NOTE: This is the archive page for our successful 8-day crowdfunding campaign (Jan 22-30, 2017) to bring a special exhibition on marine plastic waste to Stockholm. Contributions are still welcome through May 31, 2017, and will support the local and global educational campaign around the exhibit.

Thank you for sponsoring

“Out to Sea” in Stockholm!

This banner was updated every day of the crowdfunding campaign, on multiple web platforms

THANKS TO YOU, WE SUCCEEDED! We raised the basic budget we needed to bring this powerful exhibit on ocean plastics to Stockholm. And we did it in just 8 days.

OUR CONTRIBUTORS WERE WONDERFUL! We raised nearly $35,000, over 300,000 Swedish kronor, from Sunday, Jan 22, through Monday, Jan 30. Of course, your contribution is still very much welcome. See links below.

We raised the basic budget, but any additional funds we raise now will help us expand our educational program and communications work … to increase the impact of this exhibition. Which has become a globally funded event! Your help in expanding our impact — with financial contributions, or other types of support — is extremely welcome. And please follow news of the exhibit on these websites and Facebook pages:


Download the original slide show >>

You can still become a global sponsor of this exhibit in Stockholm.* Questions? See the “Frequently Asked Questions” below. There are multiple levels to choose from. The buttons below redirect you to our credit card contribution window, powered by PayPal. When your sponsorship donation is complete, you will receive a PDF file to download that confirms your purchase of a sponsorship packet. And you will also receive our very great thanks.

Select your sponsorship level … (For SWISH, in Sweden, see below*)

$25 $50 $100 $250 $500 $1,000

*If you are in Sweden:  You can SWISH your preferred amount (in SEK) to:  123 024 63 06

OR Write to us if you want to make a larger contribution:  Contact us

Switch to the Swedish site / Byt till hemsidan på svenska >>

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is “Out to Sea?”

A powerful museum exhibition created by the Museum für Gestaltung Zurich, also titled “The Plastic Garbage Project.” Half of its 400 square meters is the gigantic display of actual ocean plastic waste, carefully collected by clean-up operations from three different seas. The other half explains where the waste comes from, what it does in our oceans, and what we can do about it. Here is the exhibition’s home page, in English:


Why are you asking for global sponsorship to mount a local exhibition?

We tried to raise funds from Swedish business, and we asked over 50 companies to sponsor the exhibition. To our astonishment, not one said yes. Now we have received partial sponsorship from the Swedish government as part of our sponsorship and crowdfunding push, but the bulk of the money that we have raised comes from small businesses and individuals donors. When business surprised us with a unanimous “no”, we were not willing to give up … so, we turned to our friends in Sweden and indeed, around the world. We are deeply grateful that we received such a positive response!

What will the money that was raised pay for?

Most of it is will go to cover the exhibition fee, 20,000 CHF, to the Museum für Gestaltung. The rest is for transport, insurance, and a little PR. Our museum partner in Stockholm, Tekniska Museet (Museum of Science & Technology), is providing the space and personnel to make this possible. If we raise more, it will help pay for educational programs.

Do I get anything in return for my contribution?

You are actually purchasing a sponsorship package. When you have completed your credit card transaction, you will receive a link to a PDF file confirming that you have purchased a sponsorship. You are invited to attend the opening of the exhibition in Stockholm on March 22, 2017. And we will send you a PDF e-book later that documents the exhibition and recognizes your contribution.

If I am in Sweden, should I pay by SWISH in SEK? Or via PayPal (the buttons above) with a credit card?

In Sweden, please use SWISH! Then the money goes straight to our Swedish account. Here is the number again: 123 024 63 06. Later, we will send you a link to confirm your sponsorship and to make sure you get invited to the opening.


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Meet the team on YouTube >>

Who is behind this initiative?

Alan AtKisson (AtKisson Europe AB), Stina Axelsson (PLIMSOLL), and Gunilla Hedén (Art.27 Gunilla Hedén). Stina and Gunilla have long experience with organizing international exhibitions on the theme of water and environment. Alan has long experience with sustainable development. We came together as a team because we care so much for these issues and wanted to bring the exhibition here to Stockholm. We’re all donating time. Alan’s company, AtKisson Group, is managing the administration and also contributing as a financial sponsor.

I have other questions! Where should I ask them?

Write to us. We have a special email address, outtosea [[at]], or you can use the Contact form on this website. Write in either English or svenska! We will get back to you as soon as possible.

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