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Thank you for looking at my fundraising page! My name is Kylie and I am studying a Masters in Education with the Royal Academy of Dance in London. I work full time and I'm self-funding my own tuition fees. I am asking for help to raise funds to be able to attend and give a presentation at my first ever academic conference in New York in May 2016.
I recently submitted a proposal to speak at a conference on the theme of contemporary ballet. As a student in my first year I thought it would be good practice to write the proposal and had no idea that it would ever be accepted and that I would be invited to speak to the delegates. I was so surprised to be asked to attend and I would really love to take up this opportunity if possible - not only would it be a fantastic experience for me but I think it would bring valuable exposure to the company that I have proposed to speak about.
The Ugandan National Contemporary Ballet is a growing company based in the Ugandan capital city of Kampala, led by French choreographer, Valerie Miquel. My presentation will discuss their work in relation to the genre of contemporary ballet and examine what the genre means within their context. My aim is to increase awareness of their work at the same time as making an addition to the current academic understanding of contemporary ballet. By bringing their work to a wider audience it may be possible for the company to raise additional funding, or benefit from increased performance opportunities, which would be absolutely wonderful for them.
I am asking for help to raise funds to help cover the costs of my flights to and from New York, and my hotel fees for the three nights that I would be in New York. The conference is a two day event, taking place on a university campus in the city. I am not being paid to speak and there are no travel busaries available. I have never been to America, I've not even left the country on my own before, so I am a bit nervous to accept the invitation but also really, really excited to have been asked to speak about this fantastic topic. If you could please spare any money to help me achieve my aim of getting to the conference I would be so very grateful.
In return I am offering some rewards including a hand written thank you letter telling you all about my experiences to be sent after the conference.
Many thanks, Kylie x
P.s - Payments can be made via paypal by clicking the link on this page. I
think some people have had difficulty in making payments by card without
using paypal. If you have any problems please message me.
A shout out on social media
A copy of my presentation via email after the conference has taken place and a shout out on social media
A handwritten thank you letter, a copy of my presentation via email after the conference has taken place and a shout out on social media
- Kylie Radford
Problems with paymentsUpdate posted by Kylie Radford at 09:02 am
Some people have gotten int touch to let me know that they have had difficulty making payments using credit cards. I think the best way to do this is via paypal which seems to work without any problems.Apologies for the difficulties - if you have any problems or do not
Thank you, thank you!!!!Update posted by Kylie Radford at 09:16 pm
I am absolutely thrilled to say that thanks to my wonderfully generous friends and family I have now raised enough money for my trip! Thank you to everyone who has donated and shared my links - I am really grateful and quite touched by how supportive and enthusiastic everyone has
6 and a half weeks to go!Update posted by Kylie Radford at 08:48 pm
I so happy to say that thanks to all of the wonderful people who have kindly donated money I have been able to book my flights to New York so it's official - I'm going!! Thank you so much for your generosity, I was able to save some extra money. . . . .