Artist cooperative

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

An artist cooperative (also co-operative or co-op) is an autonomous visual arts organization, enterprise, or association jointly owned and democratically controlled by its members.[1] Artist cooperatives are legal entities organized as non-capital stock corporations, non-profit organizations, or unincorporated associations. Such cooperatives typically provide professional facilities and services for its artist-members, including studios, workshops, equipment, exhibition galleries, and educational resources.[2] By design, all economic and non-economic benefits and liabilities of the cooperative are shared equally among its members. Cooperative members elect their board of directors from within the membership.[3]

See also[edit]


Further reading[edit]

  • "International Artists Cooperative Forms and Launches Web Site." Art Business News November 2001.

External links[edit]