Dear my beautiful collective of amazingly talented artists and friends,
Thanks to Lani's wonderful help, and my finalising, the proposal is almost ready. I still need statements from Ruth and new boy Jason. If you can't get me them today I could always just put a note in the email to Nexus, saying that there are two other artists involved who were unable to submit statements. I think personally it would look more professional if we had everything done though. Let me know. Today preferrably.
I will send the statement individually to all of you to your emails and fbs to make sure you have it. I would really appriciate comments on the layout, presentation etc. I thought having an artist per page and the layout I have done makes it easier to read and more accesible that it was before, but Lani wasn't sure. Any suggestions would be fabulous.
Also if you notice errors in your own or other's statements please let me know asap.
I want this sent off the Nexus by tommorrow so if you can, make this a priority.
Other business.... I have been thinking about the idea of a launch party, and I think it would be a great way to promote our event and have fun! We could be really creative with it. I have friends who are musical, both singer-songwriters and beat producers who are more than willing to perform. I think it would be a great way for us to promote each other and get our work, whatever creative medium, out there. Let me know what you think. Bella said the Corner offer their venue for stuff like this? I think that would be the perfect place.
Also, thoughts on money. I don't know about you but I am poor! And any money we could get from this would benefit us greatly. I'm thinking a donation box at the event, and putting prices on our work, giving out business cards etc. Cake stalls there, bringing along small crafts to sell. I want to make a few books of my short story and embroider the covers and sell them if time permits. Any profit we make as a team we could split? Let me know what you think about that.
One last thing, sorry for this essay-like post, I have just realised, if we do get Nexus, some of us will be away on Erasmus in Budapest, Bergen and Venice when it opens. I don't know about you but I'd like to be there for the opening and to help curate. I think we should look for other venues as well. I'm up for this show to show at as many venues as possible.
Anyway. I will get on it sending you all PDFs of the proposal. Please get back to me asap