Rio de Janeiro art collective Capacete is aiming to raise $20,000 to support the residencies of two Brazilian artists. Fueled by Kickstarter donations, performing artist Caetano Carvalho and curator Marilia Loureiro will join the program in 2016.
What is Capacete? The scope of the organization is vast, and their tongue and cheek Kickstarter video makes it clear that the collective defies clear definition. Member Manuela Moscoso describes it as “a school with a group of people,” and artist Arto Lindsay haltingly calls it an “undefined art education project.”
All kidding aside, Capacete started in 1998 as a laboratory for creative activity. In addition to organizing weekly talks and performances, Capacete also acts as a publisher, and welcomes kids to explore their creativity. Committed to community, Capacete aims to merge individual art practice with the “local context of Rio de Janeiro.”
Capacete breaks down barriers that often define the art world. The troop resists homogenization, and recruits a diverse collection of artists in order to counteract “contexts structured by an unequal social distribution of labor and wealth.” By melding artists of various social and professional backgrounds, Capacete fosters collaboration that is then shared with the community and generates open debate.
Capacete emphasizes the importance of donations, as Rio de Janeiro is one of the most expensive cities in the world. The team clearly outlines that your donated funds will go to basic living expenses, including rent for housing in the neighborhood Glória, water, electricity and amenities, as well as excursions and travel within Brazil.
The campaign is at the beginning of its journey and has a little less than a month to raise the full $20,000. Pledge perks include beverages and meals at the collective, a night’s stay at their beautiful, coastal residency, and a collection of Capacete original published books.
Although the lump sum may seem daunting, the last sentence of the Kickstarter campaign boldly reads, “possibly only a natural disaster or a government shutdown could stop us.” We hope Capasete’s 18th year of supporting artists is fruitful!
Capacete Habananas and one beverage at any CAPACETE event during the whole year of 2016.
Three night stay at Capacete Artist Residency; days to be chosen during the whole year of 2016.
Four nights stay for two including breakfast at Hotel Casa da Denise in Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro; days to be choosen during the whole year of 2016.
Your name will be listed on our webpage.
Complete set of Capacete newspaper publications from 2001 – 2014 (limited edition) plus all published books until now.
Four nights stay for two including breakfast at Hotel Casa da Denise in Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro during the whole year of 2016.
A four day culture walk on the wild part of Ilha Grande with Helmut Batista and participants in the program. All cost included for food and sleeping. Transport form Rio to Ilha Grande is also included.
Your name will be listed on our webpage and in the entrance hall of CAPACETE in Gloria / Rio de Janeiro.