As artists, we all believe that our art helps to make the world a better place. Everyone seems to relate and find expression in the form of art, and it’s something treasured by people all over the world. However, you can take this a step further by selling your art with Art For Your Cause.
Why Use Your Art For Good?
Before we get into “the how,” let’s talk about “the why.” With all the various avenues to sell your art online, why choose AFYC? We are an online community that prides itself on giving back to the community. Every purchase made on our website helps an artist and a non-profit at the same time.
We believe artists should be compensated fairly for their work, but we also think it’s important to give back. This exchange fosters a sense of community that unites artists, nonprofits, and art lovers in a circle of equal benefit.
Just think, with every piece of art you sell, you’re helping a non-profit make a real change in someone’s life. No matter how you swing it, everybody wins.
Why Sell Your Art With AFYC?
It’s not uncommon for artists to be asked to donate art to nonprofits to support their cause. While artists want to give back to their communities, they aren’t always compensated fairly, or at all.
To address this problem, AFYC has created an equal opportunity for all involved. Artists that signup with AFYC are paid for their hard work, and nonprofits will get the funds they need. You can give back to your community without giving away hours of detailed work.
If you’re a new artist, selling your art with AFYC is a great way to get it in front of the right people. We understand how difficult it can be to jump into the deep end of the artist world.
We need to help empower and support artists. We do this by displaying and promoting your art in our online marketplace.
We focus on finding art collectors all over the world who are looking for new, fresh art. This way, your art is thrust in front of art collectors and buyers in the market to support contemporary artists, no matter where you are.
AFYC was not created with money and profits in mind. We share our business model with the public because transparency is important to us. Our main goal is to help people in need while sharing a love and appreciation for art.
We’re partnered with various nonprofits to help them raise awareness for their respective causes. No matter the non-profit, you can rest assured that the funds will be used properly.
How Much Do You Make On A Sale?
The founder of AFYC, Liz London, wanted to do away with the “starving artist” stereotype. With this being said, artists are not required to pay a fee to join AFYC. They retain their copyright status to all of their art shared on the platform and are compensated fairly.
Artists are free to set their prices for their art. For original art auctions, the artist receives 70%, while the remaining thirty percent is divided into three parts:
- 10% goes to a nonprofit of the customer’s choice
- 10% to AFYC
- 10% to an Art Lover Affiliate
For art printed on products, the cost of production is initially subtracted, which is 50% of the retail price. The remaining amount is paid out in a similar fashion:
- 20% goes to the artist
- 10% to a nonprofit of the customer’s choice
- 10% to AFYC
- 10% to an Art Lover Affiliate
If anything is left over, it is donated to the Causability Foundation.
We shoulder the burden of printing, shipping, and customer service on behalf of our artists. This frees up their time to do what they do best – create more art.
Along with their personalized AFYC page and bio, each artist has access to a customized dashboard. You can even link your website on your page as well. This will give you the chance to draw in new and repeat customers who will know exactly where to find you.
This dashboard displays a summary of your AFYC earnings. Artists are paid commissions twice a month through the Paypal account associated with the artist.
You’ll also be given a unique link to let you share your art with your followers and supporters. We provide artists with templates for email campaigns, social media, and website banners.
How Much Goes To Nonprofits?
When you make a sale, 10% of the profit is donated to a nonprofit of the buyer’s choice. This monetary amount allows nonprofits to build awareness while continuing to support their respective causes.
What Nonprofits Can You Support?
AFYC currently supports over a million charitable organizations. When a piece of artwork is purchased, the buyer can choose their nonprofit choice in their shopping cart. All the funds given to nonprofits are raised through donations from sales made in the online store.
What Does The Causabilty Foundation Do With The Funds?
The Causability Foundation aims to provide noble causes with the ability to succeed. Any funds that are donated to this foundation are put toward creating responsible and sustainable commerce and trade.
We look for organizations and entrepreneurs looking to make a positive impact on their communities and the world. We work with them and provide them the funds to make their philanthropic dreams a reality.
The Causality Foundation provides funds to social ventures and cultural institutions in two ways:
- Charitable Impact Investment: These are investments that are expected to make a financial impact. They need to meet IRS charitable requirements.
- Charitable Non-Investment: These investments are viewed as gifts or grants that are not expected to make a financial return. Their primary focus is to make a positive social impact.
Join the Art For Your Cause Community
Joining the Art For Your Cause platform is a great choice for all artists. You help give back to your community without compromising your prices.
We understand that artists need to have both compensation and recognition for continuing to make art. Our platform provides that and ways to get your art into the world on a trusted website.
If you’re interested in signing up as an artist, visit our Artist Sign-Up page and get started. It’s never too late to start using your art for good. Every piece that you sell with us will help make a real difference in someone’s life.