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TRASHed Coachella 2012 :: Call To Artists


Inspire Thousands Of Festival Goers And Win A Pass To the Weekend Of Your Choice.

Coachella Music & Arts Festival and Global Inheritance are confirming artists to participate in the TRASHed exhibit taking place this April in Indio, California.

Founded in 2004, the TRASHed :: Art of Recycling program is an interactive art walk on the Coachella grounds that encourages festival goers to recycle using redesigned recycling bins designed by artists from around the world.
50 artists will be selected to design a 65 gallon recycling bin for the festival in 2012. These recycling bins will be on display during both Coachella weekends and then donated to a local school in the Coachella Valley.

A TRASHed Coachella art exhibit will take place in Los Angeles before all the redesigned recycling bins are shipped to the festival grounds.

All artists will receive a festival pass for the weekend of their choice plus the opportunity to have their artwork displayed and promoted on the Coachella and Global Inheritance websites.

Interested artists must submit samples of their work before January 31st to:
TRASHed@globalinheritance.org

PLEASE KEEP ALL ATTACHMENTS UNDER 2MB

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  • Geena Topping
    Reply

    Oh wow this is really cool. I would so love to be apart of this. What a truly brilliant idea.

  • Edgar Lazaro
    Reply

    Are you asking for an example of the design or an actual completed bin?Also where can I get a Recycle bin?thanks

    • maggie
      Reply

      Hi Edgar, Only example of designs. Don’t design a recycling bin. If you’re selected, we will provide a recycling bin.

  • Oce
    Reply

    Hi!
    Do the designs have to be hand drawings or can they be computer drawings?
    Thank you!
    best

    • maggie
      Reply

      Hi Oce, Either one will work!

  • Mollyyyy
    Reply

    Are we allowed to submit multiple designs in a submission?

  • Jaclyn Lieck
    Reply

    This sounds wonderful, if you’re not from CA is it still possible to enter?

    • maggie
      Reply

      Yes you can. But you are responsible for shipping.

  • Jackie
    Reply

    So all the artists are guaranteed tickets, not like last year?

    • Jackie
      Reply

      Also will the winners be notified before tickets go on sale?

    • maggie
      Reply

      Hi Jackie, all the winner artists will get one ticket. The winner will be notified as soon as possible but we cannot guarantee it will be before tickets go on sale.

  • Victor
    Reply

    So for example, if i collaborate with another person on making a trash can then we both only get one pass?

    • maggie
      Reply

      no victor, its one pass per bin.

  • Samantha
    Reply

    Hi,
    I sent you my design few weeks ago and got no answer in return.
    Just wanted to make sure you got it!
    Are we supposed to get a confirmation email or you guys will only contact the winners at the end of January?
    Thanks
    sam

    • maggie
      Reply

      Hi Samantha, the office was close for the holidays. If your email was over 2 mb was deleted because we don’t accept over that size. we will contacting artists by the end of the month.
      thanks!

      • Samantha
        Reply

        Hi!
        ok great, is a pdf. format ok?

        thank you

        • maggie
          Reply

          yes Samantha, .pdf is ok!

  • Matthew
    Reply

    So the sample can just be a photo copy of a piece of paper that has a drawing or painting that is emailed to the above address?

    • maggie
      Reply

      Hi Matthew. that is right but remember it’s a competition so presentation matters. good luck!

  • john escobar
    Reply

    Is there a limit to how many submissions you can send in?..

    • maggie
      Reply

      Hi john, there is no limit, however, don’t send anything over 2 mb. links are preferred.

  • Gemma
    Reply

    I am so excited about this I LOVE this IDEA !!!
    can you send basic drawings with details for ideas, for the can?

    • maggie
      Reply

      Hi Gemma, the more thought through design the better.

  • Sadra
    Reply

    Do we have to show our designs from every view (side) or is only the frontal view enough

    • maggie
      Reply

      Hi Sadra, the more you can show the better your chances!

  • Tony
    Reply

    what happens if we already have tickets and we win the competition?

    • maggie
      Reply

      Hi Tony, each selected artist will receive a ticket. If you are selected and you already have a ticket, it’s up to you what you do.

  • Tara
    Reply

    Does the sample of our work need to be a sample of what we are doing on the trash can or part of it done, or can it be samples of other work we have done that reflect what we will do on the can?

    • maggie
      Reply

      Hi Tara, Preferably it will about your idea for the recycling bin. You can also add previous work to support your design/style.

  • Samantha
    Reply

    Hi!
    Can we send them under pdf format?
    Thanks!!

  • db
    Reply

    Would you happen to know the type of paint that is recommended for these bins? As I understand, many paints don’t adhere to plastic. I’ve read that spray paint works for plastic, but my design would work better with “regular” paint and brush technique. Anyone have any insight on this?

    • Jackie
      Reply

      You’ll have to cover the trash can with primer before painting it. You can find it at a place like Home Depot :)

      • db
        Reply

        Thanks!

  • Veronika
    Reply

    Please correct the type-o in the headline of this program: “…Win A Pass To the Weekend Of You Choice” – replace You with Your. Let’s speard literacy along with global inheritance. Peace.

    • maggie
      Reply

      thanks veronika

    • roger
      Reply

      Veronika, it’s “spread literacy”, not “speard literacy”

      ;)

      • Lindsey
        Reply

        lollicopter at Verlolnika

  • Eliza
    Reply

    omgod…this is awesome!
    but, i don’t think I can come up with a cool idea. O.o
    when’s the deadline?

    • maggie
      Reply

      Hi Eliza, the deadline is end of January. good luck!

  • Diana
    Reply

    Hey maggie, I was wondering if id be able to send sketch, and a completed “idea” of what it would look like painted? My painted work is much more presentable than my “sketches”

    • maggie
      Reply

      Hi Diana, sure send us whatever you feel translates your idea the best! remember there is a 2 mb limit for files.

  • Erica
    Reply

    The participants also had a paint a mini bin last year. Is that required for this year as well?

    • maggie
      Reply

      Hi Erica! yes, a mini bin will be required as well.

  • Sam
    Reply

    For design purposes, does the trashcan have to be functional? Just brainstorming here!

    • maggie
      Reply

      Hi Sam! Yes, the recycling bin needs to be functional because it’s going to be used at the festival.
      you can check out our flickr gallery for inspiration. good luck!

  • morgan
    Reply

    will we have to provide a trash can to paint..? or how does that work?

    • maggie
      Reply

      Hi Morgan, we will provide bins to the selected artist, you don’t have to worry about it.

  • Aaron
    Reply

    I was planning on sending in examples of my work so you can see my style…from reading above I caught on to the fact that you want that.. plus the idea for the actual bin correct????

    • maggie
      Reply

      Hi Aaron, yes, that is correct!

  • jason
    Reply

    When are the selections posted?

    • maggie
      Reply

      Hi Jason, we’ll contact the artists privately.

  • megan
    Reply

    Hi Maggie, how soon after we have entered an idea can we expect a reply? Also, is the shape of the bin the same as the ones pictured above? Thanks!

    • maggie
      Reply

      Hi Megan, the deadline is end of january so you can expect a reply by then. And yes, the shape of the bins is like the ones in the picture. Good luck!

  • Ian
    Reply

    SO Stoked I just submitted my concepts! I cant wait to hear back! COACHELLA 2012

  • Angeline
    Reply

    once our submission is chosen for us to become an official participant, how long do we have to paint the trash cans themselves before turning them in completed for the art shows?

    • maggie
      Reply

      Hi Angeline, The recycling bins will have to be finished by the end of March.

  • Carolina
    Reply

    When is the due date of sending the designs?

    • maggie
      Reply

      Carolina, deadline is end of January.

  • Jane
    Reply

    IF they already emailed us saying we did no get selected then shouldn’t the deadline be over? Why are they saying the deadline is the end of January when they already emailed some people saying they didn’t win…??????

    • Jane
      Reply

      thanks for replying…….

  • Carolina
    Reply

    Can it be more than 3 designs per person ?

  • Alice
    Reply

    If you are a winner, how do you paint the bins? Are they shipped to you? :/ do you have to travel somewhere to paint them? Thanks.

    • maggie
      Reply

      Hi Alice,
      Winners have to pick up their recycling bin from downtown los angeles. Directions are provided in the confirmation letter if their bin is selected. Once the bin is finished, the artist will be dropping off the last week of March in a TBA exhibit space.

      • Alice
        Reply

        But it’s open worldwide so you can’t expect everybody to be there, right?. I read that the artists are responsible for the ‘shipment’ of their bin. So you can mail them in? Sorry, just a little confused…

        • maggie
          Reply

          Yes Alice, it’s open worldwide, you could mail them but they are responsible for shipping costs.

          • Alice

            So… if we are selected and we live in, say, Canada… we get shipped a trash can, and then we paint it and ship it back? And we pay for shipping for both trips?

          • maggie

            If you are selected and you live in Canada, you would need to find a bin (approved by us, in order to have consistency in the collection), paint it and then send it to us. That’s how we worked with an artist in the past.

          • Jimmy

            reimbursement for recycling bin purchase?

          • maggie

            Sorry Jimmy but we cannot reimburse the bins.

  • Diana
    Reply

    Hi maggie, is it true that the deadline is over? Im lost. Im almost finished with my design. Looking forward to sending it!

    • maggie
      Reply

      Hi Diana, send it over!

  • Paige
    Reply

    All I have to say is.. Thank you for this opportunity. I cohldnt afford tickets in time and was heartbroken, and this is a glimmer of hope that art and environmentalism might save me or some others in my position.

    Thank You.

  • Brett
    Reply

    Maggie,

    You sound beautiful. Do my chances increase by hitting on you? Because you could totally get any guy you wanted.

    Thanks!

    • maggie
      Reply

      Thanks Brett. However your chances will not be affected.

  • mark
    Reply

    Does the total size of the message have to be under 2mb or just the size of each attachment? and you can have multiples correct yes?

    • maggie
      Reply

      Yes Mark, you can send multiple files. The TOTAL size of the message should be under 2mb.

  • Keri
    Reply

    now i already know i will be in LA in mid march if i was lucky enough to be chosen and if i got my own bin would i be allowed to drop it off then?

    • maggie
      Reply

      Hi Keri, We can make something work if you are selected.

  • Ardith
    Reply

    Would partial nudity be alright or inappropriate? Nothing intense, just the vague suggestion of one nipple on a female. I can clothe my character but I would really hate to… Thank you!

    • maggie
      Reply

      That’s fine on nudity but needs to high a special bin. Nudity on average art wont get you in.

  • Rebecca
    Reply

    Just wondering if you should have received a confirmation email when you submit your design? Thanks!

    • maggie
      Reply

      Hi Rebecca, we are not sending confirmation emails, I’m sure we have it if it was under 2 mb.

  • blair
    Reply

    Hi Maggie,

    do you have to submit an idea for a bin or just your artwork?

    thanks

    • maggie
      Reply

      Hi Blair, Submit both if possible. The more you can show us about your idea and your talent, the better!

  • Lyn
    Reply

    If we submitted an entry that was a little over 2mb (like 2.8) will our entry be disqualified? I just realized mine was a little over. (I didn’t know the total message had to be under 2mb, I thought it was each attachment!)

    • maggie
      Reply

      Hi Lyn, I’m not sure. If you are in doubt try resending it.

  • Francisco
    Reply

    I would like to know if I can send a part of my portfolio, with some paintings.. thanks :)

    • Francisco
      Reply

      or if I can send a link of a blog where I can put some paintings

      • maggie
        Reply

        yes, that would work better!

    • maggie
      Reply

      Yes you can Francisco, the email should be under 2 mb though.

  • Matt
    Reply

    For the winners, does the design on the can have to be very specifically similar or exact to the submission, or can it just be something in the same vein, so to speak? Just asking because it would suck to feel restrained to make a facsimile or exact, enlarged copy of it based on the submission.

    • maggie
      Reply

      Hi Matt,

      I guess it depends on the artist’s style. I doesn’t need to be exact copy but it does need to be the same design. You cannot submit something and the do something different.

  • Sally
    Reply

    When will the exhibit in la take place ?

    • maggie
      Reply

      Exhibit will take place the last week of March.

  • Raul
    Reply

    How do I know if my entry wen through?

    • maggie
      Reply

      You’ll be contact if you were accepted or not. We are contacting all artists over the next 48 hours.

  • diego cruz
    Reply

    i would destroy this give me a shot

  • Diana
    Reply

    I submitted my design but have had no reply, does that mean I didn’t win, or does that mean I have to keep waiting…

  • michelle
    Reply

    Hi! i eas wondering, the prize includes the festival ticket, that i get but does it also include anything like airplane ticket or any sort of discount? thanks!

    • maggie
      Reply

      Hi Michelle, The prize is just the ticket.

  • michelle
    Reply

    also, if i come from mexico city, will i have to look for a similar trash can to the ones you will be using?

  • Steve
    Reply

    Will the trash can be used for trash eventually? I will be cutting holes and adding accessories, which will hinder a garbage truck picking it up…

    • maggie
      Reply

      Hi Steve, if you are in doubt send over the design you have in mind and we can give you a better input.

  • Vicky
    Reply

    Hi, great idea! Are any costs towards materials and paints included?

    • maggie
      Reply

      Hi Vicky, Artists are responsible for materials and paints. Recycling bins are donated to schools afterwards. Maybe this can be written off in your taxes.

  • Elise
    Reply

    I understand that each message can only be 2mb, and we can include more than one design. But can we submit more than once; for example, two emails with 2mb each?

    • maggie
      Reply

      Hi Elise, If your message is too large, I would recommend that you compress it or shrink it. The images don’t need to be hi-res and, in terms of organization, It would be better to have all of your work in one email.

  • Tyler
    Reply

    If I do a can and it is selected but I cannot attend, could I give my ticket to someone?

    • maggie
      Reply

      No Tyler, the prize is not transferable.

      • Alice
        Reply

        How does that work? The ticket will have our name on it or something? Because I want to enter but I’m not 100% certain I can attend, but if I can’t I wouldn’t be able to sell/give it away? How come?

        • maggie
          Reply

          Hi Alice, you would be on the Coachella guest list for the weekend of your choice. You cannot resell or transfer the ticket.

  • Rene Melendrez
    Reply

    Would it be easier if I just send a link to my portfolio?

  • Mikkel Aranas
    Reply

    i submitted samples of my art work not actual concepts of the trash bin. is that okie ?
    thanks

    • maggie
      Reply

      Hi Mikkel, it is ok. Just remember that for us, the more you can show us, the better.

  • marcos
    Reply

    So submmited designs can be done in a sketch style illustration?

  • jared
    Reply

    Ok so if you are chosen as one of the artists, and are from another state, are you responsible for shipping the bin? that could be extremely expensive!

    • maggie
      Reply

      That is right Jared, we cannot reimburse for the bin or shipping but you still can take part on the program if you want to. It’s up to you.

  • Jill
    Reply

    Hi Maggie,
    If we submit two designs, can they both be selected? And if both my designs are selected, do I win two tickets?

    • maggie
      Reply

      Hey Jill, We do not select two designs from the same artist. However if you are confident about your designs that will give you better chances! Good luck!

  • Kristineee
    Reply

    Is this competition open to all ages?

  • Gemma
    Reply

    Thank You Thank You! almost deadline crossing my fingers.

  • Bree
    Reply

    Wow. I don’t think I’ve ever read through an entire thread of something I was only contemplating entering. Go peeps!

    • maggie
      Reply

      Hi Bree, You still have 5 days to submit your artwork!

  • Cali_b
    Reply

    I sent in my design, will you be sending an email to let me know you’ve received it? Thank you!

    • maggie
      Reply

      Hi Cali, unfortunately we can’t, we are super busy and we can’t confirm every submission. We will figure out a better system for next time though. I’m sure that if it was under 2 mb and it didn’t bounce back to you, you are fine. Good luck!

  • Jennifer
    Reply

    Hi! do we have to attach our work (portfoio..etc) along with the examples of the trash can??
    or can we just send the examples of the trashcan?

    thanks:)

  • Rayne
    Reply

    Is it okay to use an actual character in our design, or would that be against copy right. I was just making sure before I submit any ideas yet. Thanks

    • maggie
      Reply

      Yes Rayne, that’s fine.

  • cristen
    Reply

    Hi Maggie,
    I assume the entries are closed for this year. I was wondering if you will be doing this again next year? And if there are any more opportunities for artists this year?
    Thanks Cristen

    • maggie
      Reply

      Hi Cristen, you still have 5 more days if you want to submit your artwork. We hope that we’ll do the TRASHed program again next year. If you want to receive info on this or other opportunities, you can sign up to our email list for our monthly newsletter.

  • Alice
    Reply

    I am just about to send off my entries. I want to attach Flickr links so I don’t go over the attachment limit. But you said that the email couldn’t be any larger than 2 mb. Does that only apply to people who send in attachments? Because I can’t figure out how to find out the size of my email. Could anybody explain? Again, the size limit was probably only for emails with attachments but I want to be sure. Thanks!

    • maggie
      Reply

      Hi Alice, Trevor is right. If you send us flickr links you won’t have to worry about size.

  • Trevor
    Reply

    URL Links are not attachments anyways it would take about 2 high quality jpegs to go over 2mb most imgs you see on the internet range from 56k to 200k. If your not attaching any files don’t worry.

  • Juelsek
    Reply

    Hi, I just wanna know if you have to send a design of each side of the trash bin design (in this case 4, or 5 if you are designing the top of the bin), or just the whole design?, thanks!!!!

    • maggie
      Reply

      Hi Juelsek, the more you can show us the better. Good luck!

  • Angela
    Reply

    If I have sent my entry in and did not receive a reply should i assume it was not chosen?

    • maggie
      Reply

      Hi Angela, we do not send confirmation emails. We would be announcing the winners by the February.

  • Tyler
    Reply

    Where would we ship the bin to?

    • maggie
      Reply

      If you are selected you would need to ship the bin to Los Angeles, CA.

  • Sam
    Reply

    Hi… maybe it’s a stupid question but… who’s gonna actually create the “recycling bin”? would i have to do it during or before the festival, or i can even send a graphic you will print on the bin?

    • maggie
      Reply

      Hi Sam, selected artist will pick the bin from downtown LA and work on them, and then deliver them back.

  • Julien Mangogna
    Reply

    Hello there

    Just sent you some samples of my work, I can’t wait for your feedback !

    Lets do it !

  • J.Le
    Reply

    If we are not chosen, will we still get an email?

  • stephen cartolano
    Reply

    Found out about this late in the game, hope its not too late, planning on submitting right before the deadline so i have as much time as possible to finish, just had a quick question; If I submit multiple designs, and am selected, will you guys choose your favorite amongst them and let me know which of them was picked? hoping a few different style will give me better odds, really want to make this happen. :)

    Thanks,
    Steve C

    • maggie
      Reply

      Hi Stephen, that’s right. You can also keep in touch for future contests and for next year! like us on facebook/follow us on twitter/join our newsletter.
      good luck!

      • stephen cartolano
        Reply

        Thanks for the quick reply!
        Also, are submissions due by 12 am tonight, and would it be easier to create a tumblr for my submission portfolio? with all my trash can ideas + examples of my work?

        • maggie
          Reply

          Yes, or a flickr album or something alike. the quickest you send the better!

  • E
    Reply

    Is there still time to submit? I noticed in the threads some were told they had 5 days left, which makes today the last day. Thanks!

    • maggie
      Reply

      Hi E, today is the last day.

  • Erin
    Reply

    I just submitted my work. It’s says before Jan 31st and it is now Jan 30th at 5:30pm. Will the late submission effect my opportunity to be selected?

    • maggie
      Reply

      Don’t worry Erin, you are fine.

      • Erin
        Reply

        Thank you Maggie!!!

  • Alexandria Lavender
    Reply

    Hello!

    When are the finalists going to be announced? So excited!

    • maggie
      Reply

      Hi Alexandria, it will be the first week of February.

  • Jordan Yescas
    Reply

    I hope I’m not too late!

  • Diego
    Reply

    I’m submitting my designs as soon as I’m off work in an hour. Please accept them for consideration given it’s before midnight on this the priorly stated deadline. Thank you Maggie dear, you’ve been helpful in the replies I’ve read throughout.

    Cheers
    Diego

    • maggie
      Reply

      You are welcome Diego. Good luck!

  • Josh
    Reply

    couple of minutes ago (11:58pm) i just submited my project… does it count as before January 31st?

    • Josh
      Reply

      well i’m confused now, my city is not in the PST time

      • maggie
        Reply

        Don’t worry Josh. You are fine!

        • Josh
          Reply

          Thank you very Mucho!

          ¡Buena Suerte a Todos!

  • Anita
    Reply

    is there a time we should it by on the 31st?

  • stephen cartolano
    Reply

    Did I Make the deadline?

    • stephen cartolano
      Reply

      I submitted a tumblr 5 minutes ago.. hope thats ok, fingers crossed :)

  • Greg
    Reply

    Just submitted mine, hope you guys like it.

    I won’t letcha down if you choose me :D

  • Aaron Cortez
    Reply

    I just submitted an e-mail with a link 2 my flicker please tell me this is ok!!!????:] super nervous!!

  • Aman
    Reply

    I am about to send my entry… it is 13.00 on 31st January in the UK… am I too late??

  • Art Czar
    Reply

    Can we still submit today??? :D
    ART CZAR

  • kaila stark
    Reply

    hi! i thought they were due today, on the 31st but i just read that it says “before the 31st”. i submitted mine today though. i’ve been working on this for a while, will i still be in the running? :(

  • john
    Reply

    just submitted one, hope i’m not too late..

  • Donovan Clarke
    Reply

    Submitted 3 drawings two days ago, hope you guys choose me! I won’t disappoint you! (:

  • Sam
    Reply

    just incase u need more artist. thanks

  • Erin
    Reply

    Hi Maggie,
    Do you know the date that you will be releasing the names of the artists that got picked? Super excited to find out if I made the cut. =)

    eRin

  • maggie
    Reply

    Hi guys! Thanks a lot for your interest and participation. We are not accepting submissions anymore. We are really excited, we got awesome ideas. You guys are amazing! Stick around!

  • JAne
    Reply

    Hey maggie; I know you are being bombarded with questions– but by what date do you think you will have notified all the winners?

    • maggie
      Reply

      Hi Jane. Hopefully Wednesday. We are trying to give you guys the time and consideration you deserve :)

      • Elena
        Reply

        any news..? do you finally decide the winners today?? thank you!! :)

  • Kimi
    Reply

    Were the winners chosen already?

  • Jaime
    Reply

    So I send my art through an email?

    • maggie
      Reply

      Yes Jaime, if you have a draft of you concept even better.

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