Community Supported Art!
Cannonball (formerly LegalArt) is now accepting applications for its 2013 Community Supported Art (CSA) Program. Now in its second year, the CSA Program directly supports the production of new art by local artists.
WHAT IS CSA?
Over the last 20 years, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) has become a popular way for consumers to buy seasonal food directly from nearby farms. With the same buy-local spirit in mind, Community Supported Art is a similar endeavor to support local art and artists, and to help sustain a healthy arts ecology in Miami. Cannonball is currently accepting applications from Miami-based artists who are interested in participating in the 2013 edition.
Our local CSA Program is modeled on the Community Supported Art project created by Springboard for the Arts and mnartists.org in Minnesota, and is supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
Cannonball launched the first Miami CSA Program in 2012, and immediately received positive response from the arts community. The inaugural Miami CSA edition included works from artists Jenny Brillhart, Jason Hedges, James Herring, Kathleen Hudspeth, Kerry McLaney, Christina Pettersson, Gustavo Roma, Michelle Weinberg, and Valeria Yamamoto. Nearly all of the shares were purchased within days by burgeoning and seasoned collectors alike.
Nine artists are selected from a jury of local arts professionals to create a limited edition of 50 small works. Each artist will receive a stipend of $1000, which is intended to assist with the production costs of the pieces. In addition, the format of the program is designed to provide opportunities for artists to engage and connect with local collectors who purchase CSA shares.
Selected artists each create 50 “shares” for the program. A typical share consists of a work of art/object of artistic production—multiples are encouraged, however creative ideas that translate your practice into this format or connect to themes like sustainability, farming, or food are also welcome. Some examples are: a limited-edition 7” vinyl record; a run of screen-prints; a series of small tea cups; a limited-edition photograph; VIP tickets to an upcoming performance or event; letterpress editions of a poem or short story; or even 50 small original paintings.
Interested consumers/collectors who purchase a share (aka a “subscription”) will receive a total of nine original works, one from each participating artist. The shares will be delivered through three pick-up events that will take place throughout the Spring season. Each pick-up appointment will take place at a different cultural venue, and will provide an opportunity for artists and collectors to meet.
-Support for the creation of new work
-Establish new relationships with local art patrons
-Exposure through press coverage of the program
-Receive new and original works from local artists at a fantastic value
-Develop relationships with local artists and art community
-Discover new artists and explore a variety of disciplines
-Support local artists’ careers and help grow a healthy cultural environment in your community
BY JANUARY 30, please submit the following materials to firstname.lastname@example.org to be considered for the 2013 CSA Program:
1- Resume or CV
2- Artist Statement
3- Brief description of the work you would create and why it would be a good fit for the CSA Program. (One page max)
4- Samples of your current work. If applicable, please include work similar or in relation to the type of work you propose to include in the CSA Program:
FOR VISUAL ARTISTS: 3 images at 72 dpi jpegs, 900 pixels or less in the longest direction.
FOR MUSICIANS: 3 MP3 audio files (images should be included to illustrate format and packaging)
FOR PERFORMING ARTS, VIDEO, or PERFORMANCE: Please provide links to 3 video examples of your work hosted by an outside site. (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.)
WRITERS: Please provide 3 writing samples in either PDF or Word format. (images should be included to illustrate format and packaging)
THE GUIDELINES: APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED: JANUARY 30, 2013.
-Notifications: February 8, 2013.
-Proposed work completed by: March 15, 2013.
-Full stipend and delivery arrangements will be available upon acceptance of contract.
-The stipend award is intended to assist with the production costs of the pieces.
-Each work should be easily transportable and fit into an 18” x 12” x 12” box.
-Each work must be delivered by the agreed date, and must be signed, numbered, and individually wrapped.
-Applicants must currently reside in Miami-Dade County.
For questions regarding the program or application process, please contact Dominique Breard at email@example.com or 786-347-2360.