Artist cooperative

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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

References

  1. ^ International Co-operative Alliance Statement on the Co-operative Identity Archived 2012-02-04 at the Wayback Machine..
  2. ^ Small Farm Center, University of California Archived March 5, 2009, at the Wayback Machine..
  3. ^ National Cooperative Business Association Archived February 18, 2009, at the Wayback Machine..

Further reading

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

External links

  • International Co-operative Alliance, Geneva, Switzerland website
  • The Cooperative Foundation, St. Paul, Minnesota website
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, Center for Cooperatives website
  • University College Cork, Ireland, Centre for Co-operative Studies website
  • Small Farm Center, University of California website
  • Mutant space arts resource, Cork, Ireland website
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