ESPA

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Edmonton Small Press Association
About this Member 

The Edmonton Small Press Association (ESPA) is a registered non-profit, grassroots and volunteer-operated arts society with a socially-conscious mandate that is committed to fostering the awareness and development of independent small press ventures in Canada and beyond. Its mottos are "People before Profits, Collaboration before Competition" and "Become the Media". It exists to foster the notion that small press initiatives are viable artistic expressions, and valuable tools for positive social change.

ESPA defines 'small press' broadly, as a variety of independent creative media that includes the documentation of independent visual media, literature, photography, web-based/new media arts, or a combination thereof. It also encourages film/video and musical/performance projects, as it recognizes the similarities between independently 'publishing' books and independently producing music, theatre and film/video projects.

ESPA is a resource network for independent producers, and foster the "D.I.Y or Die" philosophy (do-it-yourself). As independent media and arts-activists working under a community cultural development disposition, ESPA activities encourage the development and dissemination of independent small press ventures on a global level, and it recognizes no cultural or professional boundaries. Although it won't publish your projects for you, ESPA does support independent creators by offering access to technical equipment, networking opportunities, design support, and other resources.

À propos de ce membre 

L'Edmonton Small Press Association (ESPA) est une orgnisation à but non lucratif, populaire, et géré par des bénévoles. C'est une société artistique avec un mandat empreint de conscience sociale, cherchant à déveloper et sensibiliser les petites entreprises de publicaion au Canada et au delà. Leurs devises sont: "le peuple avant les profits, la collaboration avant la concurrence" et "devenez les médias". Ils existent de manière à montrer que les petites initiatives de publications sont des moyens d'expression artistique viables, et des outils importants à l'évolution de la société.