Glasgow International has launched its first Kickstarter campaign for its seventh edition next April. With a target of £25,000, money raised will fund a new project and social space for the biennial art festival.

The venue will host new performances, events and screenings, and will also be a forum for talks, discussions and debates during the 18-day event.

The Kickstarter campaign runs until 24 December and a raft of rewards are on offer to those who pledge support. For £25, supporters will get a t-shirt designed Gabriella Marcella. Pledges of £80 will receive a limited edition print by artist Stephen Sutcliffe, while £100 will get you a print by Michael Fullerton.

At the top end of the scale, a pledge of £3500 will secure you a one-off sculpture by former Turner Prize nominee Marvin Gaye Chetwynd.

Other rewards include a special tour of the Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA) archive; risograph workshops; and a studio visit with 2016 Glasgow International artist Lawrence Lek.

A statement from GI said: “The space will be a home to our artist-led education programme. Importantly, it’s a place to socialise during the festival, a place to spend time together discussing what we’ve seen each day of the festival over a drink, a music performance, or an artist-hosted evening.

“Glasgow International is a community of incredible artists, curators, galleries, and an enthusiastic and committed audience. This will be our place to spend time together. We’re excited to be adding this project to the festival, and hope you will be too.”

Next year’s festival with be one of the largest yet, featuring over 200 artists across 57 venues. Directed for the second time by Sarah McCrory, it will include over 40 group shows and 36 solo exhibitions by Glasgow-based, UK and international artists.

Visit the Glasgow International Kickstarter hereGlasgow International, 8-26 April 2016.

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