Here’s how to support the arts from your sofa
These are uncertain times for all of us. As freelancers, artists are in a particularly precarious position. So if you enjoy the convenience of a home office job and are comfortably seated, here are some ways to help artists without leaving your couch.
1. Follow them on social media.
Their followers and likes on Instagram and Facebook generate attention that helps artists gain influence and notoriety.
Big Bird (Apres Modigliani)Lilac Madar, exhibitor at The Other Art Fair Brooklyn
2. Buy their artwork
Saatchi Art offers artists the largest global online platform to share and sell their work. Whether it’s a large painting or a small print, buying a work from an artist is one of the best ways to support them.
Ramat Gan 1960 by Angus Vasili, exhibitor at The Other Art Fair London
3. Share the art you already own
If you already own a favorite artist’s work, tag them in a photo that makes it look great in your home. Show your friends how fabulous this artist’s painting looks in your bedroom!
Tamarama Swell by Martine Vanderspuy, exhibitor at The Other Art Fair Brooklyn
4. Share art with your friends and family!
You know your cousin in Edinburgh loves embroidery!? Send them that wonderful embroidery artist you just discovered.
The falls, suffused with sunshineHan Cao, exhibitor at The Other Art Fair Brooklyn
5. Tell them you’re a fan
It might not pay the bills, but telling an artist you’re a fan of their work is an easy way to make someone happy
This is damn greatLene Bladbjerg, exhibitor at The Other Art Fair Brooklyn
There are many great arts organizations and grant programs that are helping artists in the wake of Covid-19. Many artists have also settled here GoFundMe Pages to collect money.
The Other Art Fair is 110% dedicated to supporting our artists. We’ve been hard at work planning how to support our artists and inspire our show community during this time. We look forward to sharing these exciting new projects and initiatives with you in the coming weeks. Stay tuned, there’s a lot more coming from us and our artists!