Crowdfunding campaign launched to help Beirut’s artists and designers

Crowdfunding campaign launched to help Beirut’s artists and designers
Written by:
Nik Khandelwal
14th August, 23:17
Updated: 1st September, 15:27
  • A new campaign “United for Lebanese Creatives” has been initiated.
  • Campaign is dedicated towards helping and rebuilding the Beirut’s independent artists and designers.
  • Around 39 designers were identified who’s estimated losses are north of $0.85 Million.

On 4th August 2020, two explosions occurred at the Port of Beirut. The second explosion was related to 2750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate blast. This explosion is considered to be one of the largest artificial non-nuclear explosions in history.

Beirut’s Mar Mikhaël area is very well known for fashionable trendy boutiques, art galleries, antique furniture stores. This area is right across the Port of Beirut, where the blast took place. The city’s designers have been amongst the worst hit entities.

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Post the tragic event of Beirut explosion, a new campaign “United for Lebanese Creatives” has been initiated. This campaign is dedicated towards helping and rebuilding the Beirut’s independent artists and designers.

Consortium of Guardian Angels

United for Lebanese Creatives campaign has been led by – Slow Factory, an environmental foundation; Starch Foundation, a non-profit organization that helps launch Lebanese emerging designers; Foundation Saradar, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting culture, art, education and sports; Bureau des Créateurs, discovers young talent, nurtures them strategically, and provides image consultancy, as well as PR, Communications and Marketing services in the Middle East and North Africa; Maison Pyramide, an international sales and distribution, product development and communication platform.

Slow Factory description of Super Fund

Around 39 designers were identified who’s estimated losses are north of $0.85 Million. The campaign will be helping these designers to rebuild their businesses.

The donations are accepted online via Slow Factory’s website as well via organizers’ direct bank transfers. Multiple social media campaigns will be launched to raise awareness.

Donation Link is – https://slowfactory.foundation/superfund

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