Campaign Ended! The campaign ended on August, 10 2017
THE STORY OF SPACE 2017 provides a unique opportunity to learn about and experience space from a number of perspectives, promoting inquiry and exploration. Artists, scientists, educators, and philosophers come together to create live experiences, a film program, installations, workshops, talks, and panels on critical questions around space. The 10-day festival is for the general public, across generations, and is FREE for all to attend.
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The program is designed with a something for everyone approach targeted at various age groups and demographics. The projects were selected through an open and invited call. They explore topics such as migration, public and private spaces, silent spaces, unknown spaces, space exploration, star evolution and more. Perspectives from 17 countries are represented in the entire program, with 50% of the participation from India. We’ve also focused on a balance between academic, artistic, and interdisciplinary interventions to enable rich exchanges for the future. We're still in the fundraising stage and our program will be available soon.
Where will the funds go?
We are a not-for-profit, volunteer-run project. Here is a breakdown of the festival budget. We aim to raise 20% of the festival's in-cash budget through this campaign.
‘The Story Of’ Foundation began in a house in Goa — as a platform of scientists, artists, designers, philosophers, and educators interested in positive changes in society through informal education. We are registered under The Societies Registration Act 1860 since November 2014. We are volunteer-run and our general circle and selection committee includes stakeholders across science, art, philosophy, education, and the Goa community.
At last, we've arrived at the end of the first leg of our crowdfunding campaign, and we have nothing but love and gratitude for all you wonderful people who have donated so generously since it went live last month.
While we are thrilled to have raised ~6,50,000/- through this fundraiser on Ketto, we are still ~4,50,000/- away from our goal of raising 20% of the festival budget through community funding. And so, we continue to need the support of you-- our constantly growing circle of friends, family, wellwishers and likeminded individuals.
In view of collectively achieving our crowdfunding target, we have therefore set up a new donation link at https://www.instamojo.com/@thestoryoffoundation. Please consider contributing, and it would be great if you could share the new link widely, with the people in your networks. Plus, our awesome reward system is still yours to claim!
For more Story of Space updates, you can sign up for our newsletter via the subscription form at the bottom of our website at http://www.thestoryof.org/space2017.
The Story of Space Team
Thank you so much for supporting us through this campaign. For those of you not tagged on facebook or not on facebook at all, do look out for our gratitude posts. We'll be in touch soon to collect and verify postal details for the rewards.
Crowdfunding is a democratic way to support the fundraising needs of community projects and through this campaign, we hope to keep our efforts democratic and sociocratic.
We've received a lot of questions through this campaign, and have identified some key areas where we can improve our communication so thank you for the feedback! And thank you as well for the really encouraging comments.
We're going to keep adding interesting behind the scenes stories on our blog to keep all updated -- for us process is as important as product -- kind of defines it :) If you've not subscribed to our newsletter, it's also a great way to stay updated.
Look forward to meeting most of you at the festival and keep spreading the word! As always, if you'd like to reach us directly, write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We check all emails.
The Story of Space team