OUR PROJECTS FOR 2019-2020
OUR PROJECTS FOR 2019-2020
SUPPORT LE CIEL FOUNDATION
Film distribution, marketing and screenings £255,000
In order for the messages of wisdom from the Elders to be widely spread through this film, we are aiming for a free distribution model. The film would be available online for streaming and downloading with a Media Kit that will include a comprehensive, filmed Q&A, allowing people to organise screenings within their own communities and tocreate a dialogue around these messages. We would also hire a Distribution/Community manager working for a year to manage and be the link for all screenings, but also to provide a platform for communities to exchange and debate after they have seen the film.
Private screenings are being organised all around the world right now to show the film to targeted individuals who can, once the film is officially released, spread it widely throughout their communities. The film directors are present during these screenings to give a complete Q&A to the audience and open the dialogue.
£255,000 is needed to organize screening tours with part of the Le Ciel Foundation team present, to create the Media Kit and to cover the salary for a distribution manager for a whole year, to manage screenings, PR and marketing.
Translation in Spanish, French, Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, Arabic… £30,000
To ensure that the film can be seen by the greatest
number of people across the world, we are intending to translate the film subtitles into Spanish, French, Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese and Arabic.
Wisdom and Nature 2019
Event production £123,000
In 2017, Le Ciel Foundation and Phillips hosted the first Wisdom and Nature Exhibition in London, Paris and New York, in honour and celebration of Nature and ancestral wisdom.
Building on the success of the first edition, our second Wisdom and Nature exhibition and auction in 2019 will bring together a new collection of artworks from around the world that capture experiences and perceptions of interconnectivity in different cultures.
Artworks will be sourced from established and emerging artists whose ethos resonates with the values of Le Ciel Foundation, with particular focus given to artists whose practice is rooted in the communities of the Council Elders.
In collaboration with Christie’s auction house, Wisdom and Nature 2019 will be on display this Autumn in several major cities, including London, in conjunction with Frieze Art Fair, New York and Dubai. The exhibition will culminate in an auction sale in aid of Le Ciel Foundation and in particular in support of the solutions currently being developed
by the Holistic Vision Symposium as well as the Council Elders’ communities.
The exhibition and auction will cost £123,000 to produce. This covers framing, shipping, printing, insurance, storage and catering costs.
Holistic Visions 2019
Event production costs £310,000
A follow up event to the Holistic Visions Symposium that took place in November 2018, an event which brought together investors, innovators and influencers from all corners of the world. Together, they considered some of Humanity’s deepest challenges and co-designed holistic, innovative solutions they will implement over the next year.
The participants continue to work together, as they develop and implement the solutions that emerged from the Holistic Visions Symposium. These solutions will be tested and refined over the next year and participants will have the opportunity to come together again in November 2019 to continue their work in person.
£310,000 covers the hotel/conference centre for the duration of the event, food and drinks, bursaries for participants who would not otherwise be able to participate, carbon offsetting and production costs.
Holistic Visions Group Interconnected Projects
STEP 1 £185,000
Groups are currently developping fully interconnected projects around:
Structured, clean, vibrational and living water for everyone; New cycles of life or new energies and structural systems to give just a few examples. The goal is to have these project implemented and tested within the year to prove their viability, scalability and affordability.
Holistic Visions Group 7 Project
Environmental and cultural restoration £95,000
The Council of Twelve and Above are driving a project to restore balance and harmony on Earth. The Kogi and Wiwa from Colombia have identified sacred sites around the world and have been working to restore these sites through sacred architecture, ceremonies and by recovering sacred objects. Through this project, they will protect land, nature and the tangible and intangible cultural heritage of many indigenous communities, and rebalance the energetic meridians of the Earth.
£95,000 covers travel costs to the different sites, allows us to protect the land around these sites, build architectural structures and hire lawyers to rapatriate stolen objects onto their respective sacred sites.
Environmental conservation in Gabon £15,000
Working in partnership with Blessings of the Forest, an organisation dedicated to the preservation of biodiversity and plantlife in Gabon, we will catalogue native plants and through this, support their preservation. Alongside this, native plants that are indispensable to the natural biodiversity and ecological balance of flora and fauna in Gabon will be replanted across the country. These projects support the development of a local sustainable economy and will be run by locals.
£15,000 will enable us to start working on the catalogue of native species with the support of government and locals, and will allow us to participate in the replanting native species projects.
Indigenous Intangible and Cultural Heritage Research £65,000
To be able to preserve indigenous knowledge and communities, and to spread this knowledge to the western world, Le Ciel Foundation will continue building close relationships with indigenous communities around the world.
Support of Educational project in Botswana
The Xai Xai community project, supported by Le Ciel Foundation in 2018, has been a great success. Locals would like to continue this initiative, keeping educational youth camps alive and spreading programmes across the Kalahari desert.
£15,000 will enable this project to be continued and to discover through collaboration with locals, more indigenous elders who can support and share their knowledge.
Research and partnership development -Colombia
We’ve been working closely with the Kogi and Wiwa from the Sierra Nevada in Colombia for the past 2 years. Le Ciel Foundation has
financed their community project in 2018; these funds enabled locals to build a community structure through ancestral building techniques.
£15,000 will enable the Le Ciel Foundation team to travel to Colombia to continue building relationships built on trust and love with native elders and to discover how to support and spread the knowledge of the elders to the youth.
Research and partnership development- other indigenous cultures
We would like to extend our travel to meet indigenous elders from different parts of the world. Through these connections and the invaluable time spent together, we are able to learn from these communities and translate this knowledge to a wider audience through tangible projects we can support.
£35,000 will enable us to explore and discover other indigenous communities, whose knowledge can support a paradigm shift in the western world, and who we can support through community projects.
Project SDG+ £270,000
A platform showcasing humanity’s potential to co-create better systems and conscious solutions that work for all living beings and the planet.
In 2020, during the 50th anniversary of the World Economic Forum in Davos, SDG+ will present an experiential space which will give a voice to the unheard, such as the indigenous communities of this world other marginalised groups; showcase holistic solutions that honour the interconnectedness of the SDGs; reintroduce ancient wisdom into our modern world and support entrepreneurs and investors who act with heart and purpose. This event will create a template that can be replicated in cities and conferences around the world, in support of local initiatives for people and planet.
This project is being developed in partnership with the Global Impact Alliance and the Global Sustainability Initiative.
£270,000 will support event organisation and logistics to launch this project.