Let me tell you about my dream
Hello. My name is Howard Rushfirth.
I am a creative professional from Leeds, Yorkshire in the UK. If you could spare me a couple of short minutes, I’d like to tell you about my dream.
But let’s start at the beginning. I’ve been creating since… well perhaps not quite day one, but probably in some capacity year one. As soon as I could grasp a wax crayon in my little fist I was making my mark in the world and I haven’t stopped since.
Creating pictures by one means or another has been a daily compulsion since childhood, where I regularly entered and won many local and national art contests, and I illustrated my first published and national distributed children’s book, all while aged just 16 years old.
After studying graphic design, advertising and marketing for a number of years at Leeds College of Art, I went on to build a career as a multi-discipline creative professional, working at a senior level in a diverse range of fields such as corporate signage design, retail packaging design, children’s media and branding.
And in recent years I’ve also been creating limited edition and one-off commissions of digitally created art pieces to hang on the walls of homes and businesses.
I’m really proud of all I’ve accomplished. However one thing eludes me… so here’s my DREAM.
For all the pictures I’ve created over the last 48 years, I’ve yet to ever have one hanging in a recognised art gallery. Through this Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign, I’m asking for support in getting a specifically created unique digital art piece produced and entered into the prestigious Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition 2019.
Production and logistics
The piece itself will be a large 2m x 2m fine art canvas, so the production cost alone is significant. Added to this we have the transport costs - and this has to be a bespoke delivery service that provides a dedicated individual to personally unwrap the canvas before it is handed over to the gallery, and we also have a similar return scenario whereby the canvas will need carefully repacking onsite before being transported back to Leeds.
In order to meet these external costs and the costs of the rewards for supporters I need to raise £2,500. Every ounce of my being is invested in ensuring this project is a success.
To that end, whilst the rewards I am offering must obviously be standardised to some degree to make the process feasible, I have endeavoured to include as big a personalisation opportunity as possible. The rewards range from a 'thank you' to the opportunity to select any image from our website (not including private commissions) and have that supplied in a strictly limited edition size.
There's also the chance of owning one of only five limited edition pieces of artwork that will be directly related to the Royal Academy submissions piece. The ultimate reward is the opportunity to commission your very own bespoke piece of art, created to your own brief.
Hopefully there is something in the mix that will persuade you that I am worthy of your support. I do hope so.
Risks and challenges
Providing the funding is raised, there will be sufficient to cover the reward fulfilment and of course to fund the production and logistics, so hopefully any risks would be infinitesimally small.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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