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

DC Spensley spensley at pacbell.net
Tue Sep 15 17:13:11 UTC 2015


Awesome!

I have some cool GLITCH prints that might work…

Let me know. 

DC Spensley
dc at spensley.com

> On Sep 13, 2015, at 12:09 PM, Adrian Chadd <adrian.chadd at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> 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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