Photo © Nico Parlevliet: Festival De Wereld van het Witte de Withkwartier, Rotterdam
TheConceptBank.org is a freely accessible database for open-source performance concepts.
How it works:The artist sends a concept to TheConceptBank. It should be written in simple text and structure, more or less as a manual. When it is accepted it becomes part of the database of concepts.
An easy accessible search menu allows visitors of the website to choose a fitting concept. They can then print a chosen concept and carry out the work on a time and a place of their choice.
The user is kindly asked to send us his/her experiences after performing the work (text, photo or video) which TheConceptBank will then forward to the artists. Please visit TheConceptBank.org and see for yourself.
In January 2016 we did an action called TheConceptBank pays out!
If you sent us your proposal in the month January 2016 and we selected it to be published in TheConceptBank,
we would have sent you €50,- in return. For the most appealing concept of the month we transferred €150,-.
Of course this action is over now. But it is still possible to send us concepts. And don’t worry: If your work is published, it will always remain your property. We are not buying concepts, we are just presenting them!
You can, at any time, choose to withdraw your work from the TheConceptBank.
The list of the TheConceptBank Pays Out:
The € 50,- awards:
Liat Berdugo & Leora Freedman & Emily Martinez, Vienne Chan, Steve Giasson, Jolanda Jansen, Ienke Kastelein, Kees Koomen, Roekoe M & Nanne Muskens, Andrew McNiven, Maurice Meewisse, Ellen Rodenberg, Edwin Stolk, Elia Torrecilla, Ieke Trinks & Bernard Roddy, Yvo van der Vat.
The € 150,- award: Floris Visser.
Theconceptbank.org is a non-profit initiative, the use of the databank is free for everybody.The concepts are licensed under Creative Commons.