CALL FOR ARTISTS: Art@Work Program Artists Database

Art@Work is a newer DAG program designed to connect local artists to local businesses. The primary goal being to sell (or lease) local art to local businesses to be displayed in their corporate offices and private or public buildings.  We aim to encourage local businesses and individuals to support local artists and display the original and amazing talent we have in this area. This call for art is for the purpose of building a database of local art and participating artists as a tool for DAG in promoting and marketing this program and the artists/artwork to Art@Work clients as new projects are cultivated. We have a couple exciting new partnerships in the works and we need to fill this database in order to more intentionally and efficiently move forward. We seek to present a diverse range of artists and artwork to a diverse range of businesses and clients. As we move forward, new partnerships will be:
 
  • Purchase projects where artists get 100% of the sales from the project.
  • Or leasing projects of 6 month or longer rotating exhibitions where artists get paid for the leasing of their art as a % of the full value of the art on view per month.
  • Professionally facilitated, curated and installed by the Durham Art Guild.
 
SCHEDULE
This call will be an active rolling call for art for all of calendar year 2018. However, we are making a larger initial push through March 30, 2018 to get as much available art and participating artists as possible populated into this database for potential new Art@Work clients. If you are interested in this program, please do your best to submit your body of work by March 30, 2018 to maximize your submission. 
 
Be sure to read the complete call for artists and instructions: CLICK HERE
Direct link to submit your work online: CLICK HERE
Art@Work Program Brochure for businesses: CLICK HERE
 
HOW WE GOT TO ART@WORK
The Durham Art Guild has built new unique partnerships over the last 4 years to create
new opportunities for artists to showcase their work within the community. Through
these rotating exhibition opportunities at the offices of the Triangle Community
Foundation and the lobby of Castalia at Meadowmont, and the more recent purchase
project with Lofts at Lakeview, we have learned so much about working with local
businesses and we have learned a lot from the participating artists regarding their
experiences and needs as well. Thus far in these initial partnerships we have
showcased 26 artists in 3 new venues, sold 34 works of art to new patrons, and put
over $25,000 into the pockets of local artists. In a nutshell, we want to get more artists
paid, we want to educate more businesses/individuals on the variety of talent available
in the area, and we want to emphasize the importance of valuing and supporting local
artists.
 
As this program expands we hope to advance our tools for showcasing and promoting
the database. We also hope to advance towards connecting artists to new commission
opportunities, public art opportunities, special installation or residency opportunities and
more!

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