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« on: January 16, 2004 07:52:21 AM »

I was recently in New Orleans and visited their "Recycle for The Arts" Project. I would like to start a similar project in SW Ontario but first would like to research similar "recyle for the arts" projects in the U.S., U.K. and/or Canada. If anyone has participated in a project such as this, or has one in their area and would like to share information, or is aware of any web resources worth checking out, I'd really appreciate it if you could take a sec. to let me know. Thanks so much. (This site is kind of a virtual "recycle for the arts" project in itself -- it totally rocks and the people are amazing!!)   Cool
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« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2004 09:37:59 AM »

It sounds neat...but I don't know what it is...do you have more details
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« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2004 09:56:22 AM »

It sounds neat...but I don't know what it is...do you have more details

Hi. Its a project I saw down in New Orleans where instead of people throwing stuff out (paint, paper, mags, fabric, wood, metal tins, whatever) they donated it to a central location where it was sorted into piles by volunteers and then other artists (or whoever) could go into the "depot" and buy stuff for like....75 cents a pound! You could also barter for materials (swap with other artists!) So its a kind of enviro. project + arts proj. + recycle proj.  Huh I'd like to do some research and find out more about it. Maybe apply for OAC grant? (Toronto might be large enough to start this kind of project without "seed" funding, but smaller cities? I don't know. Not a lot goin' on here right now...)   Undecided Maybe I should just go ahead and put up posters or something and see if I get any feedback that way. Let me know if you have any brainwaves or want more info, okay?
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« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2004 04:58:38 PM »

I'm totally interested in helping out

My e-mail is ewokgrl@canada.com, let me know when you have more info

I can design a poster if you like

The Gargoyle, one of the campus papers at U of T (and clearly the one I vounteer for ) is having a zine fair on March the 1st if you want I could put up some posters and have a contact sheet

It's a place to start
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« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2004 05:09:23 PM »

Its a project I saw down in New Orleans where instead of people throwing stuff out (paint, paper, mags, fabric, wood, metal tins, whatever) they donated it to a central location where it was sorted into piles by volunteers and then other artists (or whoever) could go into the "depot" and buy stuff for like....75 cents a pound! You could also barter for materials (swap with other artists!)

(I'm not in Canada, but...) I found this:

http://www.recycleforthearts.org/

...and I think the idea is brilliant. There are links on the page for learning more about recycling. I would contact them directly for ideas and start-up suggestions. Thank you very much for posting this.
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« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2004 01:53:20 AM »

the 'recycle for the arts' thing sounds great.  i'm sure alot of people would be interested beyond just artists.  

also, where is the zine fair gonna be held at?  i'd luv to go to that too.  
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« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2004 06:13:21 AM »

 Shocked Wow! You guys are great. Thanks so much for all the feedback and support.  silverBamboo - Thanks  Wink for the link to the programme in New Orleans. The friend I was visiting down there helped to start the programme but it was started a few years ago, and she did not really have much of the original paperwork (ie. details of strategic planning, etc.) left. She wasn't able to hook me up with anyone who would have this info. So I'm just going to take your advice and contact them thru their website and see if they can help or suggest anything. I'll keep updating info. as I get it. Thanks again.  Cool
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« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2004 06:32:11 AM »

I'm totally interested in helping out

My e-mail is ewokgrl@canada.com, let me know when you have more info

I can design a poster if you like

The Gargoyle, one of the campus papers at U of T (and clearly the one I vounteer for ) is having a zine fair on March the 1st if you want I could put up some posters and have a contact sheet

It's a place to start


Thanks for your offer! That's great. I'm tied up with another project til July so I'm just getting together as much information as I can til then (unfortunately, I don't have a lot more info. than I did a couple of weeks ago. I do have some ideas (which I just scribble in my sketchbook.)  Is the UofT Zine Fair just for UofT people or can other zinesters participate? I'm very interested. I have two zines and another in progress which I could get done for March 1st  Roll Eyes (she said, hoping against hope that she could actually do so...) Is there info. on a website that I could check out? A contact address you could give out? Whatever. If you have more info., could you please let me know? (and it looks like other people like mac_U would be interested as well...) (By the way, I was totally blown away by your offer to design a poster -- that was totally "above and beyond" -- Kiss -- thanks so much!) Craftster has got to be one of the best places on line!!!
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« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2004 12:44:34 AM »

Please do update; I want to learn more myself. I know a lot of artists and others who would be interested in this. Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2004 12:05:20 PM »

Argh...sorry all

I got really sick so the zine fair came and went

I suck!!!
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« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2004 01:38:19 PM »

Argh...sorry all

I got really sick so the zine fair came and went

I suck!!!

No worries. Get well soon!  Wink
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« Reply #11 on: April 24, 2005 10:05:17 AM »

wow, what a great idea.  I would love to be involved as well!  Keep me posted!
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« Reply #12 on: May 03, 2005 06:54:38 PM »

Check out these stores in Vancouver: you may be able to google it and get a write up or something- sorry theres no websites, but they are small. and very independent.

RubyDog's Art House -4738-Main St.
Art room, Workshops, Reading room, Bulk shopping of recycled materials, and goodies -
email for info: rubydogcrafts@hotmail.com

Urban Source
Main Street (sorry i dont know more-)

The Hidden City Collect n' Consign-4333 Fraser Street
hiddencity@telus.net

I know there used to be a place called 'Imagination Market' in Edmonton... but thats all i know out here in the west.
Hope it helps for info. I know the woman who runs rubydogs basically trades internationally for a lot of her things. Good ol' internet. Makes the world smaller.
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« Reply #13 on: May 22, 2005 10:41:04 AM »

I think this is a wonderful idea.  I wish all cities had them.  I am in Guelph but would definately be interested in anything I can do. Email me at tlaffrenere@sympatico.ca Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: June 02, 2005 09:12:47 AM »

this is a great global resource i found recently: http://www.freecycle.org

it is not limited to the arts but boils down to this: you give things away for free and get things for free - no checks and balances, just giving and recieving.

there is a group just about everywhere.

now, i happen to know that the toronto group just went haywire - the moderator got in an argument with the organisation and hijacked all the members to her own group (kind of weird) - but freecycle is rebuilding in toronto. so don't let the low numbers here discourage you, there were over 6,000 earlier this week and the numbers will rebuild.

also, these are yahoo groups so the number of emails you get can be overwhelming to some so it is important to know that once you join you can go to the yahoo page and ajust your membership so you only get messages by cruising the archive on the site.

does this make sense?

if not, check it out. you'll figure it out.

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« Reply #15 on: January 23, 2006 06:19:07 AM »

Have you made any headway in this cool project.  I was wondering if there was anything in Toronto since I have a TON of stuff that I washoping to donate, but it doesn't look like there are any art material recycling programs in the city.  Let me know!
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« Reply #16 on: January 26, 2006 09:52:27 PM »

Hi.  Check out Toronto Board of Education...they used to have a 'store' for teachers called ARTSJUNKTION...may still be in progress, but a super model for this endevour.  Also check out RESTORE - in many cities now, takes reno left overs, overstock etc etc and sells them cheap with all profits to organizations building homes for those who can't afford proper accomodation.  Also, open your yellow pages book, go section to section and pull out company names that may have offcuts, ends of lines etc etc, you'll end up with enormous resources and suppliers...and if you talk pretty, you may get them to give you further ideas on who to call.  I was an art teacher until last June (retired early to be an artist full time) and getting only $6 per student per SEMESTER required all these tricks...and the kids made fabulous stuff!!!!  Got lots of recycle project ideas for anyone who is interested.  cheers all
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« Reply #17 on: March 06, 2007 01:12:03 PM »

** Someone already posted about arts junction but here is a little more about it ***

This reminds me of a project in Toronto as Ossington Old Orchard public school.
It was open to teachers and teaching staff across the Toronto board.
Basically it was a basement of a school filled with donated materials from companies like piping, cones, strange non sharp computer  parts like wiring.
It was really cool because there was fabric as well and may things teachers could use in the classroom to make projects creative. It was all free of charge to teachers + staff only!

I thought i would let you know about this because maybe you could look into how they recieved all the donations/managed the place.
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« Reply #18 on: March 05, 2008 04:16:00 PM »


What is the program?  Sounds very interesting, please keep me informed I would like to help and be involved if I can help.

Kind Regards,
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« Reply #19 on: April 11, 2010 02:57:14 PM »

I would be interested in this.  I always have leftover materials that I would love to donate to a good home, someone who could use them.  I also have completed projects with no-one to give them to.  I just used up some left over materials.  I have been thinking of donating them at Christmas.  I am also thinking of taking all my left over materials and making craft kits to donate but this could definately be a possiblity.

If any assistance is needed, let me know.  I have a website I can post on.  I could also probably get some advertising at a local community College.

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« Reply #20 on: May 28, 2011 06:00:12 AM »

This program looks like what's been discussed so far - it's based in Durham, NC:

http://www.scrapexchange.org
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