Information and permission form for Parents of Children under 16 .
Your child expressed an interest in taking part in the doc_u project. This letter is to introduce the project to you and allow you to make an informed decision as to whether to let you child be involved in the project. Please read this information carefully, sign and return the form to the Babylon Gallery or email a copy to Jess Loseby (details below)
doc_u will be a new digital artwork I am creating for the Babylon Gallery in Ely. During this time we are asking people to become involved in the project by making their own visual documentaries ( doc_u's ) using mobile phone cameras. If you have received this letter it may be that you child has been invited to a doc_u workshop, would like to borrow the doc_u library' phone available at the Babylon Gallery or has found this project on the Internet and would like to take part.
In using images involving or taken by children, the Babylon Gallery and my own primary concern is the child's privacy and safety. I am also a mother of three small children and feel passionately that children should be able to explore digital art safety and responsibly. This is particularly crucial to the artwork doc_u as it will be displayed both in the public Babylon Gallery and on the Babylon Gallery website and its own Internet website. The following strict rules have been and will be adhered to in order to protect your child's privacy.
Please see http://www.doc-u.co.uk to see the artwork and how children and young adults have already taken part in the project. You will need an Internet connection, I.E 6+ and the Flash plug-in to see this work on your home computer.
In addition, participants in the artwork may be entered into a competition to win the mobile phones (5 x Samsung VGA 1000) used in creating the project. Winning images will be selected when the doc_u artwork is exhibited in 2005. A contact email or telephone number must also be supplied to be entered into this competition.
If parents, teachers, siblings or friends would like to make their own doc_u (and maybe, also win a phone!) the Babylon Gallery has a mobile phone camera that can be taken out on loan. Participants under 16 must have parental consent. Please contact the Babylon Gallery for more details.
If you are happy to give your permission please return this form, signed and dated to your child's directly to the Babylon Gallery (details below) or copy and send by email.
If you still have any concerns or questions, please contact Claire Townsend at Babylon Gallery or Jess Loseby (email@example.com)
Jess Loseby and the Babylon Gallery.
I do / do not give my permission for the photographs of or by my child to be used in the digital artwork doc_u' by Jess Loseby for the Babylon Gallery . I understand that this work will be published on the Babylon Gallery website, on the Internet at www.doc-u.co.uk and exhibited publicly in the Babylon Gallery in Ely.
My child's first name initial is
My child's age is
My child is a Boy/Girl
(This is to identify your child's work as no full names have been recorded)
I do / do not give my consent for my child to be entered into the competition to win one of the doc_u mobile phones.
contact email or number ............................................ (only required if entering competition)
(Signed) ..(Parent / Guardian)
Please sign and return to:
Cambridgeshire CB7 4AU
t. 01353 669022
f. 01353 669052
Or copy and email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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