$1,899.00

Raised of $2,500 goal.


76%

Funded

36

Supporters

0

Days Left
This campaign ended on Wednesday, Jun. 10, 2015

Who We Are?
Urban Arts Club is a student organization, established in September 2013, comprised of undergraduate students across artistic disciplines from dance and music to visual arts. We host workshops and events that are geared around inclusivity, diversity, and individuality within hip hop while still paying homage to its diverse history. One of our main goals is to bridge the academic and off campus hip hop communities through artistic expression, artistic exchange, and sharing knowledge through travel and community engagement. 

What We Are Doing?
We are traveling to New York to attend House Dance International, the first festival dedicated to House Dance. This is a three day event that will allow us the opportunity to battle, participate in workshops, and exchange with other artists from all around the world gather in one venue. Outside of the festival, we will further explore the origins of hip hop by touring the streets of New York.

Why New York?
After researching the history of Hip Hop, our club made the decision to attend House Dance International in New York City for various reasons.  Firstly, New York is the birthplace of hip hop and one of the major hubs for international urban artists, providing us with the opportunity to examine and understand various viewpoints of Hip Hop artistry. Secondly, Arizona does not currently have international festivals similar to this. Being able to attend this trip allows us to make connections with other artists on a global scale. Making these types of connections, will help us gain more knowledge of hip hop culture, assisting us in future networking for Urban Arts Club, Arizona State University, and our local hip hop community.

What We Will Learn?
During this trip, students will have the opportunity to connect with internationally recognized artists, choreographers, teachers, and community members in a creative way. Making these connections will enable students to learn other's stories about creative process and product. This experience will help students apply their findings to their own practice upon returning to Arizona State University. Additionally, these connections will lead to possible future internships and job opportunities. Being able to network in this fashion is valuable because it will directly support individual artistic practices in the urban arts within the institute.

Aside from making these connections, students will be exposed to a variety of dance styles, competition formats, and classroom settings that apply to different urban dance styles. There will be individual and group dance style battles, which will show students how interaction through urban dance styles is represented through different urban cultures. Through these settings, students will learn how urban education is represented around the globe in one centralized festival. Students may also gain more insight as to how to create a successful event that they will be able to bring back to their local community and present their own event similar to this one on a smaller scale.   

Why Donate?
As a young and growing club, we understand the importance and necessity of educational enrichment through travel and participatory learning. Our mission is to support urban arts as accessible and properly represented it in the academic setting through participatory learning and community engagement. Pertinent information students will learn from the festival will be passed down to future generations of Urban Arts Club members within Arizona State University and shared with the Phoenix urban arts community. By supporting our current students, you are contributing to the foundation and future of our club. In assisting us, you will be giving back to not only our local but our national community.

One Week Left! 

  Published on Wednesday, Jun. 3, 2015 at 04:20 AM (MST)
We are 37% towards our fundraising goal of $2,500 with ONE WEEK LEFT of our campaign! We appreciate everyone who has contributed to our campaign this far and excited to share with you all our exciting adventures in New York. Please share our campaign link with your social networks and friends/family to help us in our final stretch! Again, thank you to all of our supporters and New York, we'll see you in 26 days! 

One Week Update!  

  Published on Monday, May. 18, 2015 at 03:51 PM (MST)
Thank you so much to everyone who has contributed to our campaign, we are getting really excited to visit Hip Hop's hometown and your gifts are helping us get there. So far we have 10% raised for our project goal of $2,500 and with this 10% we could house one attendee or 2 members could have their workshop classes paid for or we could purchase 10 of our subway passes. This is a great start and we're so excited to reach this goal with the help of our supporters! 

Jeremy Quant

Gave $100.00

Shane Hoffman

Gave $23.00

Kathy Chan

Gave $23.00

Maria Rangel

Gave $100.00

David Lovitt

Gave $50.00

Chris Shindler

Gave $225.00

Zackery Gonzalez

Gave $5.00

Keri Niemuth

Gave $20.00

Krissy Commendatore

Gave $100.00

Frank Zavala

Gave $200.00

Karen Woods

Gave $50.00

Charque Bacon

Gave $200.00

Karen Shindler

Gave $25.00

Karen Shindler

Gave $25.00

Jacob Pinholster

Gave $90.00

Colton Robertson

Gave $23.00

lloyd kent

Gave $23.00

Shirley Jackson

Gave $40.00

Mike Tomooka

Gave $100.00

Apryll Falcon

Gave $23.00

Jamesha Jones

Gave $40.00

Linda Rominger

Gave $50.00

Erica Gallo

Gave $23.00

Erin Swiatek

Gave $10.00

Lawrence Fung

Gave $10.00

Felix Herbst

Gave $23.00

john Cuevas

Gave $100.00

9 supporters have chosen not to be listed for "Send Us to New York: Hip Hop's Hometown".

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Dancers on the Move

Give $23

By donating $23 to our campaign, this item could help our dancer navigate New York for the week with her own subway pass.

A Pass to Class

Give $90

By donating $90 to our campaign, this could help one of our members take class for the week with a variety of expert teachers at House Dance International.

House a House Dancer

Give $225

By donating $225 to our campaign, you could supply one of our members with lodging for the week in a house where we will all stay together.