This is a very cool initiative - artists donating their 'ideas' to others to 

The public domain at its purist!

Jessica Coates
Project Manager
Creative Commons Clinic
Queensland University of Technology

ph: 07 3138 8301
fax: 07 3138 9395

From: Sungshin []
Sent: Tuesday, 24 February 2009 5:02 PM
Subject: Donate an idea!

Alex has sent you a group e-mail from Collaborative Commons.

This is a project to release all artists from residual lingering ideas, and let 
someone else make them happen. I

 n 2007, a friend (visual artist Stuart Russell) initiated a project titled 
'Something for nothing', which was an offer to other artists to unburden 
themselves of ideas, too long held, no longer relevant to where your practice 
now is, or simply impossible - but which have been carefully described in 
notebooks, filed, boxed, archived and kept within reach. It developed into an 
exhibition/collection of ideas to be given away, held at Craft Victoria in May, 

The call is to deliver an idea, via email, ( or to the 
front office at the Drama School or as a blog post on the website - as word, film, box, series of 
tapes...whatever form the gathering of this idea has taken over the years, - 
You give up the whole thing!

The ideas once collected will be offered / given away as part of Collaborative 
Contract 2009 as part of the 3rd Year program at the Centre for Ideas at the 
VCA. These projects will then be offered to the 3rd year groups as a kind of 
ideas market on Friday February 27th, for them to form groups around and take 
forward. Final projects will then be shown/exhibited/performed/played at the 
VCA in May of this year.

 Nothing offered will be returned - and if you would like to be recognised as 
the initiating artist, please attach a letter stating how you would like that 

Start digging in your offices, studios and storage units - all ideas need to be 
to me by Thursday February 26th. and remember... You can't take it with you!! 
Regards, Leisa Shelton and Alex Gibson
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