PAW 2020 Seedfunding Event - Part Two!

by Visual Arts Plymouth in Plymouth, England, United Kingdom

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Plymouth Art Weekender is launching its second virtual seedfunding event this year!

by Visual Arts Plymouth in Plymouth, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

Further donations go straight to the successful pitchers in the event!


The annual Plymouth Art Weekender ‘Soup’ Micro Funding Event is back for Part Two, following on from the rollicking success of our last event.

Friday 19th of June on Zoom

Time: 7.15 pm onwards with pitching to start at 8 o’clock / Donations: £3 upwards

How it works: If you want to be in the audience on the night you will need to make a pledge on Crowdfunder to receive the invitation link to the Zoom event. This link will not be sent out until close to the event for security reasons, but we will be in touch between now and then with exact info on what to expect, so please read that email. 

Your pledge includes a donation to the seedfunding pots, the opportunity to ask questions to the pitchers, play Lockdown Labyrinth with Louise Ashcroft (more details at the bottom of the page), and of course, votes for which PAW projects get the cash! If there is more than one person watching in your household, please use the corresponding pledge.

On the night: Back by popular demand, the incredible Rhys Morgan will be hosting the event and we’ll be inviting five artists or artists groups to pitch their projects to the audience. Each pitch can last for up to four minutes. Audience members can then ask each presenter up to four questions after their presentation.

After all the presentations, audience members can vote for three projects they would like to be funded. The three projects with the highest number of votes will each receive a guaranteed micro-grant of £500 each, plus part of the extra money raised through this Crowdfunder.

We’ve set a minimum advised amount, but please think about donating what you can to support these Plymouth-based creatives during this difficult time. Equally if you are interested in this event, but can’t attend, please consider making a donation or sharing info about the event.

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Plymouth Art Weekender is an ambitious three-day event that will take place across the city from 25-27 September 2020. The Weekender celebrates Plymouth’s visual arts scene and promotes the city as an exciting contemporary art destination with exhibitions, activities, and commissions by local, national, and international artists.

Artist Louise Ashcroft will be our living screensaver, distracting you with an anarchic medley of short poems, stories and props as you muse over your votes. Louise is a visual artist who works with humorous performances and videos to tell stories chronicling her observations and antagonistic gestures which playfully reinvent cultural conventions and systems of control. Her latest audio work Breakfast Cereals is part of Boring Talks on BBC Sounds (she's also done ones on Argos Catalogue and Call Centres) and her new film Dead Relevant, in which a 17th Century painting abdicates to a new digital life, is now showing at Frans Hals Museum in Haarlem, Netherlands, as part of the show Image Power which explores how images can confront power. Louise is a current A-N Bursary recipient and was an Artsadmin Bursary artist in 2018-19. She has performed at festivals like Latitude, Art Night London and Supernormal, and galleries such as Arebyte, Wellcome Collection, Museum of London, BQ Berlin and Goldsmiths CCA. Louise also runs her own irreverent performance night, Unperforming. In 2019 she was a speaker at Chaos Computer Club's Leipzig hacker summit, she has a TED talk with hardly any views and she teaches BA Fine Art at Goldsmiths. www.louiseashcroft.org

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If you have any further questions or problems please email info@plymouthartweekender.com or click contact the organisers on this page

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£3 or more

Online 'ticket' to the virtual event - admits 1

You will be sent a link to the virtual event, this also entitles you to vote for your favourite projects!

£6 or more

Online 'ticket' to the virtual event - admits 2

You will be sent a link to the virtual event, this also entitles two of you to vote for your favourite projects!

£9 or more

Online 'ticket' to the virtual event - admits 3

You will be sent a link to the virtual event, this also entitles three of you to vote for your favourite projects!

£12 or more

Online 'ticket' to the virtual event - admits 4

You will be sent a link to the virtual event, this also entitles four of you to vote for your favourite projects!

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