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We are building an Art Platform that supports emerging artists and curators and lets YOU decide on the future of Art.
We are building an Art Platform that supports emerging artists and curators and lets YOU decide on the future of Art.
169 backers pledged £15,500 to help bring this project to life.

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Who we are and why we started ART:I:CURATE

We are a start-up, aka 2 girls - Nur & Irina, on the quest to changing the world, or at least the art world, by building a contemporary art platform that connects you with emerging artists and curators worldwide and lets you decide what contemporary art is. 

We’re doing this online – through our website articurate.net, and offline through awesome art events and exhibitions. 

You are asking yourself: why do these girls want to change the art world and how are they planning to do that?

The art world is of a very exclusive nature: a few top galleries, auction houses, museums and institutions decide on what contemporary art is and what we - the people - are supposed to like and see at exhibitions and accept as THE art of our era.

Why let them exclusively decide what art you’re supposed to see and like when you could – well, now you actually can - decide yourself and be part of the process of defining what contemporary art is? 

There's too much talent in the world to be ignored. Through ART:I:CURATE we want to include you and help emerging artists exhibit internationally. 

How does ART:I:CURATE work? 

Together with experts from cultural industries, we research and select the most promising emerging artists and feature them on our website – articurate.net

Here you can discover, like, share and decide which artists will be exhibited offline. We then organize exhibitions based on what you and your friends like and want to see in person. 

ART:I:CURATE events and exhibitions

Our events are diverse, stimulating and a lot of fun. You’ll find fashion designers chatting to bankers, actors to lawyers, psychiatrists to writers, academics to entrepreneurs, and artists to clerks. (For all of you who feel excluded: we’re just trying to portray the diversity of our community and events and want you to be part of it, too!)

In what cities are exhibitions organized?

We are working hard (this might be the reason we're single?) to build an international network of partners, ambassadors, and contributors. Our goal is to organize art events and exhibitions in cities all over the world!

Please drop us a line, facebook or tweet us, if you want to get involved and be part of the ART:I:CURATE network! 

What do we need the money for? 

Here is the deal: we set out 9 months ago with the vision to change the rules of the art world by supporting emerging artists and curators around the world and organizing art events and exhibitions based on the art you love. 

We have come a long way and with limited, humble means managed to build the beta version of our platform, contacted and excited artists and curators around the world and organized our first large scale exhibition in London with over 200 guests from various industries.

We have put all our passion, energy, love, and savings towards following our vision. We now need your help to continue pursuing this vision. In order to organize our next exhibitions in London and New York, we will need a kick-start support from you.

The money raised will cover all organizational costs such as location rent, production, shipping, installation, insurance, interns etc. 

The more we manage to raise the more impact our exhibitions will make. 

A wise man once said "This world is but a canvas to our imagination." (Henry David Thoreau) 

Let’s get started! 

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Risks and challenges

We've spent almost a year working together with advisors, friends, family and others to mitigate as many risks as possible, and know there can be many hurdles and challenges along the way.

We'll always share updates and news with our community about challenges including:

Exhibition dates. Part of our core vision is to create very special and memorable events. In this case, we are planning 2 - one in London and one in New York. Depending on location availability (great locations are often hard to get!), as well as best dates for our community to attend (we wouldn't want anyone to miss out) exact dates are still to be confirmed. We've got supporters and teams on spot in both cities, who are "ready to roll"! So our main challenge is the availability of funds for these 2 events - here is where we hope to get your support.

Exhibition scale and organization. Organizing great events and exhibitions, especially of a larger scale, can be very challenging as every single detail needs to be planned and accounted for. This is why, for the past year we've been intensely involved in several events and exhibitions and teamed up with partners in New York, London, and Vienna.

We've learned a great deal from co-ordinating and managing events including dealing with all sorts of last minute emergencies.

We're ready!

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    Pledge £10 or more About $15

    A personal digital Thank You note and a big smile from Nur & Irina

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    A personal artwork postcard with a Thank You note from Nur & Irina + Your name in the Special Mention section of the exhibition materials

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    Pledge £50 or more About $77

    Special edition A3 ART PRINT of your choice + Personal Thank You note + Your name in the Special Mention section of the exhibition materials

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    Pledge £75 or more About $115

    Special edition A2 ART PRINT of your choice
    + Early access and online guided TOUR through articurate.net with Nur & Irina (in person or on Skype)
    + Personal Thank You note
    + Your name in the Special Mention section of the exhibition materials

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    Pledge £125 or more About $192

    Invitation to PRIVATE VIEW of our exhibition in New York or London (day and month to be confirmed) + Special edition A2 art print of your choice + Early access and online guided tour through articurate.net with Nur & Irina (in person or on Skype) + Personal Thank You note + Your name in the Special Mention section of the exhibition materials

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    Pledge £175 or more About $268

    A BOOK by one of our featured artists with a personal dedication + Invitation to private view of our exhibition in New York or London (day and month to be confirmed) + Special edition A2 art print of your choice + Early access and online guided tour through articurate.net with Nur & Irina (in person or on Skype) + Personal Thank You note + Your name in the Special Mention section of the exhibition materials

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    Pledge £250 or more About $383

    A SKETCH by an artist featured on articurate.net + A book by one of our featured artists with a personal dedication + Invitation to private view of our exhibition in New York or London (day and month to be confirmed) + Special edition A2 art print of your choice + Early access and online guided tour through articurate.net with Nur & Irina (in person or on Skype) + Personal Thank You note + Your name in the Special Mention section of the exhibition materials

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    Pledge £350 or more About $537

    YOUR COMMISSION of a SKETCH by an artist featured on articurate.net + + A book by one of our featured artists with a personal dedication + Invitation to private view of our exhibition in New York or London (day and month to be confirmed) + Special edition A2 art print of your choice + Early access and online guided tour through articurate.net with Nur & Irina (in person or on Skype) + Personal Thank You note + Your name in the Special Mention section of the exhibition materials

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    Pledge £500 or more About $767

    TICKET TO A FASHION SHOW in London, New York, Milan, Berlin, or Paris (we’re really trying to be creative here!) + A SKETCH by an artist featured on articurate.net + A book by one of our featured artists with a personal dedication + Invitation to private view of our exhibition in New York or London (day and month to be confirmed) + Special edition A2 art print of your choice + Early access and online guided tour through articurate.net with Nur & Irina (in person or on Skype) + Personal Thank You note + Your name in the Special Mention section of the exhibition materials

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    Pledge £750 or more About $1,150

    2 TICKETS TO THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART in New York + A SKETCH by an artist featured on articurate.net + A book by one of our featured artists with a personal dedication + Invitation to private view of our exhibition in New York or London (day and month to be confirmed) + Special edition A2 art print of your choice + Early access and online guided tour through articurate.net with Nur & Irina (in person or on Skype) + Personal Thank You note + Your name in the Special Mention section of the exhibition materials

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    Pledge £1,000 or more About $1,534

    AN ARTWORK of your choice from a special selection of artists featured on articurate.net + A book by one of our featured artists with a personal dedication + Invitation to private view of our exhibition in New York or London (day and month to be confirmed) + Special edition A2 art print of your choice + Early access and online guided tour through articurate.net with Nur & Irina (in person or on Skype) + Personal Thank You note + Your name in the Special Mention section of the exhibition materials

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    Pledge £1,500 or more About $2,301

    WOW, now we’re speechless and will have to think of a very special reward for you!

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