In pre-revolutionary Russia, artels were cooperative associations of craftspeople who lived and worked together. Each member of an artel would have their own specialist skill, and would often work collaboratively on a single projects with payment then split based on pre set verbal agreements. With skills traded for skills, artels could become brilliantly self sufficient communities, and excellent one stop shops for any outsiders with a large task to complete. We aim to redefine the artel for the 21st century by bringing together a driven and diverse mix of artists, craftspeople and creatives.
If you have a creative project in mind and are looking for the perfect person or people for the job, or if you feel like you have something to offer to the artel, get in touch and let us know.