The art community is now more vulnerable than ever as galleries are shutting down, exhibitions are being cancelled, and a general air of uncertainty reigns, due to the continued spread of the novel coronavirus. We’re taking a look at how to support artists during this trying time.
COVID-19 and a Community of Sharing
Due to the current climate, many artists find themselves without work and traditional channels of exhibiting their art.
The Artist Support Pledge is an initiative by Matthew Burrows, a London-based artist, on his Instagram page. The initiative went viral and generated around 13,6K posts using the hashtag #artistsupportpledge.
The Artist Support Pledge – How Does It Work?
The idea is simple.
Artists who commit to the pledge will post images of available work for no more than £200.
Each time their sales reach £1,000 they promise to buy another artist’s work for £200.
This provides artists the opportunity to financially support their fellow artists all over the world by making some income selling their own art.
Based on trust, solidarity and community spirit this initiative is beneficial for both artists and art lovers who can now buy affordable art and discover new talent.
Check out the ARTIST SUPPORT PLEDGE page to support artists during COVID-19and join in the collective spirit!