It All Happens at ALPHA


It's Not A Joke: Project Submissions Due 4/1

ONE MONTH TO SUBMIT YOUR PROJECT!

It's all fun and games until you procrastinate so long that you miss your project submission deadline for ALPHA 2016.

Advantages to submitting EARLY include:

  • Getting access to a groovy materials reuse center to get stuff for your project
  • Having our logistics team see how they can coordinate getting your art stuff to ALPHA
  • Our "Art Cultivators" will work to connect you with artists working on similar projects
  • My undying love because that's one less reminder email I have to send
  • Your project gets listed in our event "program" so everyone knows the who/what/where/when/how 

Do you really think you can bring a bunch of wine barrels, wood, tools, and supplies without planning ahead?! Like, strapped to the top of a rental car or something? Be like Johnny B and Tim and let us know your crazy elaborate ideas ahead of time.

So you ask, "Well, how do I go about submitting my project, then?"

You have to buy a ticket first (which I suggest doing ASAP so you don't miss our Tier Two price!). There was a link in your confirmation email that allows you to fill out a form to send us your details. Having issues? Email us at alpha@figmentproject.org.

 

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The Principle of Giving

GIVING

"FIGMENT is devoted to acts of gift giving and volunteering. FIGMENT itself is a gift from volunteer artists and event staff, who hope that each participant brings an attitude of giving. Giving does not imply a return or an exchange for something of equal value." one of FIGMENT's 11 Principles

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Last Chance for Tier One Tickets

We are currently in the LAST WEEK for Tier One Tickets!
Prices go up after Tuesday March 1st!

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The Principle of Self-Reliance

SELF-RELIANCE

"FIGMENT encourages the individual to discover, exercise and rely on his or her inner resources." one of FIGMENT's 11 Principles

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The Principle of Self-Expression

SELF-EXPRESSION

"Each individual and collaborating group has unique qualities, and through self-expression can offer a gift to others. In this spirit, the giver should respect the rights and liberties of others." one of FIGMENT's 11 Principles

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The Principle of Inclusion

INCLUSION

"Anyone may be a part of FIGMENT; no prerequisites exist for participation except willingness to work and play. We welcome and respect the stranger." one of FIGMENT's 11 Principles

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The Principle of Decommodification

DECOMMODIFICATION

"FIGMENT seeks to create social environments that are unmediated by commercial sponsorships, transactions, or advertising. We will not substitute consumption for experience." - one of FIGMENT's 11 Principles

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The Principle of Participation

PARTICIPATION

"Transformative change, whether in the individual or in society, can occur only through deeply personal participation. We achieve being through doing. Everyone is invited to work. Everyone is invited to play." - one of FIGMENT's 11 Principles

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ALPHA Featured in The Jackrabbit Speaks

So, we have to brag - we were lucky enough to be featured in The Jackrabbit Speaks this week (Volume 19, Issue #14 | March 12, 2015), which is a pretty big deal considering the number of people that subscribe to the newsletter. Check out what Not That Dave wrote:

"ALPHA is a weekend camping event for creators. At ALPHA, everyone is expected to bring a project… but a project can be anything at all as long as it’s interactive! Working on an interactive sculpture? Bring it out to share! Got something you’d like to talk about? Run a workshop or meet-up on a specific topic. Working on a new performance and need feedback? You set the framework, and the other participants will fill in. Building something for the big burn and need to do a test build? Do it at ALPHA and let participants try it out!

ALPHA 2015 will be our third annual ALPHA event, held at Camp Ramblewood in Darlington, Maryland, from April 24-26, 2015. The event is produced by FIGMENT, the not-for-profit that creates free arts events in 10+ cities around the world. Full information on ALPHA at figmentproject.org/alpha.

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Tickets are on sale now at alpha2015.eventbrite.com. There are cabins and meal plans available.

After you purchase your ticket, you’ll receive an email with the link to register your project. We encourage experimentation! Please submit your project by April 15, 2015, to appear on our map and schedule. Got questions? Email the ALPHA team at alpha@figmentproject.org."