1.Elida and myself had a meeting yesterday about the quotes we got from printers. 500euro seems to be the benchmark for a 32 page, double sided colour printed booklet for 100 copies, thats 5 euro a book. Paper stock, as we are printing digitally seems to be a stumbling block but we have sourced printers that can give us something that is not on bloody god awful glossy stock. So each page could work out quite costly for a person, 500 divided by 32 is 15.65. The number of pages maybe come in under that but realistically it will be around that amount. This is just printing cost. We wanted you guys to be aware of want costs we are encountering.
2. So costs of course led to.....
Funding. We looked at a web site called Fund-it, which has a very interesting premise, you set a taggert amount and pitch your idea for your art project in a video on line to get funds. It sounds perfect but when I went through the red tape it just sounded a bit of a quagmire. For one thing they asked for credit card details and will debit said credit card of the funds for 22 days, IF, you reach your target, at which point they refund you. So forget that, we can have our own Fund It type project. The premise of a pitch is a good one, so pitch it too your friends, family and patrons. A Tinderbox event or mini events will be needed. Maybe Mini events can help in your own funding our help the group. Myself and Elida made a list yesterday of things, within reason and the law you can do. Elida will post on this. Please!!! throw out ideas for funding. Ok thats enough for now.