WHAT IS CSA PGH?
Community Supported Art (CSA PGH) is a program that builds lasting relationships with artists and cultural consumers. Not unlike the boxes of fruit and vegetables that one might get from a local farm as an agricultural CSA, CSA PGH creates “shares” of art to feed the public’s cultural appetite. We are part of a national artist-driven movement that commissions artists to produce editionable works that are grouped and sold to the public as CSA PGH shares.
Shareholders are invited to special events to pick up the artwork, meet the artists, and talk with the CSA PGH team. To date, the program has commissioned 23 artists and produced 170 shares. Please join out mailing list for updates on events and sales.
Community Supported Art Pittsburgh (CSA PGH) was co-founded in 2013 by Casey Droege, Corey Escoto, Kilolo Luckett, and Blaine Siegel. Seed funding from the Sprout Fund enabled our launch and now CSA PGH is sustained by its subscribers. By forming partnerships with Springboard for the Arts, the Warhol Museum, Space Gallery, and Fractured Atlas, our first year was an incredible success. 50 shares showcasing 6 local artists sold out quickly and we were thrilled to receive local and national press.
For the 2014 season, we expanded our artists and size of offered shares. Our programming included an exhibit of participating artists at fieldwork Gallery and a panel talk at the Mine Factory. To date, the program has commissioned fifteen artists and produced 150 shares. CSA PGH is a program that builds lasting relationships with artists and cultural consumers, while feeding the public’s cultural appetite.
As we move into the coming seasons, Casey Droege will continue to push Community Supported Art to the next frontier. New works from local artists will be commissioned, new formats for showcasing local talent will be explored, and new relationships will be forged. We hope you will stay tuned for the upcoming excitement. Please sign up for the mailing list for updates on events and sales.
WESA Public Radio Spotlight: New Pittsburgh CSA Replaces 'Agriculture' with 'Art'
NEW YORK TIMES Article: 'Buy Local' Gets Creative
PITTSBURGH POST GAZETTE Article: CSA PGH Pays Off for 50 'Shareholders'