[open-heritage] Contemporary Artists CC outreach project

Primavera De Filippi pdefilippi at gmail.com
Sat Sep 22 23:56:15 UTC 2012

Hi Sarah, thanks for following up with that !

One important thing that we need to figure out is how long of a document do
we want it be ?
ie. a one page flyer or a more substantial doc that properly explains the
what, the how and the why's (I'd personally rather go for a short document,
or maybe a short paper-version and a longer online version ?)

As for the focus group, I think it's nice to start with contemporary
artists (visual but not only) and then move on to the next - rather than
mixing everything together into a document that won't be appealing to
anyone :)

Ideally, it would be a document that we do not have to print, but that we
just provide as an online resource for anyone to print it whenever the need
For instance, we plan to organize a contemporary art exhibition for the 10
years of Creative Commons, along with a call for artists to submit their
works under an open license - so that document would be perfect for this  :)

Anyways, I'm happy to contribute to this, and to help out with the design
(unless someone else wanna do it). There are currently only 3 people in the
pad, I'm sure we can gather some more people  :) Then an initial Skype call
to coordinate our actions would probably be good.

(I edited the pad accordingly)
Talk to you soon !

On Sat, Sep 22, 2012 at 11:41 AM, Sarah Stierch <sarah.stierch at gmail.com>wrote:

>  Hi everyone,
> I made a PiratePad for organizing the contemporary art documentation
> project:
> http://piratepad.net/ContemporaryArtCC
> Right now we're building a gathering of sources. A few things we also need
> to discuss:
>    - Who will be our focus group?
>     - My intention was to have this be geared specifically towards
>       contemporary visual artists, to be used by Open GLAM professionals to
>       promote free licenses by those artists. Over the course of the week,
>       participants also suggested writers, musicians, all types of creators.
>       Perhaps we can start with one geared towards contemporary artists, in order
>       to have something of quality in a timely manner, and move further? Or make
>       something more encompassing?
>        - I see this document being something similar to the Wikimedia
>    Foundation's Annual Report:
>    http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Annual_Report
>       - Imagine a document that looks good online and on paper, with
>       simple calls to action for artists to share their works. If we're pitching
>       to visual artists, it's important that we have a visually attractive
>       document with short and simple writing styles and visual examples of free
>       work.
>    - Who will print it? Who will support this financially? Will we need
>    that at all? (The artists I know prefer to hold things in their hand versus
>    have a PDF online...)
>     - What names will be on it - as in organizational names. Where will
>    this document live?
> I'm on airport wifi right now and it won't let me connect to Ether or
> PiratePads. So perhaps someone can dump this to the Piratepad or It'll just
> have to wait until I'm back in the States and not jet lagged :)
>  Please add your name and contact information. We'll most likely have to
> have the occasional Skype/Hangout call, too.
> I also encourage you to share resources, and start brainstorming. I have
> to tie this into my volunteer capacity since I do not have the pleasure
> (yet) to work in the GLAM/Open Culture field in a paid capacity at this
> time, so it'll take a happy group of volunteers to make this develop
> quickly!
> Thanks,
> Sarah
> --
> *Sarah Stierch*
> *Museumist and open culture advocate*
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