Teams consisting of eight artists and a manager commit to each other to work [remotely] on their creative projects or goals for a period lasting three months.
Members set their own schedule and worth rate and are required to log and submit their hours weekly using the app HoursTracker.
Compensation is issued in the form of bi-weekly check-vouchers which may be exchanged for discounted cubicle rental in the future iteration of an in-person Art Office.
Throughout the week, staff may communicate with each other directly via the app Slack, where they can also share work, post feedback, and ask questions.
Art Office participants attend weekly Zoom meetings to present goals and achievements. They also join designated Zoom sessions to simply “work in the same room” with their coworkers.
Staff members are required to take two low-impact calisthenics breaks every workday.
Art Office holds live open studios hours through Zoom on Facebook every Wednesday from 12-2PM Central. Artists may choose to stream themselves working in real time or focus on curated sections of their studios.
The public may track members’ progress on social media by following #artoffice, subscribing to Art Office’s Google Calendar, and following @artofficestudios on Facebook and Instagram.
At the end of the three-month period, artists present their work to the public via Zoom on Facebook Live and showcase selected pieces in Art Office’s virtual gallery at artofficestudios.com