[Noisebridge-discuss] Offering small art grants for artwork on our blank walls

Adrian Chadd adrian.chadd at gmail.com
Sun Sep 13 19:09:22 UTC 2015


What about treating it more like an art popup/gallery setup? Ie, where
you take donations to fund local artists, they submit their work
ideas, etc?

That way it doesn't stay static, and you have another thing to go out
into the community and solicit donations for with tangible local
benefits.



-adrian


On 12 September 2015 at 20:31, jarrod hicks <hicksu at gmail.com> wrote:
> I think that the work of the artists who work on the space is valuable
> and it would be great if we could pay them for their work. I also
> think it would be ideal if we could pay for the work of the
> programmers, engineers, designers, marketers, managers, accountants,
> lawyers, construction professionals, marketers, etc... who all work on
> the space.
>
> At the moment, I am uncomfortable with Noisebridge getting into the
> business of deciding whose work in the space is worth paying for and
> whose isn't.
>
> Right now we get the best labor "that money can't buy" (to paraphrase
> the motto of the public defenders).
>
> This is of course something that people can pay for do-ocratically,
> but I think that Noisebridge paying some and not others will lead to
> tears.
>
> On Sat, Sep 12, 2015 at 7:19 PM, Patrick O'Doherty <p at trickod.com> wrote:
>> Hey folks,
>>
>> An idea that's been floating around in my head recently is how to fill
>> our nice blank white walls with awesome local art.
>>
>> Offering a space / canvas isn't enough of an incentive (it's like asking
>> someone for work for publicity only), but it'd be really neat if
>> Noisebridge could offer small grants to local artists in exchange for
>> mural artwork.
>>
>> No idea how much this would cost, or even if anyone would take us up on
>> it, but think it's an idea worth exploring.
>>
>> Anyone done this before with other groups? Would love to hear your
>> experience.
>>
>> cheers,
>>
>> p
>>
>>
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