Glasgow Open House Arts Festival September 2021

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

£3,585

raised so far

81

supporters

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

We're still collecting donations

On the 26th April 2021 we'd raised £3,585 with 81 supporters in 35 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

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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 a small team 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! 

We have made the difficult decision to reduce our target to £4000 to reflect the absolute minimum we need for the festival to go ahead (in its simplest and voluntary form). More than ever you can see how your donations will make a difference and contribute to the return of the festival.

Glasgow Open House Arts Festival 2021: 'Artists in Isolation' hopes to bring together and support the community to engage with the arts, outside of the usual gallery or museum. With £4000 in donations, we will be able to cover the basic running costs of a 4-day socially distanced arts festival free for everyone to enjoy! Your support will allow us to collaborate with and spotlight artists, organisations and groups already supporting diverse creative output in the city.

We will still be looking to fund support for artists, wages for the team, operational and team working costs, community engagement and accessibility for our events via public and private funding applications. £4000 raised from this crowdfunder will represent 12% of the cost of our ideal festival, allowing us to go ahead with the programme in a very basic form if we aren't successful in raising all of the funds we are aiming for.

More than ever you can see how your donations will make a difference and contribute to the return of the festival. Check out our fantastic rewards and help us be part of your light at the end of the (covid) tunnel!

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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.

Let us be the light at the end of your (covid) tunnel and help us to bring back the joy of music and performance, in the form of a socially distanced festival in September!

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We have some lovely new and original rewards on the page, as well as lots of other rewards still available! Keep an eye on our Instagram this week for 2 artists' takeovers and the launch of a new reward by performance artist Madeleine V Brown!

As well as festival merchandise, original artworks and artist prints, supporters can 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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Glasgow Open House Arts Festival screen-printed organic cotton ethically sourced T-Shirt and Sweatshirt produced by Print Clan

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Glasgow Open House Arts Festival Stitched Badge produced by Wild and Kind

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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 offered rewards

£35 or more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

£70 or more

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.

£80 or more

Original Collages by Janie Nicoll (Flyworks)

These artworks are part of a series of collage works donated by artist and member of the festival advisory committee 'Janie Nicoll' that utilise newspapers, and cultural detritus as a form of found material. Flyworks: Title “Looking Forwards Looking Back” collage using newspapers, unique collage works on paper, variable edition. Collage on paper.

£80 or more

Original Collages by Janie Nicoll (Flowers)

These artworks are part of a series of collage works donated by artist and member of the festival advisory committee 'Janie Nicoll' that utilise newspapers, and cultural detritus as a form of found material. Flowers: “We’re A Long Time Deid”- a reworking of dried flowers from the Herbarium of Emily Dickinson, in the Harvard Archive. Collage on paper.

£100 or more

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

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

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.

£200 or more

Painting & Artist's Book by Craig Mulholland

Sub-Prime No.6 (Originally part of Grandes Et Petites Machines Exhibition at Spike Island Bristol) by Craig Mulholland. 61cm x 61cm, Acrylic on Drilled Hardboard. A copy of the accompanying artist's book will also be donated with this work (Grandes Et Petites Machines, Edition of 300).

£500 or more

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

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.

£20 or more

Signed copy of publication 'HAUSKATZE' by MV Brown

HAUSKATZE by MV Brown takes the form of a photographic flipbook documenting a domestic performance and interspecies collaboration. Its palindromic design reveals two performances with the flick of a thumb. Made with thanks to her cat Heathcliff, Natalie McGowan and David Addison. Published by Hommages. Production & Design by Side Orders. Custom wig by Wig Chapel. Supported by Creative Scotland and Glasgow City Council.

£75 or more

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!

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