Funding my Masters in Moving image at the RCA

Help Helga raise £7,293 to pursue her Post Graduate study at the Royal College of Art

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Congrats! This project has reached its minimum needed of £1,390 and is going for its target of £7,293!

Hello

My dream has come true, I have been offered a place at the Royal College of Art. This is the opportunity of a lifetime and I am determined to make the most of this rare opportunity to study full time for two years with the most extraordinarily experienced and talented group of tutors and fellow students.

RCA scholarships can only cover part of the expenses which, as a mother of two living in Ramsgate in Kent, I will have to cover for the course, childcare and transport. Therefore this big next step in my development as an artist will only be possible with the help of people like you. If you like what you see in my portfolio, if you want to see what I could do in the future, then please pledge what you can now. You will make it possible.I have put together a series of rewards for donors and I very much hope that you will look through them and find something that inspires you to make a donation to help me.

Every donation, however small really will make a difference.I’m inspired by people, places and things, by the lost and the found with a yearning to tell stories and exploring ways to make sense of my observations. I’m fascinated by catching moments, the moment an object is hit by light and somehow makes it magical, the ethereal nature of place and timeI studied print and time based media at Wimbledon college of art and that’s where I discovered my love and passion for film both analoge and digital.

My current film practice explores aspects of performativity through a playful sense of the art of illusion. I’m very inspired by the analogue illusions practiced by Jean Cocteau and Maya Deren. My films play out as dreamlike images in which fiction and reality meet. Time and memory always playing a key role.I’m inspired by people, places and things, by the lost and the found with a yearning to tell stories and exploring ways to make sense of my observations.I’m fascinated by catching moments, the moment an object is hit by light and somehow makes it magical, the ethereal nature of place and time.

According to RCA rector Paul Thompson, “The Royal College of Art is highly selective, taking the world’s most talented artists and designers. Those students go on to transform the world” This is exactly what I aim to do.My minimum amount will cover a month of travel costs and childcare to get things started, the full amount would cover childcare and travel for a year.Forever grateful for your help,Much love Helga

Find me and my work here

www.helgadorothea.com - www.instagram.com/helgadorothea/

Rewards

I have some great rewards to thank everyone who donates, whatever the amount you might give. Have a look :)

Images and video

Some of the polaroids that I will be giving for the rewards:

Some stills to choose between as rewards, you will be sent a full list of choices:

Where will the money go?

  • 181 per week for a weekly travel pass. One year will be 17 weeks of needing to commute making it:  £3077.
  • From September til January the cost for my daughters nursery will be £522, for three full days ( £2088 all in all from September to January). From January my daughter will be getting 30 free hours taking down the cost to £100 making it £700 for the remaining seven months.
  • My son will need to be in after school for 3 hours three days a week and 3 hours of breakfast clu, to give me 3 full days at the RCA. After school is £4 and the breakfast club is £2 making it £42 extra a week (£714 for the 17 weeks).
  • Extra childcare cost for collecting the kids for the 3 days a week. She charges £7 per hour and will need to have them 2 hours for those three days (£714).

Find me and my work here

www.helgadorothea.com - www.instagram.com/helgadorothea/

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A personal thank you email

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You Will receivern a personal thank you postcard or a Creative video message.

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You will get a personal thank you letter and a strip ( 9 frames ) of hand painted 16 mm film from my film “Sea, After the feast”. https://www.helgadorothea.com/sea-after-the-feast/

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You will get a personal thank you card and a signed Polaroid photo from one of my film shoots.

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You will get a personal thank you card and a signed print of your choice printed on giclée and on high quality paper (297 x 420 mm). I will post a selection for yiu to choose from.

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You will get a personal thank you postcard, a giclee print of your choice from one of my films and a dvd with two of my films accompanied with a written piece from the films.

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You will get a personal thank you postcard and a dvd with two of my films and a printed artist book from the film “amma mín”.

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You will get a one off exclusive piece of work, please see photos at the end of the listing.

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You will get a weekend away in Ramsgate with accommodation, food and an exclusive screening of a new piece of work. You will also get a giclée print of your choice and two films on a dvd.

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