Based on some web searching, and suggestions from my Facebook and Twitter pals, I’ve begun a list of organizations and groups supporting Haitian artists and artisans. I hope you’ll help me add to the list by adding more names and websites in the comments. Thanks!
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Many of the artists and craftspeople who sell their work on Etsy have designated percentages of their sales to be donated to nonprofits working in Haiti.
Two Etsy shops, Craft Hope, and Hearts for Haiti, are collecting donated items from other Etsy sellers. The profits from both stores will be donated to Doctors Without Borders. Collectively, the shops have raised over $30,000.
If you would like to donate work to Craft Hope, according to the Craft Hope blog post, State of Hope, they have stopped taking donations for two weeks so that they can, “get a more formal system in place for accepting donations.” If you would like to donate pieces to Hearts for Haiti, see the shop’s policies for donation guidelines.
What are other examples of how artists and craftspeople are raising money for relief organizations working in Haiti?
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Etsy Hosts Hearts for Haiti Shop on Cara’s Scrap ‘N Stamp Art
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Did you know that according to an April 2009 survey by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, 62% of adult internet users have watched videos on online video-sharing sites like YouTube?
With affordable Flip Cameras, user friendly editing software like iMovie, and online tutorials like Freevlog, it has never been easier to make a short film about your work.
Below are 10 ideas for how to promote your art with online video compiled from The Artist’s Guide to YouTube, How to Use Online Video to Promote Your Art, 4 Ways You Can Use YouTube to Promote Your Art Online, and Visual Art Marketing Tool, the Vlog. Continue reading