project leader
Jane G
location
G1/CW Gallery
(Pittsburgh Region)
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the project

The Red Carpet Project is an artistic collaboration which endeavors to re-humanize women who’ve become statistics of domestic violence. 

We are transcribing (in various shades of red paint) the names and loving memories people shared of females killed by an intimate partner rather than the details of their murders.  Upon entrance into G1/CW gallery's space patrons will see, and symbolically walk upon, The Red Carpet of women's names running the length of the gallery floor. The galllery walls will display curated works depicting aspects of misogyny by PIttsburgh artists. 

IN SHELTER, with its racially diverse cast of 7 female actors ranging in age from 20 to 70, will be staged to be read at the far end of the gallery.   The play   presents a compelling view of the aftermath of violence against women, its impact, and that abuse of women transcends all demographics; ethnicity, economic status, education, age, and sexual orientation.

the steps

Complete transcribing women's names on the 50 ft. canvas roll.

Rehearsals with actresses will begin in August.

Artwork and the Red Carpet will be transported to G1/CW October 1.

The first viewing and reading will be Wednesday October 2.

why we're doing it

October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. Our intent as artists is that the canvas roll, paintings and play which comprise The Red Carpet Project inspire conversations about misogyny and its effect on our lives.   

The Red Carpet Project  canvas is a provocative work. As we research the names of victims felled by domestic violence, typically the initial search results are an abuser's mug shot, information about his trial, what his crimes were.  Even in death, public and media focus defers to the male. 

In writing their names and kind words people shared about these women, we're hoping to convey the impact the loss of so many women has upon our lives. Statistics of female intimate-partner casualities remain constant: in the U.S. 1,800+, and globally 60,000+, each year.  By shifting the public discourse to address losing mothers, sisters, daughters, and friends The Red Carpet Project will compel individuals who see it to demand reportage about who we've lost in our communities rather than the crimes of individual abusers.  

 

budget

Space (gallery, studio)- $3000

Insurance (event and artworks)- $1000

Supplies (100 ft.canvas rolls, paints, brushes, charcol)- $1000

Printing and publicity (scripts, image reproductions, programs, flyers, outreach resources)-  $750

Equipment rental -$750

Research and transcription- $1000

Stipend for actors- $2800

 

  



PROJECT FUNDING NEEDED = $10,000
ioby Platform Fee $35
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $545
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $327
TOTAL TO RAISE = $10,908

 

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photos

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donors

  • Mimi Lampert
  • Gail
  • Elizabeth L.
  • KMazur
  • Peggi
  • Jane Graille