We wanted to give a little recap of our participation in the discussion at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts put on by The Collective Foundation. We were one of 10 projects and organizations that “exemplified a more democratic, people-powered art world and employ strategies of collective contribution, crowd-sourcing, and alternative or informal economies.” It was exciting to find such strong kinship with people from across the country who were all thinking up new ways to support the arts, trying out new methods of funding, and rethinking the artist/commodity world in general. Many of the groups were very new, like us, but a few were more established. It was a really inspiring night.
Here are links to the other groups involved:
Fine Art Adoption Network
Cadre Art Grants
Service Works
Tiny Showcase
The Center for Cultural Innovation (CCI)