Win accolades from your fans, and $250!
~ HOW? ~Â Make artÂ â€“ sculptures, paintings, drawings, videos, poems, netÂ art, music, dance,Â creative designs, architecture, etc â€“ that celebrates composting worms. See examples of what has been made in this genre on the wormculture.org blog.Â To stimulate the creation and promotionÂ of cultural works about composting worms, fourÂ Vermi-Prizes (each $250Â USD) will be awarded to artists who have created excellent new content.
~ WHY?Â ~ Â Because more art about worms is a good thing. MoreÂ vermicomposting (wormÂ composting)Â is a good thing. And worms need better public relations. Many of the submissions will be posted on the wormculture.org blog. This is not an e-commerce site â€“ and all artists retain all rights to their work. The mission ofÂ Wormculture.org is to encourageÂ and promote creative culture around composting worms.
~ SUBMITÂ ~Â Send documentation of Â your work (use Dropbox.com or WeTransfer.com, for larger files), or send URL links toÂ your work, along withÂ a short artistÂ statement about it to Amy Youngs viaÂ email: email@example.com
~ DEADLINEÂ ~Â May 24, 2015. Awards announced in June.
~ WHOÂ ~Â Artist Amy M. Youngs initiated this prize as part of her exhibition,Â VermiCulture Makers ClubÂ taking place at the Kentucky School of Art. She has been creating worm-related artworks since 2004, and wants to invite others to join in. She commissioned a new worm-inspired musicÂ piece byÂ Krzysztof Topolski, premiering at the exhibition.Â The honorariumÂ she receives as a visiting artist at the Kentucky School of ArtÂ willÂ fundÂ the Vermi-Prizes. She also thanks her employer, the Ohio State University, College of Arts and Sciences,Â for granting her a sabbatical to pursue this project.