December 5, 2020

Community Supported Art

Community Supported ART! (CSA)

What is a CSA?

Over the last 20 years, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) 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. It’s been replicated in over thirty cities in North America over the past five years. We are seeking artists of all disciplines to launch our inaugural PSA Community Supported ART (PSA/CSA) program.

Here are the basics of how the CSA works:

For Artists:

Six selected artists will each create 15 “shares” for the program. A typical share will consist of a work of art or object of artistic production. Multiples are encouraged, however creative ideas that translate your practice into this format are also welcome. Examples include a run of screen-prints, a series of small tea cups, an edition of photographs, letterpress editions of a poem or short story, or even 15 small original paintings. Collaborations between artists or work by collectives are also welcome. The deadline to submit work is February 14, 2021 at 11:59pm.

To submit your work for consideration for the PSA/CSA program, please click the PSA/CSA Artist Submissions link.

For CSA Members:

Interested collectors will purchase a share (aka a “membership”) via the link below and in return receive six locally produced artworks, delivered in two “boxes” over a period of six months. The pick-up evenings will be at local art sites and will be events in themselves. First pick up will be on March 25, 2021 at 4PM at Local Works at 1312C Harrison Ave., McComb, MS 39648.

Summary:

Six Winter / Spring artists will receive a stipend of $250 to produce 15 art works.
Six Summer / Fall artists will receive a stipend of $250 to produce 15 art works.
Fifteen PSA/CSA 2021 #1 Winter / Spring Memberships are available at $150 each.
Fifteen PSA/CSA 2021 #2 Summer / Fall Memberships are available at $150 each.

Benefits of the CSA program include:

For Artists:

  • PSA supports your creation of new work
  • You establish relationships with local collectors and patrons
  • You participate in an exciting new model of support and distribution!

For CSA Members:

  • You receive multiple works from local artists at a fantastic value!
  • You develop relationships with the local artists and art community
  • You discover new artists and explore a variety of disciplines
  • You support local artist’s careers and our vibrant community

Act fast, there are ONLY 15 shares available each six months. Buy PSA/CSA 2021 #1 NOW.
Pre-order PSA/CSA 2021 #2 to guarantee you get the complete 2021 series of 12 individual artworks.

PSA/CSA 2021 #1
Winter / Spring
Two “boxes” of six artworks
Edition of 15
$150


PSA/CSA 2021 #2
Summer / Fall
Two “boxes” of six artworks
Edition of 15
$150