Frequently Asked Questions

What do you mean by artifact? 

An artifact is an item that would appear in an archive. It could be a document, photograph, work of art, or video. 

Can I submit more than one artifact? 

Yes! We accept multiple submissions. 

Does my submission need to be optimistic? 

No. We understand some folks may not be feeling especially optimistic about the future right now, and we welcome your submissions as well as long as they adhere to the guidelines. 

I want to submit, but I’m not sure where to start or how to come up with ideas.

Check out our prompt book. We made it for this very reason. 

I would love to run a workshop for my class/coworkers/community space. Do you have a workshop curriculum?

We are working on it. Join our mailing list to get an update when the workshop curriculum is done. 

Can I submit with more than one person? 

Yes. You can submit something with more than one person. Just be sure to include information for both people in your submission. 

Does my submission need to align with certain politics? 

Yes and no. We are prioritizing the voices of people who currently experience systematic oppression (e.g. BIPOC communities, cis and trans womxn, and queer folks) and in particular people who experience multiple oppressions at once. We encourage folks to think about that when they submit. Beyond that, we want the archive to reflect a multiplicity of futures that may not necessarily agree with each other. 

What will happen to our submissions?

The submissions will appear in a digital archive online. While we can’t say how the archive will look until we see submissions, we are looking to great examples like the Welga Digital Archive and The Indigenous Digital Archive

Are you offering compensation for submissions?

While we are not offering monetary compensation, over the next year, we will create a series of free resources (starting with the book of prompts) that will hopefully help interested folks in ways that go beyond the archive. Resources that are in the works include: reading lists, syllabi, webinars, and a flexible workshop curriculum. Everyone who submits will also receive resources (including a longer, more in-depth prompt book) as a thank you.

When you say “your community” who do you mean? 

We purposely leave that phrase vague so that you can decide for yourself. Your community might be people who are physically around you. They might be people you’ve met online or people who identify in a way you identify. There are many ways to think about it. 

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