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Art Advisory Committees

Get involved and help lead our grassroots initiative for free and universally accessible art, history, and culture. The Art Advisory Committee is a group of volunteers that ensures Terra Virtualis is operated for the benefit of art, history, and culture by ensuring that all projects and art are in line with Terra's mission.
 

Help shape the next generation of art access.

Volunteer your experience for a worthy cause.

 

Work alongside other art, history, and education professionals.

In a Meeting

Terra Artist Selection Proccess

 

Terra Team

Project Manager

 

Art Advisory Committee

Online Forums

 

Merit Audit

 

Contextual Audit

 

Final Selection

and Assignment

 

Asset Creation

 

Gallery

Integration

 

Arts Committee
 

New partners must submit their works for consideration, along with the initial partnership application. Existing partners may submit new pieces at will. All submitted work undergoes a three-step process determining inclusion into the gallery. The Art Advisory Committee volunteers help in completing the following steps via online methods such as online meetings and digital forums.

1: Merit Audit

 

In order to best grade art without bias or prejudice, the first step of our selection is based on the work alone without its overall context. Teams of volunteers receive audit request forms that house images of the work on a simple to follow form. Volunteer auditors are asked a series of questions pertaining to the work's artistic, cultural, or historical significance. Grading artistic merit is a very subjective practice. Thus, the Terra Art Advisory Panel will try to eliminate as much personal bias as possible by using composite scores of no less than five auditors who are told to grade for artistic merit based on this quote by Marsea Goldberg:
 

"Originality, representational of the time when it was created, passion, a frame of reference, freshness, intellectual content, and is uniquely identifiable as the work of that particular artist. The art should effortlessly have as many of these characteristics as possible-- or none at all. It also has to have magic; if you try too hard, the magic could fly away. The artist needs to have a vision and it's important that the work doesn't go into a dead end. It's helpful if the artist has the capacity to reinvent their creativity through various skills and mediums."

 

By reviewing artwork without its context, we will bring exposure to more fresh artists who do not necessarily have industry pedigree and create a more open experience while maintaining work quality. Terra has set up various audit teams to handle different types of art.
 

2: Contextual Audit
 

Contextual audits are run in tandem with Artistic Merit audits and provide the other side of the equation for final judgment. Context audits look at several factors, including the artist, the history, and the piece's cultural significance. Each artist undergoes a process consisting of looking at the artist's social media, periodicals, and writings to best discern the artist's place within the industry. We review only digital media based on reliable sources such as news websites, auction databases, personal websites, etc. Auditors are then asked to examine the history of the work to determine historical value. Finally, auditors are asked to look at the cultural impact of the piece by seeking historical evidence.

 

3. Final Selection and Assignment

Works that achieve a satisfactory composite score are moved on to the final round for selection and assignment. This round consists of Terra Virtualis employees validating the gathered reports and reviewing for any missing or incomplete information. Works are then assigned categorical tags. Tags consist of metadata added to the image that flag certain types of content (such as sexual, violent, or religious) and base image information (Artist, medium, creation date, style).

Artists/organizations are contacted with the results of the audit via email. Owners of the selected works will be sent a licensing contract that gives Terra Virtualis certain rights to the work. The owners are then assigned an Art ID Number (AID) that they can use to look up and reference their artwork and agreements easily. 

Project Committee
 

The Project Committee is a select group of volunteer artists, educators, and activists that come together to help Terra Virtualis fulfill its mission of ethnicity and transparency. The project committee meets once a month to discuss ongoing events within Terra, new partnerships, and new projects. We seek input from diverse people to make Terra Virtualis a bigger cornerstone of virtual reality arts education. Monthly meetings are held entirely online in a small group format and inform development, marketing, and curation within the city of Terra.
 

Terra Virtualis leaders and project managers will look to the Art Advisory Committee to better understand the market response to proposed projects, help foresee any potential difficulties, and collect feedback on proposals. Meeting online once a month, small teams discuss new proposals, talk about existing projects, and make suggestions that impact Terra's future. Acting as Terra Virtualis's sounding board, in this capacity, the Art Advisory Committee informs development, marketing, and curation withing Terra.

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Requirements
 

Artist with at least two years of professional experience in an artistic, historic,

or educational setting.

Deep knowledge of art tradition, history, and industry.

Passion for education, equality, helping others, and the arts.

Ability to successfully navigate and interact on internet communication platforms.

Bonus Points For
 

At least one published work in art, history, culture, or other relevant subject matter.

Experience in higher education learning institutions.

Nonprofit and philanthropic experience.

Art Advisory Committee
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