The Art of Asking

Don’t make people pay for music, says Amanda Palmer. Let them……..

In a passionate talk that begins in her days as a street performer (drop a dollar in the hat for the Eight-Foot Bride!), she examines the new relationship between artist and fan.

“Through the very art of asking people, I connected with them and when we connect with them people want to help you.”

Both Amanda Palmer on her Official website and Maria Popover on her Brain Pickings website use the term DONATING=LOVING as Amanda explains:

…i borrowed the above phrase from my friend maria popova’s blog ( – it’s awesome)…i think the phrase pretty much explains itself. i put a lot of time and effort into this blog and want you to have it and read it for free. if you want to give me some help for the time and effort, THANK YOU. you can either kick me back directly through paypal using the button below, or if you want to take some MUSIC TOO (even better, yay!) go to the store section and kick me back through paying what you want for an album or a song.

Perhaps we too could borrow this symbol of giving for our campaign as we are asking people to also join us and support us……..

We know there is a huge desire from many walks of life and in many corners of the world to see our edu-drama made and we know from the many eminent Scientists, Academics & Historians who tell us of the importance of sharing Sir Joseph Banks story as his influence is at the heart of the botanic, scientific, geographical, ecological and social legacy of the age of enlightenment, and the impact of his life is felt today throughout our modern global society in countless varying facets. But despite this importance, we also know that the TV and Film industry doesn’t fund these type of historical edu-drama as there is simply no profit for them……

We are a not for profit community interest company, and whilst many of our team are unpaid volunteers that work on this project alongside or in addition to their regular paid employment………we cannot make this without the funding.


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