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Help us create the largest gathering of female street artists painting together at the Banksy Tunnel in Waterloo, London
Help us create the largest gathering of female street artists painting together at the Banksy Tunnel in Waterloo, London
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Femme Fierce: Reloaded! (2015)Femme Fierce is a passion project.  It came from a love of street art and what seemed to be an absence of women involved. 

What started off as a crazy idea summer 2013 and culminated with a huge event on International Women's day 2014 with over 106 international and UK based female artists coming together painting huge public arts murals to create a Guinness World record for "largest spray paint mural by a team". 

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 Somehow we (and when I say we, I am talking about all the women and men that came through with advice, support and help)  became UK's largest all female street art festival. Now it turns out we are the world's largest simply because there is no other event like Femme Fierce.

This year Femme Fierce will be held on International Women's Day, Sunday 8 March 2015. Following on from the success of last year's event, of finding 106 artists, we are back to do it all again but this time we're asking for your help.

We are excited to see if we can find 150+ international and UK based street artists and graffiti writers to create huge public art murals that run the length of the walls of the Leake Street tunnel in Waterloo, London (affectionately known as the "Banksy tunnel"). The artists will be a mixture of established, up-and-coming and the next generation (under 16s). 

Amara Por Dios (Image by Stuart Holdsworth)
Amara Por Dios (Image by Stuart Holdsworth)

Aim
Femme Fierce is a celebration of street art that aims to highlight and promote the women that create street art in studios, scale roof tops and enter abandoned buildings to add colour to the grey concrete walls that make up our cityscape for the love of art.

BoxHead (Image by Stuart Holdsworth)
BoxHead (Image by Stuart Holdsworth)

Funding
The cost of any festival is sky high and Femme Fierce is no exception. Last year, festival organiser Ayaan met all the costs of the organisation and marketing of the event and the cost of the spray paint was met by the artists themselves. This proved very expensive. This time we are kindly asking the KickStarter community to support us.

We need at least 5 spray cans per artist so this adds up to 750 cans at £4 per can so this means £3000 but we will find the £500 if the KickStarter community can help us with the £2500 we have asked for .

Roo (Image by Stuart Holdsworth)
Roo (Image by Stuart Holdsworth)

Objective
This time round we want Femme Fierce to be both a local and global event through use of the Internet and social media to firmly establish it as an annual fixture on the world street art calendar. This will enable us to attract the best artists to inspire and draw in the next generation of street art lovers but this can only happen with your support.

Please remember that this an all-or-nothing funding venture. We need to hit or exceed our target so please don't delay and support us today.
Thank you,

#FemmeFierce

Risks and challenges

Our biggest concern is that we won't be able to make the festival happen or that we will have to scale it down so it is considerably less engaging.

A scaled down festival would likely mean fewer artists, fewer supplies and would likely cut out one or more of the activities that we plan to organise to keep the public engaged and entertained.

As part of the the event is outdoors, weather could cause problems for the artists which would reduce the amount of wall space the artist can use to paint on.

Public transport issues (should they occur) could make it difficult for artists to get to the venue on time, potentially reducing the time they have to complete their pieces.

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    A Femme Fierce badge and sticker set and a Super Thank You across our social media pages.

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    A unique Femme Fierce postcard set featuring artwork by three of world's top female street artists plus a Femme Fierce badge and sticker set.

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    An original 'Secret Society of Super Villain Artists' (SSOSVA) t-shirt with a unique Femme Fierce design. Plus a 3-card postcard set featuring three of the world's top street artists, a Femme Fierce badge and sticker set.

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    A limited edition Femme Fierce signed print of the Leake Street tunnel by photographer Stuart Holdsworth. Plus an original 'Secret Society of Super Villain Artists' t-shirt with a unique Femme Fierce design. A 3 card postcard set featuring three of the world's top street artists, a Femme Fierce badge and sticker set.

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    A Q&A walk through of Femme Fierce during the Leake Street takeover (8 March) with founder Ayaan and a meet-and-greet with the Femme Fierce artists and an original black book with various stickers and Femme Fierce artist sketches by the participating artists. This will be a unique and precious record of the day's events containing a host of original drawings from some of the world's best street artists and graffiti writers.

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    A bespoke guided 2 hour walking Street Art tour of the East End of London for up to 20 people with guaranteed meeting of some of the Femme Fierce artists. Tours will be led by Femme Fierce top blogger, and editor and founder of Inspiring City, Stuart Holdsworth. (Tours are limited to weekends and evenings only and will be arranged directly with the tour guide).

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    2 hour Graffiti and Street Art tour in a chauffeur driven, licensed black cab courtesy of Roche Art for 4 people.

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    Pledge £175 or more About $265

    Create your own piece of street art on canvas in collaboration with a Femme Fierce artist and have it displayed as part of a street art group show at a pop-up gallery.

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    An original canvas of your choice by world reknowned stencil street artist Zabou (1m large).

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    Pledge £500 or more About $757

    A video or time-lapse on a subject of your choice filmed, edited and produced by Femme Fierce official filmmaker, Daniel Lucas. This could be a music video for your band, a promotional video for your business, a short film or even your very own Kickstarter campaign video. The video will be presented in digital format, package includes up to 3 days shooting. If outside London reasonable expenses will be charged for travel and accommodation, if necessary. The winner is responsible for sourcing actors, props and locations and must submit a detailed brief of their idea for a video no later than ten days before shooting begins.

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