Please join us in supporting the inaugural exhibition of the:
“Social Justice Billboard Project.”
NE Sculpture ∣ Gallery Factory has rented 3 commercial billboards at the corner of 38th and Chicago Ave S. in Minneapolis. Two of the Billboards are on top of the Cup Foods; the third is diagonally across the square. The first 3 artworks were installed starting on Monday, July 13th.
The artists participating are:
William Ransom, Peyton Scott Russell, and Melodee Strong.
Our goal is to fund the 3 Billboards for one year, each with new art every 3 months. We are asking for your assistance in supporting one year of usage for all three billboards; which will offer the opportunity to 3 new Black, Indigenous, and People of Color every 3 months. With proper support, we will exhibit a total of twelve artists over the first year.
If we raise less than needed for 1 year we will run the Art until the money is depleted. Depending on the amount of funds raised, we will extend the program for as long as possible. The 3 billboards with the 3 initial artworks have been financed by NE Sculpture ∣ Gallery Factory for four weeks. We would like to see this program continue for at least 1 year or longer, depending on the funds we raise.
1 Billboard for 4 weeks 500. + production of 200. = 700.
2 Billboards (4 weeks only) no artist honorarium = 1400.
3 billboards (4 weeks only) no artist honorarium = 2100.
For One Year - One Board = 52 divided by 4 = 13 payments of 500 = $6,500.
*Rental only, no production/printing, no artist honorarium.
Scan original Art 150 x 3 = 450.
New Art/Artist production every 3 Months = 200.
Production/printing boards x 3 billboards = 600.
Total = 1,250.
One Board - one year - art changed every 3 Months: 6,500. + 1,250. = 7,750.
Three Boards - one year - art changed every 3 Months: = 23,250.
Artists Honorarium per Art/Artist = 1,000.
One Board x 4 Artists = 4,000.
12 Artists Boards = 12,000.
So One Board for one year = 7,750.
Artist Honorarium: 4,000 = $11,750.
1 Board - 1 year - 4 Artists = 11,750. x 3 Billboards - one Year - Total = 35,250.
With the launch of the Social Justice Billboard Project on GoFundMe, we are seeking support from individual patrons, foundations, and businesses. No donation is too small. Please join us in supporting this ambitious new Social Justice Art and Artist Program. We are very thankful for your help, support and contribution. You are an important part of the story. We appreciate you, especially your heart. Thank you.
Individual full-length artist interviews:
William Ransom - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNLn00CNVSc
Peyton Scott Russell - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dN1lq66N-ik
Melodee Strong - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9Q8m1x-M1w
- Maia Segura
- Jill Boogren
- Dana M
- Amber Wylie