Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Kickstarter

I have submitted my project idea to the funding site, Kickstarter. Once your idea is accepted, this site requires a video and a detailed description of the project. Here is what I have so far for my video. The student project site for the project is: http://youareherefabrics.weebly.com/
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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Get Your Project Funded

In the Fall I was working with a group (Socks Inc.) who received public donations for their arts project through Kickstarter. I was intrigued by this site and went through the steps to submit a project idea. I am hoping to receive funding to conduct a collaborative art project with students resulting in street banners. The project is called "You Are Here" and I have created a site for the various steps of the workshops: http://youareherefabrics.weebly.com/

After submitting your basic idea to Kickstarter they review it and approve you to submit the full project idea. This entails creating a video to explain one's project. It is fascinating to review other people's ideas for projects and the diversity of styles for presenting one's project idea. This looks like a great alternative way to explore funding. I will be adding posts to this as I complete my submission to the site.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Pattern Generation Tool :Repper

A friend of mine introduced me to the pattern generation tool, Repper, today. This is an amazing site that enables you to take photos and create patterns in a simple interface. I have used both Photoshop and SumoPaint to create repeat pattern tiles, but Repper seems to me to be the best tool to have students work with.