VISION: The bARTer collective believes in reImagining the contemporary notion of exchange of currency for product or service. our action-based inquiries originate in a belief of every human needs to be actively creative and actively involved in their community.

MANIFESTO: The bARTer collective is a collective of artists, designers, educators, thought provokers, dreamers, service workers, and citizens who host a mobile exchange space. we trade ___________ for _____________. once we fill in the blankety blanks, we adapt our systemic platform to suit each happening.
The bARTer collective believes in reImagining the contemporary notion of exchange of currency for product or service. our action-based inquiries originate in a belief of every human needs to be actively creative and actively involved in their community.

Our motivation is driven by citizenship and the need to vitalize and contribute to our local community. our approach is to create dynamic situations that present alternative means of exchange where active creation gives way to goods and services. We would gladly trade the mass produced for blowing kisses and hand written notes.

dialogue + creative voice + action + social change = bARTer.

DMNS – 2019 – Denver, Colorado


the bARTer collective together with the Denver Museum of Nature and Science will travel through the city of Denver inviting people to share their stories histories and thoughts about their time in nature and science. We will prompt the community with questions like: Tell us a story about a science experiment gone wrong. OR What was your strangest encounter with nature? OR Have you ever been scared when you were exploring nature? OR What in science has you most fascinated (perhaps something you heard or learned that amazed you).