Patreon Tiers

Are you benefiting from some of my projects and creative works (full list here)? If so, you can proxri (ProxReward) in several different ways, and help create and spread sustainable variety for yourself and others through my projects! One of the better ways to proxri is a monthly proxri of money (starting at $1/month) via my Patreon page, and you’ll get a bunch of patron benefits too. Below you’ll find the current Patreon benefit tiers and links to become a patron. For other ways to proxri (financial and non-financial), see this intro to proxri page.


Current Tiers

See the sections below these summaries for your current tier benefits and other details. There are “Jump to Details” links at the end of each summary to jump down to the sections. Note that since each tier includes all the lower tier benefits, your benefits really add up!

Sustaining Tiers

These four tiers are recommended for almost anyone interested in creating more sustainable variety in the world by sustaining my work and projects. Depending on which tier you choose, you’ll get different amounts of access to online group sessions related to my major projects (find more on my projects ProxThink, Variety People, Artsdown and Shared Situations below), options to download or request my art and photo files (all tiers), early looks at new content (videos, art, photos and writing), updates, Q&A, and more. Each higher tier gets all the lower tier benefits. Jump to Details

Nurturers of SustaVariety
$1 or more per month

Newcomers to SustaVariety
$3 or more per month

Explorers of SustaVariety
$6 or more per month

Creators of SustaVariety
$9 or more per month

Content Creation Tiers

These three tiers are similar except that they provide increasing levels of support for my content creation. You’ll get in-process and behind-the-scenes views of content in progress (videos, art, photos, writing), your name credited upon publication (unless you want anonymity), and increasing satisfaction and potential benefits for yourself and others from getting me more time for content creation. Plus, increasing amounts of access to the Sustaining Tiers online sessions. Each higher tier gets all the lower tier benefits, including the Sustaining Tiers benefits. Jump to Details

Launchpads for Content
$12 or more per month

Liftoff Thrusters for Content
$19 or more per month

Booster Rockets for Content
$27 or more per month

ProxThink Collaboration and Coaching Tiers

These three major support tiers are similar except that they offer one, two or four hours of ProxThink collaboration and coaching, with you or your team, to develop ideas and work on challenging situations. You’ll get the integrated value of my diverse background, projects and creative abilities, combined with the flexible and comprehensive proximity thinking framework I developed for creativity, problem-solving and collaboration, available via a variety of communication and collaboration methods. Each higher tier gets all the lower tier benefits, including the Sustaining and Content Tiers benefits. Jump to Details

Champions for SustaVariety
$47 or more per month

Partners for SustaVariety
$97 or more per month

Benefactors for SustaVariety
$197 or more per month

Note that benefits provided in the tiers are subject to the terms of use and/or terms of service of the related websites, products and/or services.


Sustaining Tiers

These four tiers are recommended for almost anyone interested in creating more sustainable variety in the world by sustaining my work and projects. Depending on which tier you choose, you’ll get different amounts of access to online group sessions related to my major projects (find more on my projects ProxThink, Variety People, Artsdown and Shared Situations below), options to download or request my art and photo files (all tiers), early looks at new content (videos, art, photos and writing), updates, Q&A, and more. Each higher tier gets all the lower tier benefits.

Nurturers of SustaVariety

Even if you don’t become a patron, if you help create and spread SustaVariety, you’re a SustaVarieteer. You can nurture sustainable variety in other non-financial ways as well, and I hope you will. On Patreon, this tier is the minimum, and you’ll be a financial nurturer of sustainable variety. Whether you nurture SustaVariety in financial or non-financial ways, or both, you’re helping yourself and others be more alive. Patron benefits include:

  • Explain and Show — To explain SustaVariety to people and show you’re a patron, you get a downloadable PDF you can print, hang, hand out, etc., as well as an image you can share online. [[coming soon!]]
  • My Art and Photos — You can download or request any of my new or previously posted art and photos (on Patreon or on loughry.com) to display, print, hang, alter and mashup. Details below.
  • Patron Q&A — Post questions about being a patron and benefits in a Q&A, which may become parts of an FAQ for new patrons.
  • Sustaining Tiers Updates — What’s happening in the online sessions.
  • Create, Spread and Thanks! — You’ll help create and spread more sustainable variety for yourself and others. Thank you on behalf of myself and everyone else!

Shift between tiers anytime. Get more details below or become a patron here.

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As a patron, you can download or request my full-resolution art and photo files from current and past Patreon posts, as well as posts on loughry.comDisplay on screens, print and hang, and even alter (tweak, color, etc.) and mash them up! If you like, show people how you’ve used them in the post comments. Become a patron here.

Newcomers to SustaVariety

Welcome newcomers to sustainable variety! The term newcomer is another way of saying you’re a new arrival, novice, beginner, learner or newbie. But you won’t be for long. Your benefits include:

  • Lower tier benefits!
  • Each month, attend ONE of the following three monthly online sessions. Over three months, you could attend all three, but if you like one or two, you can keep going to those.
    • ProxThink User Group — Proximity thinking is one of the keys to sustainable variety and my projects. Join us for a monthly online session of the ProxThink User Group. Details below.
    • Sustainable Variety Network — The term sustainable variety is pretty descriptive. So you don’t necessarily need to understand proximity thinking (although it helps) to start creating more sustainable variety. Join us for a monthly online session of the Sustainable Variety Network. Details below.
    • Artsdown Pioneers — Artsdown is a place to explore and post downloadable arts and things related to downloadable arts (such as links, reviews, events, products, services, ideas and experiences), as well as a place to comment on postings and reward (proxri) arts creators. Join us for a monthly online session of the Artsdown Pioneers. Details below.

Shift between tiers anytime. Get more details below or become a patron here.

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Trying or using proximity thinking? Join our monthly online session to ask questions, share experiences and perhaps connect or collaborate with others. There is a prerequisite. You’ll need to have taken the online course Let’s Be More Alive — Intro to ProxThink, or at least signed up for the Trials version and completed the first video and quiz in each of the first four chapters (Beginnings, ProxThink Basics, ProxPatterns, Growth Model). Join us online via the AnyMeeting platform with your tablet or computer (details here). Sessions will be about an hour. Become a patron here.

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Let’s share tips, resources and experiences, support each other, and work together as we build pockets of sustainable variety in our lives, organizations, neighborhoods and communities. Join us online via the AnyMeeting platform with your tablet or computer (details here). Sessions will be about an hour. You’ll get more out of this if you have taken the online course Let’s Be More Alive — Intro to ProxThink before the session, or at least signed up for the Trials version and completed the first video and quiz in each of the first four chapters (Beginnings, ProxThink Basics, ProxPatterns, Growth Model). Become a patron here.

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Be part of a monthly online session with other pioneers using the Artsdown approach to enjoying and sharing the arts! Share what you’re doing to use, enjoy and spread this approach, and hear what others are doing. Visit artsdown.org for more about the Artsdown approach. Join us online via the AnyMeeting platform with your tablet or computer (details here). Sessions will be about an hour. You’ll get more out of this if you have taken the online course Let’s Be More Alive — Intro to ProxThink before the session, or at least signed up for the Trials version and completed the first video and quiz in each of the first four chapters (Beginnings, ProxThink Basics, ProxPatterns, Growth Model). Become a patron here.

Explorers of SustaVariety

Be an explorer of sustainable variety! Your benefits include:

  • Lower tier benefits!
  • Each month, attend ONE of the following two online sessions. Over two months, you could attend both, but if you like one more, you can keep going to that one. If you prefer, instead you can attend a second Newcomers tier session per month.
    • Shared Situation Guide Experimenters — For those using or trying the Shared Situation Guide, this is a monthly online session to ask questions and share experiences. Details below.
    • Create and Collaborate — Experience creating and collaborating with the proximity thinking framework. These online sessions are often offered weekly. If you choose a Create and Collaborate session for the month, you can take one of these weekly sessions. Details below.

Shift between tiers anytime. Get more details below or become a patron here.

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Trying and experimenting with the shared situation guide? Join our monthly online session to ask questions and share experiences. The guide uses a proximity-oriented approach in a mobile collaboration app. This helps shared situations come alive and feel like living things. It can help groups deal with shared situations more effectively, sustainably, enjoyably. Explore it at sharedsituations.wordpress.com. There is a prerequisite. You’ll need to have taken the online course Let’s Be More Alive — Intro to ProxThink. Join us online via the AnyMeeting platform with your tablet or computer (details here). Sessions will be about an hour. Become a patron here.

ProxThink Create and Collaborate Sessions

Create and collaborate with proximity thinking. Join us for one online session per month (they may be offered more than once per month). We’ll generate ideas related to situations, topics and challenges suggested by participants and/or challenges we face in our neighborhoods, cities and globally. We’ll collaborate using the ProxThink-based Shared Situation Guide. There is a prerequisite. You’ll need to have taken the online course Let’s Be More Alive — Intro to ProxThink. Join us online via the AnyMeeting platform with your tablet or computer (details here). Sessions will be about 90 minutes. Check for upcoming sessions listed on Eventbrite, which include more details. Become a patron here.

Creators of SustaVariety

Be a creator of sustainable variety! Your benefits include:

  • All lower tier benefits!
  • Each month, attend UP TO ANY THREE of the five online sessions described in the lower tiers.
  • Early looks at new content works (videos, art, photos and writing). Final versions will be posted for patrons days before public postings.

Shift between tiers anytime. Get more details below or become a patron here.


Content Creation Tiers

These three tiers are similar except that they provide increasing levels of support for my content creation. You’ll get in-process and behind-the-scenes views of content in progress (videos, art, photos, writing), your name credited upon publication (unless you want anonymity), and increasing satisfaction and potential benefits for yourself and others from getting me more time for content creation. Plus, increasing amounts of access to the Sustaining Tiers online sessions. Each higher tier gets all the lower tier benefits, including the Sustaining Tiers benefits.

Launchpads for Content

Be a launchpad for my content creation! Videos, art, photos and writing. You’ll get:

  • All lower tier benefits!
  • Each month, attend up to any four of the five online sessions described in the Sustaining tiers.
  • In-process and behind-the-scenes views of works in progress.
    • Screenshots, clips and photos posted only for this tier and above.
  • Your name in a Launchpads credit upon publication, unless you want anonymity.
    • If you don’t want name credit, drop me a note here.
  • Satisfaction and potential benefits for yourself and others from getting me more time for content creation!There are so many content projects in the pipeline, and many I never even get to, due to my current financial circumstances.

Shift between tiers anytime. Become a patron here.

Liftoff Thrusters for Content

Be a liftoff thruster for my content creation! Videos, art, photos and writing. You’ll get:

  • All lower tier benefits!
  • Each month, attend any or up to all of the five online sessions described in the Sustaining tiers.
  • Your name in a Liftoff Thrusters credit upon publication, unless you want anonymity.
    • Note that your name credit for content will appear for this tier, and not also the lower tier.
    • If you don’t want name credit, drop me a note here.
  • More satisfaction and potential benefits than the previous tier, for yourself and others, from getting me more time for content creation.

Shift between tiers anytime. Become a patron here.

Booster Rockets for Content

Be a booster rocket for my content creation! Videos, art, photos and writing. You’ll get:

  • All lower tier benefits!
  • Each month, attend up to two of the Create and Collaborate online sessions described in the Explorers tier.
  • Your name in a Booster Rockets credit upon publication, unless you want anonymity.
    • Note that your name credit for content will appear for this tier, not all lower tiers.
    • If you don’t want name credit, drop me a note here.
  • More satisfaction and potential benefits than the previous tier, for yourself and others, from getting me more time for content creation.

Shift between tiers anytime. Become a patron here.


ProxThink Collaboration and Coaching Tiers

These three major support tiers are similar except that they offer one, two or four hours of ProxThink collaboration and coaching, with you or your team, to develop ideas and work on challenging situations. You’ll get the integrated value of my diverse background, projects and creative abilities, combined with the flexible and comprehensive proximity thinking framework I developed for creativity, problem-solving and collaboration, available via a variety of communication and collaboration methods. Each higher tier gets all the lower tier benefits, including the Sustaining and Content Tiers benefits.

Champions for SustaVariety

Provide major support and get one hour of ProxThink collaboration and coaching (see below), to develop ideas and work on challenging situations. Your benefits include:

  • All lower tier benefits, including Champions name credit for content, unless you want anonymity.
    • Note that your name credit for content will appear for this tier, not all lower tiers.
    • If you don’t want name credit, drop me a note here.
  • Up to one hour of ProxThink collaboration and coaching (see next bullet) per month, with you or your team, to develop ideas and work on challenging situations.
  • For your ProxThink collaboration and coaching, You’ll get the integrated value of my diverse background, projects and creative abilities (see both this overview and this bio), combined with the flexible and comprehensive proximity thinking framework I developed for creativity, problem-solving and collaboration, available via a variety of communication and collaboration methods (phone, email, text, video, in person, online meetings, idea-generation tools, mindmapping, collaboration apps, etc.).
    • This service is provided subject to the ProxThink Terms of Use.
    • The dollar amount for this tier is a minimum proxri, meaning you can, and are encouraged to but not required to, make other non-financial or financial proxri of your choice, at the time of service and/or later.
    • The dollar amount for this tier may or may not match minimum proxri (on a per hour basis) for similar or other ProxThink services.
  • Boosting sustainable variety for yourself and others by helping me quit unrelated jobs and focus on my projects.
    • This would help me make a greater impact with my projects.

Shift between tiers anytime. Become a patron here.

Partners for SustaVariety

Provide major support and get two hours of ProxThink collaboration and coaching (see below), to develop ideas and work on challenging situations. Your benefits include:

  • All lower tier benefits, including Partners name credit for content, unless you want anonymity.
    • Note that your name credit for content will appear for this tier, not all lower tiers.
    • If you don’t want name credit, drop me a note here.
  • Up to two hours of ProxThink collaboration and coaching (as described in previous tier) per month, with you or your team, to develop ideas and work on challenging situations.
  • Boosting sustainable variety for yourself and others more than the previous tier.

Shift between tiers anytime. Become a patron here.

Benefactors for SustaVariety

Provide major support and get four hours of ProxThink collaboration and coaching (see below), to develop ideas and work on challenging situations. Your benefits include:

  • All lower tier benefits, including Benefactors name credit for content, unless you want anonymity.
    • Note that your name credit for content will appear for this tier, not all lower tiers.
    • If you don’t want name credit, drop me a note here.
  • Up to four hours of ProxThink collaboration and coaching (as described in Champions tier) per month, with you or your team, to develop ideas and work on challenging situations.
  • Boosting sustainable variety for yourself and others more than the previous tier.

Shift between tiers anytime. Become a patron here.

Note that benefits provided in the tiers are subject to the terms of use and/or terms of service of the related websites, products and/or services.

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