Saturday, September 24, 2011
Still Life with glass bowl and fruit
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Well, we have signed the papers which will enable Forth Valley Open Studios to become a C.I.C – Community interest Company, a not for profit arts organisation dedicated to community interests.
This does not give us charity status – which would require us to jump through many more hoops- but it ensures we continue in perpetuity and opens the doors to, we hope, gaining grants and sponsorship.
Spring Fling Open Studios on the Scottish Borders already formed themselves into a C.I.C.some years and we are using them as our role model.
Unlike Spring Fling we have not had any public funding and the only reason we have been able to reach the stage we are at in less than two years is thanks to the internet. So much of the work from gathering a database to registering, design and marketing our Open Studios has been done online.
Another new venture I have become absorbed in is www.blipfoto.com
This Edinburgh based project has created an amazing online global village for photographers.
If you have never visited the site then I would strongly recommend it:
My work is on www.blipfoto.com/Libra
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