FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 20, 2015
Contact: George Scheer, email@example.com, 336-549-5555
Funding Successful on Kickstarter Campaign to Restore Elsewhere's Historic Building
(Greensboro, NC) - Elsewhere--a living museum and artist residency program--successfully-completed a Kickstarter campaign today to restore its 100-year-old historic building in downtown Greensboro, NC. Surpassing its goal of $25,000, the campaign raised over $26,000 with 350+ backers from around the world.
Restoring Elsewhere's building will provide twelve residential live-work studios for artists, three-story visitor access, and year-round museum operations. Currently, the museum must close every winter from November through March because its too cold to operate without heat. Year-round opening will enable Elsewhere to grow programming, residencies, and educational opportunities, and better support artists and neighbors in Greensboro and around the world.
Elsewhereâ€™s Restoration project includes heating and cooling systems, sprinkler systems, electrical upgrades, residential and assemblage coding, and structural reinforcements. City reviewed architectural and construction plans by Vines Architecture and Landmark Builders are in place and for work to begin November 2015 for an estimated 14-week construction timeline.
With seed support from the Kresge Foundation, Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Greensboroâ€™s Tannenbaum-Sternberger Foundation, and ArtsGreensboro, private support Elsewhere has raised $600,000 of the $800,000 needed to restore the building. Following the success of its Kickstarter campaign, Elsewhere's team continues to reach out to private foundations and donors
Since 2003, more than 1,000 artists and hundreds of thousands museum visitors have traveled to Elsewhere to create new artworks, engage public projects and connect with local and global communities. Elsewhere is driving a new vision for art and urban development by utilizing the resources at hand, repurposing materials, and supporting an inclusive, creative place for people to live and work. For more information, please visit goelsewhere.org/restore.
Elsewhere is funded in part by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, ArtPlace America, The National Endowment for the Arts, The North Carolina Arts Council, ArtsGreensboro, the Fund for Democratic Communities, the Future Fund of the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro, the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation, the Kresge Foundation, Tannenbaum Sternberger Foundation, Guilford Green Foundation, the Harpo Foundation, the Gallucci Creative Fund, Lincoln Financial Foundation, The Phillips Foundation, The Carol & Seymour Levin Foundation, Art Matters & friends like you.
Elsewhere is an artist-run, non-profit living museum and artist residency, set in a former thrift store in downtown Greensboro, NC. Utilizing the massive 58-year inventory, Elsewhereâ€™s environment of art and everyday objects invokes new modes for creative response, living, doing, and exchanging in our downtown neighborhood and across the world.