Moving Artists

Bilbao, España
2ª tour Il reste 18 jours
En cours! Minimum atteint
Accumulé
€ 11.940
Minimal
€ 11.500
Optimal
€ 25.065
29 Cofinanceurs
Pour € 10
SUPPORTER

With this contribution, you help make this project possible. With your consent, we will publish your name in the acknowledgements section of our website, dedicated to the support programme for the creation of a network in Iraqi Kurdistan.
You will receive our most sincere gratitude for your support and a written document formalising your contribution

> 04 Cofinanceurs
Pour € 30
POSTER MOVING ARTISTS 2019

The Moving Artists poster for 2019 is inspired by an original Kiko Perez artwork, specifically created for, and in solidarity with this Project.
The poster also features a variation on an emblematic quote from Marx and Engels which sought to define the concept of freedom, by highlighting the role of commitment and the principles of association: "Knowledge of necessity will give you freedom of action".

For further information about Kiko’s work, go to: http://www.heinrichehrhardt.com/artistas/kiko-perez/.
You will also receive our most sincere appreciation for your support along with a written document to formalise your donation.
Shipping and Handling costs: Spain €5 / Overseas: €10.

> 06 Cofinanceurs
Pour € 50
SPONSOR

With this level of donation, you help make this project possible, and with your consent, your name will be published on our website as a sponsor of Moving Artists.

You will also receive our most sincere appreciation for your support along with a written document to formalise your donation.

> 04 Cofinanceurs
Pour € 70
SPONSOR + POSTER

With this level of donation, you help make this project possible, and, with your consent, your name will be published on our website as a sponsor of Moving Artists.

Additionally, you will receive the Moving Artists 2019 poster, the design of which is based on an original artwork by Kiko Perez, created specifically for, and in support of this project.
You will also receive our most sincere appreciation for your support along with a written document to formalise your donation.

Shipping and Handling costs: Spain €5 / Overseas: €10.

> 01 Cofinanceurs
Pour € 100
Donation

Piece by NIGA SALAM - Numbered and signed by artist - Size: 30 x 40 cm
Photograph by the artist Niga Salam, donated in solidarity for the purposes of this campaign. Niga, an artist from Suleimaniyah (Iraqi Kurdistan), was awarded a bursary to partake in a residential exchange programme in Bilbao in 2018.
To see other works by Niga Salam, go to: https://bilbaoarte.org/Artists/niga-salam-moving-artists/.
By acquiring this photograph, you will receive our most sincere appreciation for your support along with a written document to formalise your donation.

Shipping and Handling costs: Spain €5 / Overseas: €10.

> 02 Cofinanceurs
Pour € 100
Donation

Piece by AZAR OTHMAN - Numbered and signed by artist - Size: 30 x 40 cm
Work by interdisciplinary artist Azar Othman, donated in solidarity for the purposes of this campaign. Originally from Suleimaniyah, Azar received an exchange scholarship to Iraqi Kurdistan in 2018.
You can view Azar Othman’s portfolio at the following link: https://www.deveron-projects.com/site_media/uploads/azar_othman.pdf
By acquiring this piece of contemporary art, you will receive our most sincere appreciation for your support along with a written document to formalise your donation.
Shipping and Handling costs: Spain €5 / Overseas: €10.

> 03 Cofinanceurs
Pour € 150
Piece by IXONE SADABA - Numbered and signed by artist - Size: 30 x 40 cm

Ixone Sadaba has been photographing and maintaining a dialogue with Iraqi Kurdistan since her first visit in 2008 thanks to a scholarship from the Delfina Foundation. In 2016, Ixone photographed a generation who had to face a very difficult social reality: choose between the struggle against ISIS or the financial temptation of joining its ranks.
For more information about Ixone Sadaba’s work, go to: www.ixonesadaba.com.
By acquiring this photograph, you will receive our most sincere appreciation for your support along with a written document to formalise your donation.
Shipping and Handling costs: Spain €5 / Overseas: €10.

> 06 Cofinanceurs
Pour € 200
Piece by BEGOÑA ZUBERO - Numbered and signed by artist - Size: 30 x 40 cm

Taken in Mosul after the city was liberated, this photograph was taken by Begoña Zubero while in Iraq with a scholarship from Moving Artists. It has been donated in solidarity with the purposes of this campaign.
For more information about Begoña Zubero and her work, go to: http://www.bzubero.es.
By acquiring this piece of contemporary art, you will receive our most sincere appreciation for your support along with a written document to formalise your donation.
Shipping and Handling costs: Spain €5 / Overseas: €10.

> 01 Cofinanceurs
Pour € 200
Work by TAXIO ARDANAZ – Numbered and signed - Size: 30 x 40 cm

Drawing by artist Taxio Ardanaz during his stay in Kurdistan thanks to a scholarship from Moving Artists in 2018. Work generously donated by the artist for the purposes of this campaign.
For more information about Taxio’s work, go to http://www.taxioardanaz.com/index.html.
As well as receiving an original artwork, you will also receive our most sincere appreciation for your support along with a written document to formalise your donation.
Shipping and Handling costs: Spain €5 / Overseas: €10.

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Pour € 350
Set of two artworks to choose from among the 6 artists: numbered and signed

This level of support will entitle you to choose any two works from the different artists; Begoña Zubero, Taxio Ardanaz, Azar Othman, Niga Salam or Ixone Sadaba. The selection of distinct combinations is subject to the availability of the works at the time of the donation.
You will also receive our most sincere appreciation for your support along with a written document to formalise your donation.
Shipping and Handling costs: Spain €8 / Overseas: €15.

> 00 Cofinanceurs
Pour € 500
Work by PALOMA POLO - Numbered and signed- Size: 30 x 40 cm

This image forms part of a series which Polo completed (A fleeting moment of dissidence becomes fossilised and lifeless after the moment has passed, 2014) stemming from a collaborative research project. It involved a dialogue with Naty Merindo, an 85-year-old indigenous leader, of the Agta tribe, who lives in the province of Aurora, on Luzon Island, in The Philippines.
You will also receive our most sincere appreciation for your support along with a written document to formalise your donation.
Shipping and Handling costs: Spain €8 / Overseas: €15.

> 00 Cofinanceurs
Pour € 700
Collection of Works by 5 artists, numbered and signed.

This level of support will entitle you to a copy of each of the works, numbered and signed by the 5 artists who have kindly supported our campaign: Begoña Zubero, Taxio Ardanaz, Azar Othman, Niga Salam and Ixone Sadaba. The acquisition of the full collection is subject to the availability of the works at the time of the donation.

Shipping and Handling costs: Spain €10 / Overseas: €25.

> 01 Cofinanceurs
Pour € 1.200
Complete Collection: Mention of appreciation on our website + poster + work of each of the artists

With this donation you help make the project possible, and with your consent, we will publish your name on our website as a sponsor of Moving Artists.
Additionally, you will receive the Moving Artists 2019 poster, the design of which is based on an original artwork by Kiko Perez, created specifically for, and in support of this project.
This donation includes a copy of each of the works, numbered and signed, by the 6 artists who generously participate in the campaign: Begoña Zubero, Taxio Ardanaz, Azar Othman, Niga Salam, Paloma Polo and Ixone Sadaba. The acquisition of the complete set is subject to the availability of the works at the time you make your donation.
You will also receive our most sincere appreciation for your support along with a written document to formalise your donation.
Shipping and Handling costs: Spain €10 / Overseas: €25.

> 03 Cofinanceurs
Pour € 2.500
2 YEAR SPONSORSHIP OF THE KURDISTAN NETWORK

Aimed at philanthropists, individuals, professionals, companies, lovers of contemporary art, etc. or simply those interested in supporting our project by becoming sponsors for a duration of 2 years.
What recognition and benefits will you receive if you choose this level of support for the Project?
As an individual, entity or company, you will be sponsor of this programme for 2 years. This implies and includes the following:

  • Your logo will appear in the programme and on the Moving Artists subsite of the particular Project.
  • You will feature in communications, newsletters and mailshots as sponsor partner of the programme.
  • The detail of your support will be set forth in, at least, one press conference or two press releases. If you wish, you are welcome to actively participate in the press conferences.
  • You will receive advance information, twice annually, on the Project and invitations to the events and exhibitions that we organise.
  • We will send you a copy of one of the Works donated by the artist to Moving Artists, and a thank you letter.
  • We will contact you to formalise and process the follow up of your support.
> 00 Cofinanceurs
Pour € 5.000
INSTITUCTIONAL / CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP OF THE KURDISTAN NETWORK FOR 2 YEARS + ACCESS TO SERVICES

Aimed specifically at cultural institutions and co-operations who are not only interested in supporting our project, but also in participating in and benefitting from our services and the different programmes we develop.

What recognition and benefits will you receive if you choose this level of support for the Project?
As an individual, entity or company, you will be sponsor of this programme for 2 years. This implies and includes the following:

  • Your logo will appear in the programme and on the Moving Artists subsite of the particular project.
  • You will feature in communications, newsletters and mailshots as sponsor partner of the programme.
  • The detail of your support will be set forth in, at least, one press conference or two press releases. If you wish, you are welcome to actively participate in the press conferences.
  • You will have online visibility during the development of the programme.
  • You will benefit from a 20% discount if you decide to propose and discuss an agreement with Moving Artists you receive the organisation’s advice and assistance in carrying out a project linked to artist residencies.
  • You will be included in the list of artist and institution sponsors which is updated every 3 years.
  • You will receive a Prospection Report with twice-yearly updates for a period of 3 years.
  • We will send you a copy of each of the Works donated by the artists for the Moving Artists campaign, including the 6 pieces from this campaign.
  • We will make contact with you to formalise and process the follow up of your support.

You will also receive our most sincere appreciation for your support along with a written document to formalise your donation.

> 00 Cofinanceurs

À propos du projet

The aim is to establish a solid network of local artistic collaboration with Iraqi Kurdistan.
Tche Minimal Optimal
Project Management by Moving Artists (contacts, communications, finances, etc.)
Included in this section are details of the work carried out by Moving Artists. Primarily, this consists of the establishment, maintenance and follow up on contact leads, as well as communicating with the network of agents in the destination country, Kurdistan; MA is also dedicated to the exploration and analysis of the cultural, social and political reality there. Based on a conservative estimate, we calculate that this equates to 120 hours of work by our professional team in the first year at an average cost of €25 per hour, on top of which 80 hours of volunteer contribution can be added. The main objective is to “plant the seed” and help cultivate a budding project, so it may be sustainable and independent.
€ 720
Annual fees for destination country personnel
This is the quantity assigned for wages for the work undertaken during the first year of operation by personnel at the destination location, which is a post-conflict zone in the process of reconstruction.
€ 3.150
Living expenses and transport at destination
Living expenses and internal transport costs for members of the team once they have arrived at the destination.
€ 500
Trip for one member of the Moving Artists team to co-ordinate the network
The network established in the destination zone must be a stable and long-lasting one. In order to properly co-ordinate this, we understand that a support trip is necessary. This quantity includes flights, living expenses and accommodation for a member of our team on the ground in Kurdistan.
€ 1.850
Costs of production, shipping and handling of rewards for minimum fundraising target.
Although the artists have donated the copyright to their works, we must include the estimated cost of production and delivery in our campaign cost expenditure in order to accurately calculate our minimum fundraising target.
€ 3.000
Cost of the communication campaign itself
Cost of the communication campaign in itself to reach our fundraising minimum target.
€ 1.500
Legal advice
It is essential that the co-operation agreements established with the institutions, associations, individuals and even the local venues in the destination zones are set out in a legal framework. This is the sole way of guaranteeing the feasibility and security that the development of the project requires. These legal agreements cover a wide range of areas, everything from rental management to labour co-operation agreements, and even organising visas. We need both internal and external legal support to accomplish this.
€ 1.500
Extending the role of Moving Artists in the project management (contacts, communications, finance, etc.)
In this section, we detail the work carried out by the Moving Artist team, which consists of the establishment, maintenance and follow up on contact leads, as well as communications with the network of agents in the destination country, Kurdistan; Moving Artists is also devoted to the exploration and analysis of the cultural, social and political reality there.
€ 720
Recruitment of additional staff at destination
This sum is earmarked for paying overtime during the first year, for personnel in the destination location, a post-conflict zone in reconstruction.
€ 3.600
Living expenses and transport (local travel costs)
Living expenses and internal transport costs for members of the local team in Kurdistan.
€ 1.500
Costs of production, shipping and handling of artwork prizes for the optimum fundraising target
If the campaign is a success thanks to you, we will have to produce more rewards.
€ 1.560
Expanding our communication!
If we reach our minimum target, we want to expand our communication campaign to reach further afield, and in more languages. We hope to campaign in the destination locations to raise awareness amongst all those who wish to support us.
€ 1.300
Infrastructure Minimal Optimal
Telephone and internet
With this quantity we can cover the basic telephone and internet costs of members of the network in Kurdistan for one year.
€ 480
Financial costs to reach our minimum goal
Estimated financial costs of the campaign itself to reach our minimum target. Goteo commission, paypal, etc.
€ 300
Telephone and internet
Here we include expenses which cover communication costs for a second member of the network within the network and for calling overseas.
€ 600
Branding and communication at destination location
Amount allocated to the communication and design of a representative and discursive Brand identity, which represents the project at the destination location.
€ 1.000
Financial expenses of campaign expansion
Estimated financial expenses of the campaign itself to reach the minimum objective. Drip commissions, paypal, advances etc.
€ 285
Matériel Minimal Optimal
Computer equipment and telephone
Given that Kurdistan is zone with significant economic impediments, we believe it necessary to provide staff in the area with the telecommunication tools necessary to work in the network.
€ 700
Shipping and handling costs of work material
Insurance, shipping and handling of the artworks, texts, technical equipment and work material, etc.
€ 800
Total € 11.500 € 25.065
Indispensable
Optionnel

Informations générales

As we stand today. Moving Artists has projects running in three different destination, namely Iraqi Kurdistan Palestine and Mosul.

Artists, who have been selected through open competitions, participate in critical interlocution and dialogue, whilst receiving logistical, conceptual and financial support to progress in the conceptualisation and production of new artworks. To achieve this, we work to establish networks of co-operation between artists and cultural institutions. Through these networks, we facilitate collaboration between the residents of MA and members of the local community, within a framework of respectful and supportive immersion. Moreover, the artists are provided with platforms to share and disseminate their work.

The objective of this current crowdfunding campaign is to create a stable, lasting network of collaborators who can work from Iraqi Kurdistan, the destination where we have been working since 2018. Forging secure productive bonds in Kurdistan requires face to face interlocution in-situ, this can only be achieved though trips and sojourns which are too costly for our team. This financial burden limits our ability to guarantee a maximum budget to cover the artists’ expenses.

Independent artistic practice will help effectively eliminate cultural barriers, lack of communication and discrimination
In order do to so, added to our own effort, we have the support of cultural co-operation entities with whom we have collaborated such as: AECID (The Spanish Agency for International Development Co-operation), Tabakalera, The provincial Government of Bizkaia (BFA-DFB), BilbaoArte, Matadero or Tobacco Factory- along with others to be confirmed. This initiative also provides content and contexts which assist the artists in the development of their activities and projects.

Caractéristiques principales

  1. To facilitate the mobility/movement of artists, both from and towards countries where there is no habitual cultural interaction, by means of exchanges and dialogue.
  2. To create artistic communities, where knowledge and critical thinking are garnered through shared living and immersion experiences in a context initially inaccessible. Direct contact with the contexts and people of the local community serves to eliminate prejudices and opens avenues for the creation of narratives/stories which can be personal, universal, critical, caring, educational, informative and constructive.
  3. To ensure that artistic creation and cultural production are sustained in periods or contexts of social and political crisis.
  4. To guarantee that the beneficiary enjoys free expression and independent unshackled artistic practice.
  5. To forge links between communities and cultural, social and academic institutions.

Why undertake this Project?

  1. We consider that in conflict zones, contemporary artistic practice is an intangible cultural heritage which is under threat.
  2. We think and work medium to long term. Therefore, we defend the repetition of exchanges and support their sustainability over time.
  3. We seek reciprocity; the projects have a positive impact both on the origin and destination areas.
  4. We defend linguistic plurality. Our language and the languages of the resident artists are an essential cultural heritage that must be present in all communication, from public exams to public relations, as well as in the information pertaining to the activities in our own programmes.
  5. We take a critical position in relation to family models, advocating affective, sexual and gender diversity. Respect for, and recognition of, all identities and sexual orientation has been part of our ethos from the outset and is reflected in all our projects, be they open competitions or various other programmes.
  6. We advocate critical independent thought and social justice as opposed to the imposition of cultural policies by authorities and institutions pertaining to coercive States.

Pourquoi est-ce important

During a conflict, media coverage can be intense but is usual short-lived, or sometimes inexistent. The Media, and their lens, usually move along quickly to the next conflict, and the survivors are left abandoned, forgotten or simply become invisible.
There are numerous international organisations devoted to materially protecting the artistic and cultural heritage in these situations. BUT WHAT HAPPENS TO THE PEOPLE WHO NOT ONLY HAVE TO REBUILD A CULTURE WHICH HAS BEEN ATTACKED, BUT ALSO NEED TO CREATE THE PATRIMONY FOR THE FUTURE?
IN EFFECT, ARTISTIC PRACTICE IN CRISIS ZONES IS UNDER THREAT

This project is principally directed towards art professionals and cultural institutions, but also philanthropists, activists, collaborators and any individual interested in supporting cultural activity and a living patrimony.

Expérience antérieure et équipe

Our team is composed of:

Tucho; A lawyer, in charge of a marketing and communications consultancy firm which advises organizations working within the legal sector. Having studied to be a Judge, Tucho went on to specialise in global conflict situations and has developed numerous projects connected with human rights in different countries. He is also director of 14 lawyers.org.

David Olmos; CEO and Co-founder of zylk.net y zylk Industry 4.0. David is active within the Open Source Software Community: as a member of Sinadura, as a board member of The Basque Open Software Association (ESLE) and also, as President of The Spanish National Open Software Association, (ASOLIF). Now, in this “other “life, he helps Moving Artists grow and reach more people and artists all over the world.

Ixone Sadaba; artist, researcher and founder of Moving Artists. Ixone holds an MFA from New York International Center of Photography. Her working practice has been divided between Spain, The USA, London and Iraq and she has exhibited in The Museo Guggenheim Bilbao, The Reina Sofía (Madrid), The Museum of Contemporáneo Art, Toronto (Moca) as well as The Contemporary Art Center of New Orleans (CAC).

Paloma Polo; artist and researcher who has recently joined the team. Paloma is currently developing collaborative art and research projects aimed at exploring the subjugated knowledge which instructs the history of knowledge production as well as the construction of political discourses which are humanistically progressive.
She has also collaborated with The National Democratic Front of the Philippines- (NDFP) and has worked as a correspondent for progressive Media outlets in The Philippines such as Bulatlat and Altermydia.
Paloma is a member of The International Coordinating Committee (ICC) and The International League of Peoples’ Struggles (ILPS).
And, of course we must mention the artists, activists, sponsors and collaborators such as yourselves, without whom this project would not be possible.

Engagement social