Community Supported Art 2014CSArt, the award-winning, community supported art and creative economy program, is returning for 2014.
CSArt is modeled on the "community supported agriculture" programs that have flourished across the country for the past 20 years. CSArt is for artists interested in selling original works of art that can be produced in a limited edition of 50.
Like community supported agriculture, CSArt links producers - in this case, artists who are interested in developing a limited edition of an original work of art - with consumers who buy shares and receive three deliveries of art this fall.
Rather than produce or other edibles, CSArt shareholders will receive three bags - each containing three original works of art. The works might include a limited run of 50 small sculptures, paintings, stained glass, line drawings, lithographs, or photographs. We look forward to a range of proposals drawn from the rich creativity of the Greater Boston art communities.
Over the past three years CSArt has sold 1,350 original works of art by 27 local artists, earning the New England Foundation for the Arts' Creative Economy Award. CSArt is for artists interested in selling original works of art that can be produced in a limited edition of 50.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: March 18, 2014
A jury will review these submissions, and then several artists will be invited to CCAE for an interview. The final group of participating artists will be announced at the end of May.
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Artist Participation in CSArt also includes:
-business training and marketing workshop
-$500 scholarship toward classes at CCAE
-an exhibit of your art at CCAE as part of a group show of artists participating in this year's CSArt (the exhibition will run June through August)
-the opportunity to establish relationships with other artists who share an interest in developing a business model, other -small business owners, and local consumers of art
CSArtists will be required to participate in these additional ways:
-provide baseline data on your art sales before and after the program
-attend the "harvest" party at which your art will be delivered to shareholders
Chris Haines (Somerville) -- product designer
Holly Herring (Arlington) – potter
Ilana Krepchin (Somerville) -- jewelry maker
Michel L'Huillier (West Roxbury) -- glass artist
Zhonghe Li (Cambridge) -- paper cutter
Dan Paret, (Cambridge) – woodworker
Rebecca Schreiber (Sudbury) – paper artist
Karl Stephan (Cambridge) -- printmaker
Gideon Weisz (Cambridge) – sculptor
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We are very grateful to our CSArt partners and supporters: