Greetings, Noble Soul!
We are the Children of Diana, summoning you to join our mission of preserving beauty...
My name is Julia, I’ve been a member of the Children of Diana since its establishment in 2012 by Viona Iegelms and Dirk von Heinichshorst. We are a group of hundred creative individuals of various backgrounds that thrive through searching for true beauty in this turbulent word. One of our means to fulfill our goal is organizing ravishing theme events.
Last year, Viona and Dirk, founders of the Victorian Picnic, a very reputable and popular destination on the Pentecost weekend in Leipzig, introduced a totally new concept- The Victorian Village in one of this city's most spectacular locations, the 'Panometer'. It was more than just a meet-up; it was also a place for some fine shopping and entertainment. So this year the Children of Diana are taking over, trying to expand and flourish it further.
Victorian Village 2016
This event will take place in the same location - 'Arena am Panometer' on May 13th which explains why we are starting this project quite in advance. We’ve already managed to register more vendors this year, as the vendor fee is very fair and reasonable. Supporting small businesses is one of our many goals. The event is free of charge for visitors. We offer just about anyone respecting our theme and dress-code a chance to enter our fantastic world and enjoy its magic. Already listed on our plan stand a good deal of entertainment and the 'Grand Tea Party' where all the guests can share many beautiful moments with each other. Press and media will be present
But the key element in the concept is The Gallery: We are building up a gallery for emerging and independent artists. The goal is to give these wonderful people a chance to be seen and to make a living out of their passion. Participation for artists will be free of charge, so in order to build the gallery and give it a proper dash of entertainment we are going to need your help.
Our only income from Victorian Village is going to be the not very big amount of the fees coming from vendors. It helps us cover the costs of the location and furniture rentals for vendors. But there are more costs involved such as gallery build-up, audio equipments, personal, performers and the catering crew costs, etc. This is where we hope for a kickstarter audience to step in.
STAGE 1 Goal : 2500 Euro
This would cover: - Basic audio equipment - Tables for the Tea Party - Security wage - A photo-corner
STAGE 2 Goal: 5000 Euro
For that amount we could invite three paid performers, organise a stage and a centrepiece which all Leipzig will be talking about!
STAGE 3 Goal: 10000 Euro
Holly Epicness! We might even be saving for 2017…
With beautiful and elegant frames for our gallery we would make sure to attract the right people, the true connoisseurs of beauty and thus help artists and performers in getting noticed and help them with their goal of making a living out of their passion
We offer rewards both to backer who would join us at the even on May 13th 2016, and also for those who cannot attend.
You can choose between a postcard, a poster or an exlusive invitation to a sponsor table at the Grand Tea Party.
Your name could also be on The Gallery and on the posters. Media coverage promises to be big, as it will be the 25th Wave Gothic Treffen in Leipzig.
Risks and challenges
The 'Arena am Panometer' is an open-air construction without a roof. So our main risk would be the weather. All of the vendors' stands and the gallery set-up, as well as the stage will be covered and roofed. So we won't have to take any damage into account there. Bad weather might contribute to less visitors. But this is the risk we are ready to takeLearn about accountability on Kickstarter
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