Terms and Conditions

Postal Collage Project  Terms and Conditions

The terms “participant” and “collaborator” in the text below, both refer to any person registered to participate in the Postal Collage Project.


The Postal Collage Project is an annual, six-month, six-stage, global mail-art collaboration produced by Round Table Collaboration, a Berkeley Commonplace program. 


Throughout the month of August, a collaborator list is compiled. In the final days of August, working groups are established. The working timeline begins on the first of September and continues through the end of February. Exhibition season is late March through the end of August. 


There is no fee to participate, but collaborators pay their own postage. Partial reimbursement can be arranged according to available funds in the Berkeley Commonplace postage assistance fund.


Each and every collaborator initiates one collage, and completes that collage after their fellow collaborators have contributed to it. Each collaborator is considered the Principal Author of the collage they start and finish, and a Contributing Author of those to which they contributed. 


At the end of the exhibition season, each Principal Author will make arrangements to retrieve their collage, or allow it to become part of the the Berkeley Commonplace Collaborative Collage Collection. The Collection is being catalogued and will be maintained for posterity. Selections will be included in ongoing, rotating exhibitions. 

Collages retrieved by mail will be subject to postage and handling costs.

If, by the end of the calendar year, no arrangements have been made, an unclaimed collage becomes part of The Collection. (Future retrieval is possible.)


Any documentary material, including progress pictures and collaborator notes, may be used, in whole or in part, to promote the Project, the Producer, or the Program. Collaborator requests for non-use of their documentation, in whole or in part, will be respected.


Agreement with these terms implies that the participant has read the Project Description, Notes and Schedule, and finds nothing therein to interfere with their interest or ability to participate. Additionally, the participant agrees to abide the schedule, to complete the collage they started, and to make it available for exhibition, all to the best of their ability and according to prevailing conditions.

updated 30 July 2023