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« Spilnikosht» on Big Idea platform is the first and biggest online crowdfunding mechanism in Ukraine. It helps people find financial support for their projects among colleagues and adherents. Spilnokosht emerged out of need to support creative, media and educational initiatives, and develops in order to fund innovations in such fields as IT, renewable energy and social entrepreneurship.
Investor of Society is a program of cooperation between civic and commercial sectors. It invites businesses to support projects related to their development strategy. According to research, the majority of social projects are supported by Ukrainian business unsystematically. In the long run, it is disadvantageous both to business and sustainable development. The program of venture philanthropy Investor of Society provides a possibility to support projects that create innovations in the company’s sphere of interest.
Big Idea is a platform of active citizens, social projects and educational ideas. Big Idea provides a set of tools for pragmatic idealists who want to develop and implement their projects. The platform offers three services: Spilnokosht – online crowdfunding mechanism; Opportunities – up-to-date announcements about grants, internships, educational programs and travels; Practices – a media journal about social innovations, social entrepreneurship, new business models, ecological awareness, and the theory of change.
Social changes require an environment based on constant learning, mutual responsibility and exchange of ideas. We develop programs for civic and professional communities, projects of public space activation, local and international artistic initiatives. We implement models of cooperation for different stakeholders: SundayBorshch – a project of mini-grants from communities; Generation Celebration – a program of urban transformations supported by local authorities and business; Street Voice – urban festival of interaction between creative class and local communities.
Project «Woman 3000» it is 27 photographers from 17 countries and more than 200 women took part in the initiative. The goal of this project is to broaden the picture of a woman and with photo art celebrate her as the life force of our society, transformational force, an individual and social force in the PAST (50-70 years old women), PRESENT (30-40 years old) and FUTURE (10-25 years old). It is essential to underline the role of women in shaping our behavior and, transferring the cultural knowledge across generations and, therefore, carrying out our cultural modeling.
In April 2010 Garage Gang group organized Woman 3000 Tour that included the exhibition of 300 photographic stories to 5 of Ukraine (Kyiv, Lviv, Odessa, Simferopol, Kharkiv) in more than 20 alternative locations (parks, streets, maternity houses, markets, roads, hotels etc.), discussions “Woman in modern society: Looking for ways of self-realization” and press-conferences with music concerts, poetry on the street festival and other art doings. Project provides a dialogue between generations and adds some new energy to the discussion concerning possibilities of women’s self-realization at the beginning of the 3rd millennium.
Project is organized with participation of french writer Regine Deforges, american writer Tricia Warden, ukrainian artist Vlada Ralko, ukrainian writer Sofiya Andruhovych and ukrainian feminist Layma Geydar.Детальніше
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