Farm Seeks Artist 2018

We, at Field Notes Farm, are seeking to exchange a CSA share of produce for the creative works of local artists.

Proposals will be accepted through March 31.
Artists selected will be notified by April 6.

About Us:
We grow over 100 varieties of vegetables, fruits, herbs, and perennials on 2 +35 acres in Custer, Wisconsin, utilizing passive hoophouses and organic & biodynamic farming methods. We’ve been growing for the last 8 years, and we are jazzed for our 4th season as Field Notes Farm! In addition, we continue planting a 5 acre cider apple orchard for hard/fresh cider production.

The CSA (Community Supported Agriculture):
Every week or every other week from June through November, our CSA members receive a share of vegetables.  This season, we’ll be growing for 75  households, along with production for local farm markets, restaurants and local retail stores. We serve the Appleton, Neenah, Stevens Point, Plover and Amherst areas.

The Art-Share:
Art is awesome! Artists serve a critical role depicting the human experience in our community.
We are looking for an artist to join us for the 2018 season, producing art that gives our members a new way to experience their farm, vegetables, and Community Supported Agriculture experience. In exchange, we will provide the artist with a CSA share full of delicious vegetables, fruits, and herbs.

We are in the final stages of purchasing 35 acres ~1.5 miles from our current 2 acre operation in Custer. The new space will allow for a greater creativity in events, performance opportunities, art installation and overall setting. In addition, our Field Notes Farm LLC, 2 owner structure is becoming an 11 member worker cooperative with a new name, Rising Sand Organics.
With the new opportunities available, we will prioritize applications in the following mediums:

  • Sculpture
  • Performance Art
  • Wood Crafts

Other mediums will still be considered.

The Details:
The artist receives a CSA Share (valued at $675 or $350, depending on how much you eat!) and all other privileges associated with being a member of our CSA Program.

Your art is promoted first and foremost to our CSA members. We also share via our social media community. We want to support your continued work as an artist and make it a point to continue to follow and support your work after your season with us.
Field Notes Farm receives rights and originals of project artwork to use and display on our farm, website, and with our CSA.

Non-Flackery Statement
We are not seeking marketing or promotional materials.
We want to support the natural creative process of you as an artist.

Send us a proposal:
– Describe your project idea.
– What is your interest in farming/food/people?
– How will your project enhance our work as farmers and benefit our farm and CSA?
– How will your project develop throughout the season?

Please provide images of your previous works if available.

Proposals will be reviewed by 11 Farmers (us) & 1 Artist & 1 CSA Member
Send proposals to Polly – Questions? Call 262-224-6027.

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