September Call for Art
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.
How to Navigate the Tide
How to navigate the Tide
The Community Tide was created to curate a comprehensive list of local and online resources for the cities of Ventura, Carpinteria, and Santa Barbara in both English and Spanish. The aim is to make all of this helpful information easier to find, especially for those who are not connected to the world of social media. There are so many valuable local and online resources available, but with so much content on the internet nowadays, the problem soon becomes that many of them are hard to find.
The vision for the Tide is to organize all of these community resources on one central website that will kindly direct you to the local help you may need for when you will need it. This is not a source to get professional help, but maybe a good website to share with a friend who may need someplace to begin their search. Here's a walkthrough of how to navigate the Tide.
The About tab is where you can find more information about The Community Tide and learn about why this website was created and what the vision for it is.
The Community tab is where you can find local community resources for each city. The Tide was originally created to organize resources for the cities of Ventura, Carpinteria, and Santa Barbara. The cities of Oxnard and Goleta were recently added and still need to be updated.
The Resource tab is where you can find more information and resources that may be helpful, like on disaster relief and safety. Maybe you won't need these immediately, but these resources will be easy for you to find when that time comes.
The Mental Health tab was created to organize so many helpful articles and resources for you or someone you may know who needs to find help. There's a list of important hotlines and information on sexual assault, substance abuse, and suicide prevention.
Please remember that help is out there and you are not alone.
News and Media
The News and Media tab is where you can find a handful of local news and media publications by each city, nearby news sources, and other media recommendations.
There is a little button in the footer that says Menu, and no, there is no food to be found on this website. This page was created to help make the user interface more friendly on mobile devices, especially if you are using the translated version of this website. All of the pages linked in the top menu bar can be found on this page to make browsing more easy in mobile mode.
Having that said, if you know of a great local or online resource that you'd like to add to The Community Tide, please contact us! There's a lot of great articles and resources out there and we're doing what we can to make help easier to find.
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