Recycled Art

 

RAPID

BUSINESS BUILD OUT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Funding Needed

 

Start Up:  ______

 

Use of Funds

Rent 3000K /mo

Utilities 300/mo

Labor 25K/mo

Insurance 150/mo

Marketing 1600K/mo

 

Projected Annual Budget

 

Income:   Commissions on sales

Visitor fees, potential vendors in space

Expenses: rent, utilities, marketing

 

 

Skills & Experience Needed

Community connections

Logistics knowledge

 

 

Competitive Advantage

  Made in Berkshires

  Recycling materials

 

 

Problem Worth Solving

The Berkshires have many large facilities whose by-products are shipped away and into landfills.  Can these materials be destined for better things? 

Your Solution

There are many artists in the Berkshires. There are many vacant industrial buildings in small cities in the Berkshires.  Artists can use the waste from industries in the Berkshires for art and display them in a public museum, using them as a teaching tool to talk about sustainability.

 

Market Opportunity - Who are your target customers and how will you reach them? How will you distribute your product or service? How does your idea meet an opportunity for import replacement?

This is an opportunity for schools, artists, and companies disposing the materials to have an environmental campaign. 

This could be a potential project of IS183 or MassMoCA

 

Your Competition

Direct: Museums like MassMoCA, the Berkshire Museum, the Clark Art Institute

 

Indirect: other grant seekers

 

Idea Pitch - What are you selling? Why is it important?

Art is a great medium for teaching.  Recycling materials intended for the landfill allows artists the opportunity to teach about the importance of sustainability.  Creating a gallery and museum space to display art allows communities to have constructive dialogue.