I have a group on Facebook called TI Artists Share. Please join there to participate or email me directly at email@example.com.
Hey, creative TIs! I'm hoping to make a calendar to sell and put the money back into a project of our collective choosing towards TI support and awareness.
I love making hats and got a calendar one year that had a large photograph of a hat for each month and a small photo for every day of the year. Wow. Don't think I'm that ambitious, at least not for the first one. But a photo for every week would be great and I think, doable. The whole month could be pictures by one artist or we could have 52 artists if that many people are interested in participating.
I'd like a very brief bio for each artist and of course photos of works. For musicians,/dancers/etc., a bio and picture of you doing your thing , along with links where people can see/hear your work would be great. I don't want the story of your targeting for this project, but just a few sentences about how your targeting influences your work and how your work heals you. This is a creative project so make your bio shine the way your art does!
I'm not going to keep any profits and have no money to pay anybody else either, so please consider this a donation towards our collective cause. We can talk about the specifics of how we will spend the money as the project gets further underway. We should all benefit and it will be fun getting to know each other!
Please send me whatever you want to contribute, along with your bio, at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will begin keeping files for each of you. Please also post whatever you send to me on this page so we can all share and support each other. Like most of us, my communications are often interfered with so please keep your own records of communications as well and if you email me something and don't hear back from me within a few days, get my attention here.
The arts provide a language of their own, one that can express what's in the spaces around the words. Our stories are full of pain and trauma and I think that scares away some of the people we're trying to inform. I'm thinking that art can be more inviting, more fun, and make our plight more accessible for the general public. Even a very sad story, written as thought-provoking literature, is more interesting.