You've heard of Community Supported Agriculture. But what is Community Supported Art? In a nutshell, it's an exciting new model of art support and distribution for artists that jumpstarts their relationships with local collectors and patrons. Much like agriculture CSAs, it relies on "share" purchases by a community of stakeholders, each of whom receives value in return for their investment. But instead of receiving kale or cauliflower, art CSAs provide shareholders with locally sourced works of art!
ArtsMemphis' Artist Advisory Council launched the city's very first CSA in 2016 to cultivate new art collectors and connect them to local artists. Even better, part of the revenue from CSA sales goes toward our ArtsAccelerator program, which provides grants to local artists. So you have lots of reasons to buy your share today!