Open Collective
Open Collective exists to grow the Solidarity Economy movement by centering systems-change work led by working class, queer, trans, Black, Indigenous, People of Color (QTBIPOC) artists and culture-bearers.


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Project is creating 5 online modules with Art World Learning about ways that QTBIPOC and working...
Project is creating a self-paced PDF Toolkit with Springboard for the Arts. Support us!
Project is developing a Directory of systems-change work led by QTBIPOC and working class creati...
Project is working with Meerkat Media Cooperative and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts to create ...

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A live DJ set / jam session / zine making workshop with Cierra Peters & Paige Curtis of the Bosto...Read more
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Case studies in solidarity grantmaking and investing to support grantmakers in deepening their co...Read more

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A presentation about permanent real estate cooperatives and the arts, presented by the Sustainabl...Read more
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A history of organizing in the arts with a focus on Solidarity Economy alternatives and artist-le...Read more
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Abuse, Alienation, and Our Current Condition as Arts & Culture Workers - “The Way It Works” with ...Read more
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Top financial contributors


The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

$400,000 USD since Aug 2022

Barr Foundation

$230,000 USD since Apr 2022

Mellon Foundation

$175,000 USD since Jul 2022

The Chicago Community Foundation

$100,000 USD since Dec 2022

Kenneth Rainin Foundation

$20,000 USD since Aug 2022

Americans for the Arts

$6,000 USD since Aug 2021

Arizona State University

$6,000 USD since Aug 2021

Drexel University

$6,000 USD since Aug 2021

Minneapolis College of Art and Design

$6,000 USD since Aug 2021

Joan Mitchell Foundation

$6,000 USD since Sep 2021


Grantmakers in the Arts

$41,250 USD since Dec 2021

Haystack Mountain School of Crafts

$6,000 USD since Aug 2021

Grantmakers in the Arts

$1,050 USD since Nov 2021


$1,000 USD since Dec 2022

Creative Time

$500 USD since Feb 2022


$300 USD since Nov 2022

Czulosc Gallery Fundation

$170 USD since Jan 2022

Elæ Moss (they/them)

$119 USD since Sep 2021

Estella Sanchez

$100 USD since Aug 2021

Lisa Dent

$100 USD since Aug 2021 is all of us

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The William a...

$400,000 USD

Barr Foundation


$230,000 USD

Mellon Founda...

$175,000 USD

The Chicago C...

$100,000 USD

Grantmakers i...

$41,250 USD

Kenneth Raini...

$20,000 USD

Haystack Moun...

$6,000 USD


Transparent and open finances.

Today’s balance

$273,224.54 USD

Total raised

$989,848.26 USD

Total disbursed

$716,623.72 USD

Estimated annual budget

$966,187.73 USD


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Updates on our activities and progress. thanks you for a transformative 2022!

2022 has been a year of growth for our family, and as we reflect on everything we’ve been able to do this year, our hearts are with you -- our dear community members -- for your support of and your advocacy for a solidarit...
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Published on December 20, 2022 by Sruti Suryanarayanan

Grateful for you and your support!

Hello! We hope this finds you, your loved ones, and community feeling safe and connected. The Art.Coop team wanted to take a moment to acknowledge and thank you for the different ways that each of you supported us this year: participated/at...
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Published on December 13, 2021 by Marina Lopez

Reflections + Next Steps for Study-into-Action

Happy Friday, Study-into-Action public participants! · We are writing to share our next steps at and to invite you into the work ahead. Two weeks ago, we had our closing session with the internal cohort of 105 part...
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Published on October 22, 2021 by Caroline Woolard


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