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#OFMArtBeat - The Free State Art Collective ready to embrace new opportunities

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#OFMArtBeat - The Free State Art Collective ready to embrace new opportunities | News Article

The Free State Art Collective’s main purpose is to raise the visibility, develop and support the careers of all the artists who belong as members.

The founder of the Free State Art Collective, Karen Brusch, briefly reflects on what 2021 had in store for the art collective artists as well as speaking a little on what 2022 will bring.

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Art collectives have become popular both nationally and abroad, as an inventive response to particular socio-economic circumstances. 

Collectives provide a platform for artists to brainstorm projects en masse, raise the funds as a group, and oversee the fruition of their creative labour, collectively. What if collectives were created in each region of South Africa, opening a more vibrant and democratic art world, no longer dominated by our economic powerhouse cities?

Like a gallery, the Free State Art Collective has a growing stable of artists whose work will be promoted and sold via the brand. But unlike a gallery, there is no tie to a specific exhibition space. Instead, the collective is mobile, working through the unique curation of events and via exposure nationally at established art shows and events.

The Free State Art Collective’s main purpose is to develop and support the careers of all the artists who belong as members and to raise awareness of talent in the Free State, thereby developing a more visible national presence. The Collective also aims to mentor emerging artists and to provide a network of information and opportunity. 

Click here to check out their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/freestateartcollective/?ref=page_internal

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