Figuratively Speaking: New Video Project

Where is our common ground?

Figuratively Speaking is a video interview project that will record stories from individuals about a work of art they have encountered in their life, and as a result has become part of their personal history. We want to see how pictures can speak through us. The project is open to personal stories about a work of art (read more…)

Holiday Exchange @ Queens Museum Dec. 15

Thanks to everyone who came out for the Holiday Exchange at Queens Museum. I hoped we answered all your questions. Just a reminder, the Jackson Heights artCommons is still a prototype (read more…)

Art Made Common II

Art Made Common II:
Sharing at Home, at Work, and in the Neighborhood.

Sunday 3pm @ Queens Museum
In conjunction with: artCommons Holiday Exchange @ 2pm

In this discussion we will focus on art projects that although they seem very different, all have in common the idea of sharing of art to create a fabric of relationships within the neighborhood. (read more…)

Art Made Common


Perspectives from Hong Kong & New York
Thursday, September 26th, 7:00-8:30pm

Museum of Chinese in America
215 Centre St, New York, NY 10013
(MOCA NY Website info)

Facebook invite:

HOW CAN SHARING ART CHANGE ART? In this discussion Jeff Leung (Hong Kong Art Center) and Antonio Serna (Art & The Commons) will share their experiences with art projects focused on the sharing of art. Through

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artCommons Begins Pilot Program in Jackson Heights

This month we took a leap from idea to action. After a year of  talking with people in various communities about the possibility of creating an “art commons”, we decided to start a few pilot programs in various neighborhoods in NYC and see how it goes. First stop Jackson Heights!

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Sunday Alternative Economies Projects Discussion

This Sunday June 30th at The Exchange Café at MoMa, Art & The Commons will be adding artCommons to the list of projects to be discussed at Arts & Labor’s Alternative Economies meeting. Come by to learn more about this commoning effort and help jump start this project in your local community.  Meeting begins at 12 noon and goes til 2:45pm. More info:

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Special guests at The Exchange Cafe Tonight 6-8pm

June 14, 4-8pm
Art & The Commons At The Exchange Cafe
MoMa Education and Research Building 4 West 54th Street.
Art & The Commons and Friends will be there tonight! We will be giving our Questionnaire v4 “Would You Like To Take Me Home?” Arts and Labor’s Alternative Economies Group will be distributing their NYC resource guide, Milk Not Jails serving ice cream, and OWS Screen Printers Coop will be screen printing solidarity economy on just about anything – all free!

Questionnaire v4 Now Online!

How can sharing art change art? Art & The Commons is gathering information about how people engage with art. From this information we hope to discover new ways to engage with art. Please fill out the form – it’s only 5 simple questions:

Would You Take Me Home? (Questionnaire v4)

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Alternative Art Economies Meeting Sun April 28

Arts & Labor Alternative economies group will be meeting every month on the last Sunday of the month. The meeting is open to the public. Check Arts & Labor Alternative Economies website from the next meeting.

Arts & Labor’s Alternative Economies
Monthly Meeting

April 28th –> 11am-2pm

Roebling Tea Room
143 Roebling St [google map]
Williamsburg Brooklyn

open meeting = open agenda
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Building the Commons Feb 14th – NYC

Making Worlds invites you to a discussion with individuals currently participating in the development of commons charters: Isidro Lopez (Observatorio Metropolitano-Madrid-Spain) and Alexa Bradley (Great Lakes Commons Initiative). We will learn about these two projects, as well as explore the potentialities of Commons Charters, and the concept of the commons in general, as useful tools for social movements.

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