of my project. What’s happened, who’s involved, what’s to come...
    A piece of music – an exclusive link to a song from my EP, a self composed instrumental, or a new collaboration between me and some friends. Videos of these too!
Pledge $50 or more per month
0 patrons
  • One, a mix, or all of these are all for you, however much you pledge per month. Always grateful, Sarah.
    A snippet of writing – could be a page of travelogue, some fiction about Polar Bears, a couple of haikus, but whatever inspiration is following me round, from whatever corner of the globe, it will find its way onto a piece of paper for you.
    A progress letter – news on the developments of my project. What’s happened, who’s involved, what’s to come...
    A piece of music – an exclusive link to a song from my EP, a self composed instrumental, or a new collaboration between me and some friends. Videos of these too!
Pledge $100 or more per month
0 patrons
  • One, a mix, or all of these are all for you, however much you pledge per month. Always grateful, Sarah.
    A snippet of writing – could be a page of travelogue, some fiction about Polar Bears, a couple of haikus, but whatever inspiration is following me round, from whatever corner of the globe, it will find its way onto a piece of paper for you.
    A progress letter – news on the developments of my project. What’s happened, who’s involved, what’s to come...
    A piece of music – an exclusive link to a song from my EP, a self composed instrumental, or a new collaboration between me and some friends. Videos of these too!
Pledge $200 or more per month
0 patrons
    One, a mix, or all of these are all for you, however much you pledge per month. Always grateful, Sarah.
    A snippet of writing – could be a page of travelogue, some fiction about Polar Bears, a couple of haikus, but whatever inspiration is following me round, from whatever corner of the globe, it will find its way onto a piece of paper for you.
    A progress letter – news on the developments of my project. What’s happened, who’s involved, what’s to come...
    A piece of music – an exclusive link to a song from my EP, a self composed instrumental, or a new collaboration between me and some friends. Videos of these too!
Hello humans, beasts and critters,

Thank you so much for visiting my patreon page.
I am a cellist, writer, songwriter and explorer. Here you will find out about my eco-art-projects "The Polar Line", "This Planet Ocean" as well things like fundraising gigs for environmental charities - and how YOU can help me make them happen!

I grew up close to the land - to the animals, the hills, the sound of snow. My writing has been shaped by this connection, and at heart I am an environmentalist. 
'The Polar Line' is all about the Arctic. It's a long way from my cosy little house, but it's melting fast. Little do we feel the damage already caused -
               "We build to the sky,
                ice falls, confetti in mind
                and we cry with rain?"
My songs and poetry focus on the Arctic, and how it's changing - how Polar Bears have to learn to swim for longer to find food, or else starve. They are now a critically endangered species. 

'This Planet Ocean' focuses on human relationships with the sea - the thing that makes up most of this ball of mass. I'm interested in stories about the sea - how we've travelled across it, (over)fished it, fallen in love across it, and everything else in between. It's the tide that binds us to our places where we learn to stand. And now it's changing, steering whales off course and washing jellyfish up on the shore, all because of climate change and our actions.

Your support will help pay for:
recording new songs for environmental campaigns,
videos,
collaborations with other musicians who inspire me,
the costs of fundraising gigs,
travelling to remote communities,
and make sure I have all the tools I need to do this - especially the time to actually write!
And you will get all of what I do come up with in return.

I spend a lot of time writing about deep connections to place, and I can't do this without actually spending time in places, and seeing the effects of climate change, talking to communities, and researching sustainable possibilities for the future. If you feel like you can help me realise my dreams as a kind of eco-artist, then please do join me on my journey to far flung corners of the earth, to sit and feel the pulse of the land, to raise awareness of the biggest issue our planet will ever face. 

Thank you, 

Sarah

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Pledge $1 or more per month
1 patron
  • One, a mix, or all of these are all for you, however much you pledge per month.  Always grateful, Sarah.
    A snippet of writing – could be a page of travelogue, some fiction about Polar Bears, a couple of haikus, but whatever inspiration is following me round, from whatever corner of the globe, it will find its way onto a piece of paper for you.
    A progress letter – news on the developments of my project. What’s happened, who’s involved, what’s to come...
    A piece of music – an exclusive link to a song from my EP, a self composed instrumental, or a new collaboration between me and some friends. Videos of these too!
Pledge $5 or more per month
3 patrons
  • One, a mix, or all of these are all for you, however much you pledge per month. Always grateful, Sarah.
    A snippet of writing – could be a page of travelogue, some fiction about Polar Bears, a couple of haikus, but whatever inspiration is following me round, from whatever corner of the globe, it will find its way onto a piece of paper for you
    A progress letter – news on the developments of my project. What’s happened, who’s involved, what’s to come...
    A piece of music – an exclusive link to a song from my EP, a self composed instrumental, or a new collaboration between me and some friends. Videos of these too!
Pledge $10 or more per month
0 patrons
  • One, a mix, or all of these are all for you, however much you pledge per month. Always grateful, Sarah.
    A snippet of writing – could be a page of travelogue, some fiction about Polar Bears, a couple of haikus, but whatever inspiration is following me round, from whatever corner of the globe, it will find its way onto a piece of paper for you.
    A progress letter – news on the developments of my project. What’s happened, who’s involved, what’s to come...
    A piece of music – an exclusive link to a song from my EP, a self composed instrumental, or a new collaboration between me and some friends. Videos of these too!
Pledge $20 or more per month
0 patrons
  • One, a mix, or all of these are all for you, however much you pledge per month. Always grateful, Sarah.
    A snippet of writing – could be a page of travelogue, some fiction about Polar Bears, a couple of haikus, but whatever inspiration is following me round, from whatever corner of the globe, it will find its way onto a piece of paper for you.
    A progress letter – news on the developments of my project. What’s happened, who’s involved, what’s to come...
    A piece of music – an exclusive link to a song from my EP, a self composed instrumental, or a new collaboration between me and some friends. Videos of these too!
Pledge $30 or more per month
0 patrons
  • One, a mix, or all of these are all for you, however much you pledge per month. Always grateful, Sarah.
    A snippet of writing – could be a page of travelogue, some fiction about Polar Bears, a couple of haikus, but whatever inspiration is following me round, from whatever corner of the globe, it will find its way onto a piece of paper for you.
    A progress letter – news on the developments of my project. What’s happened, who’s involved, what’s to come...
    A piece of music – an exclusive link to a song from my EP, a self composed instrumental, or a new collaboration between me and some friends. Videos of these too!
Pledge $50 or more per month
0 patrons
  • One, a mix, or all of these are all for you, however much you pledge per month. Always grateful, Sarah.
    A snippet of writing – could be a page of travelogue, some fiction about Polar Bears, a couple of haikus, but whatever inspiration is following me round, from whatever corner of the globe, it will find its way onto a piece of paper for you.
    A progress letter – news on the developments of my project. What’s happened, who’s involved, what’s to come...
    A piece of music – an exclusive link to a song from my EP, a self composed instrumental, or a new collaboration between me and some friends. Videos of these too!
Pledge $100 or more per month
0 patrons
  • One, a mix, or all of these are all for you, however much you pledge per month. Always grateful, Sarah.
    A snippet of writing – could be a page of travelogue, some fiction about Polar Bears, a couple of haikus, but whatever inspiration is following me round, from whatever corner of the globe, it will find its way onto a piece of paper for you.
    A progress letter – news on the developments of my project. What’s happened, who’s involved, what’s to come...
    A piece of music – an exclusive link to a song from my EP, a self composed instrumental, or a new collaboration between me and some friends. Videos of these too!
Pledge $200 or more per month
0 patrons
    One, a mix, or all of these are all for you, however much you pledge per month. Always grateful, Sarah.
    A snippet of writing – could be a page of travelogue, some fiction about Polar Bears, a couple of haikus, but whatever inspiration is following me round, from whatever corner of the globe, it will find its way onto a piece of paper for you.
    A progress letter – news on the developments of my project. What’s happened, who’s involved, what’s to come...
    A piece of music – an exclusive link to a song from my EP, a self composed instrumental, or a new collaboration between me and some friends. Videos of these too!