Peruvian street art project AFUERA seeks a Kickstart
Kickstarter has facilitated funding for all sorts of projects since its inception, some more worthy than others, but this one deserves your attention. Afuera is a street art festival scheduled for July of this year in the remote Peruvian mining community of Cerro de Pasco, high in the Andes Mountains. The mine, which provides the community's sole economic support, has scarred the landscape and made life for its residents grim, in addition to swallowing up historic indigenous communities. The aim is to get artists to decorate the many walls surrounding the vast pit, adding vibrancy to an otherwise colorless landscape.
By teaming with the local municipality and a gallery in Lima, the project has 10 artists on board but needs more funding to be able to accommodate others who have made proposals. Taking its cue from similar projects such as JR's legendary "Women are Heroes" installation in Rio's favelas, this initiative is an important battle for the soul of a community.
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