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Project U.S.E.By Project U.S.E.
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Project U.S.E.By Project U.S.E.
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The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, February 5 2018 10:35 PM UTC +00:00

About

Art Farmers--Youth empowerment through art, service to the local community, and service trips to help other communities.

X'iandra Shows Off Her Artistic Creation
X'iandra Shows Off Her Artistic Creation

Invest in the Art Farmers to receive an authentic piece of art, provide urban youth with college scholarships, and help youth go on service trips, with the ultimate goal being a trip to Puerto Rico to help rebuild houses and garden/ farm spaces, while focusing on self-sufficiency.   

• 15 Newark youth ages 15-20 participated in the summer of 2017 in an urban farming entrepreneurial program. 10 of these youth have continued and developed the Art Farmers Project.  

Summer Farmers Found An Abandoned Door, and Envisioned a Piece of Art That Would Launch a Project To Raise Scholarship Money and Allow Them to Go on Service Trips
Summer Farmers Found An Abandoned Door, and Envisioned a Piece of Art That Would Launch a Project To Raise Scholarship Money and Allow Them to Go on Service Trips

• Funding for the Art Farmers Project will be administered by Project U.S.E., but funding is not for Project U.S.E. as charity—it is for the specific project developed by the youth.  

• Youth developed motto—“Planting Seeds of Love for a Better Future.”  

• As part of project, the Youth will:  

1) Focus on their individual growth while providing service both locally and  in other communities.

2) Create a beautiful piece of art on a repurposed door.  This door will be brought to historical Newark locations to help tell the story of our past.  Photographs and Screen Printed images will be used to tell their story and that of their city. The story and images will be incorporated into a book that will touch all those who read it.    

3) Explore their inner challenges and desires through artistic expressions in order to build towards their future.

Art Farmer Expression Through Image
Art Farmer Expression Through Image

4) Research urban history to inspire works of art.  

• If project is funded:  

1) Contributors will receive gift of art (depending upon level) as thank you for contribution.  

2) 30% of contributions will go to youth participants as college scholarships.  This percentage will not change no matter how much we raise!!!

3) Youth will travel with Project U.S.E. staff to Native American Reservation, and/or to Puerto Rico to help rebuild houses and farming sites, and provide self-sufficiency assistance.  Our goal is to help everyone empower themselves so that we are resilient against natural and human-created disaster (Project U.S.E. facilitates food sovereignty and sustainability urban agricultural programs).   

Project U.S.E. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and your contribution is tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Your contribution to this Kickstarter campaign is deductible at the level of contribution minus 5% payment processing fee minus the fair market value of the gift you receive. Once you make a contribution, Project U.S.E. will forward to you within 30 days after the fund-raising goal of the campaign is reached a receipt with the actual deductible value of your donation. Portion of contributions not going directly toward scholarships and rebuilding trips will support kick-starter processing fees, art gift production fees, shipping, and staffing costs allocated only toward the Art Farmers project.

Art Farmers Learn Sustainability Skills to Share with Other Communities
Art Farmers Learn Sustainability Skills to Share with Other Communities

 

Art Farmers "Hope for the Future" Artwork that Will Be Painted on the Project Door
Art Farmers "Hope for the Future" Artwork that Will Be Painted on the Project Door

 

Risks and challenges

We realize that there are any risks and challenges that come with trying to fulfill such a large project. This project is all about the journey that our staff will take with all of the participants over the next year. That's why we hope to incorporate you the contributor, in this process. We will also be putting out a bimonthly email to donors. You will be able to see our journey first hand.

Some of our participants are currently in college, so communication and meeting attendance will have to be done in different ways. We have already had two meetings and we are utilizing online meetups to deal with these challenges. I have full faith in the participants to fulfill their obligations to the project. There is also an added incentive for the youth participants to do extra work. If we exceed our goal, the percentage distribution set aside for scholarships, will be distributed strictly based off of the additional time they have put in above their agreed upon obligations.

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    Bi-Monthly Email Newsletter

    Even if you do not want a product you can still help us out. In exchange for this generous contribution we will keep you up to date of the progress of the project.

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    Sticker Pack and Email Update

    With this reward you will recieve various stickers that are associated with the program. One sticker will be of the actual door. The other three stickers will be random reproductions of the art prints that were made or the photographs that the participants took.

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    Postcard+Sticker Pack+Email Update

    Send your postcard to someone you care about. Spread the love. Or just have a cool image of the completed door to put somewhere in your home. This plus the items listed above.

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    Art Farmer Shirt (LOGO on BACK)+ Email

    This T-Shirt will be made with a four color screen printing process. The completed door image will be printed on the back of the shirt. $2 additional charge for XXL and XXXL.

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    Photograph 11"x 14"+ Email Update

    Photographs of the door will be taken at various historical sites around Newark. The participants will learn the art of photography and how to develop the film. The people who pledge their support to this will be able to vote on the images that will be developed. They will be numbered in an edition of 100. Once the photos are printed you will receive one of the ten images that the people that pledged decided upon. The Photos will be in limited runs of 100. The Photographs will be distributed at random.

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    Hand Printed Silk Screen Artwork+Email

    Each Art Farmer will have to create an image for the program. These images will be hand done and signed by the participant that created it. Each Participant will create 100 of their own print. Prints will be distributed at random.

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    Nonviolence and Dr. Martin Luther King

    A photo of the door will be taken in front of Newark's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Statue. It will also come with a paper on the participants thoughts on nonviolence. The 11 x 14 photo will be in a limited run of 777.

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    Hand Printed T-Shirt

    This option will come with one of the Art Farmers original pieces of Art hand printed on a high quality shirt. This will also come with the Email, Original Door Shirt (Front only), and Sticker Pack. There will only be twenty original shirts made by each Art Farmer.

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    Art Farmers Book

    This will be a Limited Edition First Printing. It will detail our experience with the project. It will contain images of photos, screen-prints, and Art Farmers original writings. An Art Farmer Shirt will be included in your size. The Email will also be included.

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    Newark, NJ Small Business Photo

    The Art Farmers will take the door to your business and work with you on taking the best photo for your needs. We will provide you with one 12 x 18 photo of your choice and 3 (8 x 10) photos.

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    12 x 18 Photo Collection (5 Photos)

    The top five photos that are voted on by the photo donors will be packed together in a bigger set. This is a limited run on 50!!!

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    Corporate Donation Photo with Door

    The Art Farmers will take the door to your business and work with you on taking the best photo for your needs. We will provide you with one 20 x 30 photo of your choice and 3 (12 x 18) photos. (NOTE: Limited to a 25 Mile radius of Newark, NJ)

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    Original Art Piece On Canvas

    This is the piece that started it all. Before we stenciled the image on the door, we tested our methods on two canvases. Since the door will not be for sale, this is the closest that you can get to having it!!!! A signed book, shirt, email update and other goodies will be included. There will be no duplicates of this piece.

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Funding period

- (60 days)