The ETSU Department of Art & Design and Slocumb Galleries are launching a new program called "Art Circle: Artwork Subscription at ETSU" to address the enthusiasm of the academic community to display art.
Consistently, ETSU academic units, administrators, faculty and other offices request students work and other art pieces to display on their offices. The Department of Art & Design considers this as opportunity to encourage the culture of 'collecting' and promote art appreciation.
In order to meet existing requests, the "Art Circle: Artwork Subscription" program is establishing a collection of works that are available for display in a six-month rotation period to various university offices for a minimal fee.
The "Art Circle: Artwork Subscription" program shall charge a $100.00 rental fee from subscribers that will entitle them to choose 3-5 pieces from the collection to be displayed in his or her work place for a duration of 6 months. Fees generated will be used to benefit an annual Art and Design student scholarship.
The art work may be renewed or the subscriber may choose a different set of works after the six-month period. Staff from the Department of Art & Design or Slocumb Galleries will facilitate the delivery and installation as well as provide reminders when the subscription period is over.
Each work will be displayed with the accompanying tag that lists the artist's name, title of work, media and from what collection or donor.
An online catalogue, on the Slocumb Galleries website, with images and basic info about the works, will be available to facilitate the subscription process. Works in circulation will be under the care of the subscriber during the subscription period. Lost or damaged work will be reimbursed by the subscriber for the insurance value of the work unless damage is due to acts of God, then insurance will be claimed under university policy. Subscribers will sign a contract specifying their responsibilities.