Necesito ayuda con un proyecto y me gustaría que contribuyas si puedes y quieres
Si has leído mi articulo anterior “The Journey Begins” te darás cuenta de que este proyecto comenzó en mi cabeza hace unos 2 meses. Cuando a mediados de Junio del 2019, hice una oferta para comprar una vieja cochera que se había convertido en almacén de comida, con la idea de transformarla en una galería que apoyase a los artistas con un espacio para exhibir su obra, para brindarles guía para hacer ventas (o coaching de ventas) y crecer su negocio, que además fuese un espacio para enseñar yoga. Quería crear un espacio en donde gente de toda clase pudiese venir a compartir sus ideas y su tiempo, haciendo cosas que amamos: relajándonos con asanas o pintando cuadros, cosas que hacen bien al alma.
Finalmente mi oferta ni siquiera llegó al dueño de la cochera/garaje porque se consideró demasiado baja para presentársela, aunque al hacerla se tomó en cuenta que el espacio necesita un techo nuevo y tiene moho negro. Quería crear un espacio seguro y limpio para que incluso los niños pequeños pudieran tomar clases de yoga y arte….pues el espacio aún sigue en venta: https://www.idealista.com/en/inmueble/86172715/, el moho negro está empeorando, y aunque pasa el tiempo sigue enlistado en propiedades a la venta, sin ser considerado.
Sin embargo, me siento bien al respecto, porque mi idea de ayudar a la gente ha evolucionado a algo diferente: Este sitio de internet. Después de dar un paseo en el parque con una amiga y su perro, y conversar francamente sobre lo que hizo que su negocio se viniera abajo -el costo de mantenimiento de sus instalaciones a pesar de que tenía buenos de ingresos- me di cuenta de que los negocios con más éxito como Amazon, Uber, Ebay, etc… no son propietarios de nada, sino que más bien se enfocan en reunir a compradores y vendedores en un solo lugar. Así que decidí cambiar mi enfoque hacia crear un sitio de internet útil, que mostrase una red completa de espacios y locales que ya estuvieran exhibiendo y vendiendo obras de arte, en vez de construir mi propio espacio. Pensé que así podía ayudar a más gente y no solo mirar por mi misma. Me encantaría vender mi arte a miles de personas otra vez, pero prefiero ayudar a otros a vender el suyo para que podamos ayudarnos mutuamente y aprender unos de otros.
Eventualmente quisiera crear una aplicación a la que todo el mundo tuviese acceso, que tenga un mapa y que muestre todos los restaurantes, bares y cafés que tengan arte a la venta y estén cerca de donde estés, para que puedas dar un paseo, tomar una bebida o algo de picar y mirar las obras de arte únicas que tienen en exhibición. Si te gusta, puedes adquirirlo ahí mismo y llevártelo a casa.
Aquí es donde necesito tu ayuda. El tipo de espacio que quiero presentar en este sitio y con el tiempo en la aplicación, son muy difíciles de encontrar por internet. Puede que tengan su propia página en internet, o estén en Tripadvisor, pero no se especifica si actualmente exhiben o tienen arte a la venta.
Si conoces algún espacio que esté exhibiendo o vendiendo arte y piensas que les gustaría aparecer aquí en Amazing Aliya, por favor ayúdanos a ponernos en contacto. Yo he comenzado la búsqueda en Madrid, ya que puedo hacerlo personalmente, pero la meta es que este sitio sea verdaderamente Internacional. Así que, si quieres ayudar por favor manda un correo a Aliya@AmazingAliya.como también puedes mandarme la ubicación del espacio e iré a investigar si me fuera posible.
En este momento estoy trabajando en un formulario para que los espacios y artistas lo rellenen, y puedan tener su propia página que muestre en donde se ubican, y lo que tienen a la venta. Mi meta es llegar a tener 100 espacios y locales en Madrid para Marzo del 2019. Hasta ahora tenemos 11, así que si quieres aportar algo importante al mundo del arte, por favor contribuye.
Con mucho amor, Aliya
I need help with this project and I want to ask YOU to contribute if you can and would like to.
If you read my previous post The Journey Begins you’ll be aware that this project started in my mind about 2 months ago. In mid June 2019, it started with me putting an offer on an old garage turned food storage space, with the idea that I would turn it into a gallery, supporting artists with an exhibition space, providing sales coaching and mentoring and also a space to teach yoga. I wanted to make a space where people of all walks of life could come and share their ideas and time, doing things that we loved – chilling out with paints or asanas, things that are good for the soul.
The offer wasn’t put forward to the owner of the space as it was considered too low to even consider however it took into account that the space needed a new roof and has black mould. I wanted to make a clean safe space for even little children to come to yoga and art classes… the space is still for sale now https://www.idealista.com/en/inmueble/86172715/ and the black mould is getting worse… And as time passes, it sits on the property shelf.
I feel ok about it though, the idea of helping people evolved into something a bit different: this website. After a walk in the park with a friend, her dog and a frank discussion about what contributed to her business going under: monthly costs for premises – regardless of money coming in. That conversation helped me realise that if the top businesses that are doing well; Amazon, Uber, Ebay, don’t actually own anything and focus mainly on bringing the buyers and sellers together in one space, I decided to change track and focus in on building a useable website that shows a network of venues already exhibiting and selling artwork rather than making my own space. I felt this would help more people rather than focusing in on my own personal gain. As much as I’d love to sell my artwork for thousands again, I’d rather help others sell theirs so we can all help and learn from each other.
Eventually I want an app that anybody can open, shows a map of where you are and where the restaurants, bars and cafes around you are that are selling art so that you can go for a walk, order something to eat or drink and browse the unique artwork on display. If you like it, then you can take it home with you right there and then.
This is where I need your help. These places I want to feature on the website and then in time the app, are really difficult to find online. They may have websites for the restaurant part or are on trip advisor, however it’s not shown online who is showing and selling art.
If you know of a space that is showing or selling art and you think they might like to be featured here on Amazing Aliya, please put us in contact. I’ve started in Madrid as I can walk and search around here in person, however I want this site to be truly international. So, to help, please email me directly on Aliya@AmazingAliya.com or comment the location and I will go and investigate if I can.
Right now I’m making a submissions form for venues and artists to fill in and return so I can make a page for them that shows where they are and what is for sale.
My goal is to have 100 venues in Madrid by March 2019. So far I have about 11 so if you want to be part of something that is really important for the art world, please do get involved.
Why did I start this website? Because I found that when I wanted to find art for sale in Madrid and I did what most people do and searched in Google, I found what happened next almost upsetting whilst confirming something which has been swirling in my mind for a few years now – The art world and all it’s quirkiness is not logged on the internet.
This is what I found:
In the all search results, ‘Art For Sale In Madrid’ came back with a bunch of online places to buy art, some sponsored adverts as well as some organic results for artists all over the world, tagged with ‘Madrid’. Either from Madrid based artists or themed with Madrid. Nothing really came up that allowed me to browse where I could visit in Madrid.
This link to Trip Advisor shows just three comments. It wasn’t clear to me when the question had been asked however with a comment being edited in 2012 and the thread being closed due to inactivity, it wasn’t very current or helpful.
In the maps section of search results these 10 results included Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia and the Museo Nacional del Prado, not only totally our of my budget but also not what I had been hoping for.
Maybe the results would be better if I searched in Spanish, and yes they were a bit better with a few more galleries popping up. The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum added to the ‘out of my budget’ category. Eleven results in total including the museums.
So, I couldn’t find much that showed what I believe to be the true nature of the subject.
Where were the cafes, bars and restaurants that were showing art made by local people and at reasonable prices? I had walked past them on my walks around the city and I loved ducking into a coffee shop to have a look at these unique pieces whilst feeling that I could have a seat in somewhere that was not a chain, part of a community and with a totally different vibe from the stuffy Galleries of traditional art sales.
I believe and am now in the process of proving that art for sale in Madrid needs to be logged in a different way, a way that exists online and in a way that makes it easy for buyers to find it and buy it.
A friend of a friend of a friend, wrote this piece and I felt the need to publish it here on Amazing Aliya. A little window into a world you might not ever get to see. Artists, literary or otherwise are everywhere…
24 HOURS IN THE LIFE OF SMALL STREAMS by Abu Qanat
“BITCH, C*NT!” Rose addresses Lisa, her loving care worker with two of her favourite terms of endearment and bites her hard on the arm. “Rose, you’re in a lively mood this morning,” with warmth shining through her attempts at a look of disapproval. “Hello Doctor!” replies Rose, looking over Lisa’s shoulder.
Rose is a hard-swearing senior lady, living in a care home in Buckinghamshire, and next week the staff of Small Streams bungalow will celebrate her eightieth birthday. One of Rose’s favourite activities is to sing, and she knows the words to ‘Living Doll,’ ‘The Lambeth Walk,’ ‘Danny Boy’ and many other songs. Very often she is ferociously happy and upbeat but sometimes she will also turn on her care worker.
Born in London, Rose has suffered from an extreme learning difficulty all her life, and she has the smallest room because she has no personal budget to pay for her care home. She has never had the love of children or a partner, but Rose’s life is by no measure empty of warmth or love, and her outgoing mischief makes her the favourite amongst the care staff.
“My pad. My knickers!” The care worker obeys the hard-swearing star of the nursing home who will turn eighty this week, removes her underwear and incontinence pad, and sits her on the toilet.
Rose has a typical and infectious smile as any eighty year old rogue you can imagine. Lisa turns to her young, male apprentice and asks him to take the dirty clothes to the washer. Rose shouts to the frightened trainee: “Can I sit on your lap?” and it releases the tension. Everyone dies laughing.
Small Streams is a bungalow in the outskirts of a small town in the home counties, adapted for use by those with severe learning disability. All the doors are held open magnetically until the toast is browned. One whiff of brown toast and the current to the magnets is cut, all the doors slam shut, the budgerigar starts flapping uncontrollably, and the alarm screams in time to the movements of the budgie. If you happen to be looking at the budgie when the Fire Alarm goes off, he does really seem to be making the high pitched whistles himself. But the Budgie’s whistles really do not compare with those of Rose.
Small Streams is also home to Niamh, who can propel herself in a wheelchair; Peter who walks but mostly slides along the floor, and Queenie who walks the corridors all night without much on and on any day of the week, the wheels on Niamh’s wheelchair are liable to be coated in chocolate.
The Chocolate Wheelchair In the afternoon the new young care-worker, in an act of sympathy from Lisa finds himself cleaning the chocolate from Niamh’s chair. Niamh has no sophisticated Motability chair – she gets around in an old NHS wheelchair with 24 inch wheels. Amazingly for a lady who cannot speak and be understood by anyone other than her close care workers, Niamh is nimble and agile in her wheelchair, but the chairs are not impermeable to grime, and the wheels on Niamh’s chair develop a crust of chocolate. “They bought her Cadbury’s flakes again,” seethes Lisa. “ I wish they would stop buying Neevie Cadbury’s Flakes every week. They all coat themselves around the wheels – where she pushes herself along.”
But in addition to cleaning the house, support workers also have to wash the residents themselves.
Rose’s lead care worker is Decebal, a muscular, no nonsense slavic man with a top-knot, built of military stock on the River Danube and descended from Dacia’s ancient king who fought the Emperor Trajan to the death (his own) in 106AD. Decebal runs the care home like a military machine, and accepts no nonsense:
“You wash her again, and to apply the eczema cream that we checked on the medication sheet under the fold of her belly please.” He barks later as Rose giggles, clearly enjoying the attention. “And the special soap under the boobies, and the groin. If we have bacterium remaining there, then we have trouble, isn’t it?” Rose is duly washed again, as she is twice a day – Rose is the easiest resident to keep hygienic since she is sociable and cooperative (if not to say agreeable, exactly) and she clamours for attention.
Suddenly there is a shriek from the bathroom, and Niamh, who was drinking a cup of “Old Moat” cider at the dinner table jumps out of her skin, sending the last of the cider on the floor. Lisa emerges with a look of extraordinary tiredness in her face. “Don’t worry, it’s just Queenie,” she reassures everyone. “She never really wants to go to the bathroom before bed.”
Decebal barely lets his affection for his clients show, but he is fiercely protective of them and minutely aware of their medicinal needs. He encourages old staff and new to sing with Rose – it is one of her favourite activities, and she knows a lot of words to London songs, wartime songs, and even hits from the sixties.
Later the new young support worker notices a photo in Rose’s bedroom where she is warmly holding two young children and smiling broadly and he wonders whether this sort of affection from children is exactly what Rose needs. The more experienced care workers correct him: the problem is, what will she say, Lisa explains to the newbie. Once she leant out of the window and shouted to a group of under-tens crossing the road to “hurry the fuck up”. Their mothers were not pleased.
“Can I sit on your lap, Doctor?” Rose repeats naughtily. The newbie blushes. Now we’ll have no more of that, Lisa smiles at her favourite customer, and receives a sloppy bite on her forearm for her trouble.
Esta página tiene el propósito de conectar personas.
El tipo de personas que aprecian el arte, que quieren explorar nuevos destinos y ayudar a que el mundo se convierta en un lugar más colorido y brillante.
Este sitio web facilita a los amantes del arte el adquirir obras únicas, con la ventaja de verlas personalmente antes de realizar la compra.
También fomentamos que acuda nuevo público a los sitios que buscan nuevas formas de negocio y todo ello en un ambiente especial mientras que tomas unas copas y observas obras de arte únicas disponibles para su venta.
Ayudamos a los artistas a ser descubiertos de manera online y, por lo tanto, que la venta de sus obras sea más exitosa.
De esta forma esperamos haceros sentir más conectados.
Con todo el amor, Amazing Aliya
ART FOR SALE WORLDWIDE
This site is meant to help connect people.
These people appreciate art, exploring new places and want to help the world become a brighter more colourful place.
This site helps art lovers buy unique art, with the advantage of viewing in person before committing to a purchase.
This site helps drive footfall into venues that would appreciate new business with the pull of good refreshments and unique artwork available for sale.
This site helps artists become discoverable online and therefore a bit more successful in sales.
I hope this site helps you all feel more connected.