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There is no fee to apply for or participate in the CSA.
There is currently no deadline to apply; proposals will be reviewed on a regular basis and artists will be contacted as needs arise.
PDX-CSA will be acting as your agent in the sale of your art for this program, and we will take a 25% commission. This commission will pay for marketing and general overhead. When we offer a discount to Collectors that discount comes out of our commission.
With exception to the first two questions, you may fill out this form over multiple sessions. To do so, click the 'Submit Form' button; this will take you to a 'Your response has been recorded' page. Click the 'Edit your response' link; this will take you back into the form, at which point you can either bookmark the page or copy the link from the address bar.
We collaborate to sell your artwork in advance to collectors based on your project description and then you receive payment up front. This is our flipped marketing strategy—instead of the usual effort of creating work for a show without knowing how many people you can rally to see the show or buy the work, your efforts now determine how much work you’ll make, and you’ll know that every piece already has a home. Then you provide updates during your creation period to allow them insight into you and your process.
What information do we need from applying artists:-Describe your project. Content, style, media, size, and price (within $100 - $300 range)-Provide images to aid us in understanding your project intent.
What do require of participating artists: -Headshot and two images of artwork representative of your project intent.-Attend an orientation meeting; attend at least one public event; collaborate with us on a marketing plan.-Preferred that artists write at least one blog entry about their project and complete a proof-of-concept artwork. -After sales are over, collaborate with us on the insight content you will provide to collectors.
Summary: By the Numbers-10 artists will be grouped by similar style or media into 5 pairs.-Each artist will create up to 12 pieces of art in 3 months—this is fresh work in your style but conceived of for this program.-Each piece will be priced by you between $100 and $300.-PDX-CSA will take a 25% commission.-You will receive 2/3 of your total payment after the sales period ends and the final 1/3 upon our receipt of your finished work.
During CSA curation, the following will be considered:
Most important:--Quality of existing work--Quality of project concept--How well the project fits with another applying artist
If you have any questions or concerns contact Kristin Thiel, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for considering applying for PDX-CSA!