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Art of Barcelona #biarte

Sharing independent art is our most significant cultural activity.

À propos du projet

ABOUT THE PROJECT #biarte

The vast majority of independent artists in Barcelona don’t have a manager or agency. For this reason, the majority of artists are using just their social media profiles to publicise their work. Instead of creating art, artists are obliged to spend more and more time surfing the web to establish contacts and make themselves known on social media. Although social media can help, it is increasingly difficult to succeed. There is an increasing amount of competition and it’s more complicated to make art stand out.

One year ago we decided to create a digital initiative, bringing together exceptional writers and artists from Barcelona and presenting them to an international audience. We then increased our online visibility, especially on social media (Twitter,Instagram and Facebook) and we built a website called Barcelonainfo.site.

During our first year we have been active visiting, participating, and collaborating on various cultural events in Barcelona. We have written, translated, edited, published, and presented books. We have visited different art exhibitions and we have shared these events with an international audience.

Working countless hours on sharing our own photographs, visual poems, haikus, videos and stories on social media, we have learned a lot of the tricks of online publishing. Through passionate work and positivity, we have managed to capture almost 40,000 followers on Twitter and a quarter million likes on Instagram. Today we are proud to share art and a positive image of Barcelona to hundreds of thousands of people in all corners of the world.

We have achieved everything with total independence, by investing only our own resources in the process and without benefiting from it financially in any way. 

If you decide to support us and to participate in our project we can create and share more interactive, visually attractive and diverse content. We can also help more artists in Barcelona to have their voices heard and to stand out from the crowd.

OUR GUEST ARTISTS

The independent artists included in our initiative are from different backgrounds and occupations with common visions and values.

Gustavo Vega, visual poet

Gustavo Vega (born in Léon and long term resident of Barcelona), is a teacher at the University, a poet (visual), an artist and a writer. He has a PhD in Hispanic Philology and Literature from the University of Barcelona and his doctoral thesis: "Poetics of Visual Creation in Spain" obtained the highest honours. He is no doubt one of the most distinguished experts of visual poetry in the world.

Vega is an interdisciplinary creator. Philosophy, literature and plastic arts find their conjunction particularly in his visual and phonetic poetry.

Both he and his poetic creation workshops have received different recognitions, including from Pablo Neruda of the Ibero-American Association of Writers of the United States, and Lo Pardal of the House of Visual Poetry G. Viladot de Agramunt, Lleida. He has also made numerous solo and group exhibitions of visual works and visual poetry in Spain and abroad.

The street where he was born bears his name: "Calle Poeta Visual Gustavo Vega Mansilla".

Griselda Lozano, writer

After the writer Griselda Lozano of Barcelona published her bestseller novel Òc in 2013, she became the first author to receive international support for her work in the Occitan language from the Ramon Llull Institute. As an independent writer, in addition to continuing her work as a medieval historian and researcher specialising in political and religious history in Occitania, she has continued to write and to publish. She has written and shared hundreds of short stories that have seduced the public and received excellent reviews, both from the academic world and from her thousands of followers.

Her latest book is called Historias Mediavales (Medieval Histories). It is linked to historical characters, myths and curiosities of the medieval times.

Jan de Lassen, painter

"From Venezuela to Barcelona, passing through Cairo, Paris and Vietnam, Jan has traveled the world on the back of his curious brush driven by a romantic idealism. His work reflects the paradise of colors, of his baroque land or inspired by complex divinities of other cultures". Eva Aparicio - Barcelona.

Jan de Lassen was born in Venezuela to a Danish father and graduated from the School of Plastic Arts, of the UCV (Central University of Venezuela).

Jan has begun to develop a pictorial work to represent his native country in various exhibitions in the world that include the old University of Athens, the Cairo Opera, the American University of Cairo and the Cervantes Institute.

His work has been defined as "Symbolic Abstraction", a discourse based on anecdotes narrated by profiles, natural and urban landscapes that open the way to spontaneous forms and chromatic relationships harmonized by the successful combination of the energy of colors.

Jan has lived in England, France, Cairo and finally settled in Barcelona where he began to develop compositions of the city of Barcelona, in his geometric style, in the form of aerial views resulting in a new proposal where the complexity of the city is simplified and at the same time spontaneous.

Welcome to the new urban landscape, to a new view of Barcelona from the air, under the optic of Jan De Lassen.

A quoi va servir le financement ?

WHY DO WE RAISE MONEY?

First stage (Communication tools) - Objective 3500 Euros

Communication tools are the key elements of our success. Now we want to take a step forward so that we can create and share art using the latest technology. By participating in our initiative you will help us to become more agile and mobile. We need to update our computer equipment with professional editing and postproduction programs. We also want to record images in 360 degrees and broadcast live cultural events. With your support of 3500 Euros we can achieve all of this and guarantee to cover the costs of our platform, content production and payment gateways, management, taxes, etc.

Second stage (Cooperative) - Target 7500 Euros

If we reach the second stage, we want to organize ourselves better and create a new cooperative of independent artists in Barcelona.

Why a cooperative and not a NGO?

During the last month we have investigated the possibility to launch our own association or company. In the end we decided that a cooperative is the option that best fits our project, which is charitable in its nature. A cooperative helps us achieve our goals: to promote the work of our artists and the culture of our home city of Barcelona.

A cooperative is the ideal formula in the audiovisual sector, new technologies and online commerce of art. It is also aligned with our interests and values of mutual aid, responsibility, democracy, equality, equity and solidarity. We believe in the ethical values of honesty, transparency, social responsibility and concern for others. In addition, a cooperative facilitates the most flexible distribution of benefits in accordance to the work contributed.

REWARDS FOR CONTRIBUTIONS?

Check out the fantastic rewards we have prepared for you!

For €5 or more

We will give you a personal thank you on our website and an option to share a post of your choice with thousands of people via our Twitter and Facebook pages.

Do you have a cause, an idea, news or some type of information that you want to share with the world on our extensive social network? Maybe you have an artistic project (a book, a video, a photo, a poem, a song or a story) of your own, of a friend or someone close to you to whom you want to give more visibility. Supporting us we will support your cause by sharing a post of your choice with an international audience. You never know ... maybe we can help your post become viral. (Please do not forget to send us a link for your post that you want us to share!)

For €8 or more

  • We will give you a personal thank you on our website and an option to share a post of your choice with thousands of people via our Twitter and Facebook pages.

Choose a high resolution digital photograph of Barcelona.

Would you like to have a digital photograph of our photographer Esa Ennelin? Every day during this campaign we publish a new photo. We will also create a digital album "Summer 2018 in Barcelona". We share the photos on our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages with the hashtag #biarte. You can choose one of the photos, the one you like best and we'll send it in high resolution to your email.

For €15 or more

  • We will give you a personal thank you on our website and an option to share a post of your choice with thousands of people via our Twitter and Facebook pages.

 A unique postcard from Barcelona with a personalised thank you message from our artists.

Do you want a personalised greeting illustrated or photographed by one of our artists and in a form of a postcard? We will send it to you by traditional mail from Barcelona.

For €20 or more

  • We will give you a personal thank you on our website and an option to share a post of your choice with thousands of people via our Twitter and Facebook pages.

Choose a paperback copy of a book by Gustavo Vega, signed and with a personalised thank you message.

Maybe you are interested in having a new book in your hands by one of the most important visual poets in the world? Well here is your chance. We just finished editing seven of Gustavo Vega’s new books in different languages. 

Books by Gustavo Vega to choose from:

1.Un pez atravesó la luna / A Fish pierced the moon (Book in Spanish, English and Japanese)

2. Visuaalinen runous (Book in Finnish) 

3. Runoja ja runogramoja / Poemas y poegramas (Book in Spanish and Finnish)

4. Poems & Poegrams / Poesias y Poegramas (Book in English and Spanish)

5. Da-Sein, Visuelle Poesie (Book in German and Spanish)

6. Poèmas e Poegramas. Book in Occitan (Lenga d'òc)

7. Poems & Poegrams / Poesias y Poegramas. Book in three languages (Macedonian, English and Spanish)

For €25 or more

  • We will give you a personal thank you on our website and an option to share a post of your choice with thousands of people via our Twitter and Facebook pages.

Choose a paperback copy of a book by Griselda Lozano, signed and with a personalised thank you message.

1. Historias Medievales (In spanish)

2. Istòrias Medievalas. In occitan (Lenga d'òc)

3. Y de ellos nacieron los mitos. In spanish

4. E d' aqui nasquèron los mites. In occitan (Lenga d'òc)

For €65 or more

  • We will give you a personal thank you on our website and an option to share a post of your choice with thousands of people via our Twitter and Facebook pages.

A work of visual poetry by Gustavo Vega printed (33x48 cm) numbered and signed.

Art by Gustavo Vega to choose from:

1. Calligraphy of Chaos

2. Ecstasy

3. Sound solitude

For €75 or more

  • We will give you a personal thank you on our website and an option to share a post of your choice with thousands of people via our Twitter and Facebook pages.

Painting in the terrace with Jan De Lassen, Cava, Wine and more.

Come and enjoy an Art class with Jan De Lassen at his terrace/studio in the heart of Barcelona. Create your own masterpiece even if you don’t have a previous experience.

Learn the painting techniques having fun, at the same time enjoying a glass of Cava or Wine in a great atmosphere. You don’t need to be an artist just a desire to have a good time with art. You choose what to paint. We provide all materials.

For €85 or more

  • We will give you a personal thank you on our website and an option to share a post of your choice with thousands of people via our Twitter and Facebook pages.

A work of visual poetry by Gustavo Vega printed (60x70 cm) numbered and signed.

Amor

For €95 or more

  • We will give you a personal thank you on our website and an option to share a post of your choice with thousands of people via our Twitter and Facebook pages.

Photo session with a local photographer (In English, German, Spanish or Finnish).

Get original photos with a local photographer as your guide in two unique places in Barcelona.

We walk through the Bunkers del Carmel, a viewpoint from which you can see the entire city of Barcelona with 360º views. It is located on the top of the Turó de la Rovira in the Carmel with a height of 262 meters. We will also visit the spectacular modernist creation of Antoni Gaudí: Park Güell and its Monumental Zone, (including tickets) where reality and fantasy come together. We will take you to its gardens, bridges, viaducts and incredible trails.

On our route to these spectacular places you will have your photographs taken, each participant will receive 5 high quality professional images per session.

(Limited places)

For €120 or more

  • We will give you a personal thank you on our website and an option to share a post of your choice with thousands of people via our Twitter and Facebook pages.

Mini 3D gallery

Do you want to present and share images in a unique way? We offer you the possibility of presenting your images within an artistic 3D template. Send us four of your images and we'll render them within the template designed with our collaborator Jordi Ferreras. After the rendering we send the video to your email in high resolution.

For €125 or more

  • We will give you a personal thank you on our website and an option to share a post of your choice with thousands of people via our Twitter and Facebook pages.

Dinner with the artists

We invite you to have dinner with us. If you want to dine well in a fantastic place in the centre of Barcelona and meet our artists personally, we guarantee you an unforgettable night.

After the dinner you will receive a surprise personal gift from each of our artists.

(Limited places)

For €350 or more

  • We will give you a personal thank you on our website and an option to share a post of your choice with thousands of people via our Twitter and Facebook pages.

 Paintings of Barcelona by Jan De Lassen.

1. Turó Park: Acrylic, 30x40 cm.

2. La Rambla de las flores: Acrylic , 30x40 cm.

3. La Casa de les Punxes: Acrylic , 30x40 cm.

 

For €400 or more

  • We will give you a personal thank you on our website and an option to share a post of your choice with thousands of people via our Twitter and Facebook pages.

Advertising campaign

We are excited to collaborate with local people or companies in Barcelona and its surroundings. We want to participate and develop the local economy and respecting the environment and good customs.

If you have a business, large or small (a restaurant, a hotel, a store, a gallery, an estate agency or any other local business), collaborate with us. We will create an effective advertising campaign for your business. We want to inspire your future clients with unique photos of your business and increase the number of contacts.

We guarantee that the campaign will reach thousands of people.

For €450 or more

  • We will give you a personal thank you on our website and an option to share a post of your choice with thousands of people via our Twitter and Facebook pages.

Painting of Jan De Lassen.

Barcelona from the Sea: Acrylic , 60x30 cm

For €1000 or more

  • We will give you a personal thank you on our website and an option to share a post of your choice with thousands of people via our Twitter and Facebook pages.

Become our sponsor with benefits

Maybe your organisation or your company is interested in supporting our initiative and to promote culture and the city of Barcelona with us. If you share the same values of mutual aid, responsibility, democracy, equality, equity and solidarity, we could achieve great things together.

If your company or organisation becomes our sponsor with benefits, we will offer to give you periodic visibility in our social networks with images and articles. We will also include a link and logo of your organisation on our website’s landing page for a period of six months.

We can draft together an action plan so that your organisation gets the maximum benefit from collaborating with us.

Each participation counts, even the most modest ones!

If you can not participate economically, you can also support us with the following ways:

- Share this campaign and invite your friends to participate.
- Give 'like' on our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages
- Talk about us with people close to you.

À propos du porteur de projet

Hi,

My Name is Esa Ennelin (born in Finland). My passion is taking photos and writing, but I don’t really consider myself as an artist. I portray myself more as an independent part-time influencer in the industry of new ideas with many years of international experience.

Living for the last 10 years in Barcelona, I have had the privilege to collaborate and to build good friendships with great artists such as Gustavo Vega, Griselda Lozano and Jan de Lassen. One year ago I was convinced that if we join our talent networks together, we can create something that can make a difference. Today we are proud to be able to share our own produced content with thousands of art lovers all over the world.

Creating digital content and publishing it daily is a slow process. Especially if you have to work with outdated technology (old laptops, software and camera equipment). In the near future we intend to make our content more visible, variable and fun. We also want to offer our support and share the talent with other independent artists.

With your help we can create and share digital content faster, more visible, variable and broadcast live.

If you have any questions about our project please do not hesitate to get in touch with me.

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