The Brooklyn Community Supported Art + Design (CSA+D) application and guidelines opened on June 8th.  We are seeking artists to produce work for the inaugural season of the Brooklyn CSA+D.  Applications are due on July 8th.  Applicants will be notified by July 20th.  Artists are not required to reside in Brooklyn. For application details, visit http://csa-d.org/.
Brooklyn Community Supported Art + Design is a subscription service for locally produced art and design. Following the model of Community Supported Agriculture, in which shareholders invest in a local farm and receive a monthly share of fruits and vegetables, Brooklyn Community Supported Art + Design connects shareholders directly to the arts community. The Brooklyn CSA+D offers access to reasonably priced contemporary art and design works produced by local artists in order to strengthen and support the efforts of local artists by fostering relationships between them and the community in which they live.  Shares will be offered from Brooklyn based artists starting in the summer of 2013.

Brooklyn Community Supported Art + Design is proud to become part of a national movement to provide a new marketplace for local artists and to make contemporary art accessible and affordable.  We are thankful to Springboard for the Arts, threewalls, Seed Space, and The Drop for leading the path in establishing sustainable models for community supported art programs.

How it works
Selected artists receive a $3,000 commission to create 50 pieces, which can be part of an edition or unique individual works.  Jurors selecting the artists and designers include Charles Hively, Kathleen Massara, and Susan Walsh.  Charles Hively is the founder of 3×3, The Magazine of Contemporary Illustration. Prior to founding 3×3 Hively was co-publisher at Graphis magazine, founder and creative director of two award-winning advertising and design firms and was vice-president and creative director of two major national advertising agencies. Hively has a degree in fine art and began his career as an illustrator. Kathleen Massara is the Huffington Post’s Arts&Culture editor and the former literary editor of Flavorwire.com.  She has written for N+1, Popular Science, The Sunday Times, and other publications.  Sue Walsh is the Senior Designer at Milton Glaser Incorporated and also operates an independent design consultancy.  Before landing at Milton Glaser Incorporated, she worked at The New York Times and The Museum of Modern Art.  Sue lives in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY.

Interested collectors will purchase a share (or half share) from Brooklyn Community Supported Art + Design and, in return, receive works of locally produced art and design works at two pick-ups during the season.  Art and design works will include a range of disciplines:  music, photographs, prints, ceramics, textiles, collage, table top, books, drawings, paintings, calendars, objects, and more.  Each full member share includes six pieces from the CSA+D featured artist works over the season at pick-up events at the Fort Greene Brooklyn Flea and Williamsburg Brooklyn Flea.  The shares are $500 for 6 pieces and $250 for 3 pieces.  It is a model where artists get paid for their work, everyday people get to become collectors, and money is invested in the local economy.