I am working to raise money for an artist residency opportunity offered in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The goal of the residency, once I'm there, is to create six mixed media paintings. These paintings will specifically focus on incorporating found objects, photos and texts from the city and will draw directly from my experiences living in the foreign country.
This is a three-week program more specifically called SUB30 Proyecto ACE Artist Residency program and takes place starting in February of 2013. I am a part of the "Exploration" program, which is geared towards providing the artist with space and resources to experiment with materials instead of aiming at producing a lot the same.
The goal of this kickstarter is to make the minimum amount so that I can cover the cost of the residency: $4150. Airfare is not a part of this fundraiser and something I have saved up for independently.
These fees cover:
Lodging, materials for the project production, access to all communal working areas, such as: workshop, reading room, private use of the “Tower” studio, as well as advertisement and facilitating of an exhibition with a professional opening to show the work produced during the residency.
Here is a link to their website: http://www.proyectoace.org/en/home
Each of your contributions will come with a reward, an exchange of art. The work I'm sending to my backers will be made before and during the residency. Larger contributions will receive original art created during the three week stay. Think of it as being a patron of the arts!
If I do not reach my goal of $4,150, I will not get a single penny and will not be able to go on my trip. No money will be taken out of your account unless I meet my projected goal by the deadline. In this case, money will be withdrawn on that day.
Thank you so much taking the time to check out my project!
PS Be sure to see my portfolio at: www.flickr.com/photos/marenpreston
Risks and challenges
My challenge will be to make sure that my backers receive their rewards as soon as promised. I'm going to be on the other side of the world so my plan is to send some of the rewards out before I leave for South America and some while I'm there. I plan on painting and drawing upon materials that are easily transportable, such as paper, rather than heavy, hard to move materials like metal. But don't be worried, I am excited to get the rewards back to my supporters and look forward to this challenge!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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