Everyhere Logistics: Exploring America’s Creative Diaspora
Everyhere Logistics—Building community, one box truck at a time.
During the month of August 2015, twelve teams of artists – six starting from New York and six starting from San Francisco – will travel to a new city each weekend to attend a Lost Horizon Night Market – an open source creative platform wherein artists create interactive experiences inside box trucks and showcase them in late night guerrilla pop-up exhibitions.
Our goal is to take the theories of interaction, display, and community underpinning The Night Markets and push them further by creating a national network to connect and support new cities to form chapters, promoting more give-and-take between existing chapters, and elevating this platform from an event to a creative movement. We have support and fiscal sponsorship from the Flux Factory, a 501c3 non-profit, so your Kickstarter donation is tax deductible!
The Everyhere Logistics organizers are a national team of artists, creators, makers, doers, thinkers, tinkerers, event producers, and glitter wizards. Each team member has been carefully selected for their longstanding involvement in large collaborative art pieces, their rich personal art practices; and a proven commitment to fostering community centered on creativity, experimentation, and art. You may have seen their work at events like Figment (New York, Oakland and Boston!), Maker Faire, the All World’s Fair, Burning Man, Fallen Cosmos, House of Yes, dorkbot, Flux Factory or the Night Heron.
Our Amazing Support Team
Nick Normal, Amy Short, Nina Ramos Harrison, Courtney King, Colin Fahrion, Christian Davies, Whitney Deatherage, Eddie Kestermont, Del, Daniel Shown, Carmelita Nunez, Heather Vescent, and all the other amazing people who must protect their secret identities!
Exhibiting art inside box trucks is inexpensive compared to many art forms - however, doing this for five weekends in a row, across seven cities, with twelve trucks adds up fast. We need to build the sets, props, and costumes that make up our projects. We need to move our gear and 30 person+ crew between cities and not starve or run out of caffeine in the process. While we have many gracious offers of couches and crash spaces, plus tents and a sense of adventure, in order to support morale, we may need to opt for a hotel bed once in a while.
Our costs can be broken down as such:
- 30% Gear transport. Each coast will have 1 box truck that will travel with them the entire way with all the gear. This includes gas and rental fees.
- 24% People Transport. We are traveling via personal cars, rental cars and rental cargo vans.
- 12% Materials for building, props and costumes such as lumber, paint, fabric and sledgehammers.
- 12% Food for 30 days for the entire crew.
- 12% Expenses such as contract services, web hosting and Kickstarter reward fulfillment costs.
- 10% Fees, 5% to Kickstarter, 5% to our fiscal sponsor the Flux Factory. The Flux Factory is a 501c3 Non-Profit so donations to Everyhere Logistics via Kickstarter is tax deductible!
By funding the twelve “critical mass” trucks, you’re funding an experiment in mobile art infrastructure and an investigation into the present and future of arts communities. Help us uncover the beautiful nodes of creativity that are tucked in every corner, every community, and everyhere in America!
Supporting the Everyhere Logistics Kickstarter costs less than three semesters at an ivy league college, less than buying your own RV campground and is only slightly more expensive than potato salad.
Work has already begun!!
Four of the West Coast artists were commissioned by SFMOMA to debut their trucks at San Francisco Sunday Streets this spring. Three of four projects are now complete and ready to roll.
One of the East Coast Trucks, the Everyhere Logistics Travel Agency, debuted at the San Francisco Lost Horizon Night Market in April, marking our first cross-country collaboration!
The East Coast Team has been busy building for the Smash Truck Fundraiser on May 29th at the Flux Factory
Many of these projects have been at previous Night Market events, their concepts are solid and they are working to created their next, road sturdy versions.
We have been invited by the 7 host cities and planning has begun. We are working with them to provide logistical support for their Night Markets. Four of the seven cities are throwing their first Night Market ever! Every city involved is just as important as the traveling trucks, and it is up to every city to decide how (or if) they want to publicize their event.
As August gets closer any public information will be shared with our Kickstarter backers! For now Philly has started soliciting truck proprietors, you can read more about their requirements here. The best way to find out about Night Market is by participating and running your own truck!
We have an incredible cross country community that’s developing more and more everyday and that’s just counting our official team members! We also have a vibrant community of artists and supporters in our host cities, as well as our home cities of New York and San Francisco.
Our rewards reflect all the support we’ve been offered by this broad coalition of like-minded creators. Please note that some of these rewards require travel or are location dependent. If you have any questions, especially about rewards delivered while we are on the road, please contact us so we can help you in your selection!
Risks and challenges
Cars break down and box truck rental spots oversell their rentals. With six days to travel between cities we’ve left room for break downs and other misadventures. Each truck is modular and the group is run under the command and control model. By giving each truck the ability to independently solve problems we will remain agile in our decision making and more importantly problem solving.
Other challenges include:
*setting up our installations without the benefits of our art studios and workspaces
*taking a month off from our jobs, families and lives
*keeping morale up after long days of setting up our art in the hot sun
driving thousands of miles
Kickstarter represents 2/3 of our fundraising efforts, ... and we are well on our way to securing the rest of the funding via private donations, corporate donations and in kind donations of vehicles, gas, materials, etc. We have fiscal sponsorship from The Flux Factory, which means tax exempt donations can be made to Everyhere Logistics.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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