Street Fans

Jacob Moss by The Fan Museum, London

© Artist: Captain Kris, Maker: Sylvian Le Guen


£16,105 raised
156 funders

Funded 29 July 2017

0% funded

115% funded

This year the craft of fan making was included in the Radcliffe Red List of Endangered Crafts as 'at serious risk of no longer being practised'. We need your help to raise £14,000 to launch a pioneering project which aims to put fan making back on the map.

Street Fans unites an international cast of street artists including RUN, C215, Nathan Bowen, Sr.X, Himbad & Otto Schade with master fan maker, Sylvain Le Guen to design and create one-of-a-kind fans which the Museum wants to exhibit later this year. Funds raised will support the manufacture by hand of 60 fans and enable the Museum to stage several project-linked events including a 'paint jam' and fan making workshop at Greenwich Market, a fan design competition for students at Lewisham Southwark College, and a similar event involving street artists and fan making tutors at the Heritage Gallery, Greenwich University.

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Five great reasons to donate

Five great reasons to donate to Street FansRead more

Get to know Master fan maker, Sylvain Le Guen

We spoke with Sylvain Le Guen about the complexities and intricacies of fan making and his role in Street FansRead more

Reward Highlights

We have a brilliant selection of exclusive rewards for our donors, from postcards and tote bags to original hand-crafted fansRead more

Meet the Artists - part 1

Get to know a few of the artists involved with Street FansRead more

Thank You. Only 16 Days to Go...

With only 16 days to go, we need your help more than ever to reach our goalRead more

5 Fan Museum Facts

Find out five fun Fan Museum factsRead more

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Thank you

Thank you for supporting Street Fans, help us even more by sharingRead more

Meet the Artists - part 2

Get to know four of the inspiring female artists involved in Street FansRead more

For funders only

Dear Donors

With only 8 days left to go, we need your help more than everRead more

Only 3 days to go - here’s what you will help make happen if you donate

By donating to Street Fans you will enable us to stage several project-linked events across the local area. Through these events we hope to inspire new audiences and reinvigorate the craft of fan-makingRead more

VIP experience at The Fan Museum plus limited edition print by Butch Attai

Find out more about our exclusive VIP reward at The Fan MuseumRead more

Still time to donate

As we're so close to our target, we've extended the campaign until Monday 31 July to help us get over the line - so there's still time to support the project and pick up some amazing rewardsRead more

We're 100% funded. Thank you!

The Fan Museum's first ever crowdfunding campaign on Art Happens reaches its goal of raising £14,000Read more

Rewards Update

We're busy creating your rewards and will be posting updates soon on when to expect these through your letterboxRead more

Rewards are being made

One of our fan making tutors, Victoria Ajoku, is busy making reward fansRead more

It's all coming together...

Exhibition preparations are well underway. Here's a sneak peek behind the scenesRead more

Partner events

With just over a week to go until the opening of Street Fans, we want to share our project-linked events programme with youRead more

Street Fans is open

It's official, our new Street Fans exhibition is open and we’re off to a flying start!Read more

Rewards are on their way!

Not long until your reward will be at your doorRead more

One month left to see Street Fans

Don’t forget to visit Street Fans and look at what your donations have made possibleRead more

Thank You

31 December 2017 may have marked the final day of the Street Fans exhibition at The Fan Museum but what of the project’s legacy?Read more

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