Over the last 20 years, Community Supported Agriculture has become a popular way for consumers to buy seasonal food directly from local farms. With the same buy-local spirit, Community Supported Art programs are a similar endeavor to support local art and artists.
CSA Jackson Hole is modeled on the Community Supported Art project created by Springboard for the Arts in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Artists for the 2015 season will be selected by a jury of local art luminaries to receive a stipend, connections to local collectors and appreciators, and promotional support.
Selected artists will create 40 “shares” for the program. All genres are encouraged to apply and the jury will be looking for a contemporary flavor to the work. For example a run of screen-prints, a series of small tea cups, a run of photographs, tickets to a limited-viewing performance or event, letterpress editions of a poem or short story, or even 40 small original paintings. Collaborations between artists or work by collectives are also welcome.
Interested collectors will purchase a share and in return receive three “farm boxes” of locally produced artwork at intervals during 2015. The pick-up evenings will be at local art establishments or in concurrence with other creative happenings and will feature music, food, and the chance to meet that evenings featured artists.