DISPATCH #2: During the Bringing Entrepreneurship to the Arts Panel, Zlato Fagundes, referenced Minnesota’s Springboard for the Arts CSA (Community Supported Art) as a new business model for presenting dance.
Is this the blind art date we have all been looking for? Like when you are surprised with sunchokes or garlic scapes one week and a whole new delicious consciousness is awakened by the unfamiliar aromas in your kitchen?
Could this be the perfect model for creating a tighter-knit, super-local community around a choreographer’s work?
Would the concept of pre-selling a dance show as part of a CSA share/season free choreographers up to take more risks with their work?
Well, we don’t have to wonder. Springboard has CSA kits for artists who are ready to try something new. And at least right now, NYC and her varied boroughs and hoods are not represented on their map of up-and-coming CSA’s in the USA. Who will be bold enough to try this and let Dd into the process? Accepting nominations below.