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Call for Collaborative Entries: Clothing Reuse

  • Deadline:
    July 9, 2005, midnight

Wendy Tremayne invites collaborating artists to participate in Swap-O-Rama-Rama, a public community event in which recycling and reuse are explored through the exchange and modification of used clothing. Artists are invited to design and teach a public how-to workshop that demonstrates the reuse potential of used clothing.

Workshops should be practical demonstrations that teach others how to modify used clothing into a new and reusable form. The modified item may be, but is not restricted to, wearable items. Workshops can range in length from 15 to 45 minutes and may focus on the fall/winter season though this is not required. The abundant clothing provided at the swap can be used for your workshop. If your project is selected you must be willing to teach your workshop to a public audience.

Submissions: Please send original workshop ideas to wendy@gaiatreehouse.com . Include necessary expenses. There is a small budget for supplies however all are encouraged to use the abundant resources provided - used clothing. Workshops will be chosen based on innovation with and use of recycled materials. Previously designed ideas may be reused for this project. If your workshop is chosen you will be paid a small fee as a token of appreciation. A significant press and promotion effort will include your bio, link and a description of your workshop. Limit entries to approximately 1000 words. Images are welcome preferably as links rather than attachments.

Deadline: Submit workshop proposals by August 26th, 2005. All selected works will be notified by September 5th, 2005. You must be able to teach your workshop on a Sunday afternoon in October 2005 (final date TBA).

The October 2005 Swap-O-Rama-Rama is enabled by a grant from Black Rock Arts, a community resource for interactive arts and a non-profit art funding organization for Burning Man. Swap-O-Rama-Rama is also fiscally sponsored by New York Foundation for the Arts.

Wendy Tremayne - http://gaiatreehouse.com
Swap-0-Rama-Rama - http://gaiatreehouse.com/swaporamarama.htm
Black Rock Arts - http://blackrockarts.org
NYFA - http://nyfa.org