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World Collage Day is an international celebration of collage on Saturday, May 9, 2020. Kolaj Magazine invites you to submit events taking place on that day that celebrate collage. WORLD COLLAGE DAY WEBSITE

WORLD COLLAGE DAY

World Collage Day 2020 takes place during a time when much of the world is self-isolating. We cannot, in good conscience during a pandemic, encourage people to gather. Depending on where you live, this may be perfectly fine to do, but reports from many places say otherwise. What do we do now?

One of the many remarkable things about collage is its ability to extend across borders and to involve people regardless of skill level. Professional artists at the top of their game sit side by side with members of the general public who are picking up scissors for the first time. This is unique in an art world that often trades on hierarchy and status. The collage community is generous and kind and welcoming. It is one of our greatest strengths. On World Collage Day 2020, let's show the world how we do that.

To that end, we are opening World Collage Day to individual projects in addition to events. This form allows you to submit either. 

INDIVIDUAL PROJECTS

Now is the time to plan. How can you share collage with your neighbours and community during this time of self-isolation? Here are a few ideas we came up with:

  • Window Exhibition where you install collage in your street facing windows. Or team up with other neighbors to create a walking exhibition tour. 
  • Hang a World Collage Day 2020 poster in your front window. 
  • Make Collage Starter Packs and distribute them to your neighbours as Danielle Cole has been doing in Toronto.
  • Organize an online Collage Happy Hour as Emma Campbell has been doing in New Orleans.
  • Make and Mail World Collage Day cards to friends and family.
  • Perform an online challenge like making and posting a collage an hour as an independent Collage-A-Thon. 
  • Reach out to your local art museum or centre and brainstorm ideas with them. Offer to curate an online exhibit of collage in their collection.
  • Offer to write your community newspaper an article about World Collage Day.

Whatever you decide to do, we want to hear about it. Give the project a name. Write 3-5 sentences about your project and make or find 1-2 images that represent what you are doing. (Note: We don't mean posters. These should be images of artwork.)  Use this form to share texts and images with us. 

We will announce your event on the WORLD COLLAGE DAY WEBSITE and through our social media. When we receive your event, we will email with some helpful tips and other resources.

EVENT PLANNING GUIDE

If you are in a community that is not practicing social distancing and you are planning a World Collage Day event, here is our guide. 

Step One: Find a Space

If you don't have your own space, reach out to a partner who does. These can be galleries, libraries, cafes, bars, museums, or community centers. Work with the space to determine a time on May 9th to hold the event.

Step Two: Define an Activity

Ideas include collage making meet-ups, docent-led tours of collage in a museum or gallery, activities for kids, slideshows or talks that appreciate collage's role in contemporary art & art history, exhibitions of collage, and more. See 2018 events to get ideas.

Note: Please provide information about how your event is in keeping with or in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Step Three: Submit Your Event to Kolaj Magazine

This is a helpful tool that gathers all the information we need to promote your event on our end. The form asks you for Event Title, Start & End Time, Organization name, the Name of the Venue name and address, contact information for the venue, and minimum of 3-7 sentences about what will happen there. 

We also ask that you submit an image of artwork that we can use to promote the event. Do not send posters or postcards, only artwork.

We will announce your event on the WORLD COLLAGE DAY WEBSITE and through our social media. When we receive your event, we will email with some helpful tips and other resources.

Step Four: Promote your event locally

Submit a calendar listing to local newspaper, radio, and television outlets. Announce the event online and through social media and ask other people to share it. Consider drafting a press release and sending it to the media with a request that they report on the event.

Step Five: Enjoy World Collage Day, May 9, 2020

Take lots of pictures and post them to social media using the hashtag #worldcollageday.

Kolaj Magazine is an internationally-oriented art magazine dedicated to contemporary collage. WEBSITE

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