Emergency Relief for Artists + Makers Hit by Hurricane Harvey

If you sell your arts and crafts in an Etsy shop and your work and livelihood have been halted by Hurricane Harvey, then you may be able to get some support.

If you weren’t impacted by Hurricane Harvey maybe you can help–Etsy tweeted and also sent out email announcements that they are matching your donations:

 

Find out more at Cerf+ here.

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Our New Visual Artist Promotions Scholarship Fund Campaign

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Artist Promotions Scholarship Fund–let’s give artists what they need–time, funding, visibility–

Normally, we spring fully developed programs on our readers. But with this one, we are letting you in on the project and getting feedback as the project develops.

There is no shortage of artists around the world who would love to receive funding for exhibitions. There are many exhibition spaces who want to work with us, as well, so that we can assist artists to successfully show in their programs. The need is clear and present and made apparent to us daily.

There is much to be done. Guidelines and procedures need to be discusses, drafted and put into place within our project plan.

The first action phase of this new scholarship program is fundraising. We need donors, supporters and backers to create the scholarship fund. To  support our scholarship campaign click here.

Help us get the ball rolling!

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We’re using the Megafounder platform that takes 0% of funds raised and allows for an ongoing campaign with no all-or-nothing goal amount to set and reach, and no ending deadline date. We expect such lack of restrictions to allow our project to evolve, change and mature. Your web and mobile donations to our scholarship fund are processed via Stripe, which accepts payments from users globally in 139 currencies.

Artists around the world need support. Our new scholarship has no geographic restrictions. We understand, that in the Bahamas, where one Bahamian dollar equals one US dollar, there may be less need. But in Argentina, where it takes $8.52 Argentine Pesos to equal one US dollar– ( The currency symbol for the Argentine Peso is the dollar sign the same as it is for the US dollar)–the un-equal currency exchange rate my cause hardships. If an artist in Argentina wishes to participate in an online US-based exhibition opportunity that requires a submission fee of say $35.00 US dollars, the artist will have to pay $298.20 Pesos to participate.  In the Czech republic it takes $22.34 CZK or Kruna to equal one US dollar. So that $35.00 fee comes to $781.90 CZK. Both relatively large amounts of money in those countries. Perhaps you’ve never consider this before, but now you get the idea of how even paying a relatively small amount in US dollars can be a huge limiting factor to artists outside the US wishing to gain more international visibility.

The goal of our scholarship fund is to remove limiting fee obstacles for artists. With this new scholarship fund we will use monies raised to pay the exhibition fee for a select number of international artists, as well assist artists with promotional and other expenses.

Artist Marketing Resources will be administrating this new scholarship fund for visual artists, working in conjunction with ArtWorld and Exhibitions Without Walls.  We will offer a portion of our scholarship fund to cover the submission fees for a limited number of photographers and digital artists wishing to submit their art for online exhibitions with Exhibitions Without Walls. The scholarship fund also seeks to assist artists working in all media to exhibit in a physical gallery space in Amsterdam, New York City, and other locations via the ArtWorld exhibition projects. There are no fees to exhibit with the ArtWorld exhibition program.

We understand that some artists may be unable to participate due to the expenses to ship their artwork to gallery spaces and to travel to attend the exhibition to meet with gallerists and collectors. The goal of the scholarship fund is to provide needed assistance to artists.

As we said, the first phase of this new scholarship program is to raise funds. Help support artists here.

Once a balance of funds is available we will begin administering payments for artists as these funds allow. Follow this blog for updates and calls to artists for future funding opportunities.

Artist Promotions Scholarship Fund.

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Artist Collective Art Project Funding Grants for Artists, Writers, Performers, Musicians in Los Angeles

The Artist Collective project is truly thinking outside the box with their Artists Collective  Los Angeles County  Medical Marijuana Delivery Service. Based in West Hollywood, the ArtistsCollectiveLA.org  Delivers Pot To Fund A Community Arts Organization.

Artists Collective is a different kind of medical marijuana service. They’re an art project in and of itself. They aspire to create a medical marijuana non-profit where a considerable percentage of their proceeds go toward funding grants for artists, writers, performers, and musicians.

PERKS FOR ARTISTS: One Quarter To Our Goal (ALMOST!)

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Ever since launching my blog on February 3, 2009, it has been my goal to provide artist-readers with news and information they can use to enhance their art careers. I have already invested thousands of hours into the task of keeping Artist Marketing Resources alive with active and current information and resources for you the artist, and the Artist Marketing Resources blog now has over 20,600 followers.

Here is your way to support this blog in return + receive promotions of your art and website–DONATIONS WITH PERKS!

Perks for Artists

Perks for artists! Get your website or blog link on the side bar of the Artist Marketing Resources blog homepage. Get a dedicated blog post about you and your art! And more. How?

Donate $10. and we will add your website link to our homepage sidebar, where it will stay for a full year or longer.

Donate $25. and we will add your link to our homepage sidebar, plus post a short blog post including one jpeg image that you provide, along with your website link. This is better than paid ads since our blog posts remain up forever and are included in Google search engine results + blog posts auto-feed into our LinkedIn group Artist Marketing Resources, which has over 2 thousand member artists and art professionals.

Donate $50. and will add your link to our homepage sidebar, and we will write a full blog post with to 3-5 jpeg images and one or more links. Your blog post will auto-feed into our LinkedIn group Artist Marketing Resources, which has over 2,000 member artists and art professionals.

Donate $100. or more and will add your link to our homepage sidebar, plus post a short blog post including one jpeg image that you provide, along with your website link.and we will write two full blog post with to 3-5 jpeg images and one or more links. Blog posts auto-feed into our LinkedIn group Artist Marketing Resources, which has over 2 thousand member artists and art professionals. Plus we will share each blog post on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest where we have several thousand followers on each platform.

 How to get these great perks? Make a donation here : http://artistmarketingresources.webs.com/apps/donations/

What is the ” Micro Mecenat ” Arts Funding Platform!?

Micro Mecenat is an online platform in Japanese and English that applies the concept of micro funding to artist posted  projects.

“Mecenat” is a French word taken from Maecenas, a historic character famous for supporting artists and poets in the Roman era. Therefore a Mecenat is a sponsor or patron of the arts.

Rather than do the standard Kickstarter campaign seeking US funders your art project, try Micro Mecenat to connect with Japanese funders.

View the recently completed and funded projects featured on the Micro Mecenat site.

Art/Trek: Docu-Reality Series About Emerging Artists

I viewed some videos on the selection process for this, and video on artist studio visits for this NYC show. Now it seems that they are going national–if they can get the funding.

Art/Trek USA
Click HERE to be a backer!

Help Kick Start A Career!: Art/Trek USA
Art/Trek is going national with your help via Kickstarter!

Art/Trek NYC premiered January 9th 2012 on NYClife Channel 25 and now thry want to take it nation wide! In Season 1, one of the five artists won their first ever solo show as voted on by the audience via Twitter and Facebook.

Now for Season 2 Art/Trek is scouring the entire USA to give an emerging artist their big break.  And get this – the show was just accepted to the Ovation Channel VOD!

But to get there they need your help! – Click Here

Need more incentive? They are doing this in cooperation with the amazing non-profit – chashama.

 So please, help them help artists and be sure to tune in!

CONNECT WITH ART!

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 COMPANY (www.welcometocompany.com) is an online and offline community for Emerging Art.

apex art open call for proposals for funded exhibition anywhere in the world

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International Exhibition Opportunity—apexart, NYC, annually holds a worldwide open call for proposals for curated group exhibitions to be presented anywhere in the world other than New York City.From April 4 – May 2, 2012, apexart will accept 500-word creatively written proposals describing your idea for an exhibition. The proposal should be clearly written, with the major emphasis on explaining the concept, as the only instructions given to the more than 100 jurors from around the world is to, “identify the best exhibitions.” The city for the exhibition must be listed as well as the curator/organizer’s location of residence. Often there is a greater effect when exhibitions take place outside of a city center, where fewer people are involved in the commercial art world.Two winners selected by a “crowd sourcing” method will be in charge of a one-month apexart franchise with an up to $8,000 exhibition budget, an honorarium for the essay and organization of the show, and complete creative control with a few apexart guidelines. apex will also provide the necessary guidance and administrative support to make the exhibition happen as successfully as past exhibitions in Amman, Johannesburg, Stockholm, Los Angeles, Bangkok, and Mexico City. apexart will also print a mini-catalog in an edition of 9,000 with an essay from the curator distributed around the world to more than 100 countries and available online with all contacts, reviews, and press images.The apexart Franchise is an opportunity to bring an idea to fruition in a new place and to confirm that the center of the art world is wherever you are.

Link: http://www.apexart.org/franchise.php

Deadline: Wed May 2nd, 2012