The Collective is the birthplace of the Light Nelson event and it remains the creative engine. The Collective provides a supportive, educational and creative environment that is open to everybody. The group meets each Tuesday morning for coffee from 10am at Community Art Works (81 Achilles Ave) and then in the evening on the first Tuesday of the month. Additionally, everybody is welcome to join on-line discussions on the Collective Facebook page. You can also register Collective mailing list if you wish to receive collective updates and meeting notifications.
Educational aspects include:
- Education around technology - solar, lighting, cell phones, microcontrollers, electronics, materials etc.
- Education on event management, marketing (all aspects of creating a new event)
- Education around art (artists supporting artists, collaboration)
- Education around the local environment and history
The collective also also has links to local organisations such as NMIT, The Suter Gallery, Nelson School of Music as well as local business that provide support for artists.