In a few weeks we’re hitting the road and heading to The Big Apple for diy days NYC.
Presented by Reboot Stories and the New School, diy days is best described as “a roving gathering for those who create.” In a series of talks and workshops, creative minds from all over will collide.
The goal? To spark dialogue, experimentation, and hopefully collaboration, surrounding the latest ideas about funding, creating, distribution, and sustainability of creative efforts.
The best part? You get to access this gold mine of creativity for free. The event is organized completely by volunteers and is cost-free to participants. Think of it as a kind of open-source platform for creative innovation.
We are particularly excited this year because we’ll be helping to tell the story of the event through social media. Storytelling, participation, and media? In heaven.
Last year, our own Felicia P presented on extending a project’s reach through education and was a member of an international team that created an ebook to chronicle the narrative of diy days NYC. The book, which you can download here for free, is part of LEARN DO SHARE, a documentation and learning resource about narrative experiments and social innovation efforts ventured at diy days.
One last thing. Maybe you have some creative prowess of your own that you just can’t keep to yourself. If you’re eager to share your expertise with others, then you should know that the event’’s Creative Sparks Presentation has slots to be filled. Selected speakers will be given 10 minutes and 10 slides to present something inspiring and innovative with the chance to win micro grants, mentorship, and 30 days of free office space.
In a nutshell, diy days is a lab, playground, and learning center for the creative.
Hope to see you there.