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A collaborative production and learning studio for emerging photographers, videographer, painters, crafters and other types of artists. Read more

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A collaborative production and learning studio for emerging photographers, videographer, painters, crafters and other types of artists.

Milwaukee, WI Art
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About this project

What if there is a place for artists (freelance, in-training, or professional) of all trades to experience and produce what they love? A place where members of the community can see, learn and purchase locally crafted art products. A place that brings emerging artists together. A place that promotes artistic creativity, opportunity and innovation. A place that holds community classes. And a place where ART is cool.

Studio Artivo in Milwaukee would be that place.

Imagine walking into a renovated building, you see an art shop to the right of the entrance. In that art shop you find products that were created by artist operating in our venue and hand crafted art products from other artists in the city. Imagine to the left of the entrance, there is an art gallery that just melts your heart when you walk through it. Now imagine walking to the front desk for a warm welcome and a private tour of the entire studio (dedicated/shared artist labs, meeting/class rooms, lounge, artist-client offices, a small stage, and space to encourages creativity). And on the tour, you might even get to see some of our resident artists at work!

With your help, we can create a venue that is not only about providing space for artist to use, but a venue that promotes creativity, innovation, and limitless opportunities for emerging artists.

The focus of this venue is to house full-time and part-time artists that need space to experiment and produce their artistic creations while, at the same time, providing space for learning, performances and events. 

With your support, we can give Milwaukee a collaborative studio that many can use and visit.

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This project consists of 5 phases and I hope it can be done with one Kickstarter funding campaign.

Phase 1. Seek legal advice, establish organization status, recruit and form a talented team that will move this project forward. Set plans and achievable goals. (After 99% pledged goal)

Phase 2. Secure a location in Milwaukee, WI that best fits the needs of specific artists (Photographer, Videographer, and Painter) and renovate the space. We hope to expand our venue to accommodate other types of artists in the future. (Post funding)

Phase 3. Recruit interested Artists. Interview potential employees. (Post funding)

Phase 4. Acquire studio equipment for potential artists. Acquire necessary IT systems to support the use of the space. (Post funding)

Phase 5. Hire staff and host a grand opening celebration.
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Please join me and many other backers on a mission to raise over $525,000 to start a beautiful collaborative studio in the city of Milwaukee that promotes artistic creativity, collaborations, and learning. 

Remember that this is an all-or-nothing KickStarter campaign... so let's do this together.

From the bottom of my heart. Thank you so much for your time and pledges. 

For more information about this project, please check out the project website @ www.studioartivo.com. If you have questions about how the funds will be used, feel free to contact me. Thank you.

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Please help us out by sharing the following survey link with your friends and family. We are trying to gather public data to support this project. Survey is completely anonymous.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/KCGGGPK

Thank you so much for your support!

Risks and challenges

Challenges that we may face:

- Securing a locations in Milwaukee that is large enough and financially feasible
- Renovating to city guidelines
- Recruiting the right staff to move project forward

If any of the above challenges arise, the project team will seek professional guidance to overcome it.

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FAQ

  • Private Labs (Full Time Artists):
    - Lab space designed for photographers, videographers, dancers, painters, crafters, and other types of artist.

    Fully Equipped Photo/Video Studio:
    - A studio designed with light rails, backdrops, studio lighting equipment, reflectors, props, etc. State-of-the-art computers for photo and video editing.

    Private Offices for Full Time Artists:
    -Equipped with ergonomic furniture for those artist-client needs. Artist can personalize and use their office for meetings with clients.

    Shared Labs for (Part Time Artists and Artists-for-the-day)
    - Equipped with ergonomic furniture for those artist-client needs.
    - Part time artist and Artist-for-the-day can sign up for the office to meet with clients.

    Shared Office (Part Time Artists and Artists-for-the-day)
    - Equipped with ergonomic furniture for those artist-client needs.
    - Part time artist and Artist-for-the-day can sign up for the office to meet with clients.

    Collaboration Lounge
    - An open area with couches and coffee tables for relaxation and networking.
    - Flat screen TV for entertainment.
    - Self-served coffee/soda/snack station.

    Performing Stage
    - A small stage with full stage lighting and audio/video.

    Community Classroom
    - Equipped with drawing boards, presentation equipment and mobile-furniture.

    Art Gallery
    - Gallery exhibiting works by full time and guest artists. (New gallery every two weeks.)

    Art Store
    - A store dedicated to selling local and in-house created art pieces.

    Other
    - Reception and Member Services Desk.
    - Free WIFI for all artists.
    - Full-Time artist can access the studio at anytime.

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  • Yes, once we have our first location in Milwaukee, the hope is to take this concept to other cities.

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  • Artivo is derived from the terms: "Art", "Creativity", "Collaboration", "Innovation", "Opportunities", and "Value".

    "ART" representing the product of imagination and creativity.

    "I" representing the innovative concept of artistic collaboration.

    "V" representing the priceless value (beauty or emotional power) of art.

    "O" representing the infinite opportunities that an artist can have.

    In summary, the name simply represents the vision of this project: to inspire artistic creativity, to promote innovation, and to provide limitless opportunities for emerging artists.

    And frankly, it just sounds modern, artsy, and trendy!

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  • 10,000+ square feet.

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  • Yes. We plan on hiring a core team of talented and passionate people that will help move this project forward. Once we are planted in Milwaukee, we will be hiring staff to run the day to day operations.

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  • Preliminary List (may change as the project moves forward):

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    Artist Membership:

    Full Time Artist (Dedicated Lab)
    - Dedicated workspace
    - Full Time Artist (Dedicated Lab/Office)

    Dedicated workspace
    - An Artist-Client office
    - Part Time Artist (Shared Lab)

    Shared workspace
    - Shared storage for work in-process
    - Part Time Artist (Shared Lab/Office)

    Shared workspace
    - A shared Artist-Client office
    - Shared storage for work in-process

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    General Membership (Annual):

    Tier 1 (All Gallery)
    - Attend all gallery showings throughout the 12 months of membership

    Tier 2 (All Gallery and 2 Workshops)
    - Attend all gallery showings throughout the 12 months of membership
    - Attend up to 2 offered workshops

    Tier 3 (All Gallery and 5 Workshops)
    - Attend all gallery showings throughout the 12 months of membership
    - Attend up to 5 offered workshops
    - 5% discount at the studio Art Store

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    General Admissions:
    - Art Gallery Admission
    - Workshop Admission
    - Facility Tours – FREE

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    Events and Space Rental:
    - Fee Varies (Labs, Meeting Rooms, Offices, Stage, and or Gallery)

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  • There are three areas of Milwaukee that we will be looking into: Milwaukee Third Ward, City Center Milwaukee and North-End area of Milwaukee.

    For a site to work, we will need to consider all four of the following factors:
    - Concentration of Artists
    - Convenience
    - Traffic
    - Space

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  • Once Studio Artivo is 100% funded via kickstarter, the artist membership application will be available on our website this October.

    If we are unable to meet our 525k goal via kickstarter, for business loan purposes, we will ask those who are interested to apply for intent-to-lease starting in October.

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    A personalized Thank You letter and email newsletters updating you at each phase of the project

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    A personalized Thank You letter | Email newsletters updating you at each phase of the project | Your name in the Book of Founders displayed at the gallery

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    A personalized Thank You letter | Email newsletters updating you at each phase of the project | Your name in the Book of Founders displayed at the gallery | Opportunity to participate in one class at the venue

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    A personalized Thank You letter | Email newsletters updating you at each phase of the project | Your name in the Book of Founders displayed at the gallery | Opportunity to participate in one class at the venue | VIP Invite to Grand Opening Party | Polo Shirt with StudioArtivo logo

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    A personalized Thank You letter | Email newsletters updating you at each phase of the project | Your name in the Book of Founders displayed at the gallery | Opportunity to participate in one class at the venue | VIP Invite to Grand Opening Party | Polo Shirt with StudioArtivo logo | Your full name carved in a wooden "StudioArtivo Founders" board displayed at the venue

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    A personalized Thank You letter | Email newsletters updating you at each phase of the project | Your name in the Book of Founders displayed at the gallery | Opportunity to participate in one class at the venue | VIP Invite to Grand Opening Party | Polo Shirt with StudioArtivo logo | Your full name carved in a wooden "StudioArtivo Founders" board displayed at the venue | T-Shirt with the StudioArtivo logo and statement "I Contributed" on it

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    A personalized Thank You letter | Email newsletters updating you at each phase of the project | Your name in the Book of Founders displayed at the gallery | Opportunity to participate in one class at the venue | VIP Invite to Grand Opening Party | Polo Shirt with StudioArtivo logo | Your full name carved in a wooden "StudioArtivo Founders" board displayed at the venue | T-Shirt with the StudioArtivo logo and statement "I Contributed" on it | Special VIP Tour of the completed venue when you visit (one night accommodation and a dinner for two included. Air travel not included.)

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    A personalized Thank You letter | Email newsletters updating you at each phase of the project | Your name in the Book of Founders displayed at the gallery | Opportunity to participate in one class at the venue | VIP Invite to Grand Opening Party | Polo Shirt with StudioArtivo logo | Your full name carved in a wooden "StudioArtivo Founders" board displayed at the venue | T-Shirt with the StudioArtivo logo and statement "I Contributed" on it | Special VIP Tour of the completed venue when you visit (one night accommodation and a dinner for two included. Air travel not included.) | Host one event at the venue

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    A personalized Thank You letter | Email newsletters updating you at each phase of the project | Your name in the Book of Founders displayed at the gallery | Opportunity to participate in one class at the venue | VIP Invite to Grand Opening Party | Polo Shirt with StudioArtivo logo | Your full name carved in a wooden "StudioArtivo Founders" board displayed at the venue | T-Shirt with the StudioArtivo logo and statement "I Contributed" on it | Special VIP Tour of the completed venue when you visit (one night accommodation and a dinner for two included. Air travel not included.) | Host two events at the venue | Your name and city/state on a special VIP contributor page on StudioArtivo.com website

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Funding period

- (60 days)