MIMIC THIS! When you get invited to events 3000 miles away (or 20 of them just across town), use COPY & PASTE with the really interesting events to seed your own community's plans for similar events. Why start from scratch.... Beg, borrow and mimic! More....
I've been talking with an artist friend who's part of my Circles of Collaborative Communities website and FB friend for the last year about the place of art in a sustainable economy. She just posted this, and I thought some of you might be interested in the idea.
I wanted people to look at the page that this link takes you directly to.
"Artmoney can be "spend" (bardered) at shops, hosts and artists world wide, as partial or full payment. Artmoney holds the same value for everyone, everywhere. It holds the same size, and can be made from any durable material. Any artist can make artmoney and join the growing network of artmoney relations."
That seems like a different kind of alternative currency than what we usually consider here. It's more discipline-specific than region-specific.