BRICK & MORTAR
FROM VIRTUAL TO REAL – atelier space for our online community is rented, HELP US to properly set up the space for labs, shows & residencies
BRICK & MORTAR
It's us ! and there are much more artists not on this photo patchwork... we are more than 3500 artists from 95 countries worldwide...
and this is our BRICK & MORTAR project : we ask for help to properly set up our atelier inside to create synergies and realize art residencies in Luxembourg !
You find more pics if you scroll down to the section WHY FUND IT ?
WHO ARE WE? THE PROJECT AT ITS ORIGIN
CULTUREINSIDE. is an online social network in the art and culture field. It is a community-based website for emerging artists, photographers, mid-career artists, students and in general members of the art & culture world. Being a member on our site and making use of its social tools is free of pay.The site is multilingual in order to give a good communication base to all of its members. World-wide more than 3500 artists have connected and linked themselves from over 95 countries. And the network is permanently growing.
Our non-profit organization CI / C-EYE handles the network, looks for exhibition spaces and organizes collective exhibitions. We have been self-financing ourselves for 5 years thanks to the CI / C-EYE team and the help of convinced volunteers. It tackles the mission of giving maximum visibility to our artists - on the web but also in real life. That is was us the artists seek - a double formula fits for our needs. That is my dream as both an artist and founder since 5 years. And now it's the exciting moment to realize our BRICK & MORTAR project- the common art space & atelier for our network - for you! It will be at our disposal from August 2014 on.
In 2009 our online project obtained the European Year label for creativity and innovation. Our first exhibition took place in Luxembourg, but for our second show "URBAN LEGENDS"we already went for New York City... In this exhibition URBAN LEGENDS - an international group exhibition we presented the original artworks in a studio @ Westbeth / West Village and tacked on printed posters of these works in the streets of Manhattan !
Some photos of events (but there are so much more):
The finishing was the disguised participation in the Halloween cortege with life painting on wheel for example...
The exhibitions continued developing themselves and could take place thanks to their quality in the best exhibition galleries in Luxembourg... We receive excellent press critics for the quality of our events.
International Group exhibition "EUtopia" honored with the label of the European Year against poverty and social exclusion at the CCRN Abbaye de Neumünster Luxembourg.
EUtopia - Int' art exhibition - video (3 minutes) of artwork selection of the exhibiting artists
Exhibition STATE OF CREATION during the 10th anniversary of 1,2,3 GO @ the Chambre de Commerce of Luxembourg.
Exhibition CHANGES at the beginning of the Arab Spring at the CCRN de l'Abbaye de Neumünster Luxembourg.
THE TEAM SINCE THE START 5 years ago - founders & co
Gila Paris - artist-photographer and founder
Frank Shifreen - artist and curator, NYC
Dominique aka Yellowcat - technical lead
Jonas Nystrom - Webdesign
and most importantly: all our artist members
We never lose sight that the art is done by the artist and nowhere else - this leads us to organize this atelier space for which we need partly financial support. We finance by ourselves 5000 Euros but we need still the amount of 4800 in order to properly set up the atelier inside.
BRICK & MORTAR - A NEW STUDIO - FROM VIRTUAL TO REALITY
This large demanding project is realized by a small team of artists and web-expert volunteers which gives it all for the success of this project. We have now found an adequate workshop space where our members will be able to settle for their work, to meet, to be creative together, have exchange and to create synergies ! We plan on exhibiting art works of the community genre "wild galleries" and create artistic residences in Luxembourg for non-local artists.
To properly succeed with this project we still require a total amount of 4800 Euros to shift the found space into a studio, handle repairs, installations... Our own financial input amounts to 5000 euros, which we need an additional of.
A huge thanks for your support!
Allocation of funds
Why fund it ?
Summary in numbers : We need to collect a total of 4800 Euros
The budgetary requirements (remaining open costs) for finishing works are : 4800 Euros. Please note that an amount of 5000 Euros is financed by ourselves (founders and members) - so we cover already 50% of the project budget.
The missing budget for finishing works is composed as follows
1. Material plus and construction of partition walls : € 2 400 Euros
2. Window Glass (material and work) : €250
3. Door and installation : 150 Euros
4. Toilet, sink, pipes (material and plumbing) : €450
5. Insulation works (material and work) : €350
6. Lighting system to ensure good light (material & installation) : €1200
A total of 4800 Euros
Please come in !
We need to construct partition walls to separate painting / photo & digital art section / sculpture section
lamp system for the space
Window installation / glass and isolation
this will beome our kitchen ... you need only a bit of imaginaiton ?! but a lot of work - a success with the crowdfunding and we could realize all this.
Why fund it ?
Summary in words :
As to see on the pictures the atelier, rented from August on, for our member network artists needs urgently a proper set-up for our labs and exhibits. The collected money will contribute to realize this.
With your support you will sponsor
- to free high artistic energy and creativity, and co-create space for common creativity,
- to stimulate and encourage dialog at large
- and exchange and through our residencies : to give visibility to young talents to connect artists from over the world.
AND you will become part of an exciting project.
Any additional amount achieved on top of our demands would also permit us to add more features e.g. a shower and some fuel oil for the winter and perhaps some technical equipment (like a shared PC, screen and video) and to have a big Wild Gallery Kick Off Show !
More detailed description:
The fundraising on Kiss Kiss Bank Bank will allow us to carry out necessary repairs and installations in this shared atelier and workshop space. The atelier is a huge open space (like a depot) and we need to create 2-3 divisions in order to establish different areas e.g. for sculpturing and painting as well as photography (dust protection). We must carry out some repairs and install certain facilities required for a joint studio space for our artists.
In particular, we require a better lighting system, we're missing a door, we need to replace the broken glass of a large window, a toilet needs to be brought back to life (best replaced) and especially the windows need insulation. We also need to deposit a guarantee, pay for insurance and rent. The majority i.e. 5000 Euros of that cost is financed by its founders and our members. But we need your support for the remaining costs of 4800 Euros. We want to establish a work environment in which our artists can be creative and effective.
A word about the rewards for everyone supporting us:
I, Gila Paris take full charge of rewards and goodies and all I can give is… art! However above all, this initiative is to give artists and art amateurs a working environment and helps you discovering new and young artists from the entire world in our projects. (Gila Paris). Our community and residing artists will pay back with all their creativity and the resulting artworks they produce in this atelier and creative space.
And last but not least - let's meet at our events and share art and fun ! All sponsors and supporters will be invited to our Wild Gallery Show and following events!
We all thank you for your support and donations to realize our BRICK & MORTAR project.
CI team and CULTUREINSIDE artists