Closed Eyes Festival is a multisensory arts festival where blind and non-blind people share inventive, creative and inspiring ways of experiencing the arts, at the heart of Tilburg.
It is an initiative by the "Kunst Is Voor Iedereen" Foundation (KIVI) in collaboration with Greek choreographer Vicky Angelidou, Aruban composer Xavier Geerman, Dutch artist Jofke van Loon and Cypriot producer Constantina Georgiou. We joined forces to organize a one-day festival on the 7th of July 2019, together with the Kinderstad Foundation aimed at blind and non-blind audiences living in Tilburg and beyond. Such a festival is an original idea that has not been realized for the time being by another organization. We believe that through its process of realization we will create the conditions for personal and collective growth towards the understanding of visual impairment.
Our guiding principle is to try to make a difference though an engaging creative program, promoting inclusion, togetherness and accessible cultural activities for everyone. To achieve this, we partner with blind and non-blind advisors, artists and consultants with long experience in developing inclusive cultural activities for the specific target group. The artistic program includes workshops, performances, installations, visual art exhibitions from international and Dutch artists, and parallel activities for children and adults.
In order to initiate this new venture, we are asking friends and peers to support our initiative by contributing with 5,- Euros each. If the amount is beyond your budget, we will gratefully accept what you can give. If you are able to give more and feel it a worthy cause, there is no limit we will not accept. Raising these funds is very important to the sustainability of the project in Tilburg, covering basic production costs in relation to the first edition of Closed Eyes Festival.
Everyone can follow our progress. It is clean and transparent and if our pledges don't meet the mark, we will use the little that we have received to cover as much of our expenses as we can. Of course, if we reach our 6000 Euro goal, we celebrate together!
We have plans to repeat the festival in Tilburg, as well in other locations such as Greece, Cyprus and possible elsewhere.
Thank you so much for your support through contributing, and / or sharing our crowd funding campaign with other people.
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Closed Eyes Festival