Amsterdam, 8 June - Tiqets, the leading online ticketing platform for museums & attractions, and Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, an iconic art museum in Madrid, have partnered up to co-sponsor an art-inspired bus for the Madrid Pride Parade. To offer more people the chance to experience the 2022 Madrid Pride Parade, Tiqets is launching a contest to win a spot on the Tiqets x Thyssen Pride bus.
Tiqets and Thyssen Bornemisza have joined forces to celebrate Pride like never before. The ticketing platform and cultural institution will be co-sponsoring a bus for the Madrid Pride Parade which will host local LGBTQI+ artists and creators, and a handful of lucky contest winners. The event serves as the launch for a special Pride edition of Versiona Thyssen, the international art competition for young creators.
The Tiqets x Thyssen Pride Bus will be designed by Spanish artist and drag personality Hugáceo Crujiente. Inspired by the Versiona Thyssen art competition, Crujiente’s design features reinterpreted artworks from the Thyssen museum's collection.
Three lucky winners and their guests will join local LGBTQI+ artists and creators, and former Versiona Thyssen winners, on the Tiqets x Thyssen Pride bus. The ride will feature live music, free drinks, and a chance to rub shoulders with some of Madrid’s top artists and creators.
We're proud to be teaming up with the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum to sponsor our first ever Pride bus. We're looking forward to working together to promote diversity, inclusivity, and creativity as well as offering three winners and their guests a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience Madrid's Pride Parade with some of the city's best local artists and creators.Laurens Leurink, CEO of Tiqets
The Tiqets x Thyssen Pride Bus event serves as the launch for a special edition of the popular #VersionaThyssen competition. Hosted by Thyssen Bornemisza Museum, the competition requires participants to create their own version of one of the museum's iconic artworks and share it on Instagram. What sets this year’s edition apart is that all of the artworks are linked to the LGBTQI+ community, whether through the theme, the artist's involvement in the community, or the message expressed. Another edition of the Versiona Thyssen contest will run from September 1 to October 2 this year. For more information, visit: https://www.museothyssen.org/concurso-versionathyssen.
The contest to win a spot on the Tiqets x Thyssen Pride Bus is open until June 24. To enter the contest, visit: https://www.tiqets.com/blog/win-a-spot-on-tiqets-x-versiona-thyssen-pride-bus/.
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Founded in Madrid in 1992 the Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum is an art museum in Spain that hosts the most important art collections in the world with almost 900 works of art gathered over seven decades by the Thyssen-Bornemisza family. The Spanish State acquired the collection in 1993.