There are many non-profit organizations working all around the world to help the needy. There are times when they lack funds, manpower, or other resources but still they put in their best efforts to improve the lives of people. They often look forward to artists for art donations as it is a great way to spread awareness as well as raise funds. People often think why would artists give away their hours of work for free as it is their means of earning. But many artists feel happy to contribute to the causes they care about.
If you are also an artist and are looking forward to donating your artwork, here are some things that you should take into consideration.
Join hands with a trustworthy organization
If any NGO has approached you for your artwork then before agreeing to it, you should first collect all information about the organization. There are sites online that will help you in gaining information about the internal structure of the NGO and its spending. You can also freely ask the representatives about the event and how your artwork will be exhibited. Doing this will ensure that your donation is used in the best interest of others.
Select the artwork for donation carefully
If the event organized by the NGO has the theme that is connected to your artwork then you can pick a piece that has good value. However, it is not essential to donate something that you have made after putting in several days of research and hard work. If the cause of the event is a bit different, you can consider making a new art piece and donate it for display.
Most of these events provide you exposure and thus you should be certain that your name is listed. It is one of the best ways to promote your work and grow more audience. People will love that you share common values and thus they will start following your work. So, at the time of donating the work, you can ask the organizers if they need anything specific like images, etc. for the promotion.
Define a price
People place bid on all the items put on display in the event. If you do not want your work to be returned back, you must set a price. Do not price it very low as it will make your work undervalued. You can set a price as per the market and it is the best way to catch the attention of the people so that they can bid on it.
Benefits for new artists
Donating the work under your name gives you an opportunity to present your work in front of the people and get exposure. This is the best way to get feedback from people and find out their responses. Based on the feedback, you can experiment with your work. It is better to donate locally so that you can get responses quickly and most of the NGOs also prefer approaching the local artists.