Precipitation: The Magic Marble Run

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Precipitation: The Magic Marble Run

Precipitation: The Magic Marble Run

Victoria Culf By Victoria Culf

To build the longest ever recycled marble run recorded by Guinness Book of World Records as part of Imagine Watford Festival to highlight recycling and the delicacy of the water cycle.

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Imagine Watford is an interdisciplinary arts festival transforming the length of Watford High Street into a cornucopia of interactive performances and visual stimuli. This year, as part of their 10th year celebrations, in conjunction with Hertfordshire County of Culture 2020 the theme is sustaining and beholding our natural environment. As an environmental artist, working closely with Watford Recycling Arts Project and Watford Palace Theatre, I wanted to create a community-based art installation celebrating the water cycle using completely recycled materials. I have been comissioned to create the World's longest recycled marble run in collaboration with local schools, charities and community groups. The marble run will span the length of Watford high street wending its way through shoppers and performers alike reaching over 1km in length. The marble will imitate water droplets on their journey through the water cycle using various props and scenes as created by the local community.

What we'll deliver:

  • 2 x Guiness World records plus an adjudicator for the day
  • Local Publicity and Sponsorship publicity before and during the event
  • Community PR and charitable cooperation
  • Seeing a project through from start to finish
  • Raising awareness of the arts as a vehicle for inspiration and change

Why it's a great idea:

Raising awareness of the water cycle and mans interconnection with it - for water and energy suppliers this is paramount to your work as water/oil/gas are finite natural resources. Raising awareness of sustainable consumerism: how to re-use, redesign and recycle household waste effectively and with imagination. Educational elements for participants and spectators alike in science, arts, engineering and environmental stewardship. This is a free event, therefor anyone can visit and participate regardless of their financial circumstances. (e.g. they have to pay to visit a gallery). A great day out for families. An arts installation accessible to all celebrating our human commonalities. We all need water to live and bathe and our (adult) bodies are made up of roughly 60% water. We are all subject to the weather and count on the health of our natural environment. Local and international PR for funders, participants and Watford Town with a GBWR including local and wider press coverage.

Steps to get it done:

  • Collate recyled materials before building to determine look of the marble run
  • Create technical rider for Watford Palace Theatre's technical dept
  • Create Copy for Watford Palace Theatre's marketing dept
  • Finalise dates for school workshop delivery
  • Secure dates for WRAP skills sharing and sign up volunteering support

Location Watford

About the space

Top of Watford High Street from Intu to the Watford Underpass

Council

Watford Borough Council

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How will the money be spent?Total £19,191

Guinness World Record Adjudicator - £3,500 (18%)
Artist Design, implementation and overall project management fee - £3,000 (16%)
Provision of artist led workshops to 6 primary schools - £3,000 (16%)
Use of facilities and studio for making and storing the art work amnd recycled materials - £3,000 (16%)
Production team construction support - £2,000 (10%)
Manning the Festival and making repairs - £1,350 (7%)
Materials salvage and preparation for installation - £600 (3%)
Contingency - £600 (3%)
Artist led workshops at Herts Inclusive Theatre - £400 (2%)
Workshop Facilitation @ St. Anthony's Primary School - £250 (1%)
Other - £1,491 (8%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. Before entering fundraising these costs will be confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified by the verifier.

18%
Guinness World Record Adjudicator
£3,500
16%
Artist Design, implementation and overall project management fee
£3,000
16%
Provision of artist led workshops to 6 primary schools
£3,000
16%
Use of facilities and studio for making and storing the art work amnd recycled materials
£3,000
10%
Production team construction support
£2,000
7%
Manning the Festival and making repairs
£1,350
3%
Materials salvage and preparation for installation
£600
3%
Contingency
£600
2%
Artist led workshops at Herts Inclusive Theatre
£400
1%
Workshop Facilitation @ St. Anthony's Primary School
£250
8%
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£1,491
  • Spacehive fees
    £348
  • Transaction Fees
    £324
  • Workshop Facilitation @ St. Anthony's Primary School
    £250
  • Provision of artisit led workshops at Watford Museum
    £250
  • Lighting and additional materials
    £250
  • VAT
    £70

Overfunding

This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • Donating to WRAP towards their artist support programme
  • Paying back some of the in kind support received
  • Providing more schools with subsidised funding

Total £19,191

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