Christ Driving the Money Changers out of the Temple
Valentin de Boulogne
(b. 1591, Coulommier-en-Brie, d. 1632, Roma)
The Cue Art Foundation has implemented an online artists’ barter registry, Cuelink. Trading by the exchange of one commodity for another is anything but new, and the sufficiently ancient among us will remember “Pfiester Barter,” (sp?) a card-based swap networking system that ran into legal problems. Interestingly, the concept seems to have trundled along satisfactorily for businesses and cardholder members of such organizations as International Monetary Systems (IMS). Here is an opportunity to apply the concept for our mutual benefit as artists.
This is Jeremy at CUE Art Foundation. I hope you take a moment and test out our newest project CUElink. It is a forum for artists and creative entrepreneurs to share resources and trade services. Our mission is to make CUElink a place where artists can barter their skills to build a more integrated creative community.
The initial major categories for bartering are: Construction; Sound; Design; Photo/Video; Writing; Printmaking; Technology; Music; Miscellaneous; Craft; Space; Discussion. You may enter your needs, and what you have to offer in exchange as you would in any forum and wait for responses.
Then search the categories for the help you need or post the services you can offer. Find somebody who can help you and see if you can offer them any artistic services in return. Or, find somebody who needs your help and see how they can help you.
Remember this is a money free site. CUElink is for the exchange of services only.
This implementation is new and untested, and this examiner, as a former photographer of art, has posted an exploratory offer on the site to assist with artists’ photography questions by email.
Intelligent caution is advised, and Cue states its disclaimer well:
The overwhelming majority of CUElink users are trustworthy and well-intentioned, nevertheless, it is very important to take the same common sense precautions online as you would offline.
When meeting someone for the first time, please remember to:
- Insist on a public meeting place like a cafe
- Tell a friend or family member where you’re going
- Take your cell phone along if you have one
- Consider having a friend accompany you
- Trust your instincts
Taking these simple precautions helps make CUElink safer for everyone.
For more information about personal safetey online, check out these resources:
The Cue Art Foundation is located in Chelsea at 25th. Street, so its gallery, programs and events are located in Manhattan. Those programs and events are certainly pertinent to artists in general, and we can remain aware of them through website or facebook. Some of the current and upcoming events are:
Art and Civil Society, a panel discussion with Mary Kelly, Sharon Hayes and Michelle Dizon, Chaired by Wendy Cheng and with Emily Apter as Respondent.
April 20th, 2010, 7:30-9:30pm
New York University’s Department of Social and Cultural Analysis
20 Cooper Square, 4th Floor
The Artist-Citizen: A Panel Discussion in Collaboration with EFA
CUE is pleased to announce our fourth panel in partnership with The Elizabeth Foundation For The Arts, an interactive panel discussion titled, The Artist-Citizen.
IV. The Artist-Citizen
Tuesday, March 23rd, 6:30-8:30pm, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts
Panelists: Zefrey Throwell, moderator,Caron Atlas,Carin Kuoni,Steve Lambert,Esther Robinson,W.A.G.E. and more.
Artists play an essential role in contributing to and shaping society. How can artists determine how to maneuver within existing structures to achieve lasting support both politically and socially? How can they hone power to implement change? What are the resources that artists may utilize to understand the rights and opportunities that already exist? What are steps artists can take to achieve greater agency?
This panel will be taking place at Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts. To RSVP, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 212-563-5855. Limited seating is available.
CUE Art Foundation’s operations and programs are made possible with the generous support of foundations, corporations, government agencies, individuals and members.
This Examiner will keep you posted on the progress of his offer on Cuelink, which of course also applies to you.
CUE Art Foundation
511 W 25 ST
New York NY