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Macnas Fund It campaign goes live

Posted on: September 24, 2013

Hello everyone,

We are gearing up for a big event here at the Macnas workshop in Fisheries Field. We have launched a Fund It campaign to help us stage the Macnas parade 2013 .

For over 26 years Macnas have been traversing through the streets of Galway conjuring up mayhem and magic with the annual Macnas parade. Many of you will have viewed, performed, created and helped bring this municipal event into being over the years and we are deeply grateful. Creating a spectacular parade event of this scale on an annual basis is hugely challenging & we need your help this year. Macnas want to sustain this phenomenon which is currently under threat due to lack of resources & we are short €10,000 to make the parade happen in October.

We are asking all of our supporters, friends and family to please pledge whatever amount you can afford. All contributions would be gratefully received. We would also ask you to share and spread the word on http://www.fundit.ie/project/macnas-parade-2013 and any additional information is available on our facebook and twitter. You can also share the video to our campaign directly by posting the following link in your email and on social media: https://vimeo.com/75038490

The parade is a unique event, free to the public with no box office and no corporate sponsor. As a civic event for our city it invites everyone to access art, bringing people together to be part of a powerful ritual as a community. This event involves over 300 costumed volunteers with an audience of 40,000 gathered in collective celebration. The parade is a wonderful eclectic mix of art and heart where the public become the performers and Macnas take over the streets for a day. Help us conjure up magic and mayhem and be pathologically optimistic in continuing to bring an explosion of creativity and joy out onto our streets on the 27th October 2013.

Thank you for your time,

Noeline and the Macnas team

Macnas would like to acknowledge the on-going support of the Arts Council and Galway City Council.

Macnas Fund It campaign goes live