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Surface: Center for Sustainable Art Practices

This campaign will fund startup costs for childcare supported art studios and community driven professional development for Artists.

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Project Description

This campaign will fund the start up costs for a childcare integrated art studio and gallery focused on sustainable materials.

 

By funding this space you are supporting not one but dozens of women owned businesses. 

 

SURFACE supports emerging artists with private and group studios, onsite childcare, professional development courses, critiques, mentorships and workshops are just some of the offerings at SURFACE. The physical space is supplemented by a virtual community to provide round the clock flexibility for artists doing it all. 

 

 

 

Surface is founded on three guiding principals.. 

 

Sustainable Materiality: A commitment to sustainable materiality means providing space to explore and ask critical questions about the materials we use when creating and consuming art.

Sustainable Practices: This means providing resources and opportunities for underserved and underrecognized Artists.

Self-Directed Learning: In this context self-directed learning means providing space for Artists to learn their craft and explore their role in the community outside traditional educational institutions. It is school without walls, learning in community. 

 

 

So what are you funding?

 

1. $3,000.00 will go towards paying for onsite childcare for our first two months of operation. 4 days a week, 4 hours a day. Cooperative childcare and children accepted into the workspace will also be integral parts of our programming. Beyond the first two months we will continually apply for grants to further fund childcare.

2. $4,000.00 will be used for two months of space rent. A beautiful location in Eugene, Oregon with 4 private studios, an open area for common studios and a bright gallery space. 

3. $3,000.00 will be reserved for startup working capital paying for expenses like utilities and workshop instructor fees. 

 

 

 

Thank you for your support of this project!

 

Updates

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Send me your questions at geraldinesundstrom@gmail.com!

 

 

James Gerald Sundstrom
02/24/2021
SURFACE Patron
$100
Shelly
01/26/2021
SURFACE Patron
$100
Monetary Contribution

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SURFACE Community

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50.00 USD
SURFACE Creator

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A set of 3 hand crafted natural pigments!

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100.00 USD
SURFACE Patron

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An original 6 in x 6 in natural pigment collage on paper.

Unframed 

You can request a color pallet or be surprised! 

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Monetary Contribution

Woohoo! You don't need a reward to support the arts! 

Thank you!

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25.00 USD
SURFACE Community

Choose this reward and receive a catalog of our first members show!

Thank you for your support!

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50.00 USD
SURFACE Creator

You are awesome! You will receive:

A set of 3 hand crafted natural pigments!

0 Supporters
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100.00 USD
SURFACE Patron

Woot Woot! You rock!

Receive:

An original 6 in x 6 in natural pigment collage on paper.

Unframed 

You can request a color pallet or be surprised! 

2 Supporters
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