Community Supported Art

2017 CSA SHARES NOW AVAILABLE! Click the link below to purchase online! 


CLICK HERE
for info about the 9 selected 2017 artists!  
                                                                                                               
40 North launched its inaugural Community Supported Art program in November 2014. Community Support Agriculture has become a popular way for consumers to buy seasonal food directly from local farms. With the same buy-local spirit in mind, Community Supported Art is a similar endeavor to support local art, artists, and collectors. Our program is modeled after the self-sustainable Springboard for the Arts CSA. Community Supported Art is an exciting new model of art support and distribution that supports artists in the creation of new work and establishes relationships with local collectors and patrons, and it's a trending program all over the US!

How it works is simple: nine local artists are provided a stipend to create limited, unique-to-CSA, high-quality art work that is not available anywhere else. Interested collectors purchase a "share" at $300, and in return will receive nine pieces of local art, one from each artist at pick-up events in spring of 2017.

Just starting an art collection? Not sure where to start? Looking to purchase local art that grows our local economy? Want high quality art but not sure where to get it? Looking for a unique gift for a loved one? A CSA share is for you! The work is created by high-quality established artists in Champaign County, who have proven record of selling work locally, regionally and nationally. This is your opportunity to get high-quality pieces that you can't get anywhere else!

This program is intended to be self-sustaining. We believe that artists must be compensated for their time and talent. More than half of the income generated from the CSA goes directly back to the artists, while the remainder is used for marketing this program, pick-up events, and administrative costs. Like all of our programs, we want to provide the community with the highest quality programming without sacrificing one of our highest held values, compensating artists.

Purchase a Share (click the link above)
For $300, CSA shareholders will receive nine high-quality, limited edition pieces from established Champaign County artists. Shareholders will also have the unique opportunity to build relationships with local artists and within the arts community, discover new artists, explore a variety of art disciplines, and support local artist’s careers and our vibrant community. 

Pickup Events
A "crop" of art will be distributed to shareholders at two exclusive events in 2017. At the pick-up events, shareholders and artists will have an opportunity to meet and mingle. Locations and dates to be determined.

Questions?
Email Kelly at kwhite@40north.org or call 351.9841. 

This local project is modeled on the Community Supported Art program in Minnesota, created by mnartists.org and Springboard for the Arts.