The success of a Timeraiser event relies heavily on the community involvement in the city in which the event is being held and the neighbourhood days are crucial for spreading the word in order to get the local emerging artists to know about the Timeraiser event and of course, to let them know how easy it is to submit their art before the deadline !
Neighbourhood days are also a great time to meet non-for-profits on the ground and to explain to them how a Timeraiser can be a great way to put them in touch with a wealth of potential volunteers all under one roof on event day !
In Montreal, the Timeraiser team is blessed to have a partner like the Volunteer Bureau of Montreal and their team to aid in spreading the word. Covering a large city like Montreal as a team is far more effective and I can tell you that since this is my first year as part of the Timeraiser team, the VBM's help with the neighbourhood days has been instrumental !
It was a great experience to meet people in galleries and art supply store employees and owners and to feel how excited they were about how a Timeraiser event works. They have been fantastic and so willing in helping to spread the word within their circle of artists, friends and clients.
The neighbourhood days have certainly helped convey the win/win/win formula of a Timeraiser and as we close the application windows later today, I believe that this year's community outreach efforts were a solid success !
Our jury members are excited to review the applications this week !!
Learn more about the 2014 Montreal Timeraiser and how you can be apart of this year's event here.