To cultivate working relationships between artists and businesses, leveraging community engagement to increase artist employment and grow local economies.
CauseART places artists in business settings. Serving as curator, connector, and project manager, CauseART listens to the creative visions of business clients, uses that information to structure artist selection and schedule project benchmarks, and manages projects to completion. Our clients recognize the value of creativity within the context of their brand, and our artists are valued as cultural service providers. We recognize that a thriving arts community is a key indicator of city health. By giving artists new platforms for their work and infusing the business sector with creativity, CauseART advances talent, opportunity, and engagement by fostering unlikely friendships.
CauseART originated in Boulder, CO where the local community is experiencing rapid growth within a limited geographical landscape. This rapid growth has been driven by financial success in disconnected sectors while simultaneously causing housing and retail prices to skyrocket. Artists, in particular, are struggling to find space and work within an economic landscape that has yet to engage them as a cultural asset. CauseART sees the currently marginalized arts community as essential in creating multi-sector cohesion and stronger local identity. Boulder is not alone in experiencing such friction between economic growth and affordability for artists. CauseART aims to bring and adapt our solution to communities with similar growing pains.
Collectively, the CauseART team brings skill, insight, and civic dedication to their vision of integrating artists into the local business community.
Chelsea Pohl is a visioneer, entrepreneur, artist manager, and manager of numerous community-driven art projects, including The Boulder Tattoo Project and Unbelievabubble Boulder.
Ingrid Walsh is a cultural anthropologist, curator, and entrepreneur. She has done brand development for small businesses in Boulder, CO, and has worked on social issues among underserved groups in numerous cities.
Sean Peuquet is a digital artist, composer, and software developer who is an active collaborator with artists and entrepreneurs along Colorado's Front Range.
Note: Completing and submitting the above inquiry form does not gaurentee inclusion in CauseART's artist pool, nor does it mean that CauseART will actively pursue any Artist/Business relationships or contracts on your behalf. A further application process will be necessary for your acceptance as a CauseART artist.
Note: Completing and submitting the above inquiry form does not enter you or your company into any contractual obligation, nor does it gaurentee your company's inclusion in CauseART's business pool. The information above will not be used to actively pursue any Artist/Business relationships or artist work-for-hire contracts on your behalf. A further application process will be necessary for your company's acceptance into the CauseART business pool.