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ARTIST SUPPORT PLEDGE

Jean Carlos Puerto participates in the #artistsupportpledge initiative. He will be posting some little drawings to be sold under 200€.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many artists have found themselves without work, teaching, technical support and gallery work. Exhibitions and sales have disappeared. In an attempt to help alleviate some of this stress Mathew Burrows has instigated the ARTIST SUPPORT PLEDGE #artistsupportpledge

The concept is a simple one. Artists post images of their work, on Instigram which they are willing to sell for no more than £200 each (not including shipping). Anyone can buy the work. Every time an artist reaches £1000 of sales, they pledge to spend £200 on another artist/s work.

To make a pledge, post your work with the #artistsupportpledge and follow the # to see everyone else’s work. Keep updated on new opportunities and announcements @artistsupportpledge Repost and tell your friends, colleagues and collectors. Let generosity be infectious.

#supportartists #covid19 #coronavirus #livegenerously

ARTIST SUPPORT PLEDGE was set up by Mathew Burros on the 16th March 2020 in response to the COVID19 pandemic. Since he posted his first image and wrote those fateful words ‘I pledge’ it has become a global movement towards a generous culture and economy in support of artists and makers.

The project uses social media platform Instagram, which is a popular platform for artists to post images and share their work. Artists and makers can post their images using #artistsupportpledge giving details of their works and price (no more than £200 or equivelent). If people are interested in buying, they message (DM) the artist. Anyone can buy the work and artists don’t need permission to join.

Every time an artist reaches £1,000 of sales, they pledge to buy £200 of work from other artist(s).

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