ABOUT SAGE STUDIO
SAGE Studio

Photo credit: Whitney Arostegui

                              is a non-profit studio and gallery space in east Austin that provides artists with intellectual and developmental disabilities the materials, space, and support to produce, exhibit, and sell their artwork. SAGE (Supporting Artistic Growth and Entrepreneurship) Studio serves artists with disabilities through two main programs: our Studio Program and our Exhibition Program.

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Photo credit_ Whitney Arostegui

Photo credit: Whitney Arostegui

Through our Studio Program, artists create work in our studio space at east Austin's Canopy arts community with the guidance of practicing artist facilitators. Each artist has their own work station, which is outfitted with their specific supplies. The goal for participating artists is to explore new mediums, strengthen their artistic voice, and build a cohesive portfolio of work for exhibition. Participants have opportunities to learn about all aspects of being a working artist, from creation to pricing to exhibition to sale.

 

Photo credit_ Whitney Arostegui

Photo credit: Whitney Arostegui

Through our Exhibition Program, we put on bimonthly art exhibitions in our gallery to showcase the work of our studio artists, alongside the work of exhibiting artists who create their work outside our studio. Though we started as a space for exclusively Texas-based artists, we now represent artists from across the country in our exhibitions. We also operate an online store with a wide selection of original artwork, fine art prints, and merchandise. The goal of the Exhibition Program is to provide opportunities for our artists to earn a wage and to seriously pursue a career in the arts, and to carve out a place in the contemporary art conversation and wider artistic marketplace for these talented voices. As such, our artists are paid a 50% commission, equal to the commission rate of traditional art galleries, on all original artwork sold in the gallery and online store.

Photo credit: Jenna McElroy

Photo credit: Jenna McElroy

MISSION + CORE VALUES

It is SAGE Studio's mission to nurture and amplify the voices of artists with disabilities, so that they may meaningfully engage with the social, economic, and creative life of the community.

IDENTITY

INDEPENDENCE

COMMUNITY

We recognize our participants as working artists, building their artistic practice, voice, and careers.

We respect our artists’ autonomy in their creative work and studio practice.

We cultivate an inclusive community where our artists connect meaningfully with each other,

other creatives, and the greater art world.