Wichita Broadside Project

The mission of River City Poetry is to celebrate local, regional, and national poets.  If we can provide poets with inspiration and opportunity to work in new and innovative ways, that’s even better!  And what better way to inspire than to pair poets and text-based artists with visual artists from around the Wichita area?

Partnering with Harvester Arts and the Wichita Arts Council, we’ve formed The Wichita Broadside Project.

Broadsides are inexpensive graphic/text based digital prints that are traditionally distributed in public places.  These have ranged the gamut from political proclamations to punk band parties.  But they’ve also been done in major cities as a way of sharing art and poetry.  These Broadsides would be “Art & Poetry for Public Consumption.”  We want Wichita Artists and Poets to celebrate the creative community by collaborating on new pieces that would become broadsides.

Broadsides would normally be posted and shared in Wichita at various locations with heavy foot-traffic.  But right now, and in the midst of COVID19, our community is going fully digital.  We welcome the challenges this new aspect brings to our collaborations.  Each month, we’ll be celebrating and circulating 2-3 of these new broadsides across various media platforms.  We also want to encourage folks to feel free to print out these broadsides and hang them in their own work-spaces!

 

The June 2020 Installment of the Wichita Broadside Project:

Congratulations to Artist Brittany Schaar on her work Eternal Spring, and poet Julie Ann Baker Brin’s poem “All Time Exists at Once.”  Together, we’re calling this collaboration Spring.

June All Time Exists at Once JPG

And congratulations to Poet Robert L. Dean, Jr and artist Skyler Lovelace on their collaboration, Cicadas.

June Cicadas

 

The May 2020 Installment of the Wichita Broadside Project:

Congratulations to Artist Honeybee O’Gee & Poet Julie Ann Baker Brin on their collaboration Blind Contour.

Blind Contour JPG

And congratulations to Fiber Artist Malissa Long Wilson & Poet April Pameticky on Shelter.

Shelter JPG

 

The Wichita Broadside Project April 2020

Congratulations to Poet Julie Ann Baker Brin and Artist Skyler Lovelace on the collaboration, Writer’s Block Haiku.

Writer's Block Haiku

 

We’d also like to congratulate Skyler again, this time as the Poet for the work Sunflower, with Artist Barbara Webster-Haynes.

Sunflower JPG

 

 

DEADLINE Revolving! End of Each Month, April – August

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES FOR THE WICHITA BROADSIDE PROJECT:

We are looking for dynamic collaborations between Wichita Poets and Artists.  Final selections will be made by a review panel consisting of members of Harvester Arts and River City Poetry.  Partnerships selected will receive proof sets and distribution materials, along with a public viewing at

Harvester Arts
April 17th
5:00-7:00 PM

Broadsides should be submitted with the following technical specifications:

Files should be made 9 x 12  & include crop marks with at least an 1/8″ bleed (will be cut to 8.5 x 11)
300 dpi resolution (if made in photoshop)

All files need t contain one of the logo watermark designs.  Visit the Submittable link to access watermark designs.  You may change the opacity, add a color overlay, and tweak the logo files as necessary to fit your design as long as all logos remain legible
convert all fonts to outlines (if made in Illustrator or InDesign)
submit as pdf
expect that there will be some color shift, files should be prepped in CMYK

 

https://harvesterarts.submittable.com/submit/91073/wichita-broadsides-project