Yes i agree it is a great idea to promote the program of events. This has proved difficult in the past for a couple of reasons-
- collating the images and text from the artists usually proves difficult.
-We do 2 week shows, which is unusual, so if we do 1 poster per show, it's too much work and is doomed to failure. Also, making a poster for 2 months worth of shows means the same poster is kicking around places for ages and becomes invisible.
I think that if we are promoting the shows themselves the posters should definitely contain images of the work and a short text describing it. Otherwise the artists we show will just be names that probably won't mean much to anyone.
It'd be good to have consistent postering in a few good spots that we update regularly, with the posters being eyecatching but with a unified visual style that identifies them.
Personally, i think that promoting the space itself is equally important though, we should design posters that describe the nature of the space and the application process, advertise for submissions, ideas for projects and potential new members.
So, I think we should decide:
-how often posters will be made
-new process for collating information
-List of places to hit
-list of details for electronic distribution
We also need:
-Template poster design so anybody can set up the new poster
-text for posters
First there is a mountain, then there is no mountain, then there is.