Here are some fictive case examples:
I am an art collector. My home is decorated with paintings, drawings and sculptures. I have a great collection of art films, poetry and novels. I enjoy living among works of art. When we have guests, I entertain them with the many stories behind each work, and it is a wonderful entrance to a good conversation. Most of all I favour my artmoney colletion. On s special wall you find hundreds of small, original art works – artmoney – each by different artist from a different country. Each in a different style and with a unique expression. In spite of the differences, the artmoney collection as a whole stands out as uniform due to the same format of each work. It works as a giant quilt of original art and it looks fantastic! From time to time I contact one of the artmoney artists and purchase a larger work inspired from the small size artmoney that has spoken to me over time.
I am an artist. I paint, draw, sculpt. I make film. I write. I work with ideas. Artmoney is a way for me to create a hand made currency that I can spend at shops or among people in my local environment. Artmoney is a great gift! I use my artmoney as part of my exhibition, and often art lovers purchase an artmoney, when they can not afford my larger art works. It all adds up. I sell some artmoney via the online gallery and reach out to new art collectors around the world. Some galleries have found my artmoney profile and contacted me to ask if I would like to show my work. Most of all artmoney is a daily discipline to keep me working on art in a small scale as important steps towards art works of greater scale.
I own and operate a café near the centre. We serve coffee and tea and the most tasty lunch in town. A couple of years ago we found out about artmoney and decided to accept 50% in our company. In the beginning it made no difference, but today we often experience groups of artists that pay with artmoney and we have attracted a new and interesting audience. The artmoney we receive are exhibited and sold from our counter at the cost of an artmoney. In the short term the artists can drink and eat for less, and we just cover our expenses. In the long term we get our money back, when other visitors purchase the artmoney from the counter. Of course we fell in love with some of the art works, and they decorate the walls in small frames.
My home is open to visitors. I enjoy meeting travellers from different countries and cultures. Since I joined the artmoney host program, I have meet mostly artists, but also collectors or people who simply received artmoney as a gift. They pay me one artmoney for one night. The exchange has become a fun and friendly exchange of an object that sparks conversation and a greater sense of trust. Bringing a hand made art object somehow expands the sense of togetherness in a way that you can’t buy for money. Of course my home is now decorated with artmoney, but I have also spend a good deal of them while travelling to other hosts myself.