The Mission of Project Collaborate
A couple months ago, LiliaOsipova
and I decided to try a project to bring the different communities and galleries of DeviantArt closer together. We wanted to come up with a way to allow collaboration both within the same gallery and between different galleries so people could build skills, make friends, and learn more about art.
Enter Project Collaborate.
This project will serve as a vehicle for helping people work together when they might not otherwise have thought to do so. Here, you can sign up to be a part of a collaborating team either in your own art form or with people who do different types of art. For example, someone from the Photomanipulation community might pair up with someone from Stock and Resources. Someone who does digital drawings might match with someone who loves to paint traditionally. The possibilities are endless!
Of course, we will also allow people to submit regular (non-collaborative) art. We will screen entries, though, to make sure they are at least intermediate quality, and we'll limit the number of artworks that go through so we can avoid spamming everyone's inboxes.
This is an opportunity to teach and learn new things from others with whom you might not otherwise have partnered! Have you ever wanted to make a friend in a different gallery or learn a new skill? This is your chance!
We will have monthly collaboration contests and prizes for active members. We anticipate that this will be a high-activity group once it gets going!
How to get involved
You can get involved first and foremost by joining our group, ProjectCollaborate
. There, you will see galleries to enter your art, even if it is not from a collaboration. And, all collaborations can be submitted to our Collaborations gallery folder. We will post the best collaborations to our Featured folder.
You can request a collaboration by leaving a quick comment on the Request Collaborations Here!
blog, which is also stickied on our front page. We hope that people will mix and choose their own collaborators, but the Admin team will step in and help until the group really gets moving.
Anyone can join. You don't need an invitation.
We are looking for Contributors!
If you want to help with promoting the group, encouraging collaboration, designing and implementing contests, and educating the community about different galleries, then we would love to have you as a Contributor. Please select Contributors when joining the group!
Thanks for reading this diatribe! Hope you will join us!!Aeirmid