WeMake 2017!

A DESIGN CONFERENCE ABOUT THE PROCESS OF MAKING

The rad folks at WeMake are giving a portion of their ticket revenue to Marrow this year! "WeMake is a non-profit that supports the art and design community through hands-on experiences, workshops, and design in action initiatives". Their events focus on process, and the spirit of community, so you KNOW we love them! Plus, in the past five and a half years they've raised over $50k for arts education.

WE WANT YOU TO COME WITH US

This year's conference is on Friday, October 13th, and if you're a creative young person - we want to take you. We have a limited number of tickets that WeMake has generously donated to us, so we can bring along some creative young folks. All we ask is that you (as a group or individually) help us create *something* afterwards that exemplifies what you took away. This could be your own work of art, a written blog post - anything sparked by the conference.

**If you're a young person interested in attending, fill out the form at the bottom of this page, and we'll get back to you ASAP!**

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THE CONFERENCE

The conference is from 9am - 5:30pm at The Armory (in the Pearl), with an after-party at Wacom.
There will be two performances, six keynote speakers, and 5 5-minute presentations.

Adults can still purchase a ticket online for $175 (there are discounts for students and educators as well) - and you'll be supporting Marrow by buying a ticket, too!

Keynote Speakers:

  • Interaction Design, Artists, and Tinkerer, Kelli Anderson , Brooklyn
  • Graphic Artist Luke Choice (aka Velvet Spectrum), Australia/LA
  • Brooklyn Type Designer, Nicholas Misani,  Milan/NYC
  • Illustrator & Designer, Mauja Waldia, India/Portland
  • Artists, Author +, Adam J Kurtz, Toronto/Brooklyn
  • Experimental Artist Craig Winslow, Portland/Portland
  • Emcees, Jolby/Portland

5x5β€” 5 minutes, 5 slides with local creative entrepreneurs: Anthony ScottAsa Bree SierackiTyesha SnowSaul Koll and Ian Williams

Performances by: 

Ural Thomasβ€”Musician & Storyteller and B. Frayn Mastersβ€”Writer, Storyteller, Producer

You can get more info about the conference here: http://www.wemakepdx.com/wemake-celebrates/

FORM FOR INTERESTED YOUNG FOLKS:

Your Name *
Your Name
Your Birthday *
Your Birthday
If selected, I will commit to presenting what I took away from the conference (or something that inspired me) in a way that suits my skills and interests: *
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Rad responses so far have ranged from hoping to find effective ways to sell artwork to combat the harm of capitalism, to working toward building the resources to apply to prestigious art schools. We can't wait to hear why YOU are interested!

We especially encourage POC, immigrant, disabled, trans, and queer youth to apply.