To create links from your web site to your profile or platform on Culture Colony click on your profile or platform. The url that appears in the address bar of your browser is the address you need to create the link. Copy this address and paste it in the appropriate place to create the link on your web site (probably in the administrative area of your site). If you paste the address into your social media messaging systems the link will be created automatically. People clicking on these links will be able to access your content on Culture Colony without the need to register for free or subscribe. There is also a lot of the site available to them if they enter in this way.
If you already have a number of links to social media and use the icons for Facebook, Twitter, Vimeo, etc, you might find the icons below useful to add to this list. Simply right click on the choosen icon and then choose 'Save Image As' and save the image to a destination such as a folder on your computer. It is then ready, you can use it to create the link. Change the size as appropriate with a programme such as Photoshop that you may have on your computer and insert it into your web site. Please feel free to adapt the image for this purpose too, as long as it's an arrow leaving a rectangle then it's a Culture Colony icon.
The Culture Colony logo is an arrow leaving a rectangle. When we thought of this as a graphic representation of Culture Colony there were three main influences on our thinking.
One, it represents the idea of a colony, a group of people leaving the main population and forgeing ahead to new lands with new challenges to overcome and armed with the new ideas to do so. The internet we see as a 'new land' a place where new communities can be established and flourish. Unlike the colonies of the past, where indiginous peoples who were there already often suffered, and territorial disputes were unavoidable as borders became established, the new pastures of the world wide web are new lands without negative consequences. And you don't need to leave home. All you need is the drive to explore and try out new things.
Two, the arrow leaving the rectangle motif also represents 'thinking outside of the box'. We want to encourage new ideas and new practice to help us establish these new creative communities we believe can be formed on the internet.
Three, the rectangle can also represent a television set. The arrow can represent the ideas that take us further. At Culture Colony this is where we are mostly aligned and we call the logo - 'beyond television'.
Workshops and Seminars
Jill Piercy running a workshop for curators, filmed by Sara Penrhyn Jones for Culture Colony - Y Wladfa Newydd
Photograph by Giles Thaxton
An ongoing schedule of events will soon be announced on the web site.
A New Map of Wales
MAP INTO HERALDRY
It is time to make shapes of my country.
Block them with hardboard,
Planks, bits and pieces.
Glue them, tack them down.
It is time we recognised that that shape
Had a future.
Make your templates brash
With the red and the gold.
It is time for the shape of Wales
To have a future
Hoist it up with bravado
So the cock Wales can crow.
Paul Davies - Art Intervention Photo montage Pete Telfer
Making a Map of Wales from film and videotape as an univited, but welcome, event at the inaugural meeting of the short lived 'Film Video and Photography Association in Wales'
Services from other providers.
It is planned that some of the services available through Culture Colony - Y Wladfa Newydd will be provided by other creative businesses - a new radio station for example.