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Monday, September 13, 2010

Art for a Better World.

A friend of mine, sent me a link for a website where you can buy artwork, in which a percentage of the proceeds are then donated to a charity chosen by the author. The Working Proof "seeks to promote art and social responsibility. Each print is paired with a charity of the artist's choice, to which we are donating 15% of the sale of each print - creating what we believe to be a product with not just aesthetic, but social value. Besides showcasing emerging artists and great artwork, the intent of the Working Proof is to promote a variety of charities and to expose them to new supporters through the appreciation of art and creativity."

What a lovely idea. So next time you need to purchase a print, this should be your first stop. I  really like the print "To The Underworld" by Heiko Windisch. It is is his interpretation of the transport of the lost souls into the underworld and the proceeds from the sale of this print are donated to Medicins Sans Frontieres - Doctors Without Borders. Which is a great charity, that I think we have featured previously, if not it will come up eventually.

If you know of other sites that do similar work, let me know. I plan to feature ways to donate while engaged in other activities this week. Thanks!


  1. I love this idea. We have a tradition of buying one new piece of art when we move into a new house and I think I will get it from there!

  2. I think that is a great idea. Let's you redecorate a bit, while supporting artists and charitable organizations. :-)