GETTING YOUR ART OUT INTO THE WORLD
Do you love making art but are having a hard time figuring out how to get it out into the world? Does the thought of figuring out how to promote yourself make you want to curl up in a corner and cry? It doesn't have to be like this, we promise! Join us for our first Papergirl Vancouver workshop hosted by Jenna Herbut of Make it Productions. In the true nature of Papergirl's philosophy, the Art of Giving Art, Jenna has graciously donated her time to not only help aritsts learn more about getting their work out there into the world, but to also help us raise some money so we can contiue to put on Papergirl next year!
Jenna is going to teach you some basic concepts and techniques that will help you get your art and your name out there. It is going to be fun and way easier than you have ever imagined.
This workshop is by donation, suggested $5 min and a chance to sneak in a last minute Papergirl submission! So bring yourself, some questions, sneak in a last minute submission to Papergirl Vancouver and get ready to mingle, learn and be inspired!
When & Where
Papergirl is an inclusive, non-commercial art project that brings people together in celebration of art and community in an unconventional way: through the spirit of altruism.
WHAT WE DO
In this annual project, artists of all ages and abilities are invited to donate their work to a non-juried exhibition. Afterward, the artwork is rolled into bundles and is distributed by a team of cyclists (in the style of the American paperboy) to anyone they meet along specific bike routes around the lower mainland of British Columbia, Canada.
WHY WE DO IT
We view this simple act as a significant performance, where the individual artworks become part of a larger community-engaged project. The gifting of art takes Papergirl participants and strangers outside of their everyday experience of the traditional market economy that identifies art consumers by socio-economic class and education. When an artist gives their work as a gift, they build a relationship with the recipient and with others affected by their creativity and this act of kindness. Papergirl brings art back to its identity as true creativity: a 'pure gift' that builds community through sharing.
In 2012, the Vancouver Foundation came out with some solid research on the number one problem faced by Vancouverites: one quarter of our population suffers from isolation and loneliness, and a majority of people complain on some level about the difficulty of meeting new people, and a lack of community. Papergirl Vancouver is taking steps to combat this problem by using art as a vehicle for social change.