It was a busy weekend for WORN in Montreal. Not only did Citizen Vintage represent at Expozine where they brought bundles of new and past issues to the masses, but they also had one heck of a great time fêting the launch of our 13th issue.
Friday night WORN took over Citizen Vintage with drinks, awesome prize packs, shopping (because who doesn’t love a little browse with a little wine?) and a live set from local pop-punk-techno group, UN. Kara Keith brought partygoers to a standstill with nothing but an amp, a keyboard and some impressive loops, while percussionist Jen Reimer accompanied her from the audience. It was the perfect way to end a night that was all about lucky number 13, superstitions, and a little vintage magic.
Thanks to Citizen Vintage and everyone who made it out. Fun times!
WORN’s favourite ladies of Victoire and White Elephant are coming together to sell you dresses. Lots of dresses. To make things easy, the girls have made alterations to many of the dresses to make them a bit more contemporary, so — presto-chango — you can walk out and into a fancy holiday party in under five minutes. This all goes down at 246 Dalhousie Street in Ottawa on October 22, 2011, from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. They’ll be feeding the mob waiting to get in, so show up early to claim your cookie.
WORN is proud to announce our participation as designated allocators for this year’s Ontario Arts Council Writers’ Reserve Program.
What is the OAC Writers’ Reserve?
This is a program to assist professional writers in the creation of new work.
What kinds of projects does the WR fund?
The program funds the research, creation and development of writing projects intended for professional print or online publication.
What does it mean for WORN to be an allocator?
It means we have the honour of being able to help financially support writers developing interesting and diverse content in the field of fashion — especially as it pertains to history, culture and the broader meanings of clothing and adornment. (We’re particularly interested in fashion where it dissects with art, feminism, gender and cultural identity.) We think this is a really important opportunity to encourage the creation of smart fashion writing!
Who can apply?
Canadian citizenship and Ontario residency are required and applicants must be deemed professional artists. But it’s not nearly as intimidating as it sounds! Just visit the OAC website for a list of all allocators and read the complete guidelines for 2011/2012. You can download info and applications on the OAC site. You’ll also find phone and email contact information.
What are my deadlines?
This program runs from September 1, 2011 to January 31, 2012. But the grant is given on a rolling basis. In other words, apply early or there may be no more grants to be awarded no matter how awesome your proposal is.
Got more questions?
Check out a list of FAQs here. And the Ontario Arts Council is chock-a-block with friendly and helpful people so don’t be afraid to ask them questions.
WORN is happy to answer your questions, too. Just email your questions to our Managing Editor, Gwendolen Stegelmann, at email@example.com.
THEN FOR PETE’S SAKE, START WRITING!
photography by Paul Dorsey, November 1937 (screen writer Niven Busch in his office)