For Immediate Release
August 11, 2022
Writer and Website Developer
The Community Tide begins local art and poetry round up
CARPINTERIA, CA — The Community Tide (Tide) was created to be a place to find and organize local and online resources for the cities of Ventura, Carpinteria, and Santa Barbara. The website’s creator, Sabaitide, says that she browsed too much news and media and still could not find a less confusing place to find helpful information, and so her solution was to create her own website to make help easier to find, in both English and Spanish.
The Community Tide makes it easy to find valuable local resources for disaster relief, mental health, safety, and much more. Now, on the more creative side, the Tide is beginning to organize a monthly art and poetry round up in effort to find and organize local creative work, not just community resources. When describing her vision for the Tide, Sabaitide says, “I feel like helpful resources will always be somewhere on the internet, but art and poetry is what's always current, changing, and constantly being created. There’s a lot of creative work that I haven’t seen yet, and that’s what I really want to find and organize for my community.”
The theme for the first monthly art and poetry round up is water, or ‘Welcome to the Tide,’ and for the creative prompt, Sabaitide asks her community, “Does being from an ocean community make you feel connected to nature or others?” For more information on how to share your creative work on the Tide and for the full 2022-2023 theme calendar, please check the Tide for yourself at www.thecommunitytide.com.
Introducing the Tide Calendar
Welcome to the beginnings of The Creative Tide. I brainstormed a creative calendar to introduce some interesting themes to think about, and now it looks like we will have a fun year ahead of us. I hope that by sharing themes in advance, people will have more time to create art and poetry for the themes that resonate with them.
This month's theme: Water
For the first monthly art and poetry round-up, the creative submission period will be open for two months instead of one as more and more people learn about the Tide, so please tell your friends! The theme for August and September 2022 is "Welcome to the Tide," or welcome to the community. We are accepting art and poetry submissions that flow with the theme of water.
Questions to consider
Does being from an ocean community make you feel connected to nature or others?
When you think of the Tide, what words, ideas, images or feelings come to mind?
What ideas or feelings can you describe or illustrate through metaphors of water?
We are accepting submissions through the third Friday of each month and want to publish the round-up by the final Friday. For this period, we will accept creative submissions from August 15th-September 23rd and will publish by September 30th.
0. Introduce the Round Up - August 2022
1. Welcome to the Tide - September 2022
2. Climate Change is Scary - October 2022
3. Pumpkin Spice - November 2022
4. The 2022 Round Up - December 2022
Year End Theme
5. The 2023 Vision Board - January 2023
New Year Theme
6. I Freaking Love my Hometown - February 2023
7. Spring Flowers and Grrl Power - March 2023
8. Earth Day, All Month All Year - April 2023
9. Mental Health Awareness - May 2023
Mental Health Theme
10. Strawberries in the Summer - June 2023
11. Small Town Adventures - July 2023
12. Think Global, Act Local - August 2023
Big Picture Theme
13. Earth, Wind, and Fire - September 2023
14. What's in the Ocean? - October 2023
15. Thankful and Grateful - November 2023
16. The 2023 Round Up - December 2023
Year End Theme
Introducing the art and poetry round up
When The Community Tide was created, this website was intended to be a place to find and organize helpful local and online resources because I browsed far too much news and media and still could not find a less confusing place to find helpful information, and so my solution was to create my own website and make help easier to find in both English and Spanish.
1. Share Community Resources
Do you know of any helpful local, online, and mental health resources that more people should know of? Make it easy to find and add it to the Tide!
Although I am continually working on finding and organizing more helpful resources, I had a little more free time this summer to move onto the next phase, which is create a monthly art and poetry round up to showcase local creative work in an online showcase.
2. Share Your Art and Poetry
We are accepting submissions for our online showcase beginning August 15, 2022. Click below to learn how to participate.
The vision for this art and poetry round up is to also find and organize local creative work, not just community resources. I feel like helpful resources will always be somewhere on the internet, but art and poetry is what's always current, changing, and constantly being created. There’s a lot of creative work that I haven’t seen yet, and that’s what I really want to find and organize for my community. I am finalizing the details for this project, but more info will be made available soon.