BUSINESS BUILD OUT
Start Up: ______
Use of Funds
Rent 3000K /mo
Projected Annual Budget
Income: Commissions on sales
Visitor fees, potential vendors in space
Expenses: rent, utilities, marketing
Skills & Experience Needed
Made in Berkshires
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?
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
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.