823keys is an interesting project that is trying to fund new artists in an exciting way. The idea is relatively simple. They have collected 823 unique skeleton keys, from 1830 to 1940, and are selling them on a necklace for $75 a piece. The money raised from selling each of these keys will then be awarded as a grant to an artist.

It’s a sweet idea, and whilst I get the feeling it’s a bit on the pricey side, I decided I’ll give it a go. It could be fun to feel involved in a community based art project of sorts, or I could just end up with a nice necklace. Either way sometimes it’s good to take a gamble.