Sharing! #Submit Your Performance Concept for Festivals and Your Photo to Guardian

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Here are a couple of great ways to share beyond just social media. First, the Guardian newspaper is now running a regular photography assignment on a weekly theme. You can send them your photos and they’ll publish their favorites in Guardian Witness, their user-generated content of the Guardian.

The next theme is ‘copy.’ The closing date is 12 March at 10 am. Read the full details here.

There is a blue ‘Contribute’ button and you can also use the GuardianWitness smartphone app or the Guardian app and search for ‘GuardianWitness assignments’.

Next, we love this one!  the Concept Bank is a web-based platform for open source performance. They are asking you to submit your performance work written as an instruction manual no longer than 150 word and they will perform your concept during a festival in the Netherlands.

In the Netherlands, the festival season usually starts at the end of March. The Concept Bank will participate in various festivals in the spring and summer of 2015. Sometimes they will show up as officially invited participants, but most of the time they appear to be paying guests. At strategic spots at festivals The Concept Bank will create a mobile office to share your/their performance concepts freely to the interested public. They are looking for good concepts to put together their Festival Package. If you want to submit a work, write it as clearly as possible, write it as a manual. Keep in mind that the performers will usually not be professional artists.If you want to propose one or more work(s), please send it/them to package@theconceptbank.orgThey also need:

-your name,

-the title of the work and

-the year of production,

-a link to a website with professional information,

Please understand that they can only select your works if all this information is included!

The concept should be no longer then 150 words!
The works selected for the Festival Package might also be added to their website TheConceptBank.org (with your permission)

Deadline: April 15, 2015

TheConceptBank.org is a web-based platform for open source performance. The bank is filled with concepts of many good artists; these concepts are written as simple manuals.  Visitors of TheConceptBank will be able to choose and print a concept and to perform the selected work on a time and place of their choice. After executing the work, the user will be asked to send us his/her experiences which we will then forward to the artists.

Theconceptbank.org is a non-profit initiative, the use of the databank will be free for everybody.
The concepts are licensed under Creative Commons.

 

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Art Angels, by ArtWorld App Developer Keith McFarlane

ART & THE ANGELS. ArtWorld owes a great deal to its artist-collaborators– artists wishing to encourage their fellow artists just as much as to promote their own work. And so often it is our best artists that feel this obligation to the community of art. In recognition of their service let us call them our “Art-angels”, a lovely if sadly not original turn of phrase!One such is Marie Kazalia. (You can see something of her artworks on ArtWorld and on her web-site at http://mariekazalia.me.)  Marie has helped ArtWorld gain a foothold with our artists, not least through her own Artists’ Marketing site at http://artistmarketingresources.com, but also and more widely through her network of artists and contacts throughout the United States. Her most recent intervention has been to help LA based artists Irena Orlov and Maya Green take part  in ArtWorld; first of all by suggesting their participation, and then by taking away the “pain” of technical participation by uploading their artworks and personal information on their behalf. It’s exactly this kind of quiet publicity, personal recommendation and “oiling of the wheels” that has seen ArtWorld trek, coast to coast, across the United States, even start to fill out the interior, reaching places and way-stations not in the slightest known for their art!The Art-angels can do much, and this editor is working flat-out to support them! And should ArtWorld grow just a little bigger, become a soupçon better known, we will be looking for an art-angel or two who can help us! One task is to engage with our Facebook audience. But far more important it is to reach out to their fellow artists, promoting, encouraging, facilitating and, not least, “spreading the word”! It’s the role of the guest editor, being a local focus in the ArtWorld community; perhaps even orchestrating local get-togethers, or a place where artists can meet. ArtWorld can, with the support of such Art-angels, really make things happen; for I for one do not share Auden’s pessimism, whether about poetry or the arts more widely. And we have already seen such communities, at least in their first infancy, in the Fenlands of England certainly, but also in the state of New York. Artworld is by no means a religion, but it is a good and beneficial idea. And in the end it’s our artists, and foremost among them our art-angels, by which it will succeed or fail. If your interested in becoming an angel, or if you’re an angel already, it would be my pleasure to hear from you. Just send me a message, or drop me a line, or two, at  artworld@negativeentropy.net
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