Restoration of the "Freedom" monument by Antun Augustinčić in Gradac

Let's restore the old glory of the monument

In 1972, the people of the Biokovo-Neretva region and the Central Dalmatian islands erected a monument to themselves, their ancestors and their descendants to testify to the price of freedom and courage to fight for the right to a dignified life.

Unfortunately, the monument has been demolished and has been standing on the ground for years, and no monument has a place below, on the ground, where ours now stands, but rather on a plinth, to talk about us through time with its artistic beauty!

This national monument should be returned to its rightful place, facing the sea, testifying to the glory, pride and courage of this people, and in order to do that we need HRK 1,000,000.00.

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184 Backers 2 Love it
180.730,00 kn (23.986,99 €) Raised
1.000.000,00 kn (132.722,81 €) Goal
Raised Percent :
18.07%

26 Days to go
18.07% Funded
Gradac, Općina Gradac, Splitsko-dalmatinska županija, Croatia

History

The Gradac Municipality is the center of the Upper Littoral municipality, which consists of five beautiful places under the Biokovo karst mountain - Drvenik, Zaostrog, Podaca, Brist and Gradac.

This is the place of a very long and rich history of human life, so traces of human existence can be found in these coves since ancient times. This is the birthplace of one of the oldest communities on the eastern shores of the Adriatic, where generations of brave people lived in their ancient principality of Morenia.

Throughout history and up to our times, these mountains and this sea were the border between empires, kingdoms, states and religions, and our ancestors, those proud border guards, defended their way of life with their blood and brave hearts.

We, who today inherit this true beauty, these beautiful coves, where every year many people from all over the world come to us, to admire this beauty and to enjoy these gifts of the hills, the sun and the sea, at least for a short time - we have inherited this truly a natural paradise. We got it, but with the mission to leave it equally beautiful and valuable to our great-grandchildren!

One day, not so far away, this nation decided to erect a monument to its place, its existence, its sacrifice, and its own courage, pride and love of freedom through all time.

The people erected a monument to themselves, their ancestors and descendants to witness the price of freedom and courage to fight for the right to a dignified life. This is the true meaning of the monument, which for many years stood on the oldest Grač fortress - Gradina and became one of the destinations of many tourists, which dominates both Grač bays with its viewpoint. Next to the mul, Stari porat and the church of St. Michael was known as the real attraction of these bays.

 

Our wish

Considering that 50 years ago it was conceived as a beautiful viewpoint and a tourist attraction that did not become that, today we just want to return for a moment to that idea of the past and bring back the stylized figure of a man-fighter who with outstretched arms towards the open sea strives for the freedom it symbolizes, and what is the value of both the past and the present.

In a series of realized projects, it was the turn of this restoration project, because no monument has a place below, on the ground, where it stands now, but it has a place on a pedestal, all the more so because it is the only monument of our great and internationally recognized artist Antun Augustinčić in Dalmatia the coast.

 

Investment plan

The Gradac Municipality, following the example of foreign fundraising practices aimed at infrastructure construction and renovation, launched a crowdfunding campaign to collect donations through which the realization of the renovation is planned in 2022.

According to the cost list, more than HRK 1,000,000.00 is needed for renovation, casting of the statue in bronze, and construction works.

 

Donate now

Let the emphasis not be on the clumsy and unfortunate events of the past, but on the will and desire of the local people for a more agile and happy present and future. How else to achieve this than by investing and advocating for the right values.

We thank everyone in advance for their response and participation in the project of all of us, because the national monument and its restoration are in our hands.

 

How to donate (it’s simple!)

KIn order to make a successful payment, it is necessary to:
1. If you are on a laptop, select the desired payment amount on the right margin of the page, and if you are on the mobile version, press the blue button "Support the campaign" at the top of the campaign and then enter any amount in the box and click on the blue arrow. It is also possible to scroll under the box and select a pre-determined amount by the campaign holder;
2. enter the requested personal data in the form;
3. select the desired payment method:
a) Visa or MasterCard (AgentCASH option);
b) cryptocurrency (Bitcoin, Ether, Ripple, Stellar Lumen and EOS) via PayCek (here you can download instructions for using PayCek);
c) KEKS Pay;
d) general payment slip or internet / mobile banking.
4. confirm the payment according to further instructions of the platform.

After the payment has been made, it is necessary to wait a certain time until the payment is processed and recorded on the campaign page. Payments made by general payment slip or internet/mobile banking are recorded within 1 to 2 working days, and payments made by cards, cryptocurrencies or KEKS Pay within 1 to 12 hours.

For additional technical inquiries regarding payment, please contact us through the e-mail address cedior.org@gmail.com or the phone number +385 (0)98 611 467.

We take this opportunity to thank ZABA Bank and Bizzon, which enabled payment with Visa and MasterCard cards, Erste Bank which enabled payment with application KEKS Pay, and Electrocoin and PayCek, which enabled payment with cryptocurrencies Bitcoin, Ether, Ripple, Stellar Lumen and EOS. We also thank the hosting company Mydataknox for maintaining the server.

 

Basic information about the campaign owner

Name of organization: Gradac Municipality
Address: Stjepana Radića 3, 21330 Gradac
Representative: Matko Burić
Email: info@opcinagradac.hr
Tel.: 021/697-601
Web: www.opcinagradac.hr

Rewards

100 HRK

Thank you very much for the donation. Our symbolic gift is a digital thank you card. Delivery deadline: June 2022. The price in euros is €13.27. The amount in euros is obtained by converting the price at the fixed exchange rate of the CNB: 1 EUR = 7.53450 HRK.

Thank you very much for the donation. Our symbolic gift is a digital thank you card. Delivery deadline: June 2022. The price in euros is €13.27. The amount in euros is obtained by converting the price at the fixed exchange rate of the CNB: 1 EUR = 7.53450 HRK.

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500 HRK

Thank you very much for the donation. Our gift is a digital thank-you card and a plaque (4x10 cm) in a prominent place with an engraving of your name as desired. Delivery deadline: June 2022. The price in euros is €66.36. The amount in euros is obtained by converting the price at the fixed exchange rate of the CNB: 1 EUR = 7.53450 HRK.

Thank you very much for the donation. Our gift is a digital thank-you card and a plaque (4x10 cm) in a prominent place with an engraving of your name as desired. Delivery deadline: June 2022. The price in euros is €66.36. The amount in euros is obtained by converting the price at the fixed exchange rate of the CNB: 1 EUR = 7.53450 HRK.

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2000 kn

Thank you very much for the donation. Our gift is a digital thank-you card and a plate (6x15 cm) in a prominent place with an engraving of your name as desired. Delivery deadline: June 2022. The price in euros is €265.45. The amount in euros is obtained by converting the price at the fixed exchange rate of the CNB: 1 EUR = 7.53450 HRK.

Thank you very much for the donation. Our gift is a digital thank-you card and a plate (6x15 cm) in a prominent place with an engraving of your name as desired. Delivery deadline: June 2022. The price in euros is €265.45. The amount in euros is obtained by converting the price at the fixed exchange rate of the CNB: 1 EUR = 7.53450 HRK.

5 Backers

10000 kn

Thank you very much for the donation. Our gift is a digital thank-you note, a plaque (6x15 cm) in a prominent place with an engraving of your name as desired and a promotional package. Delivery deadline: June 2022. The price in euros is €1,327.23. The amount in euros is obtained by converting the price at the fixed exchange rate of the CNB: 1 EUR = 7.53450 HRK.

Thank you very much for the donation. Our gift is a digital thank-you note, a plaque (6x15 cm) in a prominent place with an engraving of your name as desired and a promotional package. Delivery deadline: June 2022. The price in euros is €1,327.23. The amount in euros is obtained by converting the price at the fixed exchange rate of the CNB: 1 EUR = 7.53450 HRK.

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Nataša Viskić-Štalec 500,00 kn (66,36 €) September 18, 2022
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Marko Sjekavica 100,00 kn (13,27 €) August 31, 2022
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Anonymous 100,00 kn (13,27 €) August 30, 2022
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