Flat Rate Contemporary

Richmond, VA

Flat Rate Contemporary is a cooperative online market for low-cost, high-quality contemporary art. Our mission is to expand access to ownership of contemporary art, while offering young and emerging artists a platform to sell small works generated by an ongoing art practice.

FRC's cooperative model allows for direct democratic participation from all artists that apply. Every artists that submits work to the open call will receive an electronic voting ballot, with the names and work of each piece submitted. All work on FRC is made and selected by participating artists.

Every FRC exhibition has it’s own standard price and size range. All work ships from artist to buyer in a standard USPS flat rate mailer.

Flat Rate Contemporary strives to be a sustainable source for meaningful, affordable contemporary art. This project hopes to expand the reach of contemporary art to a market whom may see the ownership of quality contemporary art as inaccessible. The web-store format is intended to make browsing and buying comfortable and intuitive and hopes to get a broader public more familiar with contemporary art in everyday life.