We were extremely excited when we saw Yamana Gold’s Passion to Perform Art Competition, with a SUPER SWANK sum of 9,500 dollars in prizes. We want to share this opportunity with every single artist we know!
Nothin’ like a good competition! Artists pitchin’ in to do our thing with unrestricted “artistic flair,” boundless creative vision, our frothing free labour, our blah-blah romantic paint brush inspirational magic! It could only result in (cue music) INNOVATION! PASSION! GLORY! for Yamana Gold.
There must be tons of artists eager to celebrate Yamana Gold’s success in managing its assets. The Passion to Perform Art Competition is graciously providing an outlet for this fervour. As an appreciator and extractor of gold, that beauteous, expensive, precious metal, Yamana Gold is now offering to extract our talent. That is downright poetic! How could an artist refuse?
Yamana Gold wants artists to create works of art inspired by Yamana Gold’s “core principles.” These core principles are “Sustainability, Dependability, Respect for the environment and our communities, and Safety of our colleagues” That sounds excellent! Those “engaging creatively” with Yamana Gold are supposed to reflect the company’s diversity, why, that’s wonderful too. It also says they do sustainable development and invest in local infrastructure. But really, Yamana Gold is being coy. Artists need more than just words to understand the extent of their passion - they need primary materials! We want to taste their tailings water. We want to smell their separation process! We want the sound of exploding rock to rock our eardrums!
Thankfully, there are people with firsthand experience who have helped us appreciate the results of Yamana Gold’s unchecked passion. Since 1997, the residents of Catamarca, Argentina have gotten to know Yamana Gold (and colleagues Goldcorp and Xstrata) quite well. The open-pit Alumbrera mine that they operate in this region has contaminated the water table that feeds farms and villages. This has inspired communities to organize assemblies and make declarations about their practices. Don’t be modest, Yamana Gold - you’re FAMOUS in Argentina! When Yamana Gold attempted to push forward a second mining project (named Agua Rica - what a sense of humour!) in the same area, residents blockaded the road in a flurry of excitement! Thankfully the police have Yamana’s back to help them deal with their enthusiastic fans.
Funny that Yamana Gold didn’t release the call for artists in Spanish. You know, to give their fans a chance to respond. It’s alright, we did it for them! We want to help Yamana Gold reach out, both abroad - what with their multiple holdings in Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Mexico and Colombia - and in their home base of Toronto, Ontario, CANADA!
Hey artists, are you INSPIRED by the practices of Yamana Gold? We want your responses! Get in touch! Don’t wait for Yamana Gold’s competition deadline, we want to feature your work on our blog right away! Any medium: video, performance, writing, photography, digital media, installation, intervention. We’re sure that artists will have LOTS to say about Yamana Gold’s passion to perform.
If you don’t have time to create a response, you could also add your name to the Yamana Gold’s fan club for artists:
Friends Unabashedly Creating Kulture Only For Fierce Yamana Gold
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to contribute, to add your name to the fan club, or if you have any questions at all!