We’ve been a bit quiet on the blog recently, but we have been busy behind the scenes planning for Portrait Salon ‘12. Here’s a little update as to where we’re at.
After the success of the inaugural Portrait Salon last year, we are planning the same again - only bigger and better! This time, we will have an all singing all dancing website, designed and built by Birch Studios, which will enable us to have online submissions, as well as have an online resource of last year’s projection, and the projections to come.
Last year we self funded the project, as we felt strongly that the newspaper was key in creating a legacy for Portrait Salon. This year, we are seeking funds to help us build the website and for the publication of the second edition of the paper. Sadly, the Arts Council rejected our submission to Grants to the Arts, so now we are seeking sponsorship from organisations associated to the photography industry.
Our strategy is to ask many organisations, each representing different sectors of the industry, for the small sum of £250. In return, we will feature logos on the website and the newspaper, with a click through to their website. So far, we are very pleased to announce that the following organisations have come on board:
Creative Advice Network
Heather March Casting
But we still need more cash, and we are still seeking sponsors… so if you’d like your organisation to join this prestigious list, please do get in touch! We even have a new email address: email@example.com
Many thanks, and here’s to an exciting Portrait Salon 2012!