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New Beginnings

In activism, Art, Community, Curiousity, Dérive, Democracy, film, film artists, films, poems, poetry, poets on June 11, 2012 at 1:30 am

This Collection : Collaborate Create Curate

This Collection is very fortunate to be collaborating with the very talented Anni Poppen of NEOI along with 11 other Non Profit Organisations from around the world.

Anni Poppen, is an award-winning graphic designer from Hampshire, IL who currently lives in the vibrant college town of Champaign, IL. Through her work as a graphic designer, musician, yoga practitioner, and environmental advocate, she was drawn to implementing a flexible business model that would uplift NFPs and small businesses while allowing her creative freedom, travel, and volunteer opportunities.

We’ve been working together since the end of May and every step of the way, she has been supporting This Collection’s move towards a more open web presence and coherent design to showcase work done so far.

We’re looking for

Guest Bloggers to share:

  • film poetry that inspires,
  • filmic reflections on the city through poetry walks
  • dérives based on This Collection poems or films as impulses
  • tips on how to develop film poetry and
  • exciting experiments that explore the relationship between text and image.
Affiliates:
  • Sites, journals, blogs who share the same ethos of open accessible art interventions involving film, poetry and observations of a place.
  • Advocates of film poetry as a medium of expression
  • Community based initiatives that celebrate literacy and everyday art practice against all odds.

Ongoing call for curatorial experiments based on works done to date, we offer:

  • Access the films collected to date
  • Access our social media channels and
  • Support from a wide range of filmmakers or poets involved depending on the nature of the proposal.

Anni is helping us package the site and web presence to help others use This Collection as a resource more readily. We are very grateful for her hard work, creativity and marvellous spirit and humour for this new beginning.

For more information contact Stefanie: filmthiscollection[at]gmail.com

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Please Save “The Welcoming”! Thursday 9th Feb 930am @ City Council Chambers St, Edinburgh

In activism, Art, Community, Democracy, discussion, Edinburgh on February 8, 2012 at 7:20 am

credit Will's class

IF YOU HAVE EVER BEEN WELCOMED BY THE WELCOMING AND/OR YOU DON’T WANT TO SEE IT GOING, PLEASE TAKE ACTION AND JOINT US IN TRYING TO SAVE IT.

The Welcoming – Grant Cut

The Welcoming has not been recommended for the next batch of funding from the City of Edinburgh Council.
If our grant is cut, The Welcoming is in danger of closing.

We are having a deputation to the City Council, Chambers St on Thursday 9th February at 9.30am. Please come and support in our protest about The Welcoming grant cut!

Also please forward this note to all your contacts, and your local councillor and MSP.

If The Welcoming closes, Edinburgh will lose:

a unique, vibrant and highly cost effective project for newcomers to Scotland:
– training and preparation for migrants, refugees and minority indigenous groups for life in Edinburgh
– provision of a wide range of classes in English, employability, wellbeing and Scottish culture
– 650 classes a year, 6 days a week and over 60 volunteers
– a prime focus for integration, wellbeing and cultural interchange

PLEASE HELP US SAVE THE WELCOMING!!

Watch our new film here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mk0GVvfbaxU&feature=youtu.be

The Welcoming Association, Tollcross Community Centre

117 Fountainbridge Edinburgh. EH3 9QG

Tel: 0131 221 9756

email: thewelcoming2006@hotmail.co.uk

Website: http://thewelcoming.btck.co.uk/