Welcome to Papergirlworld!
Here you will find some guidance in case you are new to the wordpress user interface.
Furthermore you will find a detailed Papergirl manual by Aisha Ronniger, the founder of Papergirl, at the bottom of this page.
To get to the backend you go to the upper left corner of this page and click on the small icon with the house that says Papergirlworld. (You’ll find it at the top on the black wordpress menue bar. In case it is missing, please check again whether you are logged in.)
The Dashboard is the first screen you will see in the backend. Here you will find some resources. You can now choose from the black sidebar menue: Events, Media and Profile.
Go here to announce your particular upcoming Papergirl events, such as: Open Call, Exhibition, Distribution, Workshop, Party …
Here you’ll find an overview of the existing events. In case you already created an event and want to work on, update or erase it, you will find it in this list.
Here you can create a new event.
Enter a descriptive Title (such as “Deadline Papergirl-Berlin”).
You can add a suitable Feautured Image for your event in the right sidebar widget.
Click on Set featured image and then choose Upload Files.
Now you can put a description with further details on your event in the main text area.
You can also add further images by clicking on Add Media.
At the bottom of the page you can set exact date and time (please ignore the note about event tickets :))
The last box where it says Venue refers to the Location of your event. According to the event a Venue can be the space for your exhibition, but also a meeting point in a park for example.
If you want to choose from already existing locations use the arrow down button.
But if you want to enter a new location with exact address click on the + button.
To publish the event hit the blue Publish button in the upper right sidebar widget. (In between working you can also press Save Draft to save changes.)
Here you can find a list of existing venues.
Here you can see a preview of the complete calendar.
Here you find and upload images, but usually it’s easier to add the images directly when editing an event.
Here you can add additional information to your profile, change the password etc.
Have a good start!
If you need further guidance feel free to contact us.
If YOU want to start a PAPERGIRL project in your city, you will find in the following more instructions and a detailed manual – based on the experience of initiating and running Papergirl-Berlin for 5 years.
First of all I’d like to explain why Papergirl is non-curated, analogue, non-commercial, participative and impulsive.
I have classified this manual following the order of the project into Open-Call, Submission, Documentation, Exhibition, Art-Roll, Workshop, Action, Reaction and Financing.
The main event in any case is the distribution of the art. Everything else like the exhibition, the workshop, etc. are indeed shaping the project but are not absolutely essential.
This manual should serve as a support, so that you may learn from of our experiences and so that that Papergirl may remain a non-commercial, uncurated, analogue, participative and impulsive project!
We wish you great success and fun!