Running low on cash? If you are an artist, why not produce some art money? You may not be able to pay your gas and electric bill with art money, but at least you'll reap the riches of creating!
You can learn more about the Art Money movement, by checking out their website, here.
The goal of artmoney is ambitious and idealistic, but speaks to the core of the creative heart:
Artmoney is original art that works as a global alternative currency. The purpose of BIAM is:
- * To offer artists worldwide the chance of financial freedom and worldwide exposure in order to focus on the creative process in the pursuit of a beautyfull world.
- * To integrate an alternative global currency with local currencies world wide as a step towards equal shopping conditions for rich and poor reguardless of the conditions of the local social environment in the persuit of a world of individual choise and personal freedom.
- * To create an art object with a pratical social application. Using art money to pay for private accomodation will bring people together in an intimate private situation. This may offer the chance for new friendships among strangers from all over the world.
This currency may as such function as a human link across cultural, racial, linguistic, political and religious barriers in the pursuit of a peacefull world.
Several ZNE Members are already having fun exploring the world of Art Money.
ZNE Founding Member Izabella Pierce has started a flickr group for artists who want to share their own art money images- check it out, and join in if you are so inclined!
And another ZNE founding member - Cinda Rae Oliverio has jumped on the Art Money train as well, posting this fun version on her blog a few days ago:
(Image at left, copyright Cinda Rae Oliverio, 2007)
As many of you know, sales have been slow on eBay and on other venues. If you are running low on cash, creating some Art Money may be just the ticket to cheer you up!