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Newcastle-based artist Jessica Dolby has lived in the area for three years, using her technique of mapping and psyhocartography to engage with the city and its resident Geordies through her work, which includes beautifully intricate drawings. This Spring, Dolby is planning to travel to Hungary to develop her ideas at arts organisation MUSZi, under the title Mapping Budapest.

Dolby is planning to use the skills she’s gained living in Newcastle to create a new body of work in Budapest. But she’s not forgetting about her Tyneside home. Instead, she’s going to compare the differences and similarities between the two major cities, in the hope that it will promote the values of sustainability, grass-roots projects and learning for all.

Unfortunately for Dolby, unfavourable political climates in Hungary means that MUSZi receives no state funding and is run independently by a small and dedicated team. As a result, she needs your help to fund the trip and contribute to the running costs of MUSZi.

She’s set up a Kickstarter campaign to help raise the £500 needed for her to travel to Budapest and complete her project, as well as donate some money to MUSZi. A small donation of £10 will help her reach the target, and she’ll send you a hand-drawn postcard from Budapest with a thank you message when she reaches the city. If you’re feeling incredibly generous and feel like you can donate £100, Dolby will send you a limited edition drawing from her time in Hungary – lovely stuff! Really though, the best part about the Kickstarter is that not only will it help a regional artist with their work but it’ll also help to keep MUSZi running.

She’s already raised just over £400, so just a small push will help her to achieve her goal!

To pledge to Jessica Dolby’s campaign, visit her Kickstarter page.

To learn more about Dolby and her work, visit her WordPress site.

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