Reshape how you look at money - and how money looks
Greetings, and happy Canada Day long weekend!
Workshop: Everything (almost) You Need to Know about Community Currencies
Wednesday July 11, 10:00am - 5:00pm - Langara College
Community currency pioneer and designer Michael Linton, together with Seedstock co-founder Jordan Bober are pleased to offer an intensive course on the exciting and increasingly relevant field of community currencies as part of the Langara College Sustainable Communities Summer School!
Community currencies (cc) have many forms and many benefits. This workshop will describe the main types of CCs and their features. Participants will discover how to use them effectively and without taking risks. They will learn how to begin a community currency, how to make sure it is legal, and how to access useful software. Within the context of the economic, environmental and ethical issues involved, participants will learn how to make change in society by making change in money.
Offered in collaboration with Village Vancouver's Transition School
Cost: Only $25!
To register, please call 604-323-5322 and cite CRN: 60836.
Have you ever wondered who gets to decide what Vancouver's first community currency, Seedstock, will look like? Well, the answer is YOU!
Seedstock has put out a call to local artists and designers (including artistic children - please see below!) to help shape how Vancouver sees its very own money by making submissions to our Art as Money as Art show, which will take place in late July (exact date and venue to be announced soon!). "Art Money" is a tradition that goes back to Picasso, and we will use the intersection of art and money to explore and illuminate the questions "What is value?" and "What makes money money?". Art as Money as Art is also where the designs that will appear on the first printed Seedstock will be chosen by members of the community, so this is a unique opportunity as an artist or designer to make your work famous throughout Vancouver! We think this is only fitting, since local artists is one of the groups that Seedstock is being created benefit!
The deadline for submissions to this show and contest is July 15, so don't delay! If you plan to make a submission, please let us know in advance by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org; this will help us immensely with planning to make the show! Feel free to write to the same address with any questions you may have.
And please help us spread the word by forwarding the details of this call to artists to anyone you know who has an artistic flair and might like to take a crack at designing Seedstock! This is going to be epic!
Children's submissions welcome too!
Children are an important part of our community - they represent the future, and ultimately the reason we're doing any of this at all! Therefore, we would like to reserve one of the Seedstock denominations for artistic designs by children up to the age of 14.
If you have or know children who might like to help submit artwork to our Art as Money show and contest, please send us a note at email@example.com! Please note that the final dimensions of the Seedstock bills will be 15.8cm x 6.6cm, so all images submitted should be able to scale to these dimensions (length should be 2.4 times the height of the image). Preferred themes include food, art, health, collaboration, community and Vancouver!