As my own crowdfunding campaign reaches its final few days I begin to reflect on the projects that have caught my eye over the last month. In the spirit of sharing and reinforcing a sense of support that crowdfunding offers, I present to you three projects that are currently live and that I believe are well worth supporting:
Save 162-170 Devonshire Street, Sheffield
A project quite close to my heart, this. I have only been living in Sheffield for 2 years, and Devonshire Street was the first area that I felt connected to. There was something about it what made me feel a part of something. It is vibrant, unique and has a true sense of community. I believe that demolishing 162-170 Devonshire Street will greatly dilute that sense of community, as well as part of Sheffield’s history and heritage. It’s definitely worth fighting for. You can find out more here.
ODOU – Smell and Perfume Magazine
A project that bears parallels to my own, ODOU is a magazine dedicated to the sense of smell. ODOU seeks to explore scent, what scent means and ways in which scent can be understood. Designed and written with an obvious passion for the subject, ODOU might just alter, awaken, bolster or challenge your perception of scent. You can find out more here.
Yooka-Laylee – a 3D Platform Rare-vivial!
If you’re as big a fan as 3D platforming as I am then I highly recommend taking a look at Yooka-Laylee. The team behind Banjo-Kazooie is looking to re-capture the spirit, fun and charm of 3D platforming whilst also seeking to introduce new elements. Beautiful, immersive and colourful, Yooka-Laylee looks set to be an instant classic. You can find out more here.
…So there we are: Three completely different projects, each celebrating the diversity of crowdfunding and how crowdfunding campaigns can provide an inclusive and nurturing platform for dynamic and engaging projects. I highly recommend you take a look at all three projects. And while you’re at it, I suppose you might as well take a look at my crowdfunding campaign too?! There’s only a few days left, after all! Take a look at: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-art-of-perfumery#/story …thank you 🙂
This bank holiday weekend I’ll be positioning myself firmly within the realms of Bank Street Arts as part of Open Up Sheffield – a city-wide event that invites everybody to have a mooch around artists studios.
I’m not a studio holder at Bank Street Arts, but I am a resident artist there, and as such, I have been given a chance to set up a space to talk about my residency, entitled Perfume as Practice, which looks at how perfume can be used to create portraiture.
I will also be talking about my crowdfunding campign, aimed at enabling me to buy materials for the prjoect. You can find more details about my crowdfunding campaign here: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-art-of-perfumery …or alternatively you can pop into Bank Street Arts either tomorrow or Monday and chat in person!