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In March, 2020 Rochester Art Collectors was forced to delay the launch of our new social media fantasy art collecting game, Red Dot Challenge, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Here we are some ten months later and the pandemic is still surging. However, it appears the end is in sight. So, you might be wondering what's the update on Red Dot Challenge?
The good news is we DO plan to launch the game after the pandemic recedes. As of today, however, there is no planned launch date for Red Dot Challenge in 2021. Since the game calls for in-person visits to venues where art is sold we will hold off launching the game until many, most or all arts venues re-open to the public. The most likely launch will take place late in 2021 or sometime in 2022.
In the meantime, If you would like to help prepare the Red Dot Challenge launch, please send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rochester Art Collectors announced a minimum one month delay launching Red Dot Challenge, the new fantasy art collecting social media game, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the game calls for Collectors (a.k.a., players) to visit venues where art is exhibited and sold in person starting the game now could put both players and the public in harm's way. As soon as the new launch date is scheduled it will be announced here and on all our social media channels.
Brief summary of the game: Red Dot Challenge is a free fantasy art collecting game with a social media twist. Each Collector is assigned a fantasy budget to assemble a fantasy art collection over a pre-determined period. Collectors add art to their fantasy art collections by visiting venues in person anywhere in the world art is exhibited for sale and taking pictures of the art they want to include. They post pictures of the works they've chosen to Instagram with #RedDot2020 so you can find and follow the collections as they develop. At the end of the game Rochester Art Collectors will produce a fun event featuring the Collectors and celebrating the results. There’s a lot more to it but now you get the general idea.
Click here for the full details about Red Dot Challenge.
Rochester Art Collectors is pleased to announce our Community Partners in support Red Dot Challenge by spreading news of the game and encouraging followers within their communities. Our list of Community Partners will be added to this page as they sign up.
On Tuesday, March 31st we welcomed Hungerford Urban Artists as our newest Community Partner!
Brief summary: Red Dot Challenge is a free fantasy art collecting game with a social media twist. Each Collector (that’s what we call players) is assigned a fantasy budget to assemble a fantasy art collection over a six month period. The Collectors add art to their fantasy art collections by visiting venues anywhere in the world art is exhibited for sale (in real life) and taking pictures of the art they want to include. Then they post the pictures to Instagram with #RedDot2020 so you can find and follow the collections as they develop. At the end of the game we’ll have a fun event to hear from the Collectors and celebrate the results. There’s a lot more to it but now you get the general idea.
Click here if you would like your business or organization to become a Community Parter with Red Dot Challenge.
Red Dot Challenge is a fun way to engage more people in experiencing and thinking about art by developing fantasy art collections and sharing those collections through social media.
Players - Red Dot Challenge refers to them as "Collectors" - Collectors are assigned one of four fantasy budget levels: $600, $6,000, $60,000 or $600,000 to spend on art over a six month period: April 1, 2020 through September 31, 2020. During that time Collectors are encouraged to visit venues in person anywhere in the world art is sold to experience and evaluate the work on exhibit.
If a Collector wants to acquire a piece of art for their collection, the Collector just snaps a picture of the work with their phone while they are in the venue, records some information about the work, sends it to the game administrator and then posts the picture to Instagram tagging @RedDotChallenge, #RedDot2020 and @RochesterArtCollectors as well as the artist who made the work and the venue (if those are found on Instagram).
At least two collectors will be assigned to each budget level. Here's the kicker: the Collectors will be anonymous until the game concludes. Their identities will be revealed at a program organized by Rochester Art Collectors in October.
Followers of Red Dot Challenge will be able to track the Collectors, their acquisitions and their thoughts in real time on Instagram. The most complete information can be found right here at RedDotChallenge.org.
Rochester Art Collectors will reveal the identities of all Collectors at a special program in October, 2020. Collectors will present highlights from their collections and share stories about their experiences as well. The program will be open to the public. Program details will be announced soon.
The next informational meeting for Red Dot Challenge will be held on
Monday March 16th, 2020 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM @ Boulder Cafe & Lounge - CLICK for more information and to register
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