The arts are fundamental to life. They inspire goodness, foster creativity, and amplify beauty while allowing people to express themselves in a way that builds bridges between cultures and communities. There are many fine arts nonprofit organizations that support the arts in communities across the country because the arts are so important for strengthening communities and keeping them healthy.
In many places, fine arts nonprofits are at the helm of the arts and culture scene. They help communities engage the arts for growth and improvement in social, educational, and economic arenas. These organizations help raise awareness of the arts and emphasize the value of the arts. They also elevate local communities by making the arts accessible via art activities and events that highlight artistic traditions from diverse cultural origins. Further, fine arts nonprofit organizations provide resources to local artists who make their living as professional creatives. But these nonprofit organizations cannot do what they do without funding themselves.
There are many levels and forms of support that fine arts nonprofits appreciate. Volunteer support is always welcome, but donations are also key. Some include in-kind donations of goods/services, while other things like free promotion and advertisement help as well. Sometimes these organizations are supported via financial donations from a business or individual sponsor.
Supporting fine arts nonprofit organizations like Art From the Streets champions artists and the communities in which they live. It allows for the fine arts to nourish society and increase the vibrancy of humanity, creating opportunities for discourse and strengthening community ties. Communities are beautified, while their local economies flourish--from increased employment and tourism, enhanced property values, and bolstered cultural diversity. These organizations add to the environment in creative and innovative ways that benefit the people they serve, empowering artists while increasing public access to arts and culture. In the case of Art From the Streets, the impact is even broader since it supports transient artists in the local community.
“The artist is not a special kind of person; rather each person is a special kind of artist.”
~ Ananda Coomaraswamy
Art From the Streets is an Austin-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was established in 1991 to give transient people a way to develop as artists and to use their creativity to climb out of homelessness. Purchasing artwork supports the artists directly. Donating to our program helps us to offer a free Open Studio for the homeless and at risk.
Purchasing artwork supports the artists directly.