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Support Fresh Graduates through Arneli Art Gallery
"Being an artist and pursuing my Master’s degree in Plastic Arts has given me a great insight on the challenges that artists face upon graduating. There has always been a great difficulty in knowing how to approach a gallery, to market and eventually sell an artwork. Having had the chance of working in the finest galleries of Beirut, I have decided to sum up all my experience and knowledge in this field and to contribute back to my fellow artists and showcase something exotic to the collectors. Due to the ever-growing emphases of online marketing and digital platforms in promoting not only products but even ideas, the art scene, like all other markets, has shifted in a remarkable way from actual galleries and spaces into numeric and digital forms. Thus, I have decided to create a virtual platform called “Arneli Art Gallery”, which is a tribute to my family name, to help and support emerging artists and fresh graduates and give them the chance to be explored by art collectors and art institutions, from all over the Globe. The young generation of Lebanese and Middle Eastern artists is full of talent and intellect. But unfortunately, not a lot of light is shed on them. New talents are always hesitantly embraced and invested in. Through my platform this is exactly what I aim to do. To give a chance and create an opportunity to those who have decided to dedicate their lives for Art and need this first, yet full step." Thus with your support, i would be able to turn the life of 15 artists around through implementing creative and targeted marketing strategies and make the Lebanese Art Scene fly higher than ever! Dzovig Arnelian

$161 raised of $15,000

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Save The Grand Factory
We call ourselves Factory People because it has always been about the people. The people on the dancefloors, or the people who work so hard to keep that dancefloor pumping. Ever since the pandemic hit Lebanon, we have put all our focus on keeping our team safe and sound. Despite COVID-19 being exceptionally hard on our industry, we were able to maintain a family of 170 hard-working dreamers, each with their own families to support. We did so during the toughest economic conditions, that have affected all businesses. Yet, we managed to keep going and looking ahead to the time when our doors can open again. Then August 4, 2020 happened, and the explosion at the port, hundreds of meters away from AHM and The Grand Factory, left the clubs completely destroyed, our offices heavily damaged, and left us without a chance of having even the smallest of gatherings anytime soon. After that heinous crime, we cleaned up what we could at the clubs and closed our doors. Our team, like everyone else in the country, descended to the streets to stand with our people and to help each other out as much as we can. In December of last year, we were strongly against operating in any viable venue in the midst of our country combating a pandemic, and our doors remained closed. Today, we believe that Beirut deserves the chance to dance again, and to rebuild a place where we shared some of our favorite memories. We need your help to do that. We started a fundraiser to rebuild The Grand Factory and support our community of artists so we all, hopefully, come back stronger than ever. Local donations are not necessary, we're all going through this together We've also included some rewards for your contributions as a token of appreciation from Factory People that include Free Entrance and some draws for artist merchandise. We'd like to take this opportunity to remind everyone to never forget about what happened on August 4th, and never stop talking about Beirut. It warms our hearts to see all of your messages of support around the world, and we promise we won't rebuild without putting up a fight, we're carrying on our mission to create and foster communities through arts, music and culture, we'll have some more news for you in the coming weeks. Stay safe and see you soon. Thank you for helping Save The Grand Factory Rewards Information and Disclaimer: 1- By deciding to donate while showing your first and last name (anonymous option unticked), you authorize fundahope to share your first name, last name and e-mail address with The Grand Factory for rewards and special offers (e.g., free entrance, draws participation for artist merchandise) 2- Rewards’ management is solely handled by the Grand Factory and is out of fundahope’s scope

$18,426 raised of $250,000