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Marc's UK study fund

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I'm reaching out to the Global Community to help me not only evolve as a creative but as a human being. Especially during this dystopian era we find ourselves in, due to COVID 19.

At 39, I've spent two decades in Professional Ballet, both on stage as a dancer and off the stage as a choreographer. I retired from performing in 2018 and took major initiative to develop myself as a choreographer. Because of minimal Arts funding in SA, new choreographers and productions were considered 'too high risk' to Box-office and there were previously no opportunities for me to develop myself choreographically. 

I therefore took my future into my own hands and made a way where there wasn't one, by securing funding from the Private Sector for two brand new full length productions.THE VORTEX in 2015 and MOZART AND SALIERI in 2018 were the results of that initiative.

I've taken further initiative and have been accepted into a Masters Programme at THE TRINITY LABAN Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London. I am the recipient of a Leverhulme Art Award as a result of my professional experience and research proposal.  However, due to the virus, communication of my acceptance was delivered quite late and I have missed 2020 Bursary deadlines.

When Covid hit, I lost every contracted or proposed creative project across Ballet, Opera and Film with nothing in the pipeline for the foreseeable future. I'm hoping to find support for the remainder of my first year tuition.

Besides the opportunity to develop myself creatively, upskill and immerse myself in hub of the performing arts that is a city like London, I will also be afforded the opportunity to continue to do what I truly love and therefore have a larger impact on our dancers and audiences at home. South African Arts funding is minimal and it will fall on individuals like myself to keep it alive as the years go on. Art is a corner stone of civilisation and it is important to me to keep it relevant and alive. 

Here is a list of outstanding expenses:

VISA: 470 GBP (5500 ZAR)
TUITION FEES: 8100 GBP (180 000 ZAR)
VISA LAWYER: 200 GBP ( 2500 ZAR)
LONDON LIVING COSTS: 700 GBP per Month (16000 ZAR)

Donations

  • Oct 16, 2020 - R 50 000.00
  • "

    The Arts matter, as do You

    " - Jamie

  • Sep 10, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "Hope this helps you dreams come true!" - Anonymous

  • Sep 09, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "I respect and admire your ambition! All the best wishes on your journey! " - Clint Lesch

  • Sep 09, 2020 - R 10 000.00
  • "You’ve got this" - 👁

  • Jul 23, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "good luck... hope you make your target" - Patricia Fine

  • Jul 07, 2020 - USD $ 58.75
  • "Very inspiring.. go live the dream! " - Sean Andrews

  • Jul 06, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "Congrats!" - Johann

  • Jul 06, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "Reach for the stars cuz!!! xx" - Melanie Te Brugge

  • Jun 23, 2020 - USD $ 20.00
  • "Congratulations, Marc. " - Sam

  • Jun 22, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "You have got this Marc- love your cousin Tash " - Natasha

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Donations to date

R 66 547.93

Fundraising target

R 200 000.00
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Im reaching out to the Global Community to help me not only evolve as a creative but as a human, during this dystopian era we find ourselves in due to COVID 19.

 took further initiative and have been accepted into a Masters Programme in a prestigious University in London. I am the recipient of the International Bursary as a result of my experience and research proposal on 'THE EVOLUTION OF CLASSICAL METHODOLOGY WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF A MULTI-CULTURAL CORPS DE BALLET AND THE EVOLOTION OF DANCE PRESENTATION AND FORMAT' starting in September 2020. When Covid hit, I lost every contracted or proposed creative project across Ballet, Opera and Film with nothing in the pipeline for the foreseeable future. Rejected by my family from young, I'm hoping to find support so that this is not the end of my story.