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, this initiative has been instigated by East Sussex artist, Mathew Burrows, "the ARTIST SUPPORT PLEDGE" #artistsupportpledge
The concept is a simple one. Artists post images of their work, on Instigram, Facebook, websites etc. These works should be sold 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.
The artists are also invited to donate the £200 to particular concerns such as