Meeting Minutes Oct 26, 8pm (Weekly Nights Group)

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MINUTES
Oct 26, 8pm, weekly Night meeting:
No facilitor/stack
Antonio compiled the minutes.

• Report backs aka “sync” w/ A&C Daily Meeting Group, including a round-up of weekly activities.
No-one from the 6pm group was around to help snyc with the group.
Discussed for a moment the main events of Occupy museum and the occupation at Artists Space.

• Introduction to A & C group:
– Discussion on group structure included only discussion of collectives.
– No formal strategies or processes known
– Some members claimed they could not find any info online
–  discussed on surface the resources of NYCGA.net, NYCGA Art Database (Occupenial), discussion list.

• Online resources.
(proposals on how they work together)
– Discussion about blog potential within the NYCGA.net v.2.0
– In depth discussion pushed to blog speific agenda item (Below)

 • New Members orientation. (proposals on improving how we working together.)
– Discussed the new aspect of the A&C weekly schedule.
– New schedule in A&C group being worked out:
Mon- Art Database (Occupennial)
Tues & Thurs & Sat – Organizational Meetings
Wed, Frid, Sun – Art Making (?)

• Diversity in Arts & Culture (proposals on how we can diversify internally and provide an accessible Arts & Culture platform for the public.)
– No proposals were brought up.

• Developing an Arts & Culture Blog.
– Basically works like any wordpress blog.
– In addition to the “networking” face of the nycga site, this blog create a public-facing side of blog which can be found http://artsandculture.nycga.net
– Either a rotating team or every core member has the ability to blog for the Arts & Culture site.
– Benefits include being able to set up pages for usefully information on the group.
– Tabs should be discussed with the A&C group.
– Team or author policies should be discussed with the A&C Group.
• Developing a NYCGA Free Arts Syndicate.
– A proposal was made to syndication art work.
– Historical example of “Underground Press Syndicate” in the 60s. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Underground_Press_Syndicate
– A quick brainstorm propose to make a simple “NYCGA Free Press Syndicate” stamp to identify all art work that is part of the syndicate and therefore free to use by any members.
– Potential for people around the world to ‘stamp’ work on their website using a jpeg link.
-Visitors surfing the web can identify them as part of the NYCGA free Press Syndicate and use them for their own NYCGA Free Press publication.

• Announcements on future events.
– Announcements made on November Election actions. Info not recalled.

• Collaborative group proposals.
– None were presented.

 

*End Meeting, informal discussion on the occupation of Artists Space continued on the sidewalk.*

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