Cryptocurrency for Artists

Join us to learn the basics of cryptocurrency and to understand key aspects around the new economic system.

Inga Bard, workshop presenter describes this session’s content: “Cryptocurrency first launched in 2009 and is here to stay. It is a new form of accounting designed, through the use of cryptography, to be very hard to cheat. Crypto transactions are the future of digital currency and people around the world already use them to pay for things on the internet, including art.

The Crypto Renaissance has emerged to the public eye through headlines around NFT’s but it also includes artists of all mediums, far beyond digital art. This workshop is designed to give an overview of the basics of cryptocurrency to help artists to understand key aspects around the new economic system and will be followed by a Q&A.”

She will cover the following topics. Please come with curiosity.

  • What cryptocurrency is and why more and more people care about it.
  • Why artists are adopting the use of cryptocurrency.
  • An overview of how to use it: wallets and exchanges.
  • An overview of differences between various currencies.
  • MobileCoin’s budding Artist Residency and other opportunities for artists.
  • Q & A


COST: Each ticket costs sliding scale $10-40

ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Inga Bard has been on a personal crusade to build bridges between Bay Area’s tech communities and local artists. To that end: she co-founded Art For Civil Discourse, Safety Net Fund and Paint the Void and now works as the Creative Advisor to MobileCoin, the world’s first carbon negative cryptocurrency. Inga is also an artist that creates contemporary Renaissance oil paintings.

A NOTE FROM INTERSECTION FOR THE ARTS: This workshop is presented for informational purposes only so that artists can continue to explore this topic including environmental and economic impacts. The workshop is neither an endorsement nor a reflection of the opinions and values of Intersection for the Arts.

REFUND POLICY: You may request a full refund (excluding Eventbrite fees) before the start of the program on the day of the workshop, after which point no refund can be processed.


Nov 17 2021


12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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