MICAMade is live to the MICA Community as of Friday, August 7th, 2020!
The MICAMade Team is very excited to invite you to explore and shop on the MICAMade Marketplace! The MICAMade Marketplace is an online marketplace for Maryland Institute College of Art's vibrant and dynamic community of students, staff, faculty, and alumni.
In launching the MICAMade Marketplace, we are creating a space at the intersections between commerce, art, design, and culture. As we grow and evolve, we are working to increase the number of artists and makers participating, and make the platform available to the entire arts and culture community in Baltimore.
Due to the ever-evolving COVID-19 pandemic, we hope the MICAMade Marketplace will be a tool to reframe social and academic conversations around equity, professional development, and digital communities. The MICAMade Team is envisioning the ways that MICAMade will be utilized in conjunction with courses and organizational goals.
The first iteration of MICAMade was live and accessible through MICA’s Virtual Commencement Exhibition for the Class of 2020 earlier this summer. We were excited to see both graduates of the Class of 2020 and customers engage with the pilot platform. As MICAMade is in its pilot testing, we encourage feedback from all of our users on its design, functionality, and accessibility. This feedback will help frame our next steps.
The MICAMade Team will continue to co-create an educational resource that allows the user to also sell their products directly to arts, design, and culture enthusiasts with as few hindrances to expression as possible, within reasonable limits. We invite you to browse the storefronts and foray into the collaborative selling platform. Every profile and storefront supports and is supported by the artist featured. Sellers are charged a small commission to cover credit card fees and running costs, and any additional proceeds from sales will go directly towards scholarships.
Our team is so excited to share MICAMade with you and we cannot wait to see what the future holds for this platform!
The MICAMade Team
Upcoming MICAMade Zoom Sessions:
Phase II MICAMade Check-Ins - August 2020
Phase II Orientation Sessions
Past MICAMade Information Sessions: