2013 CCX Workshop, Event, Business Planning, Workforce Development
Community Supported Art (CSArt) uses the model of Community Supported Agriculture to link producers -- in this case, artists who develop a limited edition of an original work of art -- to consumers.
Nine Greater Boston artists are selected and only 50 shares are sold. The artists have 4 months to create the art and receive a modest stipend, as well as business and marketing training from Bridges to Business, credit for classes at CCAE, a gallery exhibit of their work, lots of promotional support and the names of 50 shareholders to add to their mailing lists. They also receive important peer-to-peer mentoring among their cohort.
CSArt, with the support of the MCC’s Adams Arts Grant, has been a tremendous success over the past two years, and we plan to run it again in 2013.