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Two Socially Driven Kickstarter Campaigns Happening in Hamtramck
One of my favorite things to do is spotlight good things happening in Detroit, and spread the word to as many people as possible. So, in lieu of our recent articles on crowdfunding best practices and popular crowdfunding websites, it only makes sense to highlight a couple campaigns that are currently running right here in Detroit.
Here they are:
GOAL: Convert an abandoned police station into a creative space including hybrid creative space including an art studio, art gallery, a class room, and Detroit’s only public darkroom.
Chris Schneider, president and founder of Hatch: A Hamtramck Art Collective, is leading the project to turn the ex-monastery turned haunted police station into an artistic haven. Interestingly enough, they’ve managed to purchase this building for $1. Can’t beat that! The city’s flourishing community of artists continues to prosper due to Detroit’s low cost of living, and projects like these continue to improve our communities. Good luck, Chris. Make it happen!
GOAL: Get supplies needed to create garden classrooms: The Kid’s Garden and detroit contemporary.
The Hamtramck Recreation Center and the youth at the Colonial Housing Projects are partnering to create a children’s educational garden on the border of Hamtramck and Detroit called The Kid’s Garden. While there, kids will learn about fresh food and art through developing the garden area.
Also, a division of the Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit is working to open the detroit contemporary garden which will be used to hold outdoor classes for the gardening educational program. The detroit contemporarry is to be built by local architects, artists, and landscape designers.
Both projects will be led by Kt andresky, who serves in a number of positions including the Director of Agriculture and Exhibitions at the detroit contemporary and a Board Member of the Hamtramck Farmer’s Market.
Do you have a crowdfunding campaign going yet?
If you’re running, or plan on starting a Detroit-based crowdfunding campaign please leave a comment, and we’d love to have you tell your story as part of our crowdfunding series.