AMPLIATIVE ART MEETINGS
The Ampliative Art procedure not only works in a web environment, here is how can also be a participative and co-creative local activity.
Although at the beginning Ampliative Art was thought as a web-based art process in its Manifesto, its procedure can also be translated to the real world.
“Ampliative Art is an empowering, self-sustaining art procedure based on a set of ethico-social and cooperative principles such as reciprocity, inclusion and plurality. It’s purpose is to foster dynamics of collaboration, engagement, co-creation and sharing, by providing art actors with alternatives to the art market and its inequalities.”
Seen this way, Ampliative Art is a process whose mission is to generate a series of interactions and dynamics among several people in order to achieve a set of common goals. So, why not develop the procedure in a local, real way while we get all the necessary resources to build the web platform?
Since Ampliative Art consists of a reciprocal circuit of what we call “offerings” and “rewards”, we have thought to simulate the same interactions designed for the web platform in a real environment. Thus, the offerings could be that artists make their works accessible in a group exhibition, and rewards various types of donations and contributions offered by all those agents who want to enjoy these works and participate in the activity.
Therefore, the Ampliative Art Meetings are a participative and co-creative activity in which participants can contribute to a common enrichment through a collective artistic experience.
- A place
- Art works
- Colored post-its
- Red stickers
- White posters
- Marker pens
- Piggy banks
- And willingness to co-create
Interactions among participants
The first issue is to find artists who want to collaborate exhibiting some of their works. The selection process may be performed in different ways, depending on cases and circumstances, but the most important thing is to find interesting works. If the works provided have an artistic and social value, the participants of this activity based on reciprocity and generosity will have more reasons to contribute and get involved.
It is, therefore, a group exhibition of art works from different artists, so the presentation of the works, its format, or its design, will be under the criteria of those who collaborate organizing it.
Donations and rewards
We have thought about 5 types of donations or contributions, in addition to the exhibition of the works, with which the various agents attending the meeting, including artists, may reward voluntarily, and according to its possibilities, the works presented.
1. Money donations
This is the typical donation in which money is offered as a reward for the experience obtained through the works. Participants can offer their donations through piggy banks which later will be delivered to their respective artists.
2. Criticism and comments
With this contribution, participants can provide their views and what the works suggest to them. It can be written on post-its of a certain color and placed in the mediations of the works.
3. Social sharing
Participants will be free to share the works presented through their social networks. To do this, they can take photos of them with their mobiles, add comments, and add in the post-its the hashtag or reference marked by the organizers of the event for facilitate artists to keep track of what is shared.
4. Proposals of exchange
Participants can propose exchanges for the works they consider. They only need to write their proposal in the post-it pointed out, add their contact details, and the organization will contact artists and stakeholders. The final decision will be on artists.
5. Open letter
It is a type of donation in the form of an open letter. We will return to the artists all donations and rewards received by their works, so, with this reward, participants will be free to contribute whatever they want, for example, with the donation of a poem by experiencing an art work.
A token can be considered as a symbolic act that express appreciation. As we all love people deems what we do, we have thought it would be great to reward participants that have rewarded others by placing red stickers on all those post-its that we consider valuable.
Co-creating Ampliative Art
Participants may also contribute and provide what they consider regarding Ampliative Art. What would I describe my ideal art process? What features should have an art web platform that enhances my abilities? How could I collaborate in the development of the procedure or in the construction of the platform? These are some of the questions we ask ourselves constantly. Therefore, in the Meetings there will be various participative activities in which all participants can help answer these questions and develop Ampliative Art. The aim is that together we can co-create a new artistic procedure to enhance the conditions and prospects of art actors.
Benefits for artists
- They can receive feedback from their works
- Be rewarded for their works in various ways
- Be part of a collective experience
- Make enjoy other people through their works
- Make themselves known and create new art networks
- Support a procedure which proposes to mitigate the inequalities that undermine art
Benefits for participants
- They can see free art works
- Enjoy an enriching cultural experience
- Collaborate with artists committed to society
- Provide various rewards creatively
- Participate in a collective celebration that enables art as a common good
- Contribute to a movement which proposes to return critical and empowering value to art
Would you like to contribute?
Yo can collaborate developing Ampliative Art or coordinating some Ampliative Art Meeting:
- Organizing Meetings
- Proposing your works for future exhibitions
- Sponsoring Ampliative Art
- Providing a place for a Meeting
- Co-creating the web platform
- Or what you can think of!
Thank you, we will be happy to welcome you