Art Fusion Night- A Night Dedicated To Arts –

Merriam Webster defines art as “something that is created with imagination and skill and that is beautiful or that expresses important ideas or feelings”. Based on this definition art can be thought of as vague but not vague in a negative sense. Vague to a point of beauty. Abstract to a point of shared connection. All of us at some point or the other share connections through art and its related sub fields. There is a beauty in art and none of us can deny that.

Art Fusion Night (AFN) is an event platform based in Dubai which means to showcase undiscovered and unknown works of brilliance. Its a simple yet elegant idea. We tend to associate art with the big names: Da Vince, Gogh, Picasso and the likes and obviously the more contemporary ones as well. But without the bias of popularity, fame and social pressure into liking accepted forms of art, AFN is trying to build a reputation of elevating talents of unknown backgrounds. That’s what gives it an alluring appeal as an event platform. As by definition, art is something not to be associated with something concrete and definite so why do we choose to associate ourselves with certain names of creativity, certain paintings, certain styles? AFN lets you see the other side to creativity. Yes, AFN is not the only platform in the world to give a diverse nature to art but in Dubai it is an up and coming name with promotes a diverse nature look to art.

They have an alluring look to their campaign and their platform. Don’t believe me? Just go ahead and search for AFN on Zingohub. They have a professional team of people working on their campaigns to attract people to their cause. AFN serves to create the necessary funds for an idea that serves the purposes of ordinary people who haven’t been able to share their passion with the world. One of their last campaigns was funded up to 101%. They have a creative outlook on their campaign and their promotional videos capture that essence perfectly.

Quick Hint: If you are focusing on creativity in your campaign, look their page up on Zingohub, you’ll get loads of ideas on how to go about your tracks.

MKO is AFN’s founder, artist and host.

Their latest campaign is called Art/Fashion Fever. It is defined to be a night where the community of people who appreciate art can meet the people behind the showcased works. It is an event where according to AFN “ lifestyle and networking meet in perfect harmony”.

The great thing about AFN is that firstly it serves the needs of the people looking to be discovered and secondly it does not limit its definition of art to specific categories. Just look at what they are offering for their Art/Fashion Fever event:

–          Fine Art exhibitions
–          Live painting during the event
–          Performance Art in form of Music performances and dancing
–          Standup comedy
–          Fashion exhibitions & pop-ups
–          Auctioning of participating talents work


For more great ideas and to learn more about their work, go give them a look or better yet help them with this lovely cause. Promote arts, promote AFN.

2 easy ways to improve funding for a campaign –

Crowdfunding doesn’t have to be all professional and work oriented. You don’t always have to go to your marketing books and research in depth on how to end up getting funds for your idea. The fun thing about marketing is that there aren’t really hard and fast rules on how to get people to find your idea interesting. Yes, there are tried and tested ways that are helpful in conforming to but some aspects of your campaign can sort of be manipulated in individualistic ways that help in attracting attention. Deviate from the norms from time to time, try to be creative, experiment a little bit. Sounds a little vague and frightening doesn’t it? But there is a little secret to it upon which you can get potential funders and backers to support your campaign.

Well then, how about it, shall we delve into it, shall we make it less vague and more clear.

For all intensive purposes this idea serves as an example and according to your campaign you should choose to adhere to it or not. Consider a campaign that aims to gather funds for a music video

Offer Tangible Rewards

What you can choose to do is to create an opportunity for your highest potential funding backers to have certain rights over your campaigns final aims. So for example if you are involved in creating a music video, you can offer your backers a first look privilege. Secondly you can offer to add their names to the credits of the video. Thirdly you can advertise/promote, if applicable, a product they are working on, their business, their idea through successful integration into your video. Give them a tangible benefit in order for them to feel like they truly get some benefit out of backing your idea.

Special Privileges

Let your backers have special privileges to your music video so that there is an element of specialness associated for them. For example you can choose to give them direct/indirect privilege over deciding certain aspects of your music video. In such a case you can offer them specially created polls. In this poll you can create a multitude of choices in a certain aspect with regards to your video to which they finalize or have certain rights of input into the video making process. As an example you may be confused about what sort color to use for a particular actor/character’s outfit. You can create a poll, give a choice among the colors you have narrowed down and offer them an active role in the process so that they can showcase their funds in a more realistic manner. This will give them a sense of having been a part of it. Upon this involvement they will have the inclination to promote it to certain lengths because to an extent, upon your choosing, they had a role to play in it and that role will want to be showcased. Money cannot be showcased but visual representation can be. Play that to your advantage.

These are just two of some creative ways to go about your campaign. Use them as guidelines to come up with elements that suit your particular campaign. Rewards and privileges offer your funders direct access to your aims and they will have a greater incentive to invest into your idea. So there you go folks, a little creative secret from ZingoHub crowdfunding you may just have glanced over.


EMIRATI FRESH- A campaign by Simone Goodson –

Stand up comedy has prominently been a part of the entertainment world since the 18th century onwards but has radically taken off as a source of recreation around the world in the early 20th century signaled by the rise of technological advances in the entertainment industry. We have witnessed great comedians take center stage in the past couple of decades with the likes of Dave Chapelle, Robin Williams, Chris Rock, Russell Peters to name a few among the rising number of people taking interest in this part of the entertainment industry.

Stand up comedy started with a bang in the U.S in the past decades but now we are witnessing this trend and form of recreation and entertainment traveling to different parts of the world. More specifically, the UAE and its comedy scene will be explored and one of its rising members “Simone Goodson” who is looking to fund his comedy campaign, Emirati Fresh, through the crowdfunding efforts of ZingoHub will be the highlight of this article.As according to Simeone:

 Emirati Fresh is my perspective. As a native New Yorker, I found moving to the UAE simultaneously refreshing and overwhelming. As a comedian, I choose to tell my story through my favorite medium: humor.

The most significant comedy clubs in the UAE come in the form of names such as “The Laughter Factory”, “Dubomedy” and “Yalla Laughs”. Although prominent comedians around the world come and perform in UAE, the local comedy scene is still underdeveloped to a point where there is a lot of opportunity. Through the likes of “Yalla Laughs”, Simeon Goodson a native of the US has decided to pursue a part of his comedy career in the UAE. He is a talented professional in his area of expertise and has performed not only in the US as part of “Comedy’s best kept secret tour” but has also gone on to win awards in his performances in Dubai one of which was the “Dubai comedy festival’s: Beat the Gong”.

Currently Goodson is looking to crowd fund a campaign on a comedy film he is working to produce which aims to explore his story upon moving to the UAE. Sounds like a serious movie? Well, not quite. A comedian is best known for telling even the most challenging life decisions of your life in way which almost everyone can relate to and have a good little laugh over. Goodson wants to share his perspective on one of the bigger decisions he has made in his life with a humorous take on it. Why should you fund his campaign? Well its simple. He is an established comedian, surely talented and has a repertoire around the comedy industry. He is looking to build an image in the UAE and to an extent has already done so as he is signed with “Yalla Laughs”. But for every talented individual one step towards achieving your goal doesn’t stop you from pursuing the next one. This is why Goodson is looking to produce a film which explores a different take of life from the perspective of the thing he knows how best to do: Comedy.

ZingoHub is proud to be the platform Goodson has chosen to fund his campaign through. We are always looking to be the foundation upon which talented individuals such as Goodson and the likes of can pursue their future aims and goals. Be a part of his campaign because we surely believe in him. His campaign in ongoing and goes with the name of “Emirati Fresh”. Be sure to check him out.