On Screen - FAQs: NON PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS BFAP: On Screen - Flint
Buckham Fine Arts Project in partnership with Factory Two is pleased to announce On Screen - Flint
Buckham Fine Arts Project launched BFAP: On Screen in 2020. On Screen isa collaborative printmaking project that fosters ties between multiple communities: artists, nonprofit organizations, and collectors. The project involves pairing invited artists with community-based Flint nonprofit organizations. The artists create original images highlighting the work of each non-profit and then work closely with printers at Flint’s Factory Two to produce limited edition screenprint posters for each organization. The artists receive an honorarium for their creative and physical work on this project. BFAP will donate proceeds from the sale of the prints to the featured organization.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How does it work? A: The BFAP brings together artists, community-based non profit organizations, and collectors interested in supporting Flint. Invited artists select a nonprofit organization to learn about and creates an original design highlighting the work of that organization in our community. Artists then create and produce their screen prints at Factory Two. Once the limited edition of prints is signed, embossed and numbered, Buckham Gallery will market, exhibit, and sell the prints. Proceeds are then donated to the featured organization.
Q: Are all of the prints screen printed? A: Yes! This is a partnership between BFAP and Factory Two. All prints will be created at Factory Two with the assistance of the screen printmaking shop.
Q: Is this a mass produced digital image? A: No. Artists create original images and work with Factory Two to burn onto screens for printing. All prints are hand pulled, signed, and numbered in a limited edition.
Q: How many prints in an edition? A: Editions are capped at 45. However it is likely to range 30-40 prints in an edition
Q: Will my organization be responsible for selling the prints? A: No. Sales will be handled by Buckham Gallery. We will then donate proceeds to your organization. However, your participation in social media marketing would be greatly appreciated.
Q: Will my organization have to buy a copy of its featured print? A: No. Two complimentary prints will be delivered to the featured non profit organization for their collection.
Q: If my organization participates, may we use our image on merchandise to sell or fundraise? A: No. Partnering organizations are expected to share and promote their print on social media and websites, however, BFAP retains the right to the image. The Artists are producing a limited edition artwork, which is considered Fine Art. It is the mission of Buckham Fine Arts Project to enrich our surrounding communities by presenting contemporary art of the highest quality and standard. As a collective we seek to support artists in our community. We do not want to diminish the value of this project or the artists’ work by flooding the market. Organizations may, however, engage their artist after the project to create a design related to the original screen print.
Q: Will there be an exhibition of the prints? A: Our goal is to complete 6 editions featuring 6 Flint community-based nonprofits by the end of 2021. Ultimately, as COVID-19 allows, we will host a culminating exhibition to reveal the collection of prints.
Q: Which non profit organizations have you worked with: A: Completed Prints Feature: Genesee County Youth Corporation’s REACH program by Zach Lang Latinx Technology and Community Center by Matthew Osmon
In Progress: Whaley Children’s Center Flint River Watershed Coalition
Q: How do I find out one more? Factory Two and Artist Liaison: Matthew Osmon Nonprofit Organization Coordinator: Nic Custer Buckham Executive Director and On Screen Coordinator: Michele Leclaire If you are interested in participating, please contact Michele at firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: Interested in learning more about this project? A: Submit media requests to Executive Director Michele Leclaire at email@example.com
Buckham Gallery is funded by the following organizations:
Generous support is provided by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation.
Our activities are sponsored in part by an award from the MICHIGAN COUNCIL FOR ARTS AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS and the NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS.
This program is sponsored by the Greater Flint Arts Council Share Art Genesee Grant Program made possible by the Genesee County Arts Education and Cultural Millage funds. Your tax dollars are at work!