Streetwear label Imperial Taels and artist network POW! WOW! Taiwan are teaming up on a crowdfunded art festival, aimed at bring art appreciation to remote communities in Asia.
Paint Asia will bring together artists from around the world to various communities in the region, and will be hosted in different cities, towns or villages every year.
The Hong Ye Village in the mountain of South Taiwan will host the inaugural edition of the festival. The home of the indigenous Bunun tribe has no arts and crafts programme following Grade 3 and living conditions are substandard at best.
With Paint Asia, the purpose is two-fold: sew the seeds of art in the community as an integral part of learning, while raising global awareness of the current situation at the village.
The Kickstarter campaign began on September 18 and is hoping to raise a minimum of US$35,000 for the festival to be viable.
Funds raised will go towards transportation, accommodation, food, paints and art materials, and the production of campaign rewards for backers. Rewards include T-shirts and prints of original artwork by participating artists.
The highest reward tier will include a trip to the festival itself including travel expenses.
To back the campaign and find out more about Paint Asia, head over to the Kickstarter page here.