Campaign successfully funded on: 31 Jul,2015
You don't have to have a university degree to be able to speak it. But to do you need an opportunity and an environment to help to encourage you to help to dare to try.
The first step is always the hardest so that s what "Art Lifts UP" is for.
What is "Art Lifts UP" ?
" Art Lifts UP" is an event to gather 50 persons for a week in an art retreat to take a step back from their normal life to share their passion for arts and learn how to do so in a new ways on November 2015.
People will be invited from all different social backgrounds from the Nile Delta to Upper Egypt to collaborate together with different media fields (music, photography, videography).
Participants will receive a basic training in this fields and share their different culture and experience together.
What We Need?
Actually, we already have the most important asset: the PEOPLE, who have the courage and the creativity inside them, but lack the tools. All we need is to provide is them the first step. This takes tools, and training. "Art Lifts UP" is the first step. So we want you to join us, to help make this a reality.
We would like to raise support to collect funds for basic equipment (musical instrument, mic, video, and camera materials) that people do not have access to on their own capacities. These would be used during the retreat with professional guidance. The hope is that by the end of the week participants would have a basic understanding of music, video and camera media, that they can spring from there.
So for that we have different phases:
1) pre-preparation for the idea of the retreat to invite the participant and to prepare the society to accept that people men or women from Upper Egypt to the Delta can do Art (4250$)
2) preparation for the retreat to get all the material required to be able to have access to the material of high quality (like guitar , keyboard, 3oud, cameras with different lenses, mics, etc... (14900$)
3) during the retreat:
- accommodation and transportation for 50 persons for the retreat (8550$)
- for the professional (3 persons) that will stay during the retreat to enhance the retreat with their knowledge and experience (including their accommodation and transportation) (5300$)
4) ending of the retreat
Last day of the retreat (the presentation day) to show their projects and have a graduation party for the participant and sending all the rewards to thanks all our contributors (2000$)
Why "Art Lifts UP"?
Since the first step is the hardest , "Art Lifts UP" is a chance to get out of our comfort zones to encourage and learn from each other, to have the ability and the tools to express our art.
Through meeting people from different backgrounds we will all be enriched.
Other Ways You Can Help
If you feel inspired by the project, you can spread the word and tell your friends :)
Thanks to your support we have accomplished 2 milestone , we together are really close to make the dream come true.
We would love to thank you all for your help and your support with the money or sharing the idea of Art lifts up.
I studied Electrical Engineering in Alexandria. And I work as an engineer in a private sector company. Always been fascinated with photography since I was in school. I have been working in different social activities. And I have experienced how…Full biography