Cart Pushers Artist Residency is creating an artist residency in Columbus, Ohio.
3

patrons

$32
per month
About:

The Cart Pushers Studio Residency provides free 24/7 studio access for six week sessions to six artists per year who reside in the Columbus, Ohio area. The program emphasizes giving space and time to artists from historically marginalized demographics. It takes place in Cart Pusher Studios in the Millworks Studios building, which also houses the studios of residency facilitator Ken Nurenberg. Resident artists are given over 400 square feet of studio space, access to all of the studio tools, computers and creative software, and have the option of putting Ken to work as their studio assistant during their session.



Who We Are:

Misty Alvaro is the residency's organizational mastermind and works as a public librarian with an MLIS from Kent State University. She also cooks delicious Sunday dinners for the resident artists and has recently been getting back into playing violin and singing Italian arias.

Ken Nurenberg is an artist, musician, and technical jack-of-all trades. Ken holds an MFA from the Ohio State University and has completed residencies at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and The Vermont Studio Center.



Some thoughts from Ken on the residency:

The residency takes place in my studio and so I think of the residency as an extension of my art practice. The project asks the question, “Can facilitating the work of other artists be an artwork and form of making in itself?” I believe the answer is yes. The film industry, with its workforces of all range of artists coming together to produce one product, is a crude example of what I mean, but this project is nothing so industrial. It is about artists empathizing with one another and thinking bilaterally and collectively about how to support one another’s individual missions.

Now, I’d like to present why the residency emphasizes giving opportunities to artists who are not straight, white, cis-gender males. This comes from a belief that art spaces and institutions of all sort need to consider how to be representative of the population of artists in art audiences in their communities and in the world. Equity in representation and access to resources are vital in fostering a dynamic and rigorous creative community. There are always two artists in Cart Pushers Studios at one time, a resident artist and myself. So the math of that is that there is really only room for a maximum of one white guy working in the spaces at a time, and, well, I’m currently keeping that spot to myself.

Tiers
Thank you!
$1 or more per month 2 patrons
  • Every bit helps and no amount is too small, so thank you very much for chipping in.
The Behind the Scenes Level
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Access to exclusive behind the scenes posts documenting what our residents are up to in the studio.
Ken Shows You How To Do a Thing!
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Every month Ken will post a tutorial video documenting different skills he knows and uses in the studio. It could be software tutorials on music production, Photoshop, or 3D modelling. It could figure drawing demonstrations, or guitar licks. Who knows, but you'll definitely learn something new!
  • Plus all other lower tier rewards.
Goals
$32 of $500 per month
The rent is paid! This is the basic amount we need to keep the landlord happy every month. Once we get past this point we can start putting money towards providing stipends for the artists and stocking supplies at the studio.
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About:

The Cart Pushers Studio Residency provides free 24/7 studio access for six week sessions to six artists per year who reside in the Columbus, Ohio area. The program emphasizes giving space and time to artists from historically marginalized demographics. It takes place in Cart Pusher Studios in the Millworks Studios building, which also houses the studios of residency facilitator Ken Nurenberg. Resident artists are given over 400 square feet of studio space, access to all of the studio tools, computers and creative software, and have the option of putting Ken to work as their studio assistant during their session.



Who We Are:

Misty Alvaro is the residency's organizational mastermind and works as a public librarian with an MLIS from Kent State University. She also cooks delicious Sunday dinners for the resident artists and has recently been getting back into playing violin and singing Italian arias.

Ken Nurenberg is an artist, musician, and technical jack-of-all trades. Ken holds an MFA from the Ohio State University and has completed residencies at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and The Vermont Studio Center.



Some thoughts from Ken on the residency:

The residency takes place in my studio and so I think of the residency as an extension of my art practice. The project asks the question, “Can facilitating the work of other artists be an artwork and form of making in itself?” I believe the answer is yes. The film industry, with its workforces of all range of artists coming together to produce one product, is a crude example of what I mean, but this project is nothing so industrial. It is about artists empathizing with one another and thinking bilaterally and collectively about how to support one another’s individual missions.

Now, I’d like to present why the residency emphasizes giving opportunities to artists who are not straight, white, cis-gender males. This comes from a belief that art spaces and institutions of all sort need to consider how to be representative of the population of artists in art audiences in their communities and in the world. Equity in representation and access to resources are vital in fostering a dynamic and rigorous creative community. There are always two artists in Cart Pushers Studios at one time, a resident artist and myself. So the math of that is that there is really only room for a maximum of one white guy working in the spaces at a time, and, well, I’m currently keeping that spot to myself.

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Tiers
Thank you!
$1 or more per month 2 patrons
  • Every bit helps and no amount is too small, so thank you very much for chipping in.
The Behind the Scenes Level
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Access to exclusive behind the scenes posts documenting what our residents are up to in the studio.
Ken Shows You How To Do a Thing!
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Every month Ken will post a tutorial video documenting different skills he knows and uses in the studio. It could be software tutorials on music production, Photoshop, or 3D modelling. It could figure drawing demonstrations, or guitar licks. Who knows, but you'll definitely learn something new!
  • Plus all other lower tier rewards.