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Larroque Arts Festival

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Raised by 29 people in 6 months
Every summer Larroque Art Festival (LAF) invites young and established artists from all over the world to the rural hamlet of Larroque, Tarn, France, to meet local artists, exhibit, explore the region, share experience and make future plans. Artists are hosted for between one and three weeks in the former Mairie (Town Hall) and Old Post Office (now a Gallery) of the village where LAF offers full bed and board plus field trips by minibus to the local sites, village and museums. 
Each year the exhibition has a theme to which artists are invited to respond. The emphasis is on top-quality international contemporary art in all media: film, video, installation, photography, performance, net-art, painting, sculpture, photography, drawing, craft, sound, poetry and craft.  The Festival is in its 10th year, and has hosted shown work by over 300 artists from c. 50 countries.  The idea is to introduce contemporary art to a rural environment and to introduce the artists to the ancient and beautiful region of SW France. The village is one of the oldest continuously inhabited parts of Europe, with neolithic caves in the imposing limestone cliffs above the village, and an adjacent ancient forest (the Grésigne) roughly the size of Paris, with its special flora/fauna.
The Festival is timed to coincide with a full weekend of activities in the village including a bric-à-brac sale, apéro concert, and the `Sardinade' (Sardine Feast for c .400 diners, with live music and dancing).  The money is needed to help support the Festival (which has for the last 10 years been funded personally and with some local support):  to pay for publicity, posters, invites, mini-van rental and driver's fee; to assist with accommodation/board for up to 12 artists full board for c. 2-3 weeks: to assist with costs of framing, construction, lighting and installation; But importantly, to assist with transport costs for young artists (students or those coming from Eastern Europe or further afield).
The Festival is always held during the last week in July, so funds are needed by May- June.   As a former Head of Fine Art (Leeds University) the director of LAF is now retired, and funding has come from his personal pension. The impetus is philanthropical, to encourage young artists and offer them an exceptional, personalised mini-residency where they can meet established artists (heads of Schools, Turner Prize nominees, Directors of other International festivals and residency centres) and to engage with local artists and the community, as well as being a didactic project,  introducing contemporary, and sometimes challenging, art to a rural community without compromise or condescension.
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Le fonds pour lever financement pour soutenir LAF a presque atteint son objectif pour cette année. Il restera ouvert pour l'année prochaine. - Merci à tous nos généreux sponsors du Canada à l'Arménie, aux USA et à l'Espagne, aux îles Canaries, en Irlande, en Écosse et au Royaume-Uni. Merci à tous. Votre générosité nous permettra de faire un superbe festival cette année. FaceBook et le site Web de la Galerie vous tiendront au courant.

The fund to raise funding to support LAF has almost reached its goal for this year - Thanks to all our generous sponsors from Canada to Armenia, USA and Spain, Canary Islands, Ireland, Scotland and the Kingdom -United. Thank you all. Your generosity will allow us to make a wonderful festival this year. FaceBook and the Gallery's website will keep you informed.

(Image: "The Legendary Les Paul at Fat Tuesdays NY", Screenprint by Kenneth Hay)
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The fund to assist with the PR, running costs, etc for LAF has had a lot of generous donations. Thank you all! We are almost at our target, so spread the word - the fundraiser is still open..

Merci à toutes les bénévoles qui ont déjà donné au fond pour soutenir le LAF- et pour tous ce qui ont apprécié l’effort internationale du LAF, le fond reste ouvert pour des donations - merci!
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The Funding Campaign to enable LAF (Larroque Arts Festival) has received some generous contributions from participating artists, past and present, and some personal contributions from neighbouring villages and the surrounding area, for which LAF is truly greatful. With your support we hope to be able to continue to offer the most international, contemporary , multi-media exhibition event in the Tarn. Thank you all, and keep those contributions coming!
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Half way there to our target to raise funds for the Larroque Arts Festival, thanks to those artists and supporters who have generously donated to keep the Festival going - now we need some local supporters from the local area to support us- the most international, contemporary art show in the region!!!
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