MON: MIDDLE OF NOWHERE

A space for your Workshops and EventS

Whether you are a creator, or not…
Whether you are a co-creator, or not…
Whether you are a re-creator, or an artist….
What you do, is meaningful to us!

YOU ARE OUR FAVOURITE NoMain PROGRAM

What does that mean?

We can offer you a space, where you can share your skills or arts, teach a new skill to someone else or entertain the Nowhere community in any form, you can come up with!

How? By creating a NoProgram together!

Send a message to mon@goingnowhere.org for some inspirational brainstorming. Share with us what you need to get your act together or contact us to discover this together! If you have already a clear idea/proposal, send a message to noprogram@goingnowhere.org

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What you share, is your gift to the community. We understand what the first steps feel like. Seeking out the exposure, feeling the vulnerability before even starting. With a little doubtful voice in the back of our minds, we might be asking ourselves..

  • Will this be interesting enough?
  • Is my idea worthy of such a big red tent?
  • Will I be able to organise this all by myself?
  • Is there really interest in our community for this?
  • What happens if I forget what I want to do or say?

The only way to find the answer to these questions is by saying YES!! And doing it together!

You are the community. Grab life by the proverbial amaze-balls and come kick ass!

At Nowhere, there is no doing it alone. We are all participants, in one way or another. We understand.

To get you inspired we made a little overview. Because, there is no better time to start, than the first time… NowHere

In the… Middle of Nowhere, we have an amazing shared community structure, the Red Stretch Tent. It is appropriately called the Middle of Nowhere, as it is smack in the middle of the Nowhere field.

Below, we have outlined the names for each area of MoN and have provided a few examples for inspiration.

enSpace – The Space inside the Red stretch tent 

A shaded and carpeted area, open to everyone to organize. Here’s some examples of what you can do here:

  • Improvisation/Performances
  • Art and DIY creation
  • Workshops
  • Movement arts
  • Spiritual practices (Sadhana)
  • Energy and breath work
  • Teaching skills
  • Gatherings
  • Celebrations or parties
  • Meeting point (night and day)
  • Share your meal space (mind the program and please no cooking at MoN)
  • Alchemical and esoteric life-explorations
  • Daily daytime “scorcio” chill-out (mind the program)
  • Innovation experiments (please no pyrotechnics or chemical components)
  • Dance venue (some limitations related to time and loudness of sound)
  • Hangout for the overheated psychonaut, space cowgirl/cowboy, rehydrating desert lizard and cool cats, or foxes, kittens, meows, balls-blazing-rockers

enStage – The Stage inside the Red stretch Tent

A performance venue open to everyone to organize. Here’s some examples of what you can do here:

  • Stage performances
  • Concerts
  • Performances arts
  • Musical improvisations
  • Jam-sessions
  • Talks/Poetry/Storytelling
  • Comedy and cabaret
  • Kirtans/Mantras/Chanting

Art Gallery – The Wooden-Shaded Construction next to Red Stretch Tent

An exhibition and exposition space to facilitate Graphic Visual Art. Here’s some examples of art that might find a home here:

  • Paintings
  • Drawings
  • Printed CGI
  • Manual print-art
  • Photography
  • Design arts (fabric/textile)
  • Sculptures (small of size)
  • Facilitates Digital Visual Art Projections inside and outside of the Middle of Nowhere

The NoMain Program fills some of the program-slots with inspirational ideas for you to enjoy.  We invite you to participate, contribute your creativity and come to make a true party of them! 

This year we are aspiring to bring the following to Nowhere:

  • The Nowhere Opening Ceremony
  • Tuesday Night’s ‘NowHere Eclectic Party’
  • Art Gallery Opening: In Art I Reside
  • Morning Sadhana
  • Artist Residence Program in the Art Gallery
  • Improv Program: Now MoN Soon
  • NoMhere! Sunday Potluck
  • ‘That Other NowHere’ Photo Exposition
  • The Nowhere Closing Ceremony

We want to bring everyone together throughout the entire week! On Sunday evening we will gather to share stories and experiences in a closing circle of sorts.

If you have ideas and want to be part of the organization of these events, message us at nomain@goingnowhere.org

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Do not forget to think about the

  • What, Where, When and How-long.. (fixed finishing-time or possibly a stretch-time)
  • Technical aspects or prop requirements (lighting, sound, projections, table(s), pillows, mats, electricity…)
  • Support (fitter, gaffer, stagehand, decorations for special setup or rearranging formation, or the sound/lighting man to make your show a amped/shining spectacle, or simply to assure your microphone works properly)
  • Material needs you may have, to purchase (if so don’t forget to fill out the Grants Form below)

Let everyone know – about your event!

We have created a Program Guide for the events that take place throughout the week at Nowhere: the What Where When Guide (WWWG) – But you have to submit your event with us for it to be included in it.

The WWWG is both a webpage, where you can submit your event, browse everyone else’s events, and create your own calendar for things you want to do during Nowhere. And, it is the Printed Program-Guide, which you will receive at the gate when you arrive at Nowhere.

When you have submitted your workshop, event or activity with us, we will provide you with a code for placement in the guide.

The deadline for submitting your events to the WWWG is late June! The actual date will depend on the printer shop deadline but generally the sooner the better!

Keep an eye on the website for more info!