Swap-O-Rama-Rama is happening again at Maker Faire Austin! Founder Wendy Tremayne is seeking a call for artists to help with the event.
Here’s all the details from Wendy:
Swap-O-Rama-Rama – Artist Open Call
Saturday October 20th (11 to 5pm) Sunday October 21 (11 to 4pm)
w/ a Fashion Show Saturday Eve
Travis County Fairgrounds, Austin TX
“There is no beauty in the finest cloth if it makes hunger and unhappiness.” Gandhi
Join in the communal process of reuse and celebrate our collective creativity! You are invited to participate in Swap-O-Rama-Rama as staff. Swap-O-Rama-Rama is a giant clothing swap and series of do-it-yourself workshops in which a community explores reuse and creativity through the recycling of used clothing. At Swap-O-Rama-Rama consumers are taught to be creators and this transformation takes place through the local talent in the community. Swap-O-Rama-Rama is seeking artists of all calibers, recyclers and creatives of all kinds for the following roles: artist taught DIY workshops, designer run sewing stations, silk screening, reuse designers for a recycled fashion show, sorters (get first dibs on clothes) and general help.
DIY Workshops: If you have a unique skill that transforms would be trash into a wearable item (clothing/jewelry/handbag etc.) please consider bringing this to Swap-O-Rama-Rama in the form of a DIY workshop.
Sewing Station/Fashion Show: If your a whiz behind a sewing machine and work with reuse, consider being a Swap-O-Rama-Rama designer helping people learn how to mod the used clothing they find at the swap. And join the Swap-O-Rama-Rama fashion show and show off your creations.
Silk Screen Crew: If your a silk screener and would like to join the silk screening crew, offering your fresh designs to bring used clothes back to life, please get in touch!
Examples: Artists/workshops at previous events:
Ryan Is Hungry Podcast
Some roles pay a stipend and all materials are supplied by Swap-O-Rama-Rama.
If you’re interested in participating, please email Wendy Tremayne. You can also visit the Swap-O-Rama-Rama web site to find out more info. – Link.