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Funding Unsuccessful
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About

Hello we need your help to fund Vote Art 2016, a nationwide art project.

The aim of the project is simple, it’s to create new artworks inspired by political themes and place these works on billboard sites and public spaces around the UK.

Vote Art artwork by Bob & Roberta Smith, Turner Contemporary, Margate
Vote Art artwork by Bob & Roberta Smith, Turner Contemporary, Margate

Vote Art was established ahead of the 2015 general election with the aim of inspiring people to exercise their democratic right and to think about the arts whilst doing so.

Vote Art 2016 will make a response to the EU referendum in the UK and include artwork by professional and emerging artists.

As well as encouraging people to get involved in the EU referendum, we want to ensure that the arts are part of the debate and the views of artists and the wider arts community are heard.

Our lead artist this year is Turner award nominee Mark Titchner whose artwork adorns the London landscape.

Mark Titchner, Lead Artist
Mark Titchner, Lead Artist

For this campaign we are looking for funding to encourage young people to take part in the project. We want them to create artwork inspired by the EU referendum, work that will spark debate and encourage engagement. All eligible work will be place on the Vote Art website, voteart.co.uk. One young artist's work will be selected by a panel of judges to be exhibited on billboard sites across the UK and be paid a fee of £500.

We are not saying that this will change people’s lives, but the artwork created by Jordan Alex Smith in 2015 was featured in the Independent and on the BBC website.

Jordan Alex Smith winner of Vote Art 2015 competition featured Thein Independent
Jordan Alex Smith winner of Vote Art 2015 competition featured Thein Independent

We need £5,000 to help pay for billboard sites around the UK, promote the project and pay the winning artist. Obviously if we get more we can afford more billboard sites.

Together we can create an amazing project that will engage people in the EU referendum as well as celebrating, supporting and promoting young artists and their work. We only have a short time, so donate now

Oh - If you’re in the States this project is transferable!

Risks and challenges

Confirming the sites
We are looking to confirm a mix of sites across England, the issue is that these sites get booked up in advance.
The good news is that we have contacts in place and sites identified across England.
If the public vote chooses a location where the billboard site has already been booked, we will look at the second most popular choice.

National Competition
We may not get as many entries as we hope for the national competition.
The good news is that we have run a similar competition in the past, which attracted plenty of submissions. This year we will be spreading the message far and wide using social media, press and contacts at art galleries.

Other Funding
The whole project will cost £19,600 and we have already secured funding from Arts Council England.

We are looking to raise £5,000 to cover the young people's project and acquire another 5 billboard sites across the UK (so far we have funding for 13 sites), but the more money we raise the more billboard sites we can exhibit on. Each site costs approximately £500 for two weeks (including layout and design), so with an extra £2,500 we can secure another 5 sites.

Full Project Budget
We're seeking funding for:
5 commercial billboard sites in England: £2,500
Fee for young artist: £500
Press Officer: £400
Marketing & rewards: £600
Management & Admin: £800
Transport & Travel for young person to attend the debate: £200

Lack of press interest
There will be a lot of stories coming up around the EU referendum and maybe our project will get lost amongst the other news stories.
We have recruited an excellent press officer and are already on social media.
For Vote Art 2015 we gained widespread national, specialist and regional press coverage including features in The Independent, BBC Arts, TimeOut, Monocle 24 and Apollo.

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    Mention on the Vote Art website

    All donations are welcome and to say thank you we will add your name to our website.

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    VIP seats for Artists debate at Goldsmiths University
    Meet the artists that have contributed to the Vote Art project and listen to what has inspired them to create the work.
    Date & time TBC - will be in the week beginning 13 or 20 June 2016

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    VIP seats for screening of Bob & Roberta Smith's film about his campaign against Michael Gove in the 2015 UK General Election.
    Date & time TBC - will be in the week beginning 13 or 20 June 2016

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    VIP seats for a debate on whether the Arts in the UK are better in or our of Europe.
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    A3 print of artwork by competition winner.

    We don't know who this is yet, or what lies ahead for them in the future, this could be your opportunity to invest in their future.

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    A limited print of the work produced by Mark Titchner for Vote Art 2016
    Titchner graduated from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London, in 1995 and nominated for the Turner Prize in 2006.
    His work is held in the permanent collections of the South London Gallery, the United Kingdom Government Art Collection and the Tate Gallery

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    A3 print of artwork by Mustafa Hulusi
    A limited print of the work produced by Mustafa Hulusi for Vote Art 2016
    Hulusi graduated from Fine Art and Critical Studies at Goldsmiths College, and has a master’s degree from the Royal College of Art.
    In 2007, Hulusi represented Cyprus at the 52nd International Exhibition of Contemporary Art of La Biennale di Venezia and had solo exhibitions at A-Foundation, Liverpool, and Max Wigram Gallery

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Funding period

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