If you would like to join Gamelan Sekar Jaya’s community of friends and supporters, your tax-deductible contribution will help immensely in supporting the guest residencies of some of Bali’s finest performing artists, a wide range of educational outreach programs, and the continued presentation of Balinese performing arts in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. Read the Letter from the Director
Sustainer Benefits Acknowledgement on GSJ’s website and… $10 / month GSJ album download card, GSJ magnet, acknowledgement on website $25 / month Everything listed above + the BRAND NEW GSJ Tote Bag! $50 / month Everything + 2 tix to a GSJ concert in the coming year $100 / month See Donor’s Circle benefits for the $1,000 level $150 / month See Donor’s Circle benefits for the $1,800 level
Donor Circle Benefits Acknowledgement on GSJ’s concert programs & website, and… $1,000-$1,799 All Annual Sustainer benefits + solo performance in Bay Area $1,800-$4,999All Annual Sustainer benefits + duet performance in Bay Area $5,000+ All Annual Sustainer benefits + performance by GSJ ensemble in Bay Area + stage acknowledgement at performances
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$25 A big thank you from all of us $50 GSJ Album download card $100 GSJ album download + custom magnet $250 All of the above plus the brand new tote bag $500 Everything + 2 tix to a GSJ concert in the coming year
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Matur Suksma (THANK YOU), Gamelan Sekar Jaya
November 11, 2016
Dear Friend of Gamelan Sekar Jaya,
I hope this finds you well as we near the end of this very intense year. I had the gift of time in Bali last year and was deeply moved to reconnect with students, fellow artists and teachers, and the powerfully healing life force of performing arts. While in Bali, I was inspired to see Gamelan Sekar Jaya’s work resonating in the lives of artists, who buy instruments, build homes, try innovative ideas, and tirelessly give of themselves and their art.
The world is becoming increasingly globalized and sometimes polarized, and the work of performing arts is something I take very seriously. I feel our job is not only to nurture the beauty of music and dance, but also to help us find a connection with one another - in the smile of a child, in the theater when we sit next to a person we don’t know, in our hearts when we are moved by music, when we go home thinking of people in other places. Balinese arts have “community” built into the fundamental techniques of the form, and I’m writing today to ask you to join me in supporting this work with a financial contribution.
When I look at Sekar Jaya, there are several things that jump out at me: the commitment to deepening understanding between peoples across boundaries of culture, religion, politics and nationality; the intergenerational nature of the group, with our younger artists moving into the core of the organization; and the extraordinary beauty of the music and dance, led by Balinese guest artists who nurture everything we do. Your contributions at the end of the year, are very, very important to us.When I reflect on the ‘facts’ of what this group is doing, it’s stunning. I’ve included a little bullet point list of highlights and headlines, in case you are interested. Our members continue to provide regular contributions and we are thrilled that there is a high demand for performances and programs by Sekar Jaya. However, our programs which are so urgently important at this time in our history, are simply not possible without your support.
I am filled with gratitude that our teachers give so selflessly, that our Balinese friends and teachers ask fondly after the group, and that you continue to be part of this community -- whether you are one mile away or one thousand, whether you are coming to our workshop tomorrow or haven’t seen us for years. This human connection is precious to me and is one of the greatest joys of my life.
Please give as generously as possible to GSJ this season. Your contribution will support our Master Artists, Education Programs and Production (keeping live performance possible and accessible). We need your support more than ever. Your gift helps ensure the sustainability of Gamelan Sekar Jaya.
Please go online to gsj.org/support OR write a check to Gamelan Sekar Jaya and send it to 3023 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705. Please consider signing up for ongoing contributions as a “Sustainer.” The monthly contribution of “Sustainers” is helpful for us as it provides us income flow essential for our programming. Non-profits LOVE that. Ok, everyone loves that.
Our goal for 2016: $25,000! And we can only reach it if you join us!
With my respect, gratitude, and hope for peace,
Emiko Saraswati Susilo, Director
“I will forever feel happy when I remember the ‘suka duka’ (great times and the hard times) that we have experienced in our past together. I always pray that Sekar Jaya remains strong and unified in the future. I am sure the enthusiasm of the community will always be high, and that Sekar Jaya will always be “Jaya” (bold, victorious, filled with strength). —I Wayan Suweca, GSJ Founding Teacher
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