Sarah Trigg's intriguing Goldminer project needs your support:
Started in May of 2009, GOLDMINER is an anthropological approach to observing the practices of visual artists. To date, the project includes over 100 artists in the US and abroad. Their curiosities (excluding artwork) are photographed and archived within the following six categories: MASCOTS, COLLECTED OBJECTS, RITUALS, RESIDUE, MAKESHIFT TOOLS, and HABITAT. The following is a collection of photography and writing on the conversations that have come forth.
Recently awarded a residency at Threewalls in Chicago, Trigg hopes to travel there this August to include 30 more Chicago-based artists in the project. To help her take advantage of this great opportunity you can donate to the fundraising campaign hosted by United States Artists. Right now there are MATCHING FUNDS available for a limited time. If you pledge now, your donation will be DOUBLED.
GOLDMINER gift awards are available for every donation level. All donations are fully tax-deductible, and your gift will not only be a tremendous support for the project but will increase awareness for this unique arts organization that promotes a new paradigm for funding the arts in the US.
The project must be fully funded by July 22nd, 2011 in order for the pledges to be collected. This trip will only be possible if the fundraising goal is met! There are less than 18 DAYS LEFT to fund CHICAGO trip.