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$4,192
pledged of $59,991 goal
40
backers
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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Aug 22 2015

About

WHAT IS BIG ART CHURCH?

It's a building -- but it's more than that. 
It's the product of years of hard work and big dreams.
It's a community that values education and expression. 
It's a social experience,
and we invite YOU to participate.

Ecstasy by Dann Das Mann and Karen Cusolito
Ecstasy by Dann Das Mann and Karen Cusolito

WHAT IS YOUR DREAM?

At Big Art Church, we have created the possibility to express your vision by interacting within the artistic environment we are cultivating.

Our mission is to provide a place which will harness the transformative power of creativity.

To do that, we're turning a vintage Hollywood church from the 20's into a creative event venue with a focus on art and education. We are designing the space to include studios and classrooms for hosting workshops and supporting artistic events. Above all, we intend the space to be dynamic just like its community.

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HOW CAN I HELP?

Big Art Church is a project uniquely designed for Los Angeles artists and the neighborhoods surrounding our location. Whether you know it or not, YOU are our community and we want you to get involved.

Pledge $25 and get the exclusive Big Art Church Patch
Pledge $25 and get the exclusive Big Art Church Patch

Right now, the biggest way you can help us to achieve this dream is by donating to our campaign. It takes more than love and hard work. Turns out, art takes funding. Support from the Kickstarter community is integral to bringing this vision to the world.

We have the space, we have the vision, and our community is growing rapidly. Kickstarter pledges will go towards classrooms, renovation costs, workshop tools, event space upgrades, sound, and lighting. We are structuring a state of the art creative hub, which means every room design fits many different purposes.

Your pledges will create opportunities for artist groups all over the Los Angeles region. Our city has been waiting for a creative space like Big Art Church for many years. Please help Big Art Church change the world through the “Power of Massive Collaboration.”

TELL ME MORE

Visit our website http://bigartchurch.com/ and Facebook page Big Art Church. We willhost a series of videos and posts that document the development of Big Art Church. Additionally, we will send pledges a monthly newsletter with planned events and pictures of new art installations created in our studios.

Pledge $25 and get an awesome bumper sticker!
Pledge $25 and get an awesome bumper sticker!

Risks and challenges

RISKS AND CHALLENGES.

Every creative venture comes with its own unique challenges. Ours come in three foreseeable forms:

1. Raising funds.

We aim to have the Church fully sustaining itself through special events and workshops; however, we’ve got a lot of start up costs to cover before we have a functional space. We have a strict schedule, and time restricted benchmarks must be met in order to succeed. This fundraiser is a major step to getting there.

2. Allocating resources.

We have logistical restrictions to overcome such as permitting, code considerations, and team building, along with the construction and design of the space. Currently, this is where we estimate our funds will go:

Classrooms design: 13%
Renovation costs: 21%
Workshop tools: 16%
Event space design: 22%
Audio engineering: 16%
Lighting: 12 %

3. Outreach.

Even with an amazing space, it is still a monumental task for us to connect with the local community. Big Art Church aims to develop programs such as:

- Memberships with exclusive offers and discounts
- Outreach for local business involvement
- Grants for developing artists based on need and merit
- Children's programs

Big Art Church is a focused and visionary team. We are set on finding foundational support that lends to quality programming and maintains our mission.The Big Art Church Los Angeles community appreciates your pledges for this dream. Thank you for joining us as we create this vision!

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    One membership to Big Art Church, which gives you access to all members-only shows, discounts on classes, discounts on schwag (merch).

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    One hour private lesson on the Big Art Church pipe organ.

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    Your choice of one 12" x 12" original metal sculpture, painting, ceramic sculpture, or wood sculpture created by a member of the Big Art Church community. Choices will be available from our online gallery.

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    One lifetime membership to the Big Art Church!!!

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    Host your private party for up to twenty people in the small event room! 4 hours max.

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    Your choice of one home sized (2 to 6 feet) original metal sculpture, painting, ceramic sculpture, or wood sculpture created by a member of the Big Art Church community. Choices will be available from our online gallery.

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    The Funn Machine at your party or event! If you have never seen the Funn Machine, check it out at www.funnmachine.com Events outside the Los Angeles area require an additional fee for travel expenses.

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Funding period

- (30 days)