Community Supported Art & Design Project Launches in Brooklyn

Update: the deadline for artist applications has been extended until Wednesday, July 10 at 11:59pm.

You’ve heard of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), right? It's where you buy a share and receive regular deliveries of fruits and veggies as they're harvested. What if that same idea was applied to art and design? Can a community help support its emerging artists by purchasing shares of works that have yet to be created? The people behind Brooklyn CSA+D say yes.

About to start its first season, Brooklyn CSA+D (which stands for Community Supported Art + Design) aims to bridge the divide between those who create art and those who appreciate art. This is how it works: Investors buy a share, or a half-share. Throughout the season, they receive, “original, unexpected and locally-produced art and design works.” Artists commit to produce new works throughout the season and art collectors get a steady stream of locally-produced work by emerging artists and designers.

According to the CSA+D website, works may include printmaking, photography, collage, table top, book art, writing, ceramics, textile, music, t-shirt, drawing, painting, calendar, lighting and more.

A full share ( 5 works) costs $500, a half-share (3 works) costs $250 and each artist receives $3000 for their work. Artists will be chosen by a jury and shares will be available to buy later this month. Applications for artists and designers are being accepted through July 8.

Visit for more information, to submit an application, or to get on the shareholder list. Donate to the CSA+D indiegogo campaign.




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