Each purchased ARTiculture share supports the artists' creative process for the year.
Every shareholder receives a packaged set of community art to enjoy for years to come.
ARTiculture is modeled on the Community Supported Agriculture program model, which promotes buying direct and buying local.
ARTiculture gives members of the community the opportunity to own original works of art by local artists by purchasing seasonal “shares” of art. Shares consist of a selection of artworks that are first submitted through this open call for consideration and then narrowed to a smaller group by a jury panel. The final works to be included in the share will be selected by a community-wide online vote.
Artists that are accepted are then provided with a stipend and a few months to produce work for the shareholders (limited to 50). The shares of artwork will be distributed to the shareholders at a special event in downtown Appleton (exact date and location TBA) in late fall -- just in time for Christmas!