From the Maine Arts Commission!
About CSA:Community Supporting Arts: In 2012 the Harlow Gallery organized the first Community Supporting Arts (CSA) project to connect Maine’s artist and farming communities, two vibrant and idealistic groups that are key to our state’s unique sense of place. It was a huge success so we’re doing it again in 2017!
We are seeking 10 Maine artists to participate in CSA II to be paired with 10 Maine farms. Each artist will seek inspiration in his or her counterpart’s life, work, landscape, ideals and challenges over the course of the 2017 growing season and create work based on their experiences and observations. Partnering farmers will be those operating CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture) farms. A CSA farm offers shares at the beginning of the growing season and then provides fresh, seasonal food on a regular basis to each shareholding household throughout the growing season. Community Supported Agriculture is a grassroots response to the growing social and environmental problems of our modern industrial food system.
September 1, 2016 – deadline for applications to participate from artists and farmers
January 1, 2017 – artist/farmer partnerships announced to public
January – October 2017 – farm visits and art-making ongoing
Fall 2017 – CSA: Community Supporting Arts exhibition at the Harlow Gallery
Fall/Winter 2017 – additional exhibitions and events (venues TBA)