Here is some info about the show I'm co-organising:
Ni Musculos Ni secreciones (Neither Muscles nor Secretions) is an international art event happening in Madrid this May 2007.
More than 15 vegan artists from UK, US and Spain will be showing artwork for a week at an empty flat located at the heart of the city.
The idea behind this event is to promote veganism and respect for non-human animals. An art exhibition is an original way of doing vegan outreach. We will be showing art that expresses ideas of veganism and animal issues in very different ways and styles. Art can be a very effective and powerful tool and has always been used to question injustice and provoke social change.
The fact that the artists involved are vegan is also important to the project. One purpose of the exhibition is for people to start perceiving veganism as something that can be interesting to them and even exciting and not a restrictive sacrifice. We want to give out the message that people doing interesting creative and enriching things can also be vegan. Ni Musculos ni Secreciones will be the first contact that a lot of people will have with the concept of veganism, so we intend to give them a positive first impression.
We have two main target audiences: the international art community and the local people who are interested in art and/or are politically curious.
The location where it will take place is a huge space in the trendy area called Malasaña. It's an area full of young kids hanging out, alternative cafes, bars and art spaces. We believe that people who are interested in going to shows will want to come to this one. We are going to do a lot of promotion: press release, emails, handing-out flyers, fly-posting, Fotolog, Myspace, etc. As a strategy, this event won't be promoted as vegan activism, but simply as a cool art exhibition where all artists happen to be vegan.
At the opening night, we will have a party with free vegan food and a vegan DJ will play music.
The website will permanently showcase the art for the international community to see (http://www.nimusculosnisecreciones.com)
After this event, we are planning on having other bigger and more ambitious art exhibitions involving more vegan artists in London, Berlin and NYC.
This exhibition is an international independent non-profit event, organised by the artists themselves. At the moment, we do not have much funding and we need approximately 1500 euros for printing flyers and posters, and then for shipping, printing and mounting the works.
If you think this is an interesting project, please consider supporting this event by becoming a sponsor or making a donation.
As a sponsor, you will get your banner/logo at the event's website and Myspace. We will promote Ni Musculos Ni Secreciones within the international vegan community, so we are expecting plenty of vegan visitors too.
We are not asking for a specific amount, you can give us as much or as little as you consider appropriate.
For sending the donation by Paypal, go to the NMNS website and click on the Paypal button.
tel:00 34 91 651 634 754
More info about participating artist and other details at the NMNS site http://www.nimusculosnisecreciones.com
Please let other people who you think might be interested know about this event.