Friday, June 3, 2011
!!! Me+You winners announced !!!
Eventually the time has come to tell you the result of the Me+You Call for Submissions !
It's all very exciting but first, lets just recap a sec; so Me+You is a project where two artist collaborate on one sheet of wrapping paper, one with a 10x10cm repeating pattern, the other with a 20x20cm repeating pattern. One is printed in white, the other in black in water based screen print on sheets of brown recycled (keep it nice and eco friendly) kraft paper. Neither of the artists have met before or know what the other person's design is but, miraculously, they look absolutely stunning together.
We received an impressive amount of brilliant submissions. Being a submission based project we didn't really know what to expect but six particular artists really shone out and had all gone for the same, conceptual, quite 70s-style design. We're massively pleased with the results. Well done to the winners and everyone who took the time to submit!
Here are images of the tiles . . . . over the weekend we will be photographing the printed wrapping paper and uploading images so keep posted . . . .
We also want to remind you that this project was very kindly funded by IdeasTap and their Ideas Fund scheme.
IdeasTap is a charity that funds, connects and nurtures new creative talent. It was launched in December 2008 as the arts platform of The Peter De Haan Charitable Trust.
The IdeasTap website currently has a membership of over 40,000 young creative people and provides a platform for them to connect, showcase their work and skills, find jobs and promote events and exhibitions of their work.
In the past year IdeasTap has supported young artists with around £200,000 of cash funding. Primarily, this money is distributed through the Ideas Fund - an annual £150,000 funding programme from IdeasTap. The Ideas Fund is a financial and mentoring award that recognises and celebrates young creative talent, and anyone between the ages of 16‐25 can apply. Since 2008 IdeasTap has provided over 3,500 young people with direct funding, expert mentoring or the opportunity to work with a leading arts organisation.
Through its partnership programme, IdeasTap works to deliver these life-changing opportunities with: Magnum Photos, Old Vic New Voices, National Youth Theatre of Great Britain and National Student Drama Festival.
For more information on IdeasTap, please visit www.ideastap.com