Earthdance Events Sliding Scale

Earthdance offers a wide range of sliding scale for participation in its event, please take a moment to reflect as you decide on where you best fit. 

Your level of contribution is self selected and does not need to be advocated for. However we invite you to remember this contribution is currency and we ask that you stretch where you are able so that those who cannot stretch as far of a financial distance may also have potential access to community events. As you choose your rate please consider the following factors:

  • Your access to income and wealth, as connected to family and partnership, both currently and anticipated in the future.
  • The historical, systemic impacts of wealth accrual based on culture, race and other intersection marginalizations for you and your family.
  • The regional ease of your attendance, while some community members can drive to Earthdance, others will need to consider tuition based on their ability to travel longer distances. 
  • Earthdance is a community and rental funded organization which recently, historically and uniquely through the Covid-19 pandemic has struggled to have viable income.

 

More Details of the Sliding Scale

 

Tier One
For folks who have access to wealth in the global context. Folks who may not need to work full time, or folks with access to generational wealth.
(This rate is newly created to advance Earthdance’s values for recognizing the complexity of capitalism and building resources for greater access for many)

Tier Two
For folks who are comfortable being able to meet all their basic needs and have expendable income. Those who are employed,  who own their home or pay a mortgage, those with access to healthcare, who can invest in their savings or retirement plans and afford to take a vacation.
(In the past this rate has been titled Professional, a rate that supports wealth and income growth for the organization and/or subsidize other jammers paying a lower rate; community care)

Tier Three
Folks who are fully employed, but may identify as working class. Folks who are meeting their basic needs, who may own or rent a home, and have a small margin of expendable income. Those who can pay the price which feels like the foundational exchange to Earthdance.
(In the past this rate has been titled Full, which may be thought of as “covering costs” with a small margin of additional income.)

Tier Four
For folks who are working class, under-employed, may have limited access to healthcare, or limitations to working full time. For folks who struggle to have expendable income and work to meet basic needs comfortably. For those who may be systemically disadvantaged. 
(In the past this rate has been titled Subsidized, this subsidized rate is made possible when other community member are able to pay higher on the tuition scale)

Tier Five
Economic access rate for those who are systemically disadvantaged, who do not or cannot own cars. Who have no or very limited access to expendable income, no access to savings, are under-employed, unemployed or unable to work, those who do not have guaranteed access to long-term secure housing.
(This rate is newly created to advance on Earthdance values for access in the complexity of capitalism, wage gaps, the Covid-19 pandemic, and the many historical and current factors that create barriers to wealth accumulation.)

 

(Updated fee structure and guidance written by Taja Will, with acknowledgement to BIPOC organizers, activists who are divesting in capitalism through radical access initiatives, and to those who work for wide ranges of economic access. To name one, Dr. Bayo Amkomolafe. Thank you.)