[OPEN CALL] POST. A collaborative narrative.

Deadline: 06/09/2020  |  Published: 03/08/2020  |  Lucy Sharpe

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POST is a text-based platform, hosting the words, notes and reflections of artists and members of the creative community, to form a collaborative narrative.

The feed started on the 19th April 2020, titled 'Notes from lockdown'. With the subsequent theme 'A new canon', our narrative continues to grow. 46 creatives have contributed 192 posts to date.

Each month, the POST platform refreshes and hosts a different live feed, the themes of which are given as a loose seed for thought, and are open to your interpretation. 

'No is okay' is the current live feed.

No is okay

Throughout the new canon we are being asked how we’re dealing, coping, existing. It has been a time for self existence and reflection. What happens when the answer to: "Are you ok?" is simply, no?

I’m not okay; here’s why…

The current theme of POST has been set by guest curator Christian Watts. Christian is an experimental Designer from Liverpool, UK and currently resides in Berlin. They enjoy re-evaluating the norm and questioning why we design. www.chrstnjfw.design.

POST is curated by Lucy Sharpe (@lucy_h_sharpe). To keep the platform evolving, thoughts and feedback on the project are always welcome. POST is a web platform primarily. Whilst we don’t have a social media profile, tag us on #postproject so we can stay connected.

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Who is eligible for this opportunity?
This project is for those who may be looking for: a process of noting and documenting how their everyday is changing / an additional or replacement form of creativity to social channels / connection to a wider community / an alternative activity to add to their routine / participation in a creative project without pressure and overexertion / an outlet for creative expression.
When is the deadline?
The current feed 'No is okay' will be archived on the 6th September 2020 and a new feed will then be started under a new title.
How many works can I submit?
You can submit as many entries as you wish during the course of the project. There is no word count limit for entries and they are posted anonymously.
How much does it cost?
It is free to participate in this project.
Are there payments to artists?
There are no payments to artists.
What publicity will be provided as part of the opportunity?
POST is a web platform primarily. Whilst we don’t have a social media profile, we are using the Instagram tag #postproject so we can stay connected.
What are the selection criteria?
All posts are moderated before publishing. As a platform, POST is run as a safe space and endeavours to champion inclusivity and anti-racism at every opportunity. In the unlikely event that we are unable to publish your text, you will be contacted regarding your submission to discuss options.

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