The Sphere aims to revolutionise the funding and collection of live art. We envisage a world in which audiences co-own the artworks they love together with the artists, technicians, cultural professionals, collectors and other stakeholders of a given project. We believe that this model of collective ownership will allow for much more art to be created, loved and collected in the world.
The Sphere aims to revolutionise the funding and collection of live art.
The Sphere enables artists to make digital representations of their live art and collectors to own shares in performances. Through the Sphere common pool artists can apply for grants during our funding cycles to revive and derive each other’s art, which in turn can be bought via The Sphere Art Pavilion or Karmetplace.
As a collaborative and emergent web 3.0 infrastructure, The Sphere challenges the traditional frameworks of cultural production. Our goal is to redistribute the risks and opportunities of making art. The Sphere was originally founded as a research-creation project funded by Creative Europe exploring and developing new ecologies of funding for the performing arts.