is a program that allows communities to share artwork from within the local neighborhood for up to 3 months at a time. The idea being that artists have many artworks at any given time that can be shared with the community, and the community in turn has the wall-space to display and care for the artwork. The program is based on mutual trust and helps create connections between local community members who partake in the program as either sharering member, caregivers, or both.
The program, orginally called artCommons held it’s first season of shares in Jackson Heights Queens with the encouragement and support from the Queens Museum. The program also creates a collective effort for pooling of resources and sharing the wealth of
local creativity. Sharing events took place during community festivals, and art activities were offered for children by participating local artist. Over the span of just two events, 36 months of artwork shares were recorded!
If you would like to set-up A Common Share in your neighborhood, please contact us:
The pilot project would not have happened without the trust and support from all the local artists and community members in Jackson Heights. For this, we thanks everyone who was involved in the project.