Thank you for being here.
As the Artistic Director of Project.KB - I want to give you as much information as possible regarding our 2023 fundraiser for a production and dance studio in Brownsville. This is our first and largest fundraiser to date. When we reach our $60,000 goal, this investment will go a long ways and impact so many lives here in our neighborhood. My name is Kristina Bermudez and it is my vision to build an interdisciplinary production studio in Brownsville that will offer both free and low-cost resources to individuals and artists both free and low-cost
The space will open by Summer 2023.
Can you help us reach our goal of $60,000 by July 2023?
By raising funds, we will be offering:
-Free weekly youth, adult, and senior movement classes
-Performances and Open Rehearsals
-Personalized Mentorship Programs to Build Creative Entrepreneurship Skills
-Quarterly Master Classes in Interdisciplinary Arts
Why support this vision, an artistic journey to enlightenment?
Out of 128,369 residents in Brownsville, 34,505 are youth.
96.2% of the population identify as a person of color with an overall majority of 68.4% who identify as black. Support minority neighborhoods.
The poverty rate in Brownsville was 34.3% in
2019 compared to 16.0% citywide. Accessibility to dance is vital.
The rate of adult psychiatric hospitalizations in
Brownsville is more than two times the Brooklyn and NYC rates. Mental Health Awareness is imminent.
A majority (38%) of expenses goes toward teaching salaries for our bi-weekly free youth, adult, senior dance classes.
Project.KB will spend $22,500 USD for two teaching fees. One teacher will lead weekly Ballet and Contemporary/Choreography classes. The other is a professional in Hip Hop and Latin styles. Additionally, there will be a weekend Finding Meditation Through Movement class geared for families and units. These classes will be offered to youth, adults, and seniors.
We will also offer quarterly workshops about creative entrepreneurship and interdisciplinary arts.
The space is 705 square feet with 15 feet tall ceilings that will host Brownsville-based dance company Project.KB. Our goal is within two years time we are able to extend the space during the warm months to accommodate larger classes and workshops for the community. Rehearsals and performances of Project.KB will be open to the public.
Our aim is for other Brooklyn-based artists to utilize the space as a rehearsal space, production space, and event space. Additionally, Project.KB would like to co-produce a seasonal performance-based festival featuring a curation of artists. We will also offer other workshops and classes within an overall broader subject in regards to creative entrepreneurship.
The space will have a complete and highly capable lighting board. The floors will be proper dance Marley floors that are sprung to prevent injuries in class.
We know that with two years of programming, Project.KB will have tangible data regarding our impact. This will give us the resources and time to find other sources of income: educational grants, arts grants, corporate sponsors, production rentals.
Interested in partnering with us in regards to our Brooklyn-based space?
We are prioritizing partners who are based in Brooklyn, Brownsville, East New York.
Organizations who focus on:
Mental Health Awareness
Contact us at email@example.com to schedule a meeting.
I'm always looking for new and exciting opportunities, contacts, and people who are interested in supporting the arts, Brooklyn, and Brownsville. Let's connect and set up a time to chat. Your support and help is greatly appreciated.