Dialing for Dollars and Pimping for My Play
Just got word over the weekend that the Phone Whore 2010 tour received its first grant, a $500 seed grant from the New England Leather Alliance. Holy spit-shined boots, Batman, weâ€™re getting legit!
This also means that Phone Whore (â€a one-act play with frequent interruptionsâ€) only has $4000 to go to cover entry fees for eight Fringe Festivals in the Canadian Fringe Circuit lottery, and believe me, people, I will be pimping for dollars on a regular basis. Iâ€™m even hosting a three-hour online radio event on September 9, with some friends and fans running a PBS-style phone bank in the next room.
In the meantime, if you feel the urge to donate now, go to my donate page and do it. And hereâ€™s the wonderful new fine print for my fiscal sponsor. Thank you, NELA and ISWFACE!
The Phone Whore 2010 tour, produced by Little Black Book Productions and co-presented by NELA, is a fiscally sponsored project of ISWFACE, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, tax-exempt organization. Contributions in support of Litttle Black Book Productionsâ€™ work are greatly appreciated and may be made to ISWFACE, earmarked for â€œISWFACE artist approved project named LBB Productionsâ€. All contributions are fully deductible to the extent allowed by law.
â€œBut Cameryn, why donâ€™t you just sell those audio stories you keep going on about, and fund the project that way? This makes you sound like a charity.â€
First of all, Phone Whoreâ€”the playâ€”is a charity. That is, itâ€™s a fiscally sponsored project of a 501(c)(3) organization. One of the perks of operating as a non-profit is getting to be even more shameless about asking for money.
Second, I just moved here to camerynmoore.com (still putting paint on the window trim, kinda thing), and here I have an actual for-profit storefront for my audio raunch. Sex does sell, obviously, and itâ€™s going to be paying my rent, people.
But art (even with sex in it) needs extra support. The Phone Whore 2010 tour is a separate endeavor, and itâ€™s art, and it needs your help to launch. And thatâ€™s what this donation drive is about.