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World Collage Day is May 14th, 2022.

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World Collage Day is an annual, international celebration of collage on the Second Saturday of May. Initiated by Kolaj Magazine in 2018, we invited artists and art venues to hold events on that day to celebrate collage. World Collage Day is about artists connecting across borders against a global context of entrenchment and separation. And the day is about an art medium that excels at bringing different things together to create new forms and new ways of thinking. Ric Kasini Kadour, the editor of Kolaj Magazine, writes, “We created World Collage Day because we wanted to honour this community of artists and to remind the world what a spirit of cooperation, mutual support, and creativity can look like.”

The next World Collage Day is May 14th, 2022.

HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED

Organize an Event or Project

One of the many remarkable things about collage is its ability to extend across borders and barriers and to involve people regardless of skill level. Professional artists at the top of their game sit side by side with members of the general public who are picking up scissors for the first time. This is unique in an art world that often trades on hierarchy and status. The collage community is generous and kind and welcoming. It is one of our greatest strengths. World Collage Day is one day we show the world how we do that.

We encourage everyone thinking about a World Collage Day event or project to take responsibility for educating themselves about the needs of their community. We encourage you to follow guidelines set out by health officials and be mindful that these may evolve and change over time.

If in-person gatherings are safe and possible in your community, we invite artists, art centres, museums, galleries, schools, and communities to celebrate World Collage Day by hosting events and projects that bring communities together. Ideas include collage making meet-ups, docent-led tours of collage in a museum or gallery, activities for kids, slideshows or talks that appreciate collage’s role in contemporary art and art history, exhibitions of collage, and more. Consider a project that manifests the spirit of World Collage Day in a safe and responsible way. This may take the shape of a Window Exhibition, sharing Collage Starter Packs for your neighbors, or organizing an online Collage Happy Hour. To get inspired, check out past events and projects from previous years.

In February 2021, Kolaj LIVE Online hosted a forum, "How-to World Collage Day." You can watch it HERE.

Now is the time to plan and whatever you decide to do, we want to hear about it. An online tool will be open soon. We will announce your event on the World Collage Day website and through our social media. We invite people to come together around collage in their own communities and to connect to the world digitally using the hashtag #WorldCollageDay.


Share your ideas

Send an email with your ideas, dreams, hopes for World Collage Day.

Got a story to share? We are looking for stories from artists about how they started with collage, what the medium means to them, or other interesting anecdotes. Send an email with your ideas.

Spread the Word

You don't have to wait until the second Saturday in May to use the hashtag #WorldCollageDay. Hop on social media. Post images. Share what you will be doing to celebrate World Collage Day. Contact your local media and let them know about World Collage Day and ask them to cover the event in your area. Follow Kolaj Magazine on Social Media:

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PAST SPECIAL EDITIONS

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PUBLICATION

World Collage Day 2021 Special Edition

In honour of World Collage Day, May 8, 2021, Kolaj Magazine is releasing a special edition of the magazine. The Special Edition is full of Cut-Out Pages and stories from inspiring collage artists. The World Collage Day 2021 Special Edition includes a booklet, a World Collage Day 2021 poster and a pack of 8 postcards featuring the work of Red Collage. MORE


PUBLICATION

World Collage Day Special Edition 2020

In honour of World Collage Day, May 9, 2020, Kolaj Magazine is releasing a special edition of the magazine. The Special Edition is full of artist-designed Cut Out Pages that can be used to make collage. The World Collage Day 2020 Special Edition includes the special edition booklet, a World Collage Day 2020 poster and a pack of 6 postcards featuring the collage elements of Emma Anna. One of the postcards is a starter for making one's own collage. MORE


PUBLICATION

World Collage Day Special Edition 2019

In honour of World Collage Day, May 11, 2019, Kolaj Magazine is releasing a special edition of the magazine. The Special Edition is full of stories about inspiring collage artists and advice for making, seeing, being collage. The World Collage Day 2019 Special Edition includes the special edition booklet, a World Collage Day 2019 poster and a pack of 8 postcards featuring the collage of Rosie Schinners. MORE


PUBLICATION

World Collage Day
Special Edition 2018

"A love letter from collagists..." In honour of World Collage Day on May 12, 2018, Kolaj Magazine is releasing a special edition for World Collage Day. The edition has Cut Out Pages, artist profiles, and stories about collage. Also available is an enamel pin designed by Michael Pajon featuring the World Collage Day image. MORE


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About Kolaj Magazine

Kolaj Magazine is a quarterly, printed, art magazine reviewing and surveying contemporary collage with an international perspective. We are interested in collage as a medium, a genre, a community, and a 21st century art movement. Kolaj is published in Montreal, Quebec by Maison Kasini. Visit Kolaj Magazine online.

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