In 2009, Cara Phillips initiated the creation of the North American Cake Collective, with members in various cities in the US, Vancouver and Mexico City. The collective's main focus is to provide support and connection for artists who have a deeply committed personal practice but who also want to engage in a communal experience.
We do this by facilitating ongoing artist interaction. Both groups meet in person 1-2 times per year at workshops and maintain communication via text, email and Whats App. These interactions serve many functions: they provide an opportunity to share and to get feedback on works in-progress; to discuss various approaches to artistic practice, technical challenges and arts education; to edit and review book projects, along with a range of other issues that are relevant to artistic production and the life of an artist. They also provide us opportunites to connect with local art institutions, art festivals and artists. And most perhaps most valuable – to share meals and time together.