Today The Florentine launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to fund production costs for an upcoming project: a bilingual literary review. TheFLR. The Florentine Literary Review will highlight previously unpublished Italian short stories and poetry, all from contemporary authors. Each text will be translated into English, and an up-and-coming illustrator will provide accompanying artwork. The ten-member editorial board […]
Tough times bring creative solutions. That’s the way it’s always been, and over the centuries Florence has had more than its fair share of tribulation and inspiration. Crowdfunding is this millennium’s medium to get things done.
Two sisters, Tessa and Arianna Moroder, both in
Two sisters, Tessa and Arianna Moroder, both in their thirties, have launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds needed to purchase equipment for their new textile design workshop in Prato’s Macrolottozero area. Opening in May 2016, Lottozero/textile laboratories (www.lottozero.org) aims to be a shared space, open to local and international designers, dedicated to research, experimentation, […]
At the end of 2014, Opera di Santa Croce (OSC), with the help of The Florentine and Ares Games, raised $102,426 in a hair-raisingly fast month on Kickstarter to support the much-needed restoration of an important part of a cultural landmark: the loggia of the Pazzi Chapel.
Young filmmaker Sofia E. Rovati dives deep into the unknown as she debuts her first feature documentary film following an Italian cryptographer’s journey to the Holy Grail, and announces a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to complete the production of her ambitious project, Finding Thule.
In an effort to restore the city’s botanical garden after it was severely damaged during the freak hailstorm of September 19, 2014, the Natural History Museum of the University of Florence recently launched a crowdfunding campaign.
In announcing the campaign, Colour the Giardino dei Semplici, president of
Pontormo: Miraculous Encounters at New York’s Morgan Library & Museum is a small exhibit, tucked away in a gallery the size of a doctor’s waiting room. But the impact of being so close up with two Mannerist masterpieces will stay with you for some time. Both paintings, the Visitation and Portrait of a Young […]