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How to support us ?

 

Our primary purpose is to share free scientific content with the widest audience through audiovisual productions broadcasted on diverse online platforms. In 2020, the association was declared of public utility by the Canton of Geneva, a status that perfectly reflects the commitment set by SciencEscape. We strive for a strong link and dialogue between science et society by allowing researchers from all backgrounds to highlight their work, field missions, and experiences.

 

Until now, we have relied on diverse grants, prizes, and the support of different institutes and researchers to fund our projects. These collaborations allowed us to cover for production expenses (travelling fees, accommodation, food, and hardware purchase) whilst carrying out the shooting, videomaking, and administrative tasks on a voluntary basis. In order to drive continuous development, our organisation is expending really fast and as such, relies on several employees working full-time for SciencEscape.

Individuals:

 

  • Make a donation (via our secured platform): SciencEscape being a non-profit association of public utility based in Switzerland, each donation exceeding 100 CHF is tax deductible for all individuals working or based in the country. The donation can be deducted from both IFD (Impôt Fédéral Direct) and ICC (Impôt Cantonal et Communal). In most Swiss cantons, the deduction is accepted up to 20% of net income of the contributor.

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  • Become an active member: Active members commit to participating in the association's activities on a voluntary basis. The membership fees are set at CHF 50 per year. If you are interested in our activities, passionate about science, nature, video/photography, and would like to become an active member, please don't hesitate to contact us!

  • Become a supporting member: Supporting members do not commit to participating in the association's activities, but greatly support our actions and vision. Each supporting member will be mentioned in the credits of our productions. The membership fees are of CHF 100 per year. If you wish to become a supporting member, simply send us an email with your full name, address, and the subject line "supporting member" and we will provide you with all the details.

  • Become an honorary member: Honorary members are our greatest supporters. As for supporting members, honorary members are not required to participate in SciencEscape's activities. Each honorary member will be mentioned in the credits of our productions and will also be featured on our website. Additionally, honorary members will be invited to every event related to our activities (premieres, exhibitions, various screenings, etc.). The membership fees for honorary membership are of CHF 400, granting you honorary membership status for a duration of 3 years. If you wish to become an honorary member, simply send us an email with your full name, address, and the subject line "honorary member," and we will provide you with all the details.

 

Legal and corporate entities:

 

Legal or corporate entities can support us under the same terms as for individuals (subject to head office being based in Switzerland) or through sponsorship. This is a fantastic opportunity to develop and increase your visibility both in national and international levels through your support to a nonprofit organization of public utility. We are committed to work on current and emerging themes showing an impact on the general public, including environmental and climate issues amongst others.

 

Don't hesitate to contact us for more information on our ongoing or future projects for a sponsorship proposal, we will be delighted to meet you!

How will your contribution be used ?

 

All the collected funds will serve the ideal objective of SciencEscape to produce scientific and educational documentaries accessible to all. The main expenses concern:

 

  • Salaries, as the association relies on several employees working full-time.

  • Purchase of audiovisual equipment such as cameras, microphones, lights, and drones.

  • Operating expenses such as insurances, banking fees, administrative costs, and online data storage.

  • Development and implementation of new projects (organization, travelling fees, food and accommodation, permits etc.).

  • Communication and marketing through participation to festivals and scientific congresses.

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