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Friday, March 18, 2011


The Commonty is launched today...welcome!

This is a regional network for 'people who work in the creative arts, are involved in the facilitation or production of the creative arts and students/those that aspire to the creative arts'. The Commonty works through this blog, which has been initially developed by a group that volunteered at the Artists Gathering in Rhonehouse in January

Please have a look around the blog and do contribute to any of the posts - the whole idea is that this should be something easy, useful and interesting...we'd really welcome comments and suggestions

You will see that the majority of the posts on the blog are authored by 'The Commonty' - there is nothing mysterious here. The way this works is that people send news, ideas, info on events by email to   and there are a few people who have volunteered to administer the blog by posting submitted material on the site - they do this under the collective 'author' name of The Commonty...typically you will see 'So and so sent this in....' at the beginning of a post. 
There are a few people who have been putting up posts under their own names - we have done this to get things moving in the first instance, but it is likely to dwindle away as things develop.

Please send an email to  and you will then be on a list to receive emails telling you when major new information has been added to the blog and also invites to Commonty events etc.

After that it is up to you.. however little or much you want to get involved - by commenting on the blog, sending in information to post or making contact with other creative people in the region to work together on projects.....or just looking at the blog occasionally for interest. 
(If you want to help administer the blog we'd also be delighted to hear from you)

Sending info to be posted on the blog.... 
  • Please send written material as a word document or pasted into the body of your email (PDF format is not easy for us...but if that is all you have then better to send it than not!)
  • Please send us an image with your material - the visual aspect of teh blog is one of its strengths...if you don't send something then we will look for an appropriate image for you
  • Send your material to 
NB - it is NOT possible for people to make their own posts direct onto the site ...but you can make comment on posts. If you have material to post you need to go through the process described above. For info on 'commenting' etc see - here 

We have all enjoyed getting this off the ground so far and are now excited to see what will happen next - whatever that is, our intention was to make something that made stronger links throughout the creative community across the region - hopefully this is something that many people will see value in and help to happen from here on

1 comment:

  1. I drove past this! A very cheery sight - hurrah!