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Mission: Working with artists to produce art everywhere for everyone.

Open Art Society is a hub for artists, communities, citizens and governments to create projects that open dialogue, add vibrancy and embrace the arts as a cornerstone of our communities. We seek alternative avenues to create and fund participatory and engaging artistic projects in the Triangle and surrounding regions. Art is an open platform for discussing and reframing new ideas and problems in our communities — Open Art Society projects provide people with ways to engage with the issues that shape the places we live.

What projects does Open Art Society produce?
Open Art Society collaborates with artists to produce events; works with people to promote projects that instill creativity in their communities; and provides other artistic event services. Specifically interested in fine arts, cultural expression and creative entrepreneurial endeavors, the business is starting with three core programs and related promotional activities and events.
Welcome: Art in Your Home, community supported art subscriptions. Read more about it here.
Pop! Art in Downtown, a pop-up creative industry venture – art, fashion, music, culinary, design, storefront installations. These pop-up stores and installations help creative entrepreneurs test new ideas and support emerging artists by providing public, street-level venues to present new and evolving work. Read more about Pop! Downtown Greensboro here and Pop! Fuquay-Varina Downtown here. More Pop! projects coming soon.
TBD: Art in your Neighborhood, envisioned as a network of neighborhood-based artist residencies culminating in an annual art tour featuring the work neighbors have developed in collaborations with artists, we are currently working on two small-scale projects, one in Northgate Park and one in Walltown. More details coming in September 2014.

: Jessica N. Moore is the founder & lead organizer of Open Art Society, L3C. OAS grew out of the Durham Storefront Project, which Jessica co-founded in 2011 and has since produced multiple series of storefront window art installations, collaborating with over 30 artists and numerous downtown businesses. As a community arts organizer with a focus on technical assistance and a strong interest in creating new opportunities for artists in NC, Jessica brings 10 years experience with arts-focused non-profits and city government. She is currently a member of the City of Durham’s Cultural Advisory Board’s Public Art Committee and holds a MA in Art History, Theory & Criticism and MA in Arts Administration & Cultural Policy from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

L3C and Fiscal Sponsor Information: As a new business connecting artists and creative entrepreneurs to communities who want to incorporate art in their plans for empowerment and revitalization, Open Art Society wants to determine what works and incubate creative ideas before jumping into the complexities of non-profit operations, so we are currently an L3C (limited liability company) and a fiscally sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Fractured Atlas will receive grants for the charitable purposes of Open Art Society, provide oversight to ensure that grant funds are used in accordance with grant agreements, and provide reports as required by the grantor. Contributions for the charitable purposes of Open Art Society must be made payable to Fractured Atlas and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. Donate now!

We’re proud to be a Triangle ArtWorks Partner! Read more about Triangle ArtWorks here.
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