SPACE LAB Community Art for Change

$651 of $6,880 goal

Raised by 11 people in 22 months
Help us create a global SPACE LAB : a community laboratory for artistic expression to generate living systems of empowerment.

WHO ARE WE?

We are Aja and Meesh. We imagine and create visions that are charged with inspiration to inspire our local arts & cultural community. We are allies for community education, sustainable energy, and free expression! SPACE LAB is how we manifest this. Help us spread the word! Right now we are in Chile, well into our 2017 project, "Fueling Creativity." Check out our progress:



OUR 2017 BUDGET

Documentary Production Materials $2,565.57
Community Mural Materials $2,204.24
Workshop Materials $319
Website hosting $216
Studio space $1,575

GRAND TOTAL: $6,880

WHAT IS OUR VISION?


In a time when everyone could use a little more connectivity, we are creating the linkages for communities on the forefront of alternative systems of ART and ENERGY. Our ultimate goal is to BUILD BRIDGES between the hubs of communities doing things a little differently, connecting youth and families with the resources they need to create and sustain harmonious, rhythmic livelihoods.  While in Chile, we strive to accomplish this goal in multiple ways...

Community murals: creating artwork with youth that inspire connection with the land, color, sustainability, and empowerment. (Above: we helped organize a community mural at a percussion and dance seminar in Molco, near Villarrica in the south of Chile.)

Knowledge portal:
an online map system for livestreamed + video-based teaching and sharing shaped by the communities where we work (Above: As we develop an interface to connect people to alternative energy & education resources via crowdsourced geospatial info, we are starting at the community level to collect data)

Video documentary series: Connecting community alternative energy producers with the knowledge and resources to expand, educate, and create (Above: we documented the work of a grassroots waste vegetable oil collection group in the underserved neighborhood of La Pintana.)

Arts curricula & workshops: spreading ideas about self-sufficiency and empowerment. (Above: Michelle demonstrating how to fold up paper into a zine at our poetry and comic book workshop taught at Luís Matte Larraín middle school in a low-income neighborhood of Santiago).

We will bring these discoveries and refined curricula back to underserved communities in the U.S. and beyond.

(Above: designing signs for a community tree planting we organized in Paradise at Parkside in NE Washington DC)

(Above: a print you could receive if you donate to our campaign! Also available for purchase at our online art shop .)

OUR GIFT TO YOU:


If you donate, we appreciate you. Here are some ways we like to thank our supporters:

$5 donation: shoutout on instagram!
$20 donation: Signed postcard
$35 donation: Signed poetry zine
$50 donation: Signed and numbered print
$100 donation: Poetry zine + print
$200 donation: two signed prints
$500 donation: Set of 3 archival prints, signed
$1,000 donation: Surprise original work!
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Raised by 11 people in 22 months
Created February 14, 2017
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Alvin Pruitt
5 months ago

Great work....best wishes

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18 months ago
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Michael Haley
21 months ago
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lets make history #serd1nyc

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Deborah Meyers
21 months ago
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Good luck cousin!

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