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Choreopoet, Performer - of song, music,poetry playwright,director,publisher, composer,multi-media artist, journalist, blogger, creative visionary arts, cultural activist, sojourner, urban griot,chamelon dreamer

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

“Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.'Langston Hughes'

Today I have slashed wantonly my budgets and retained the bare essence of what I require in the budget for a grants application to a particular funding body. However I have kept those things I need in order to create the vision - a stunning spectacle that is truly essential the style of the piece and its artistic and cultural context. This is purely a pragmatic decison and will require an ever greater determination and will to succeed. To realise the vision the dream is all. Despite a lack of undestanding of in some quarters, as to its merits, as it is truly cutting edge , innovative in criss crossing, various arts genres, forms and ways of working. In paticualar being rooted in an Afrocentric tradition in the arts. My inspiration continues , drawn from those that have come before me.

Monday, 21 June 2010

Moves & grooves as I relax into writing

Well making sure progress with two grant applications completed and submitted for people to fulfil roles that the project needs in digital visuals and adminstrative marketing support, communications etc. Now I just need to persuade a certain person to get on aboard tommorow... to help with the ever increasing amout of current paper work. However it must be said that the European Fund will be a key contributor to this project -so it goes with the territory . I really am pacing myself and things are is slowing down on this front, (juggling so much stuff) thank fully I look forward to the luxurious feeling of creating fresh pristine new born narrative verse plucked from the sumptiousness of my rich backstory oh also music too ... I cant wait !

Thursday, 10 June 2010

He was the one all along - Innovation & Collaboration

So I am all set, evertyhing in place the Digital Consultant (some development days agreed) the Senior Academic University Creative Digital Innovation and MA Graduate in Music & Technology - it does not escape that they are all men. I have found the one- to work with who has been there all along ,but now I have him on board seriously, patience is something that must be cultivated by all. Thinking now of the wonderful advice on success in entrepreneurial projects of Levi Roots I am so looking forward to working with them to allow my inner techno geek to creatively flower aahh... The prize - stunning innovation and excellence, a great creative collaborative journey, a dream fulfilled ....so I have set my mind to get the inspire trade mark and ge this money via a regional development agency who in turn get it from Europe this is in parrallel with other fundraising work