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SaveArtSpace -- Billboards for artists

SaveArtSpace is a nonprofit organization for Public Art and Community Activism.
Since 2015, we have exhibited 84 artists on 100 billboards or similar advertising spaces, in 8 major US cities. We are excited to offer this new opportunity to your community and would be honored to invite you and your organization to be involved in our public…

Added by Valley Art Share on June 14, 2018 at 6:15pm — No Comments

Valley Art Share Seeks New Steward

It's time for a change. 

It's been wonderful to be at the helm of creating and maintaining Valley Art Share for the last 7 years and the time has come for me to pass it on to someone else.  I'm looking for someone who is excited to take on full responsibility for the site and steward it into the…


Added by Valley Art Share on April 27, 2015 at 10:17am — No Comments

New Deadlines for the 3rd (and final) Micro Grant

Hello Fine Folk,  

I hope this early Autumn email finds you well.  I had some family things come up this Summer that kept me away from Valley Art Share and thus missed the proper slew of emails associated with the Micro Grants.  

We've got a good little sum of cash in the kitty ($817.35 to be exact) to fund a project of your choosing.  See below for the line-up of new deadlines.  

I've decided to stop the micro…


Added by Valley Art Share on September 30, 2013 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Announcing Place [Maker] Space: a 3-day convergence to explore notions of place

Hallo Hello!

I'm really excited to announce Place [Maker] Space: an interdisciplinary residency that I'm helping to curate and produce with Melinda Buckwalter and Lailye Weidman.  Inspired by eco-hacks and maker faires, this 3-day convergence is designed as open forum to share practices and research that address notions of place.

Place [Maker] Space will…


Added by Valley Art Share on May 7, 2013 at 8:42pm — No Comments

Micro Grant Cycle #3: April 1st - September 30th

The next 6 month grant cycle is now underway

Last cycle we collectively raised $768 through small monthly donations by 35 Valley Art Share members.  Some incredible proposals were made and I'm looking forward to seeing what ya'll have up your sleeves for this cycle.  

Here's how the deadlines are shaking down this time…


Added by Valley Art Share on May 6, 2013 at 2:52pm — No Comments

Pioneer Valley Zine Fest and Ladyfest Rises Again: April 26-28 2013

About Pioneer Valley Zine Fest and Ladyfest Easthampton: 

A three day music and arts festival, with hands-on workshops, vendors, and performances at Flywheel arts collective and Food For Thought Books, our mission is to celebrate and support all musicians and artists in…


Added by Valley Art Share on April 24, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Micro Grant Cycle #2: The Results are in!

And the grant goes to...

Seven hundred and sixty eight gargantuan dollars, thirty five supportive people, six long months, six better-than-real-life proposals, all leading to one selected proposal.  Ready?  This round's winner is (bum bah da dum da dum!!!):…


Added by Valley Art Share on April 1, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

TIME TO VOTE: Join the Micro Mutual Aid Grants and participate in rating the proposals

I've been in correspondance with some of you about how to recruit more folks to the micro grants.  This phase, once the proposals are submitted and prior to voting (deadline is March 25th), seems like an excellent time to encourage folks to support the collective fund.  Up to this point I've been requiring that folks give for at least a month prior to voting because I think it's important that folks are signing on to…


Added by Valley Art Share on March 15, 2013 at 12:30am — No Comments

Six New Project Proposals for Grant Cycle #2

This second Mutual Aid Micro Grant cycle began in October and will finish up this month after the grant members select one of the following proposals.  You can see all of the proposals in their glorious detail here, or simply scroll down and…


Added by Valley Art Share on March 8, 2013 at 10:00pm — No Comments


Calling all Performing Artists! Calling all Citizens who love the Performing Art!

Join performing arts stakeholders for a presentation, public discussion, and brainstorming session.

Saturday, November 3, 2012 from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.


St. Philip’s Episcopal Church Hall

128 Main St., Easthampton, MA

and here is the Press release from CitySpace, Inc.



Added by Valley Art Share on October 30, 2012 at 11:44am — No Comments

Collective Fund Update: Grant Cycle #1

We're in the midst of the very first grant cycle for the Mutual Aid Micro Grants.
Here's how the numbers are shaking down thus far:
  • 23 folks are contributing to the fund
  • Monthly contributions total $120.21
  • The current collective fund balance is…

Added by Valley Art Share on September 4, 2012 at 4:52pm — No Comments

VAS ARCHIVE PRESENTS: Imagining the Familiar, an online exhibition curated by Anna Rotty

Imagining the Familiar features work by Chelsea GrangerBruce KahnDavid Drew Longey, …


Added by Valley Art Share on July 30, 2012 at 1:19pm — No Comments

Solidarity NYC

When designing the microgrant system I was thinking a lot about alternative economies, other capitalisms and the potential of building a solidarity economy.

Some friends of mine in New York…


Added by Valley Art Share on July 28, 2012 at 10:47pm — No Comments

inCUBATE: Institute for Community Understanding Between Art and the Everyday

inCUBATE was inspiration for the new mutual aid micro grants on Valley Art Share.…


Added by Valley Art Share on July 17, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Valley Art Share Launches Micro-Grants for Artist-Etceteras

This summer Valley Art Share is launching a series of micro grants for artist-etceteras as a means to build a grassroots sustainable infrastructure for creative projects.  Valley Art Share will source funds from its member-base and the community-at-large in small monthly installments that will contribute to a collective fund.  This…


Added by Valley Art Share on July 17, 2012 at 3:12pm — 2 Comments


This article from Liberty Squared by Jill Turner was printed out of order in the original version. It is now corrected in the version you can download here at VAS and here it is in it's entirety below.

An Occupy Wall Street Blog Post 

by Jill Turner



Added by Valley Art Share on May 12, 2012 at 4:19pm — No Comments

Pioneer Valley Soundscapes

Pioneer Valley Soundscapes is a project that explores the connection between sound and place by documenting the musical communities and acoustic terrain of the Pioneer Valley in Western Massachusetts.

The films, recordings, and images here are produced by students at Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of…


Added by Valley Art Share on May 6, 2012 at 11:54am — No Comments

LIBERTY SQUARED: A Multiplicity of Voices from the Occupy Movement

We're pleased to introduce to you a zine compiled by local folks who have been engaged in and thinking about the occupy movement.  Pick up a paper edition at Food for Thought Books or download one here at Valley Art Share.  …


Added by Valley Art Share on April 28, 2012 at 10:14am — No Comments

Rachel of Hoax Zine Speaks

Here's another rap from a zinester who will be presenting at the Zine Fest this weekend.  


Introducing RACHEL of HOAX....


I am a twenty five year old displaced New Yorker who is currently residing in Baltimore, Maryland. I was introduced to…


Added by Valley Art Share on April 25, 2012 at 2:25pm — No Comments

Chelsea Dirck at the Pioneer Valley Zine Fest

This weekend Food for Thought Books in Amherst will host the annual Pioneer Valley Zine Fest.  Chelsea Dirck will be there, will you?   

I have been making zines for the past four years or so, mostly from my personal…


Added by Valley Art Share on April 24, 2012 at 3:36pm — No Comments

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