| || |Hamilton Calls to Community
are open and we're looking for local artists and non-profits to participate in the 4th Hamilton Timeraiser!
Our goals for this year's event:
- Invest over $6,000 in the careers of Hamilton-based emerging artists
- Raise 2,000 volunteer hours
- Engage 20 nonprofit agencies to participate
Highlights from last year's event:
- 100 people made a pledge to get involved in the community
- Over $6,000 invested in careers of Hamilton-based emerging artists
- 15 non-profit agencies seeking skilled volunteers were present
We are so excited to kick-off this year! To get involved please visit: www.timeraiser.ca/hamilton
Flames Central will host Timeraiser again this year
Every year we get hundreds of artists and NGOs vying for the opportunity to come out and play at Timeraiser. This year's Timeraiser will be held on Thursday, June 13th at Flames Central. So far, we have 38 amazing Calgary agencies that have applied to participate in Timeraiser and be connected to the droves of engaged Calgarians that come out every year to learn about different volunteer opportunities and bid volunteer hours on amazing local art.
2012 Timeraiser artist Marcia Harris poses beside her work, "Always"
The 8th Annual Timeraiser is already shaping up to be another amazing year, but remember there’s only 2 weeks left for artists and agencies to apply! If you know of anyone that would be a good fit this year, make sure you tell them to visit the Calgary site
to get their applications in before the deadline! And keep your eyes peeled for tickets to go on sale May 1. See you at Timeraiser #YYC!
| |By Kelly Steward
Well, it’s that time of year in Calgary again! It’s pseudo spring, so everyone is cautiously optimistic that the first day of Spring might actually mean something this year, but still no one is brave enough to take their snow tires off prior to May. And more importantly, it’s the 8th Annual YYC Timeraiser Call to Artists and Agencies!
The time of year when Timeraiser committee members e-blast their personal and professional networks, tweet up a storm, contact past applicants and tells everyone we meet about the 8th annual Timeraiser and how local artists and awesome NGOs should apply before March 31.
2012 Timeraiser agency Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta talks volunteer opportunities with participants
On the topic of amazing art, we have already received art applications from 47 talented Alberta artists and expect the final 2 weeks to see a massive increase in this number. After all there are so many amazing local artists in Calgary. If you know any emerging local artists who should be considered this year, make sure you tell them to get their applications in before March 31!
Selection night will take place on April 11th and I have to say we are pretty excited about it. It is without a doubt one of the committee’s favourite nights in the planning and coordination process. Pouring over the applications from agencies to learn about the volunteer opportunities they present and carefully scoping out each art submission along with pizza and refreshments is a tough job but it’s never hard to find people to do it. Hmmm. Maybe it’s not thaaaaaaat tough. Regardless, we’ll be live tweeting throughout selection night, dropping hints and talking Timeraiser, so stay tuned to our Twitter feed @TimeraiserYYC
. Once the selection process is complete, the successful applicants will be contacted with all the details.
Our calls in Regina are open today and we're so excited to get started! We are looking for talented Regina artists and non-profits with cool volunteer opportunities to participate in this year's event.
Last year's Timeraiser raised almost 4000 volunteer hours and brought together 200 people looking looking for skilled volunteer opportunities.
In 2012 the Regina Timeraiser invested $10,000 in the careers of emerging and mid-career artists. This year's event will invest another $10,000.
Don't miss out on being part of the 2013 Regina Timeraiser
Its official...our 2013 London Call to Community is open.
Last year's London Timeraiser raised over 4000 volunteer hours and invested $10,000 in the careers of artists. The event brought hosted over 250 participants, agency reps, and artists.
Last year, the London Timeraiser had 18 successful art winners pick up their pieces. Read some of our art winner story below:
This year aims to raise 4,500 volunteer hours and invest another $10,000 in the careers of artists. If you are a London artist
be sure to apply today!
The method of madness: Our Call board after Close.
| |By Kate Browning
I was thrilled when, back just before Christmas, the Framework
-Timeraiser team asked me to come onboard and support the communications and events side of operations. Framework is an exciting place to be and Timeraiser an incredible event to be a part of; and I've started at an exciting time.
To kick of this stellar year, we're launching the 10th Toronto Timeraiser. With the talented Amanda Grainger-Munday as our sherpa [read: expert guide], and with Anil Patel, Aine McGlynn, Steph McAllister and Jen Grebeldinger's invaluable input, Noorin Ladhani and I set off together into the great realm of communications. Though we were sorry to see Amanda go, we're happy to carry on her great work and are up for the challenge.
| |What began as a metaphorical trek, however, turned literal last week when Noorin and I stepped out of the Framework office, bags filled with Call to Artists postcards, to pound the pavement and recruit artists for our Toronto Timeraiser. It was colder than cold; we had to huddle our way through a few flash blizzards; we got lost in Liberty Village; but overall, I say, it was a very successful venture! It was great to see, firsthand, how much this wonderful city supports the arts, non-profit sector and the Timeraiser events. | |
A sample of Queen West love! Missing: Dark Horse.
Hello, super non-profits! This is Kate calling from Timeraiser.
I was also delighted by the excited reception I received from non-profits agencies in Toronto who were part of our Call to Agencies
outreach campaign over the last several weeks. So I can now say with confidence, the age of the phone conversation has not died. Our Call to Artists and Agencies for the Toronto Timeraiser closed yesterday at midnight and we were over the moon with this year's submission numbers! We had a grand total of 168 artists and 50 non-profit agencies apply for this milestone Timeraiser event.
We are grateful to the individuals and organizations who helped us get the word out there! On the art side, a special thanks to Eye Buy Art, Toronto Design Offsite Festival, A Nerd's World, Workman Arts, OCAD
, and the countless galleries, artist co-ops/reps, and art schools in the GTA for circulating our Call. On the non-profit side, many thanks to CanadHelps, TechSoup Canada, and once again the many non-profits who have been involved in past Timeraisers, and those who are eager to get involved in future events for your support!
We're now looking ahead to Artist and Agency selection for Toronto, continuing the Call for our 2nd Montreal Timeraiser
, and gearing up for the 10 upcoming Timeraiser
launches across the country! Stay tuned, everyone.
We are pleased to be launching a new site. The site is 100% mobile friendly. This means you can purchase a ticket, view artwork, and see agency volunteer programs from your Blackberry, iPhone, iPad, or Android phone. The site has also been simplified. In 2011, we are planning a total of 10 Timeraiser events. This is a lot of content to manage and keep clean so our message is clear.
Finally, we have made it even easier for agencies and artists to apply to a Timeraiser. The original technology we used has grown old and expensive to maintain. This new technology is cheap and easy for all of us to maintain. If you have any comments about the site, we would love to hear about them.
Anil, Executive Director