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KArt.com: Got Talent?then Connect and Collaborate!

Istanbul, TurkeyMorocco
Year Founded:
Organization type: 
nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector
Project Stage:
< $1,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

The goal of KArt.com is to help connect professional and amateur artists to the international art world in a simpler, smarter, and more intuitive way. To work towards a world that nurtures young artists and helps them reach their potential and facilitate global collaborations between artists.

WHAT IF - Inspiration: Write one sentence that describes a way that your project dares to ask, "WHAT IF?"

imagine if Art had no borders?
About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

I've seen first hand how difficult it is for artists to make it in the developing world and how it is even harder to gain international success because of lack of information and visibility.

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

Artists in Morocco and other African/eastern/Asian/Arab countries have limitless potential and talents, but most of the time they don't have the necessary means,support,mentoring,network or tools to achieve their dreams. The aim is to eliminate borders & allow global collaborations & equal access to worldwide opportunities to all talents regardless of origin & location.
Impact: How does it Work

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

An artist from Essaouira,an artist from Kyoto and an artist from Istanbul connect on KArt and collaborate on an art project in Berlin? A Spanish Band looking for a singer that can sing in Persian and French? A Documentary/film maker in Columbia is interested in the Syrian conflict and finds another documentary film maker from Palestine who is also interested in a project on the Syrian conflict? An independent movie maker from Turkey is looking for actors from China and Mali who can speak French and Spanish? An Artists house in Peru is looking for worldwide artists to work on a project for 2 weeks? These are just examples there are so many possibilities and opportunities.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.

Future impact: Global collaborations Global visibility Global mentoring truly multicultural Art projects. Instant access to information,opportunities and connections.

Spread Strategies: Moving forward, what are the main strategies for scaling impact?

Open borders (for the Art world at least)

Financial Sustainability Plan: What is this solution’s plan to ensure financial sustainability?

This project doesn't require a big budget. Mainly creating the company and a really good website.

Marketplace: Who else is addressing the problem outlined here? How does the proposed project differ from these approaches?

no one

Founding Story

I grew up loving and appreciating art and self-expression. But, growing up in Morocco, I've also seen first hand how difficult it is for artists to make it in the developing world.Artists in Morocco and other African/eastern/Arab countries have limitless potential, but most of the time they don't have the necessary means,network or tools to achieve their dreams. While I was helping put a few musician friends together and connect some young artists in Morocco with the people that could help them make a career from their work in Canada, I got the idea for KArt.com and that was back in 2010.


Ilham Kounda: Founder