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Making call seen

Started by jeanine ferguson. Last reply by jeanine ferguson Mar 7, 2011. 7 Replies

Hello to All, I posted a call for work under events here at IUOMA. What is the best way to make sure the call gets seen. ThanksContinue

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Comment by TIZIANA BARACCHI on February 2, 2011 at 12:40am

Today

Comment by jeanine ferguson on February 2, 2011 at 12:15am
I am working with a non-profit gallery, the local newspaper here is good about covering their events and openings. Would posting a copy of whatever the paper prints  suffice then?. Thanks for your help
Comment by Ruud Janssen on January 30, 2011 at 8:00am

Documentation means that the results are documented and published. Can be a poster, a small magazine, even a book. Could also be just a copied paper with names and a message of the project.

So documentation comes in all sorts.

 

It is one of the unwritten rules in mail-art to send a documentation to all participants of a mail-art project.

 

Comment by jeanine ferguson on January 30, 2011 at 6:44am
What exactly is "documentation" ?
Comment by TIZIANA BARACCHI on January 11, 2011 at 11:17pm
Comment by jeanine ferguson on January 11, 2011 at 3:17pm
thanks so much for the information! I now have a jumping off point.
Comment by Ruud Janssen on January 11, 2011 at 7:19am
@ Jeanine : For a single storefront something like that I have seen done. But for several storefronts gives a very good way to do something. My suggestion would be to make good deals with the stores. Let them sponsor a documentation.
Comment by jeanine ferguson on January 11, 2011 at 6:23am

I am would like to organize an IUOMA event that would utilize vacant storefronts in the city where I live. I imagine my first step would be to contact building owners,

  ask if they would be willing to "lend" me their windows for the exhibit. Has anyone  ever done this sort of event? Any suggestions for success?

Comment by Ruud Janssen on July 28, 2010 at 2:26pm
For a new project I am planning I am actually making a Plan de Campain, including budget, etc. This way the whole concept of a mail-art project will be documented. More information will become available as soon as the concept is more detailed for others to see.
Comment by Ruud Janssen on July 3, 2010 at 8:07am
Doing a Mail-Art project seems easy. Just realize the complete concept in advance:
1. What do you want from the network.
2. How do you communicate your project.
3. What will the contributors get in return.
4. What is the timeplan (deadline, documentation, exhbition, etc.)
5. How should people participate.

The advice I would give is: think your project through. The more the contributors know in advance the better they can decide of they would like to take part. Als when the basic information of a project is out, it will go quickly from network to network, and you are not in control of these information streams. So think before you start.
 

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