Basekamp is a loose collective of artists and attenuated artist networks that produces, manages, and stewards projects outside of the art market and established arts institutions. From 1998–2011 the Basekamp group ran a collaborative art research center, residency program, and exhibition program by the same name in Philadelphia. The group has since gone mobile. The goal is "organization without hierarchy, attribution without ownership, and value without capital." Their resulting collaborations appear in non-art contexts, online, in artist-run spaces, and institutional venues.
Plausible Artworlds examined the emergence of plural artistic environments that exist outside of the commercial or institutional mainstream. With this grant, Scott Rigby and his Basekamp collaborators organized a series of 50 weekly events at Basekamp's then-headquarters in Center City, Philadelphia. During each meeting they talked or Skype'd with artists' collectives all over the world, from Melbourne and Hong Kong, to Johannesburg, Tehran, and New Delhi. Documentation of these events exists on a related website and can be downloaded in book form.