Each month, CIRCA’s featured artist creates an original print that helps to fund the next generation of artistic talent.
Every #CIRCAECONOMY print is available for a limited time only and the price of each purchase supports creative organisations, original art commissions and communities at large. Guest exhibitors are also invited to create one-off prints that provide a ladder up for rising creatives.
Sales from prints produced by Ai Weiwei, Patti Smith and Vivienne Westwood are already supporting programmes from nonprofit institutions including the Chisenhale Gallery and The Showroom, and funding the development of the “CIRCA Class of 2021” a new global arts initiative which awards 30 artists the opportunity to exhibit their work on the iconic Piccadilly Lights screen this September. By buying a print you are directly supporting artists hard hit by recent crises and helping to build an economy that nurtures new public art in our communities, more diverse cultural industries, and emerging creative potential.
In addition to funding CIRCA’s free public art programmes and commissions, funds are given as direct-to-community and direct-to-creative cash payments. This model means we can target people in genuine need during this time of overlapping emergencies, rather than filtering payments through systems that slow and reduce donations.
From each purchase, 70 percent of profits are provided to #CIRCAECONOMY programmes. To provide full transparency, a report detailing all funding initiatives will be made available every September on CIRCA.ART