Glasgow Open House Arts Festival September 2021

by Glasgow Open House Arts Festival in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

£2,650

£10,000 target 10 days left
26% 52 supporters
Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 26th April 2021 at 9:00am

Glasgow's DIY festival is back with a diverse programme of exhibitions from under-represented artists, free and accessible to all.

by Glasgow Open House Arts Festival in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

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Glasgow Open House Arts Festival 2021: Artists in Isolation

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Glasgow Open House Arts Festival is a DIY non-profit city-wide event, that encourages people from all backgrounds to explore alternative ways of interacting with the arts, outside of the usual gallery or museum. Hosted by the local community, the festival's 3 previous programmes have taken place in flats, garden sheds and other unexpected locations. The most recent festival programme in 2017 showcased the work of over 200 artists in 69 venues across the city. This year, we aim to create a safe & socially distanced festival, from the 24th to the 27th of September.

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It’s been a really difficult year for everyone! We have all really missed engaging together in cultural and community events, and the pandemic has made us realise just how important the arts are for our mental health and well-being. With your help Glasgow Open House Arts Festival 2021 will bring desperately needed opportunities for joy and togetherness to the local community, as we recover from the devastating effects of the pandemic.

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Through a programme of in-person and online exhibitions, performances and discussions, we aim to provide space for artists and the wider community to question and express their lived experiences of the ongoing pandemic. Imagine beautiful window displays in flats and houses across the city, collaborative sculptures in outdoor spaces, wall murals and painted shop-shutters, online and doorstep performances, all within a safe, socially distanced programme, free and accessible to all. We are encouraging artists, musicians, performers, community groups, schools, organisations and creative members of the public from all backgrounds to take part.

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We are currently operating on a voluntary basis and paying out of pocket for festival expenses, so we are really counting on your help and support to bring our vision for a truly inclusive festival to life! Restarting the festival during a pandemic has been a big challenge for the team, and has only been made possible because many of our team members are supported by furlough schemes and therefore have more time to spare for voluntary work. 

Going forward we don’t want to have to rely on voluntary labour. We want to create a fair and sustainable organisation that ensures the festival runs far into the future! With the help of this crowdfunder, we will support participating artists from all backgrounds to be able to take part in the festival, pay fair wages to the festival coordinators and cover the running costs of the festival.

We want to include as many projects and artworks across Glasgow in our festival weekend as possible! With your help, we will collaborate with and spotlight artists, organisations and groups already supporting diverse creative output in the city. Your support will allow us to fund our own community engagement programme of accessible workshops and materials packages for the under-represented communities outlined in our constitution.

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Glasgow Open House Arts Festival was founded in 2013 by a small group of art graduates including the festival's director, Amalie Silvani-Jones, who has returned to relaunch the festival with a new team. A visual artist, Amalie has worked within various arts roles including for the Refugee Festival and Wasps Artists Studios. Amalie is currently supported by two festival coordinators: Sofia Cotrona (as Marketing & Blog Assistant), a student of History of Art and Business at the University of Edinburgh and Sophia Gruber (as Digital Content Creator & Video Editor), a multidisciplinary designer and filmmaker.

Glasgow Open House Arts Festival is committed to tackling issues of inclusion and equality. In order to make sure we engage & include the diverse groups of artists and audiences set out in our constitution, we have begun the process of forming an 'advisory committee' to provide support to the festival team. The committee meets online once a month and will consist of 7-10 Glasgow based advocates, with expertise and networks formed from working with diverse groups of artists and arts organisations.

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By supporting this crowdfunder, you’ll be allowing us to spotlight artists from under-represented communities and playing a vital part in the continuation of everyone’s favourite DIY arts festival! 'Artists in Isolation' hopes to bring together and support the community to engage with the arts, in a truly inclusive festival.

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We have some amazing rewards available in return for your support. As well as festival merchandise and artist prints, supporters will be able to claim a bespoke hand-drawn mural by Glasgow Artist Flore de Hoog or an individual painted mural by artist and designer Alice Dansey-Wright

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Our ‘Buy a kit, donate a kit’ scheme offers people the opportunity to purchase a do-at-home 'Window Art Kit' box with all the art materials and guidance needed to create a beautiful window display, for supporters to take part in the festival programme. With every kit purchased, there will be the option to donate a number of the same kits to communities outlined in our constitution.

There will be more amazing rewards announced throughout the campaign, keep your eyes peeled!

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Glasgow Open House Arts Festival T-Shirt and Sweatshirt

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A4 Original charcoal drawing on paper wrapped around wooden panel by Robert McCormack

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Hand-Drawn Wallpaper by Flore de Hoog


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Hand-painted Mural by Alice Dansey-Wright

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3 photographic prints from Chris Jones' series 'My Dad's Tools'

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Music: Life Online - Stay At Home (Prod. Ben Rayner)
Original track: https://lifeonline.bandcamp.com/track/online-life
Kindly donated by Life Online - Recording and Performing Music Project
https://www.facebook.com/lifeonlineuk

Video Footage: footage is a mixture of the festival's own archives and clips kindly donated by
Art in Scotland TV
https://www.artinscotland.tv/

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Amalie, Sofia & Sophia X

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£35 or more

6 of 25 claimed

Screen Printed Festival Sweatshirt

Screen printed Glasgow Open House Arts Festival Sweatshirt, organic cotton printed in Glasgow. Available in sizes XS - 4XL, we'll get in touch with you to confirm size.

£10 or more

5 of 100 claimed

Stitched Badge

Take Glasgow Open House Arts Festival wherever you go with a stitched badge that can be ironed or sewn onto your jacket or bag! Created for us by Wild and Kind.

£15 or more

0 of 12 claimed

Drawing Workshop with Elina Bry

Bring your pencils and black pens, as well as your watercolours or coloured pencils for this drawing workshop with artist Elina Bry. We all think that getting 2 more degrees in Scotland wouldn’t be a bad idea, to be fair that would be kind of nice don’t you think? But what does it mean, 2 degrees? 2 degrees when you are essentially surrounded by the sea? Come explore your favourite parts of Scotland while thinking about Climate Change.

£15 or more

0 of 5 claimed

Jenny Haytch Illustration Bundle

Jenny Haytch creates imaginatively illustrated products that are wonky & charming, tongue-in-cheek & occasionally NSFW. 3 cards, 1 'I Survived 2020' badge and 1 x A6 print

£25 or more

5 of 25 claimed

Screen Printed Festival T-shirt

Screen printed Glasgow Open House Arts Festival t-shirt in navy, organic cotton printed in Glasgow. Available in sizes XS - 4XL, we'll get in touch with you to confirm size.

£25 or more

2 of 9 claimed

Colourful gliclee prints by artist Sophie Grindlay

Choose between This is Weird, Down Dog and Lucky Dip printed in A4 on fine art paper. Glasgow based visual artist Sophie Grindlay creates vibrant paintings, paper collages and sculptures about the chaos found in the details of her life.

£35 or more

2 of 50 claimed

Window Art Kit

'Buy a kit, donate a kit’ allows you to purchase a kit with all the art materials and guidance needed to create a beautiful window display at home, for you to take part in the festival programme. With every kit purchased, we will donate a number of the same kits to be distributed to communities outlined in the organisation’s constitution.

£55 or more

1 of 50 claimed

Window Art Kit X 2

With this reward, you will recieve 2 x Window Art Kits while also donating 2 of the same kits to be distributed to communities outlined in the organisation’s constitution. Your art kits will contain all of the art materials and guidance needed to create a beautiful window display at home, for you to take part in the festival programme.

£100 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Drawing by Robert McCormack, title ‘High Tarif'

Beautiful original drawing by artist and member of our advisory committee - Robert McCormack. Size 210 x 297 (A4). Fixed paper on charcoal on paper wrapped round wooden panel. Signed and dated by the artist. Hanging features - X2 wooden batons to offset work from wall.

£150 or more

1 of 15 claimed

Festival Super Bundle

Festival Super Bundle includes Stitched badge, T-shirt, Sweatshirt, Limited edition Festival riso print, a place on Climate Emergency drawing workshop with artist Elina Bry and more!

£175 or more

0 of 50 claimed

Window Art Kit Bundle

Buy this reward to recieve 10 x Window Art Kits for your group / organisation, or we will distribute them to communities outlined in the organisation’s constitution. Art kits will contain all of the art materials and guidance needed to create a beautiful window display at home, for you to take part in the festival programme.

£180 or more

0 of 3 claimed

My Dad's Tools: Photographic Prints by Chris Jones

Chris Jones is an artist and the father of Amalie Silvani-Jones (director of GOHAF). The prints are from his series 'My Dad's Tools' exploring his caring relationship with his father after his dementia diagnosis, by documenting his expansive collection of tools.

£500 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Hand-drawn wallpaper by Flore de Hoog

Flore de Hoog is a Glasgow-based artist, specialising in hand-drawn walls, drawings and prints. With this reward, Flore will work with you to create a custom design in her unique style, which she will then draw directly to your walls by hand. Glasgow based reward.

£500 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Hand painted Mural by Alice Dansey-Wright

Alice Dansey-Wright is an artist and designer. Her primary medium is drawing and painting but she also applies her work to textiles, set design, jewellery, furniture and performance. With this reward, Alice will use here playful lines to paint a unique mural on an interior wall in your Glasgow home.

£75 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Art Prints for Your Home Exhibition

Selection of 3 prints by Glasgow based artists. Support local artists and showcase some of their work in your own home exhibition!

Let's make 'Glasgow Open House Arts Festival September 2021' happen

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