Community Supported Art
Community Supported Art is an exciting new model of artistic production and distribution that supports artists in the creation of new work and helps them establish relationships with local collectors and patrons. Modeled after the ethos of community supported agriculture, the concept is simple — collectors buy a share of art at the beginning of a season that is comprised of locally-produced pieces of art by jury-selected artists. Over the course of the season, collectors receive their art at pick-up events where they can connect directly with artists, meet other members, and walk away with several new pieces of art! You can learn how community supported art got started with CSA Minneapolis.
The proceeds from member shares go to the artists for the production of their work. That means you get the benefits of crowd-sourced support, and artists get the benefit of a buy-direct model, meeting patrons interested in buying their work.
The goal? To erase the barriers to entry for people interested in buying art, whether it's cost or access. By providing value to would-be collectors and connecting them directly to artists, we hope to cultivate long-term relationships that result in a stronger, self-sustaining, art-creating community.
Who are we?
Three friends who want St. Louis' artists and related communities to succeed. We're artists, arts managers, designers, writers, and educators. Our jobs are tied to the success of Saint Louis, and we want to do MORE to promote the art community in STL however we can!
Want to meet and talk about art, how you can help, or St. Louis in general? Send us a note.
Thanks for the support!