While we always welcome submissions of all kinds, in 2017, our editorial focus will be on stories of “Inclusive Creativity.” Please read the call for submissions for the criteria we are using for this focus. 

This does not mean that we don’t want to hear from you if your submission doesn’t hit the criteria– just that our goal is to share more stories along these lines by creating some editorial space just for them.  Please include “Inclusive Creativity” in the subject of your submission e-mail if you’re responding to the call.

Thanks!

Artists

We’d love to feature you and your library-incubated project(s) on libraryasincubatorproject.org.

We feature artists of all types who have used libraries for:

  • Creative project research
  • Project development (the actual making/creating of the work)
  • Project promotion (exhibits and exhibitions, business planning, tech assistance, etc.)
  • Project inspiration or influence

How to submit

Write up a short paragraph about how libraries (staff, collections, or spaces) have influenced your creative work. Send it to our email address, libraryasincubatorproject@gmail.com, with any relevant links or images included. We’ll follow up with you right away with some additional questions and information.

Tips

  • Please submit all images in .jpg or .jpeg format. Images should be at least 300 dpi.
  • Please submit all text-based projects (poetry, prose, fiction) as pdfs or word documents.
  • Make sure any links you send us are permalinks!
  • Make sure to give credit where credit is due. If a photographer who isn’t you took your photos, please add credit lines where appropriate. Otherwise we will assume that you took all of your images.
  • Don’t like emailing attachments? Ask us how to submit hard copies.

Library Staff

We love to feature arts-incubating libraries on libraryasincubatorproject.org.

We feature libraries of all sizes and types who:

  • Provide spaces or venues for artists, performers, writers and makers to create and present content
  • Offer programs, workshops, or technologies that support, promote, or educate on the fine and creative arts
  • Present their physical and digital collections in ways that are of particular use or benefit to fine and creative artists and makers

How to submit

Write up a short paragraph about your library’s art-incubating space/resource/collection/program and send it to our email address, libraryasincubatorproject@gmail.com, with any relevant links or images included. We’ll follow up with you right away with some additional questions and information.

Tips

  • Please submit all images in .jpg or .jpeg format. Images should be at least 300 dpi.
  • Please submit any text as pdfs or word documents.
  • Make sure that any links you send us are permalinks!
  • Make sure to give credit where credit is due. If a photographer who isn’t you took your photos, please add credit lines where appropriate. Otherwise we will assume that you took all of your images.
  • Don’t like emailing attachments? Ask us how to submit hard copies.

Information on submitting kits

We also welcome the submission of practical kits from both artists and librarians.  If you have ever taught a creative workshop at the library, or if you offer an arts-incubating program or service, contact us about submitting your work as a kit so that other artists and librarians can share your idea!

Check out our library of kits.

 

Please note that by submitting your work to the Library as Incubator Project for consideration, you are consenting to the terms outlined in this License.  This consent applies whether your work is ultimately published on the website or not.  This consent also applies whether you sign a physical version of the license or not.  Any follow-up information, including interview questions, images, and any other content you provide to the LAIP team to create a feature, kit, or other web content is also subject to the same license.

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