Welcome to the 24th episode of the Smart Art Business podcast.
In this episode, we chat with British artist and founder of the viral initiative, Artist Support PLedge. With the Artist Support Pledge, Matthew Burrows hopes to make generosity infectious. Matthew Burrows started the Artist Support Pledge initiative to alleviate some of the stress the pandemic has caused, as many artists have now found themselves without work. Exhibitions and sales have been shut down, and teaching and technical support has become difficult to access.
ARTIST SUPPORT PLEDGE now has over 170,000 posts and has generated an estimated £20 million for artists and makers across the globe.
In this episode we discuss:
- The power of a more democratic art-world
- Discipline in creative practice
- Structural generosity