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The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, April 26 2017 7:02 PM UTC +00:00
£221
pledged of £3,000pledged of £3,000 goal
13
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, April 26 2017 7:02 PM UTC +00:00

About

Help make Coventry Biennial of Contemporary Art happen, £3000 will allow us to work closely with more artists than we were already planning too!  

What is Coventry Biennial of Contemporary Art?

Coventry Biennial of Contemporary Art will be an ambitious festival which works with artists from the city, the wider region and leading international practitioners to produce high quality exhibitions, events and experiences.

When will Coventry Biennial of Contemporary Art happen?

The inaugural festival will take place this October, from the 6th through to the 22nd and will then run every two years for the foreseeable future. 

What else is going on to actually make this happen?

We are currently talking to funders at local and national levels and forming partnerships with creative organisations and individuals in Coventry. 

Why do we need your money?

Funding for the visual arts is incredibly competitive, the more sources of income a festival like this has the more likely it is to be successful. If big, national funding bodies can see that the community has invested in a project they are more likely to help support it!

What will we do with your money?

Every penny invested via this Kickstarter will go on to directly support artists to make work, that will include paying artist fee's, commissioning new work and hosting residencies.

We will also use your investments as match funding to pull in further investment, allowing Coventry Biennial of Contemporary Art to be a large scale, bold, ambitious and exciting festival.

Risks and challenges

Running a festival of this size and ambition is a lot of hard work. We are in the process of putting together a team of skilled, knowledgeable and enthusiastic curators, technicians and assistants who have worked on other arts festivals, worked in galleries and museums and have studied at the best art schools. This team will allow us to over come many issues, as will the close relationships we are building with our partners in the city and wider region, many of these partners have already confirmed their participation in the festival, even prior to us securing all of our funds.

We understand that fundraising is difficult and comes with no guarantees of success, but the funds raised through this Kickstarter will ensure that we work with more artists than we would currently be able to, will ensure that throughout October there are many great exhibitions and events taking place in Coventry and will hopefully enable us to attract further funds so that Coventry Biennial of Contemporary Art becomes a major, national art event.

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    Receive a Limited Edition A4 one colour risograph print by artist Imogen Frost via biennial partner Office for Art, Design and Technology.

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    Receive a Limited Edition A3 two colour risograph print by artist Simon Poulter via biennial partner Office for Art, Design and Technology.

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    Be mentioned as a key supporter on the wall or in the window of every exhibition at Coventry Biennial of Contemporary Art.

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    Biennial Guest of Honour

    Be listed as a supporter in our print and online programmes.

    Be mentioned as a key supporter on the wall or in the window of every exhibition at Coventry Biennial of Contemporary Art.

    Be Guest of Honour at a dinner with the Director, Curatorial Team and some of the artists who are exhibiting at Coventry Biennial of Contemporary Art.

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Funding period

- (30 days)