Stories of My Invented Country (Art Residency and Book Illustration III)
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Stories of My Invented Country (Art Residency and Book Illustration III)

Stories of My Invented Country is a children's and youth literature project that intervenes in various areas from the Cape Verdean culture: Literature, Painting, Theater and Urb...

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Stories of My Invented Country is a children's and youth literature project that intervenes in various areas from the Cape Verdean culture: Literature, Painting, Theater and Urban Art.

Campaign Presentation 

The project Stories of My Invented Country develops various activities in Cape Verde in order to promote literature, storytelling, theatre, painting and urban art. 

In this particular case, with the artistic residency situated in the city of Mindelo, São Vicente Island, we intend to give the opportunity to the plastic artist, Sabino Gomes Horta, to leave for the first time the community of Rabelados de Espinho Branco (RabelArte). 

Sabino never attended school, his childhood teached him how to handle the hard things in life. 

He is a self-made artist and he portrays everything what he observes with a profound sensitivity. 

Thus, in the illustration process from the books of the Project, Stories of My Invented Country, is observation and understanding of the text a fundamental element for the work of the artist. However, because Sabino cannot read, and because he knows no other reality than the one, he experienced in his own community, it´s essential that he has the opportunity to experience the reality described in the book. 

Realize this artistic residency in the city of Mindelo, where the whole story of the book takes place, is an indispensable condition for guaranteeing the success of the illustration. 

At the same time, it is a unique opportunity to realize the dream of someone who has always lived confined within the limits of a community.  

Besides that, the illustrations for the books of this project are extremely significant, since they are the economic support of the life of the artist and his family. 

However, although this is the third book of the project, this crowdfunding campaign is the only way that we found in order to continue our work. In fact, this campaign is a new way to make things happen in a collective way. Essentially, we believe that all together it can be even more beautiful.

About the author

João Fonseca, was born and raised in a small village from the lower Mondego river county of Figueira da Foz, Portugal. 

Bachelor of History, attended the Faculty of Arts of the University of Lisbon, Portugal. 

In 2016, already in the interior of the island of Santiago, Tarrafal, he started his adventure in the children's literature world and he wrote the first pages of the literary project «Stories of My Invented Country ». 

In 2018 he published Turtles Also Cry. 

In 2019, he published Burro Carga-d´água, the second story of the five from the project.

Budget and due dates

Budget 

Artistic Residency S.Vicente (2 PP): Total value: 426.24 € 

Air travel: 163,25 € 

Land travel: 45.35 € 

10 day stay for 2 Persons: 0€ 

Complete meal regime 10 days 2 persons: 217,66 € 

Third Book Illustration from the Project Stories of My Invented Country: total value: 693.98 € 

Materials: 54,41 € 

Plastic artist - transport: 81,62 € 

Meals: € 68.02 

Painting canvas 50cm * 40cm: 489,73 €; 

Crowdfunding campaign costs: total amount: 

Promotional campaign, materials and video clip + campaign fees: 251,71€ 

Total budget: € 1.371,74 

Activity Schedule: 

(Jan. - Abr): Crowdfunding Campaign; 

(Mai.): Artistic residency; 

(Mai. - Jun.): Book Illustration III; 

(July): Photography, design and pagination of the book; 

(Aug - Nov.): Editing Process - Graphics; 

(Dec.): Project launching - Book III of the Stories of My Invented Country; 

  • (Offer 1): Hand Painted Cloth Bag

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    (Offer 1): Hand Painted Cloth Bag

    The hand-painted cloth bags are one of the various merchandising products of the Stories of My Invented Country project. All the bags, conceived by the artist Sabino Gomes Horta, are unique and original. Features: 180gr raw cloth bag; washable at 40 °. Note: Offers will be delivered by hand (Lisbon / Coimbra / Porto) or sent by post. Shipping costs not included.

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  • (Offer 2): Autographed Book III + Postcard Collection

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    (Offer 2): Autographed Book III + Postcard Collection

    The third book will be the end result of the artistic residency and the illustration that makes up this crowdfunding campaign. The Postcard Collection will have illustrations from the third book. For example, on the image, an illustration from book I and II from the project of the Stories of My Invented Country. Note: Offers will be delivered by hand (Lisbon / Coimbra / Porto) or sent by post. Shipping costs not included.

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  • (Offer 3): Original Illustration - Author: Sabino Gomes Horta

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    (Offer 3): Original Illustration - Author: Sabino Gomes Horta

    Illustration on canvas of white cloth with water paint. For example, on the image, an illustration from book I of the Stories of My Invented Country Project. Note: Offers will be delivered by hand (Lisbon / Coimbra / Porto) or sent by post. Shipping costs not included.

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  • (Offer 4): Bag + Book + Postcard Collection + Illustration

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    (Offer 4): Bag + Book + Postcard Collection + Illustration

    Hand-painted cloth bags are one of the various merchandising products of the Stories of My Invented Country Project. All the bags are conceived by the plastic artist Sabino Gomes Horta and are exclusive and original. The Third book will be the end result of the artistic residency and illustration that makes up this crowdfunding campaign. The postcards collection will be a selection of illustrations from the third book. For example, on the image, an illustration from book I and II of the Stories of My Invented Country Project. Illustration on canvas of white cloth with water paint. For example, on the image, an illustration of the book I of the Stories of My Invented Country Project. Note: Offers will be delivered by hand (Lisbon / Coimbra / Porto) or sent by post. Shipping costs not included.

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  • Business Partnership (Advertising + Gift Bag + Autographed Book + Postcard Collection + Illustration)

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    Business Partnership (Advertising + Gift Bag + Autographed Book + Postcard Collection + Illustration)

    Business Partnership (Advertising + Gift Bag + Autographed Book + Postcard Collection + Illustration) Hand-painted cloth bags are one of the various merchandising products of the Stories of My Invented Country Project. All the bags are conceived by the plastic artist Sabino Gomes Horta and are exclusive and original. The Third book will be the end result of the artistic residency and illustration that makes up this crowdfunding campaign. The postcards collection will be a selection of illustrations from the third book. For example, on the image, an illustration from book I and II of the Stories of My Invented Country Project. Illustration on canvas of white cloth with water paint. For example, on the image, an illustration of the book I of the Stories of My Invented Country Project. Note: Offers will be delivered by hand (Lisbon / Coimbra / Porto) or sent by post. Shipping costs not included.

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27/03/2020

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Campaign launched

28/01/2020

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