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PROJECT LAB - LINTON

ZAKIR AMAN

This is a Design Research Publication intended as reference for the creative development of LOLA­—Linton on Literary Arts Festival. The document spans 4 main categories; Literary Arts, Festivals, Regional Communities and Crowdfunding.


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LOCATION

LINTON, VIC 3360 Population of 580 (as of 2016) Approx. 147km away from Melbourne CBD

First settled in 1840, Linton was named after the pioneering family. It used to be a gold mine town until they ran out of gold and the miners stayed and set up the foundation of a town.


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LITERARY ARTS

Literar Compositions Creative writing Documentation Flyers Handouts Leaflets Letters Literary texts

Pamphlets Printed matter Publications Published writings Reports Studies Texts Written works Writings


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LITERARY ARTS

comes from the wor meaning “le d “lit tera” t ter”

See also— GENRES OF LITERATURE Drama Poetry Philosophy History Non-fiction Fantasy and many more...

SUPPORTING ARTFORMS Visual arts Applied arts Performing arts and many more...

Literature is a cornerstone of modern human civilization. It has allowed us a perspective on religion, politics, culture, economics, psychology, science and society for hundreds of thousands of years. It began largely as a educative and informative medium before gaining entertainment value as society progressed. It is also considered my many as an artform in its own right; with the written/spoken word being the medium.


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Art is

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Art can be basely defined as the product and/or process of an arrangement of elements to evoke emotion/reaction—be it from the artist himself or the viewer. At the same time, art is notorious for being undefined and subjective. Sometimes it depends on engagement and interactivity, sometimes it works best when observed from a distance. Anything can be art, whether it’s literature, music, film, illustration, photography, sculpture etc. It’s all a matter of perspective.

See also— PRINCIPLES OF ART Balance Contrast Movement Pattern Rhythm Emphasis Unity

PRINCIPLES OF DESIGN Shape Colour Value Texture Form Space


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LITERARY ARTS

Literar Literary arts can loosely be defined as a creative expression of literature and encompasses a wide range including creative storywriting, slam poetry, theatre, multimedia performances and many, many more. Ultimately, any form of art is subjective and open to interpretation.

GOOD FOR YOU Numerous studies have shown that engagement with the arts has positive impacts on individuals and societies; socially, culturally and economically.

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FESTIVALS

Festiva Examples of Literary Festivals

Melbourne WF Perth WF Adelaide WF Sydney WF Brisbane WF Byron Bay WF Northern Territory WF Canberra WF Newcastle WF Mildura WF Wollongong WF Southern Highlands WF

Noted Festival Emerging WF Somerset Celebration of Literature

WF - Writer’s Festival

RF - Reader’s Festival

Bellingen Readers & WF Voices on the Coast Whitsunday Voices Mudgee RF Cairns Tropical WF National Young WF


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Potential Offerings

STUDENT + ARTIST

An opportunity for students to engage/ collaborate with artists/authors/creators, enabling them to gain real-world insight whilst building new skills.

LEARNING RESOURCES

An opportunity for teachers/educators to meet creators and gain resources that encourage better learning and support teaching in the classroom.

Eg. Professional Learning by Perth Festival “Join educator, performer and producer Libby Klysz for an innovative Professional Learning program that unpicks the Eg. Curated By Kids by Perth WF processes behind some of Perth Festival’s “Ten curators get to nominate the authors most spectacular shows. Participants or illustrators from the Writers Week receive take-home resources to support program they’d most like to interview and teaching in the classroom and a certificate then get to have their say in how their of participation as evidence for professional event will run. Curated by Kids will have learning obligations with the Teacher a stage where kids and adults can catch the Registration Board of WA.” action of these literary sessions.” Eg. LitChat Event by Whitsunday Voices Eg. Writers’ Week Schools Day by Perth WF “This event is a must for teachers, librarians “Words and stories will fill Perth Cultural and parents who want practical advice Centre for Writers Week Schools Day. Join that can be used either in the classroom local, national and international writers for or at home, to help students develop an array of workshops, intimate encounters their reading skills. Previously a teacher, and in-depth discussions examining the Michael Gerard Bauer understands the world in which we live. From big names challenges teachers face on a day to day to terrific emerging talents, primary and basis to engage students in reading and secondary students will have the unique writing activities. With books that target opportunity to meet authors, illustrators, beginner readers all the way through to and storytellers of all forms, tackle big young adults, he understands what it takes questions and consider big answers.” to reach these students and his entertaining presentation style will have you engrossed in his content.”


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STUDENT + ARTIST

SWAP/MEET

An opportunity for students to engage/ collaborate with artists/authors/creators, enabling them to gain real-world insight whilst building new skills.

An opportunity for attendees to contribute and leave with something in the same day.

Eg. Bridging the Distance by Noted Festival “For many cultures oral histories are a vital Eg. Storyboard by Byron WF way of preserving cultural knowledge and “StoryBoard is a travelling creative writing passing on traditions. For some people workshop fostering the next generation of though, dislocation, trauma and feelings of readers and writers in the Northern Rivers. invisibility can disrupt the intergenerational This free program brings exceptional transfer of knowledge. For this event, authors and illustrators directly to regional Noted is seeking anyone who would like to schools, igniting young minds to create preserve their history by sharing it in a safe their own stories.” and informal oral history circle facilitated by Kermie Breydon...” LOCALITY

An opportunity for locals to share stories, experiences, creative expressions etc. that would make the experience unique and “authentically Linton”. Eg. On the Couch by LoLA 2018 “Storyteller Anne E Stewart interviews some Linton locals & artists, including local legend Betty Grigg and others.”


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What can you do at a literary festival?

exhibitions book signings

meet & gr eet

debates discussions

poetry slam poetry live reading

workshops

marketplace music theatre

masterclass

FESTIVALS


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Case Studies

Most smaller festivals have a unique selling point (USP)—something that diffrentiates them from other festivals. A small town like Linton may not have the same amount of influence and resources as the bigger cities, thus it’s more plausible to utilise something that unique to Linton to make the experience more “authentically Linton” and more potential to attract attendees.

UNBROKEN LAND

USP:

Alice Spring,

Alice Springs Desert Park

Northern Territory

FESTIVALS


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JACARANDA FESTIVAL

USP:

Grafton, NSW

Local purple blossom

MELONFEST

USP:

Chincilla, Queesland

Everything to do with melons

FESTIVALS


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REGIONAL COMMUNITIES

Regional Co Home t o 8.8 m illion Au strali

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Covers all areas outside 5 major cities Contributes to 1/3 of national output ns f 3 Australia o t u o 1 s y Emplo

According to Regional Australia Institute, the foundation of regional Australia can be categorized into 4 main categories— REGIONAL CITIES CONNECTED LIFESTYLE REGIONS INDUSTRY & SERVICE HUBS HEARTLAND REGIONS

Linton would be classified as a heartland region; as it has smaller regional areas, an even smaller population and is isolated from major cities.


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REGIONAL COMMUNITIES

ommunities Small Town, Big Art

The following projects were all funded by the Small Transformations Program—a government initiative that pushes small towns to indulge in creative projects for the betterment of the community with help from professionals. The program offers $35,000 as part of the govenrment’s $20 million regional arts package and is open only to towns with a population of 2000 or less, showing us that there is no shortage of opportunity for a small town like Linton.

INSPIRED BY BIRDS Neerim South, Victoria

The small town of Neerim South (population: 608) used art as a medium to instill meaning, identity and lasting connections amongst the community. The local artists and makers were all involved in the design and fabrication of the works­—giving birth to workshops, school initiatives and competitions that has embedded creative expression into the town’s DNA.


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REGIONAL COMMUNITIES

QUARRY AMPHITHEATRE Dookie, Victoria

The ever tiny town of Dookie (population: 328) converted the local quarry into an open-air artistic avenue. The creation of the space is part of a bigger project that consists of several creative events around the town. With this new space, the town hopes to attract more people, encourage creative collaborations and also engage the local youth with the farmers.

GIRGARRE REVIVAL: THE SOUND OF OUR SPIRIT RISING Dookie, Victoria

Drawing on Girgarre’s (population: 526) distinguished appreciation for music, this event works with international artists to develop and grow the town’s musical community. The project involves workshops, creative installations, new performance spaces and a refurbished memorial hall.

OUYEN: MALLEE UP IN LIGHTS Ouyen, Victoria

The town of Ouyen (population: 1061) has embraced the power of art by channeling its iconic theatre as a space for creative practices. The festival also includes installations, exhibitions and workshops


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REGIONAL COMMUNITIES

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CROWDFUNDING

Crowdf ing

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Reward crowdfunding offers investors non-financial benefits. Eg. Kickstarter, Indiegogo

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Debt crowdfunding offers financial interest on investments. Eg. Prosper, Funding Circle

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Equity crowdfunding offers shares in exhange for investments. Eg. Offerboard, CrowdCube


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funding Dona

tion C rowd fund ing

Donation crowdfunding relies on donations for its causes. Eg. GoFundMe, Crowdrise

Case Studies

COMPASS FESTIVAL Kickstarter

“A festival of live art and interactive encounters in Leeds to reflect and celebrate the places, people, history and stories of our city.”

FESTIVAL:FESTIVAL Kickstarter

“Creating and fostering a sustainable arts community through festival:festival in Seattle.


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FIRST FESTIVAL IndieGoGo

“First Fest is a music festival in Sacramento, CA and we want to make it FREE for everyone to attend.”

GREENSTONE MUSIC FESTIVAL IndieGoGo

“Greenstone Festival is a music festival showcasing beautiful performances in beautiful surroundings!”

LITTLE POLAND FESTIVAL GoFundMe

“Since the 1890s, New Britain, Connecticut’s Broad Street neighborhood has served as the heart of New England’s Polish community. To celebrate, local residents and business owners host a Little Poland festival celebrating the neighborhood and the city of New Britain. We do it for our community.”


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REFERENCES

LITERARY ARTS https://blogs.mprnews.org/ground-level/2013/06/yearning-for-arts-can-spur-small-town-economic-development/ http://nsfconsulting.com.au/small-towns-arts/ http://www.regionalaustralia.org.au/home/what-is-regional-australia/ http://greatershepparton.com.au/whats-happening/news/news-article/!/456/post/spring-street-offers-350-000-for-small-town-transformations#overlay http://www.regionalaustralia.org.au/home/2017/05/rise-regional-bohemians-painting-new-picture-arts-culture-regional-australia/ http://theconversation.com/small-cities-can-offer-just-as-much-culture-as-larger-ones-73218 https://blogs.mprnews.org/ground-level/2013/06/yearning-for-arts-can-spur-small-town-economic-development/ Images http://www.smalltowns.rav.net.au/ouyen-1 https://www.softlanding.com.au/online-booking/map-of-australia/ https://pngtree.com/freepng/hand-hold-gift-box_2035529.htm

FESTIVALS https://www.adelaidenow.com.au/best-little-australian-festivals-youve-never-heard-of-but-will-make-you-want-to-travel/news-story/2128af349fd5a885b363b7259a23024e https://www.visitnsw.com/destinations/north-coast/clarence-valley/grafton/events/grafton-jacaranda-festival https://www.weekendnotes.com/julia-creek-dirt-n-dust-festival/ http://incitearts.org.au/unbroken-land-2018/ http://www.traveller.com.au/traveller-10-quintessential-country-australian-festivals-gwtv38 Images https://www.ntwriters.com.au/festival/about/ https://www.pixelsquid.com/png/stage-microphone-1642991820856104583 https://www.long-mcquade.com/71106/Band_Orchestral/Violin/Carlton/Limited_Edition_L_M_60th_Anniversary_Birdseye_Violin.htm

REGIONAL COMMUNITIES https://blogs.mprnews.org/ground-level/2013/06/yearning-for-arts-can-spur-small-town-economic-development/ http://nsfconsulting.com.au/small-towns-arts/ http://www.regionalaustralia.org.au/home/what-is-regional-australia/ http://greatershepparton.com.au/whats-happening/news/news-article/!/456/post/spring-street-offers-350-000-for-small-town-transformations#overlay http://www.regionalaustralia.org.au/home/2017/05/rise-regional-bohemians-painting-new-picture-arts-culture-regional-australia/ http://theconversation.com/small-cities-can-offer-just-as-much-culture-as-larger-ones-73218 https://blogs.mprnews.org/ground-level/2013/06/yearning-for-arts-can-spur-small-town-economic-development/ Images http://www.smalltowns.rav.net.au/ouyen-1 https://www.softlanding.com.au/online-booking/map-of-australia/ https://pngtree.com/freepng/hand-hold-gift-box_2035529.html

CROWDFUNDING https://www.onmarket.com.au/about-us/blog/crowdfunding-models-explained/ https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-4th-annual-first-festival#/ https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1992069355/compass-festival-2018 https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/festivalfestival/festival-festival-2018 https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/greenstone-festival-campaign-8th-28th#/ https://www.gofundme.com/2018-little-poland-festival-booster Images https://sacramento.downtowngrid.com/listings/first-festival-2 https://www.greenstoneentertainment.co.nz/news/ecard_responsive.aspx?SubjectID=5&ArticleID=67

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Design Research Publication—Linton  

This is a Design Research Publication intended as reference for the creative development of LOLA—Linton on Literary Arts Festival, and also...

Design Research Publication—Linton  

This is a Design Research Publication intended as reference for the creative development of LOLA—Linton on Literary Arts Festival, and also...

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