Artisan's to Allston Member Teams

As Artisan’s plans for our move to Allston-Brighton, we’ve created opportunities for members to participate in several aspects of the experience through team building and support. We hope that each “team” will provide a meaningful pathway to influence the shape and texture of the Asylum for years to come. Teams are: 

Community Outreach | 
Introduce the Asylum to the Allston-Brighton community. Share our story while connecting to artists, hobbyists, entrepreneurs, and others in the community. Gather ideas about ways Artisan’s can better respond to community needs and be of service in our new home.

Health and Safety | 
Advises core staff on matters of community concern with regards to health and safety at the Asylum including - but not limited to - Covid transmission mitigation, air quality, volatiles and flammables, and electrical safety. Supports the development of appropriate policies. Visit the Health and Safety team.

Member Futures | 
Advise the development of a fair and sustainable membership model that advances a simple and effective framework for member access to Artisan’s services. This includes monthly membership, studio and storage access, and scholarships. Visit the Member Futures team.

Move Planning | 
Advise and socialize the move planning process with key staff. Provide input on relevant planning documents, help to communicate those documents and key dates, and help to mobilize member volunteers to pick up work that falls outside the organization’s mandate. Visit the Move Planning team.

Public Art | 
Help to define the physical presence of the Asylum through the use and placement of public art across our property. This includes murals, sculpture, gathering spaces, wayfaring signage and other tools for placemaking on the site over time. Visit the Public Art team.

Space Design | 
Provide input into the arrangement of studios and common areas across both buildings comprising Artisan’s new home. This includes design, construction and customization standards for studio spaces. Visit the Space Design team.

Welcoming Space | 
Work with staff and the board to define ways to ensure that Artisan’s Asylum is the most vibrant and inclusive space we can be. Support the intentional development of end-to-end experiences that foster positive experiences for members and visitors of all walks of life. Visit the Welcoming Space team.

* Team signup has been encouraged since November 11, 2020 using the online form here.