Urban and rural development, Arts and cultural activities, In a town of 280 people were 85% are old people , thanks to the MIAU the local people has recovered the ilusion, 25,000 people has visited our town, the town is alive and has a some future.

MUSEO INACABADO DE ARTE URBANO

little old spanish town were the the local families addopt an artist during the festival

Creators

Who is behind this?

Javier Lopez Lopez

MUSEO INACABADO DE ARTE URBANO (M.I.A.U)

http://www.miaufanzara.org

Spain

Idea

Idea pitch

A plan to build a toxic and dangerous waste dump was make the people react against the big corporations and politicians from the capital . Once we won in our fight our goal was return the social peace and a group of local people creating this project to celebrate that there are other ways to be a succesful and recover the local economy without damaging the nature .We are proud to say that we proved that there are many creative ways to survive in the empty spain

Where will your project idea take place?

Fanzara (Alto Mijares) COMUNIDAD VALENCIANA SPAIN ,

What is the local challenge?

unemploiment , and migration of the young people to the big cities
The idea its that thanks to our Museum the economy of the town its improving, now we have 2 little stores, one bakery, 2 bars, one B&B ,we make guided visits and thanks to cultural tourism we are helping to the people who visit us to discover a beautiful area of Spain. that during the last 50 years has been isolated and unknown

How does your idea strengthen democracy and active citizenship at a local and community level?

2005 City Council planned the installation in its municipal area of a toxic and dangerous waste dump. The population of the small town of 280 people was divided between a few who were in favor and the majority of the population who were against the installation. Some of their neighbors, through a platform against the landfill, began an unwavering fight against the project. After many protests, presenting battle both socially and in court, the landfill project was definitely ruled out.
This was the seed of what we know today as MIAU, then we decided that it was necessary to do something positive for the people, something that would return the social peace that had been greatly deteriorated, Democracy and Culture are the pilars of our project

Who are you doing it for?

the artist that come to our festival are adopted by the local families during one week, this is the best way to join two worlds , the artist help the old people of the town that never get out of this town to become curious and learn about what happens far away from their house.
Also we work with schools that comes to visit us, this is something absolutely positive in many aspects

How do you plan to get there?

Project works thanks to the voluntering, local people that open their homes to the artist, and also works thanks to the artist that make their work absolutely free.

What are the expected results?

The name of our museum in english is (Non FINISHED Museum of Urban art) any activity is wellcome we want to keep that idea always in mind , that every year we will have the chance to bring new activities, Poetry painting, Esculpture, dance, reading ..

How does your initiative contribute to strengthening democracy in Europe?

In 2005, the Fanzara City Council planned the installation in its municipal area of a toxic and dangerous waste dump ,after years fighting peacefully we won in the courts, people discovered that it did not matter if we were very few people, we learned to live together and fight for what we considered fair, and we wanted that after being able to stop the project, return the illusion to the people with a totally different project, based on culture, we believed the basis of coexistence is culture, empathy and collaboration.
Our project its exactly a perfect exemple how a society must trust on the democracy and how if we do belive that something its not correct can be fixed thanks to the democracy.

What is your story?

first and more important restore a coexistence in the town and this is something that today its a reality, also thanks to this festival the town has a economical positive trend 1 groucery, 1 bucher, 1 bakery, 2 bars, 1 rural hostel , and its absolutely great to see how the old people of the town are so happy to see everyday the children from the different schools that comes to visit the town .We were condemned to be another town who was diying day after day, and now we have a hope,and children running in our streets every day.Also to see how the artist are so commitet to come absolutely free , its amazing .This year we have received more that 300 artits request from all over the world to come

€ 36000,-

Funding requested from Civic Europe

€ 36000,-

Total budget

Major expenses

festival cost 20.000euros(crane, materials )
publicity 600 euros
operational cost 15.000 (artist , trips, administration)
rent office 500
insurance 400

What do you need from the Civic Europe community?

we will like to receive advise from others, and also to have a different point of view who help us to keep evolving

Team

miaufanzara

Idea created on May 27, 2020
Last edit on May 27, 2020

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