Do you have a good idea to address climate change that just needs a little money? Or maybe a favourite related non-profit organization that you’d like to promote? Then check out the Ideas for Change contest, being held within the Change exhibit from September 3 to November 20 at Touchstones Nelson.
“Small actions add up,” says curator Rod Taylor, “and sometimes the best solutions are the simplest. From young kids to trained professionals, I think there are many people here that have great ideas to share, so I’m hoping this contest will give them that opportunity.”
Displays can be polished and computer generated, or as simple as handwritten text and drawings taped to the wall. All ages are welcome to enter, although those under 18 require a parent or legal guardian to participate.
Each entry will be given about one square meter (three square feet) of wall space in the gallery to work with.
Displays can also include 3D objects or models, but they will need to fit within this space, or on the floor adjacent.
Visitors to the gallery during the exhibit will be given a quarter to contribute to their favourite idea, and the entry in each category (under 18, 18+) that has collected the most money by the end of the contest will be given $200 in addition to what they have collected.
To enter, drop by the gallery and fill out an entry form before Wednesday, August 21 at 5 p.m. Those entering will install their displays the following week (Tuesday, August 30, 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m).
The Change exhibit will open the evening of Friday, September 2, from 7 to 9 p.m., and run to November 20. Touchstones Nelson: Museum of Art and History is located at 502 Vernon Street. For information call 250-352-9813.