I was researching civic opportunities for artists and came across this one posted on the City of Richmond.Pecha Kucha Night was devised in Tokyo in February 2003 as an event for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public. It has turned into a massive celebration, with events happening in hundreds of cities around the world, inspiring creativity worldwide. Drawing its name from the Japanese term for the sound of "chit chat", it rests on a presentation format that is based on a simple idea: 20 images X 20 seconds each. It's a format that makes presentations concise, and keeps things moving at a rapid pace
How to Submit a Proposal
On one page, 81/2" X 11", please explain why you want to participate in the first Richmond Public Art Pecha Kucha Night. All concepts are welcome, from the humorous to the profound, visionary and unbuilt proposals to completed projects. Include your name, professional affiliation, address, email and telephone number.
One Curator will select up to ten (10) presenters for a lively, informal, educational and entertaining evening event, as part of Richmond's participation in Culture Days, on Saturday September 25, 2010 at 7:30pm in the Richmond Cultural Centre 7700 Minoru Gate.
I'm sure you've all received the announcement that Coca Cola (our very own Kwantlen soft drink) is offering grants to student groups to do a project outside of the classroom. Deadline is November 15th so we need to hustle. I think if we use the above format and put on our own Pecha Kucha Night.
We can apply for Coca Cola funding. Can we discuss this at the next meeting which I hope is asap.
Coca-Cola Bottling Company, exclusive provider of beverages to Kwantlen, has created an annual fund in support of learning and student experience.
The funds will be used to assist faculty and student groups with projects/events that will enhance the learning experience for students at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.
Call for submissions will be bi-annual with the first round of applications accepted until Nov. 15th. Funds must be used in the following six month from application acceptance.
Recommendation of application acceptance will be handled by a selections committee made up of faculty, students and administration with the funding program administered by the Office of Advancement - 604.599.2010,
To learn more visit www.kwantlen.ca/foundation/project-funding.html www.kwantlen.ca/foundation/project-funding.