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Macnas Parade 2013

Macnas | Galway

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  • Target: €10000
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  • €10,530.98
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  • 263
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This project was funded!

rewards for funding this project:

€15 +

A full colour print of an iconic Macnas image (4x6); your name on our brand new website for one year (launched early October); and the knowledge that you have helped to safeguard this important tradition and brought joy, colour, madness and mayhem to thousands of people in doing so.

€25 +

A limited edition Friend of Macnas car sticker; a mounted print of an iconic Macnas image (4x6); your name on our brand new website for one year (launched in early October) and the knowledge that you have helped to safeguard this important tradition and brought joy, colour, madness and mayhem to thousands of people in doing so.

€50 +

A November workshop with Macnas artists and makers and a rare chance to see our floats, giant images and puppets as you never have before; a limited edition Friend of Macnas car sticker; your name on our brand new website (launched in early October) for one year; a mounted print of an iconic Macnas image (10x8) and the knowledge that you have helped to safeguard this important tradition and brought joy, colour, madness and mayhem to thousands of people in doing so.

€100 +

An invite to an exclusive, late-night Macnas Winter Cabaret where artists, performers, makers and donors meet and mingle; a November workshop with Macnas artists and makers and a rare chance to see our floats, giant images and puppets as you never have before; a limited edition Friend of Macnas car sticker; your name on our brand new website for one year (launched in early October); a mounted print of an iconic Macnas image (10x8); and the knowledge that you have helped to safeguard this important tradition and brought joy, colour, madness and mayhem to thousands of people in doing so.

€250 +

A VIP reception on the afternoon of the parade, exclusive access to parade preparations and refreshments on arrival; an invite to an exclusive, late-night Macnas Winter Cabaret where artists, performers, makers and donors meet and mingle; a November workshop with Macnas artists and makers and a rare chance to see our floats, giant images and puppets as you never have before; a limited edition Friend of Macnas car sticker; your name on our brand new website for one year (launched in early October); a mounted print of an iconic Macnas image (10x8); and the knowledge that you have helped to safeguard this important tradition and brought joy, colour, madness and mayhem to thousands of people in doing so.

a project by:
Macnas

Imagine a wild, artistic, magical event that is free to the public. An event that involves over 300 volunteers dressed in costume traveling through the streets. Now invisage giant sculptural images, glorious big beasts, huge puppets, live raucous music, thumping drum beats and an audience of 60,000 people gathered in collective celebration in a city in Ireland. This is a Macnas parade. This is a wonderful mix of art and heart where the public become the performers and take over the city streets. This year we need your help. We need €10,000 to bridge the gap and make the Macnas parade happen this October.

We have hundreds of people taking part in the parade and we need to costume them all so that they look and feel amazing. We need your help to transform our cast of hundreds from volunteers into dreamers, schemers, fools, misfits, inventors and engineers of imagination. We need to dream, design and create costumes, masks, props and music to deliver this parade for our community.

The Macnas parade is about you. It invites EVERYONE to access art. It is free, it is wild, it is creativity for the people by the people. This is a community ritual; a 26 year old tradition. It is under threat as an event and we need your help to sustain it. Help us ensure we don't lose this wonderful, magical event.

We are looking for €10,000 in fourteen days. We need your support and participation to make this happen. We have great rewards for our funders but hopefully the best reward will be you helping Macnas to bring an explosion of creativity onto the streets, for everyone to enjoy and be part of this autumn.

Please pledge, share and spread the word so we can set the streets of Galway alight with magic and mayhem on Sunday 27th October.

Thank you.
- Noeline and the Macnas team
September 2013