Common Tern

is creating collaboration & solidarity across cultural workers of the world

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Subscriber

$3
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This tier is for those interested in the content produced and shared by Common Tern Works and its members. You will have access to a library of materials to which various members will contribute their resources.

If you would just like to support one title, you may also make a one-time or fixed-amount contribution, by cancelling your membership after you have been charged that amount in one or successive payments (since Patreon only allows recurring contributions). Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause, and thank you for your support.
  • Full access to library of works and resources
  • Digital downloads

Peer

$5
per month
This tier is for those interested in being part of the wider international community of cultural workers being developed by Common Tern. You will receive Common Tern communication and exchanges beyond the productions accessible to subscribers, and be able to share works in process, give and get feedback, and start collaborations with those you meet here.

You may also make a one-time or fixed-amount contribution, by cancelling your membership after you have been charged that amount in one or successive payments (since Patreon only allows recurring contributions). Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause, and thank you for your support.
  • Access to process content
  • Community of peers
  • Digital downloads
  • Full access to library of works and resources

Patron

$7
per month
This tier is for those who want to help build and sustain the international cooperative model, and sustain the volunteer efforts to do so on behalf of independent, extra-institutional outfits that are part of the cooperative. We are all too aware that volunteer work is possible most often when other institutional affiliations exist, and creates great inequities. By becoming a patron, you have will receive personal reports on the work and projects your contribution is making possible, and you will be able to engage with the cultural workers in various regions of the world.

You may also make a one-time or fixed-amount contribution, by cancelling your membership after you have been charged that amount in one or successive payments (since Patreon only allows recurring contributions). Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause, and thank you for your support.
  • Digital downloads
  • Full access to library of works and resources
  • Community of peers
  • Access to process content
  • Patron-only reports and messages

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About Common Tern

Common Tern Works, the imprint of the Common Tern Co-op, consciously intervenes in the modes of legitimacy and value provided by the artworld to academia, by academia to professional politics, and the other way around in both cases. It works across these boundaries and divisions of labour, challenging the institutionalities and publicities preserved in these modes. It courts and produces multi-dimensional works spoken by and for the figure and labour of the cultural worker as a way to provincialise the formations of the academic, the artist, and the political organizer, and the institutional formations of these, native to the Global North, bringing the Global South in their fold through neoliberalism. It is an umbrella for the reproduction/reissuing of independent works from friends and artists in various related struggles in different places. Various members of the Common Tern co-op offer their capacities to facilitate production under this label.
Currently, Some Beloved, a multi-platform publisher in Richmond, Massachusetts, and Folio Books, a publishing house in Lahore, are two key sites of this production. On the web, and here at Patreon, Common Tern Works is a multi-modal "publishing" community that includes digital version of the texts under the imprint, and by various members, as well as audio and visual works made public and shared with others under the label. Please subscribe to the works, or become a member of Common Tern! 

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