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The Bureau for the Validation of Art

The Bureau is a performance art project about Validation, presented by the Women's Art Activation System.

The Bureau for the Validation of Art

The Bureau is a performance art project about Validation, presented by the Women's Art Activation System.

£942
pledged of £4,500pledged of £4,500 goal
36
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, October 31 2019 10:01 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated November 15, 2019

About

"We know that there are plenty of artists (and mothers and others) out  there, who understand how hard it can be to challenge the gatekeepers and overcome invisible and visible barriers."

- The WAAS

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The Bureau for the Validation of Art

A Visit by the Officials from the Bureau for the Validation of Art is a performance artwork presented by The Women's Art Activation System that investigates who holds the power to create validation and acceptance. 

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The Women’s Art Activation System (WAAS) is an artist collective from Stroud, Glos, UK. It was formed in December 2016 with the aim of supporting, exploring and promoting women’s art and has produced a series of work in this realm.

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The Bureau for the Validation of Art provokes a conversation around who gets to decide what is valid and what isn’t, the importance of validation processes, and the socio-psychological importance of bureaucratic and other forms of ritual in defining who we are, and what we are and are not able (or believe we are able) to do.

The Officials performing a validation at Social Works Live?: 2019 hosted by Axisweb at Manchester University

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Contact the WAAS at https://thewaas.org

This project was part of a Kickstarter initiative supporting social practice artists in the UK. Discover other projects supported from our collaboration with Social Art Network: https://www.kickstarter.com/social-art-network

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    WAAS Activator Badge

    A Massive Thank you for Activating Women's Art! All supporters of the project will receive an official WAAS Activator badge emailed to your inbox, for you to display.

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    Emailed Snap of the Officials in NYC

    Be at the heart of the action and receive an emailed snap of the Bureau live from New York. As a supporter of the project you will also receive an emailed official WAAS Activator badge.

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    VALIDATION MESSAGE - Personalised

    The Bureau will email or WhatsApp you (or a friend) a personalised VALIDATION message, saying something you need (or your friend needs) to hear. And we might even blow you a kiss. From NYC.

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    PDF Activation Stimulation

    A PDF guide to activating your art. With prompts and stimuli to get yourself into activation mode.

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    VALIDATED postcard from New York

    Wish you were here! Receive a signed, limited edition postcard from the Officials from New York, stamped by the Bureau. As a supporter of the project you will also receive an emailed official WAAS Activator badge. Postage included!

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    Permission Slip - Digital

    Are you suffering with a block? Would a Permission Slip allow you to move forward? The WAAS can help and email you a permission slip for anything that you would like permission for. (Nothing illegal or immoral please!)
    We will fill in and sign the Permission Slip for you or someone you know, validate it with an Official Stamp and you can print it out.
    This is an impactful gift to yourself or someone you know. Previous recipients of Permission Slips report that they do work.
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    Permission Slip - Printed

    Do you need permission for something? The WAAS can help and for this reward you will receive a printed and signed a permission slip for anything that you would like permission for. Printed on good quality paper, framed in an A4 certificate frame and delivered in a presentation box, this reward can be displayed on your wall as a reminder that you have Permission. Nothing illegal or immoral please! As a supporter of the project you will also receive an emailed official WAAS Activator badge.

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    Validation Appointment

    Book your very own visit by the Officials from the Bureau for the Validation of Art. The Officials will allocate a half day to travel to your location and perform Validations. Dockets will be issued and the Officials will be available to discuss the process with participants or give a short talk if time allows. Validations can be held either in Stroud or New York during the Visit. As a supporter of the project you will also receive an emailed official WAAS Activator badge.

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Funding period

- (30 days)