Community Share is a joint effort between Maine retailer suger and Engine to offer some support and hope to our fellow makers and artists in our community in this unprecedented time of crisis.
Community Share is a program for local makers to sell their wares and artists to promote their work using a community-supported agriculture (CSA) model.
Several boxes will be developed at varying price points and will contain goods and art purchased at wholesale and sold retail to those who want to support the maker and arts community. A portion of the profits will benefit Biddeford nonprofits including arts organization Engine and area food pantries.
FAQs for Makers and Artists
How does it work? suger will curate each box and spearhead the marketing of the Community Share boxes. Engine will help identify artists and makers as well from its community. Each box will be filled with locally-made handcrafted goods, art prints, and original artworks. suger will do the fulfilment and distribution, following state and CDC recommended safety guidelines.
What do I have to do? For makers, you must be able to provide multiples of your hand-crafted item so if there is an order for 50 boxes, you will be able to meet that demand. For artists, we understand that it is more difficult to reproduce your work so we’ll be doing on-off boxes with your original piece ideally at a retail price of under $200.
How do you select the items? suger will be curating the submissions and retains the right to refuse any items that do not meet its standard of quality. Submit your items for consideration to suger via email. Please include a good quality image of the item (suitable size for email) and the wholesale price of the item.