Community Supported Art
Collect Art, Support Art-Making In Cambridge
Community Supported Art takes the model of buying a farm share to help support local agriculture and adapts it to supporting art-making in our community. Buy one of our shares and you get fresh, high-quality art at a reasonable price. Your purchase supports local artists, your neighbors, working right here in Cambridge. Which helps keep Cambridge creative.
How to Buy
Community Supported Art is great for your home or office and makes handsome gifts. Visit our online shop
Community Supported Art is a program of the Cambridge Arts Council. Please email us
or call (617) 349-4380.
Meet Our Artists:
Learn more about the Cambridge artists making Community Supported Art.
See our 24-page guide to the artists and the art they created in 2017 and 2016 (pdf).
Tanya Hayes Lee
Planting The Seeds:
Cambridge Arts’ Community Supported Art program began with the aim to do more to support artists here in Cambridge by helping develop new economic opportunities. In May 2016, with program support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a professional jury selected nine Cambridge artists to be our inaugural group. Each artist would produce a series of 50 small artworks for sale. The program pays participating artists an honorarium and also provides them professional development and exhibition opportunities in close partnership with CCTV
, The Cambridge Art Association
and other local arts organizations. All proceeds from the sales of Community Supported Art directly benefit the artists and support the continuation of the program.