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The Open Culture Website Has Been Launched! December 3, 2007

Posted by liverpoolchamber in 2008, Capital of Culture 2008, Culture, Liverpool, News, World Wide Web.

open-culture-jpg.jpgYou can now visit the Open Culture website at http://www.culture.org.uk as launched by Phil Redmond on 28th November 2007 and, from January 2008, at http://open.culture.org.uk (this is the official address by which the site will be advertised).

The Open Culture website provides an un-moderated space for users to engage with culture, create culture and spark cultural debates!

It is also home to Cultural Clearing which aims to match cultural ideas with benefactors and/or sponsors outside the usual arts grant structures. Through Cultural Clearing businesses are encouraged to engage with culture by stimulating sponsorship, partnership and investment with creative projects in need of support. Currently there are a number of such projects listed under the ‘Ideas’ section for which we are seeking a potential match.

All of the Open Culture Projects will be featured and users can create their own cultural content including videos, words, pictures and sounds and give others the chance to comment. There’s also a handy DIY culture section giving advice on things like recording your own music, taking better photographs and making your own films.

If you would like to help promote the Open Culture project, and create even greater interest in Cultural Clearing then please add the hyperlinked Open Culture badge and text to your email signature, or simply pass this email onto others.

Support Liverpool’s Open Culture …..



1. Alison Bailey Smith - December 12, 2007

Hello, looking forward to a year of culture – local and international.

I am an Oxton based artist and one of the main organisers for The Oxton Art Fair held at the Williamson Art Gallery (www.oxtonartists.com). We have been successful in gaining funding to develop our arts education for kids that we always have provided in conjunction with the show. We received the grant from Wirral Culture for All. Next year, will be our fifth annual show and hopefully will be as well received as our last one. This year I have also been involved as a project leader for an Eco Fashion Project with local young people in Tranmere, at the Shaftesbury Youth club. We re-created clothes from The Green Community Shop in Oxton and had a fashion show followed by an exhibition at the Williamson. In my own personal work, I have sold widely locally and in the South of England and had a commission for a sculpture from Television documentary producer Alix Tidmarsh for a 5ft figure made of recycled building materials.
Next year, I hope to be in the forthcoming Design Show at the crypt in Liverpool. This show as far as I know will be a first for the North West and will hopefully as well as bringing contemporary craftspeople and designers to the city, it will encourage an audience within the city to recognise the local talent (of which there is much). This show will provide a venue to expose this work.

Best wishes to all for 2008

PS My work is available to be seen (and bought even) through Editions in Cook Street, Cetra in Heswall and Dee Fine Arts in Heswall or direct from me.

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