Art for Change Donation History
In 2020 we created our Art for Change project to produce art prints, posters and postcards to generate funding for organizations that support BIPOC and LGBTQ+ small business owners. We release new designs every year, and donate all the profits to a different organization each quarter (we retain the cost of producing the goods in order to invest it back into producing new Art for Change designs).
Here is a complete list of the donations we've made to date:
Q4 2020: $750 to Buy From a Black Woman, an organization founded in 2016 by Nikki Porcher to empower, inspire and educate Black women business owners through scholarships, grants and events.
Q1 2021: $500 to Black Girl Ventures which was founded in 2016 by serial entrepreneur and computer scientist Shelly Bell. BGV provides Black/Brown woman-identifying founders with access to key entrepreneurial tools that helps foster community building and financial growth.
Q2 2021: $500 to Engaging Collections, a "residency and online journal at the intersections of art + equity with libraries, archives, and special collections which facilitates artists through funding, resources, and advocacy in the making of public artworks" which "address underrepresented histories, non-dominant narratives, and community-based legacies."
Q3 2021: $900 to Crafting the Future, an organization founded by artists and students at Penland School of Craft to "address the glaring lack of racial and ethnic diversity in the fields of art and craft." They are connecting BIPOC artists with opportunities that will help them thrive.
Q4 2021: $1300 to Waves of Change, a business grant and development program that aims to provide women of color the chance to expand their business, their reach, and their opportunities.
Q1 2022: $800 to Sky's the Limit, an organization that "connects volunteer business professionals with underrepresented entrepreneurs for virtual, one-on-one mentorship. Entrepreneurs also get access to free, members-only events, business templates, and funding opportunities."
Our donations so far total $6850, all due to your purchases of our prints and postcards! You can shop the full collection here.