Dear Art lovers
I am fund raising to complete a social commerce art portal for artists and launch niddoo.com. Requesting your support humbly to make my kickstarter campaign "The Poetry of Being Woman" successful. This will changeovers for thousands of artists like us, by providing a dignified livelihood.
Press release : Kickstarter the crowd funding site launched in UK on 31st Oct 2012. "The Poetry of Being Woman" is among the first kickstarter projects launched in UK by niddoo.com.
Niddoo.com is a pre-beta stage startup - a social ecommerce portal where art-lovers can discover, buy, commission great art and art accessories from artists around the world.
Niddoo is founded by artist Arifa who has successfully exhibited her paintings in London and received critical acclaim for her artistic endeavours.
Faced with the pressures of an artist to financially break even while creating prolific art, she set out to solve the problem for artists around the world by creating a market-place for artists and art-lovers. The social ecommerce art -portal is set to change the lives of artists by providing them a dignified livelihood. Artists will be able to create a virtual gallery, communicate and forge relationships with buyers, and raise funds for art projects on the portal. International artists who have recently exhibited at The Nehru Centre London , Irene Lopez De Castro and Vidya Ranjith love the product and have endorsed it.
The artist Arifa is raising funds on kickstarter by selling art accessories, and targets GBP20000 by Nov end. Funding is all or nothing. Funds will be used to organise art exhibitions in Europe to aid in the development and marketing of niddoo.com. Niddoo's founder Arifa says "Raising a successful round on kickstarter would not only provide proof of concept and early traction needed for a subsequent VC round, but also help build opt in lists of art-lovers who are voting with their wallets. A formidable marketing arsenal for a startup". You can choose from a range of Christmas gifts starting from GBP8. Rewards include designer accessories like calendar of paintings for GBP8, themed T-shirt and featuring in an ipad app for GBP20, designer scarf for GBP40, prints from GBP80, real oil paintings, custom-made haute couture and custom-portraits of backers hand-painted by Arifa!
The artist appreciates support from fellow entrepreneurs. Go check out "The Poetry of Being Woman" and support her project! It takes just one click and less than a minute to back. ([url=http://t.co/9p5mEYBv] http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/arifakhan/the-poetry-of-being-woman-an-exhibition-of-paintin-0?ref=email[/url]). You can join Facebook page "The Poetry of Being Woman" to interact with other backers and see the progress on fund-raising.
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Niddoo.com prototype is almost 75% complete and now live. Successful artists are loving the product and thanking me. Since kickstarter does not allow to raising funds for prototype building, I am raising in my personal capacity as an artist - oil painter for exhibitions.
Activities so far: 1. Direct emails to friends 2. Facebook page 3. Twitter 4. Attending networking events & requesting support 5. Flier distribution 5. Working on iPad app - aiming to release next week
I am grateful for whatever support you can provide and humbly request you.
3 powerful ways you can help me:
1. Support my kickstarter project by making a personal pledge (any amount over GBP1, or over GBP8 to choose one of the rewards as an artistic Christmas gift to yourself or a loved one)
2. Tweet about it and promote on social media
@misskhan niddoo launches first UK art project on kickstarter. pls chk out & support "The Poetry of Being Woman" http://t.co/9p5mEYBv
Like Fb page "The Poetry of Being Woman" -www.facebook.com/artexhibitionbeingwoman
3. Help me with Strategy / ideas to make this campaign successful.
We will have a backers party in a few weeks time. we also have a networking event on 21at Nov at Cass Business School "Leadership Legends" featuring entrepreneur success stories of Susan Payne , CEO Emvest (a usd500mn fund) and Sarah Curran, CEO my-wardrobe - if anyone wants to learn more about niddoo.com or my kickstarter project please come along. Tickets GBP 29. Registration at http://leadershiplegends.eventbrite.com
Complimentary tickets for kickstarter backers, and any art lovers who would like one on me!!
Thank you ever so much for your gracious help to make my dream and thousands of artists dreams come true!