ArtistShare® is widely recognized as the Internet's first "fan-funding" platform, providing award-winning professional services for the entrepreneurial artist. ArtistShare® connects artists with fans in order to share the excitement and beauty of the creative process, document the work of today's most exciting creators and allow fans to participate directly by funding and observing the creation of new artistic works.
The American Folk Art Museum is the premier institution devoted to the aesthetic appreciation of traditional folk art and creative expressions of contemporary self-taught artists from the United States. The museum preserves, conserves, and interprets a comprehensive collection of the highest quality, with objects dating from the eighteenth century to the present. The AFAM has provided nineteen works from their permanent collection to support and enhance the music recorded on Heritage.
Eastman alumnus, saxophonist/composer Owen Broder, has been selected as the first Eastman/ArtistShare New Artist. Broder’s Heritage by his American Roots Project is the inaugural project through the exclusive partnership of Eastman and ArtistShare®, designed to recognize and support the career and artistic development of exceptional Eastman students and alumni.