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Supporting the arts

Posted on October 13, 2021

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As art spaces and events close, how can we support our art communities and artists?  

In this unprecedented time for everyone, our daily routines are quickly shifting as the world responds to Coronavirus. 

As people self-quarantine, and conferences, workshops, and freelance gigs are put on hold, people across all sectors are experiencing lost wages, delayed work, and are having to shift their businesses to adapt to a new normal. 

Although artists have already begun to adapt to the changes and bring their practices online, there are many unknowns that we face in the upcoming weeks and months. 

The widespread cancellation of in-person events has affected many businesses—independent artists included—who rely on events, workshops, gigs, and physical locations to pay their bills. Now, more than ever, it's important to offer support to impacted groups if you are able.

Here are just a few ways that you can continue to support the arts and contribute to a healthy cultural community, even while practicing social distancing.


Buy artwork directly from an artist online 

Although you are not able to go to galleries in person or attend art openings, you can still view work online. In fact, you are probably spending a lot more time online now. Buying and renting art onlineis increasingly the norm and connecting to artists directly has never been easier.

Unsure about where to go to buy art? Find artists on Artwork Archive’s Discovery future  Artwork Archive does not take any commission from artwork sales on the Discovery platform, so you can feel good that all of your purchase goes directly to that artist.