Being a teenager is hard, but being one out of society’s standards of normal can be lonely and confusing. We all know what its like to grow up and hide parts of ourselves just to fit in. Belgrade, like most places can be very unforgiving when it comes to alternative interests and interests out of the mainstream. But what if there was a place that kids could go to and they didn’t have to hide? What if there was a place where they could be themselves, where they could be open without judgment? Having a place like this can make a world of difference for these kids and teens.
Belgrade doesn't have many places for teens to go to and feel safe and find like minded people.We are campaigning to buy a place of our own that will be the Cultural Center Sakurabana.We have no financial support from our government here in Belgrade. We all worked several jobs for years to keep this place running and now we and the kids need your help!
Our goal here is to offer teenagers a safe haven. A place they can come to and open up, be themselves without fear of being bullied or judged, a place to learn, most importantly a place to learn tolerance towards each other. We know how valuable guidance is at that age. A lot of the teenagers that come to CC Sakurabana are from broken homes, single parent households, from families with financial issues, from difficult family situations or even have medical conditions.
ARTBOOK PROJECT: This artbook is a stage of the campaign for all the bullied and alternative kids safe house, by contribution and collaboration of some of the worlds best artists, as well as young aspiring artists, who work in all manners of styles, from manga to western art, under the common theme of "Sakura blossom"
ABOUT THE ARTBOOK:
A4 size, full color, around 100 color pages , available through out Indiegogo campaign page, to be announced soon.
CONTEST: The idea of Sakurabana Cultural Centre is still alive, and we are continuing with our fundraising efforts in order to create a unique place for Serbian youth. In that goal, we have decided to launch an artwork contest, where the main theme would be “Sakura”, and select and publish the best works in an artbook. All the revenue from the sale of the said artbook will go to the Cultural Centre.
- The art must be your own original work
- It would be desirable for works to be A4 size, in portrait (vertical) orientation
- The artwork must be original (you cannot trace somebody else’s art or use parts of somebody else’s art)
- Fanart is not eligible
- The art can be black&white or in colour
- Explicit sex scenes or gore are not acceptable
- You can send more than one piece of art
- You are not allowed to publish the artwork you sent to the contest until the end of the selection procedure
- By sending your art to the contest you agree to give “Sakurabana” association the right to print your work and sell it as a part of the Cultural Centre funding campaign
If you choose to send digital works, please deliver them in high, printing-appropriate resolution (A4, 300dpi)
Please post your works to the following address:
Bulevar Zorana Djindjica 115/28,
11070 Novi Beograd,
send them to the following e-mail
Please, be sure to attach your name and a link to your DeviantArt page or website (portfolio) to your art.
The contest deadline is April 30, 2015. No works will be accepted after the said date.
We would like to thank you all in advance for your time, effort and support.