FRESHCODE UNITY JAM 14.5.2016 & FOUNDING AN ASSOCIATION TO SUPPORT HIP HOP CULTURE IN TURKU
Freshcode Unity Jam is going to be an all day happening celebrating local hip hop culture (graffiti, dance, music) in Finland - especially in the city of Turku. With this event we’re also gathering funds to build an association to support the local hip hop culture. By supporting this event you will be part of this important cultural work!
We’re organizing an all-day festival-like cultural event in the atmospheric and traditional venue of TVO (Turku). The event has been organized by the same group in 2002 and 2003 and now it’s time to get up to date with the 2016 version. There has been a tradition of all-around hip hop happenings going on in the city of Turku since Mok Jamz Hopstravaganza in 1993 – and yes, part of the Freshcode team was involved back then.
The event will be focusing on hip hop culture and there will be music (live/dj/mc), graffiti/street-art (live), workshops (graffiti, rap, electric boogie/popping) and an art-exhibition showcasing the works and life of the passed away Turku based graffiti-artist known by the name UGH. The event is divided into two sections: Daytime event (Free entry, no age limit, 14-19 hours) and Night event (entry fee, age limit:18, only 100 tickets available, 21-02 hours)
We’d like to highlight the event as positive happening with good vibes, positivity and working together. The aim is to bring people from different backgrounds and ages together and increase unity and interaction between people who are interested in hip hop culture.
The performing artist are some of the best in the country – some have gained international recognition. We’ll be showcasing both older, experienced talents as well as fresh new artist in all areas. The workshops will be open for the audience to participate.
The Association in the works
The aim of the Freshcode Unity Jam -event is to raise funds to build a non-profit association. The association is going to support cultural activities and share information
focusing mainly on hip hop culture (in all it’s forms) in the city of Turku.
We’re aiming to cherish the traditions and roots of hip hop culture – as well as develop it further. We want to increase unity among people interested in hip hop culture, support and motivate artists and organize more events.
Members of the association will have the ability to help planning future events and take part in other actions of the association. Members also will have a fair discount to all future events organized by the association.
Here are some of the things that we apply funding for:
Founding and registering the association 150€
Materials for the workshops in the event 200€
Travel & food costs for the artist 350€
Materials for the UGH 1975-2013 -exhibition 200€
Materials to build a wall for graffiti 300€
Art supplies for the performing artists 300€
The effect of Mesenaatti.me funding campaign to our plans:
Minimum goal: We’ll be able to organize the event and get the association up and running / registered
Full goal: The association can start planning future events and actions right away
Both the event and the association are organized by Mikko Lehtonen (DJ Low De Rok) and Juho Toiskallio – both have been active in Turku hip hop scene for a long time.
We’re hoping that everyone interested will support us to achieve these goals and join in to work together for the culture!