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CORY BARTLETT 

Fundraising Coordinator at Canadian Mental Health Association Toronto

The Twentytwenty Arts store is a digital platform where artists can sell their work and support a charitable cause at the same time. We will be officially accepting artwork submissions starting Monday, May 24th, 2021 after the launch.

The Twentytwenty Arts store lies between a for-profit and non-profit model. Every work sold supports a local artist and donates a percentage of sales to their selected charitable organization. 

 

30% of every work sold will be donated to Twentytwenty Arts*, and the remaining 70% will be split between the artist and a charity of their choosing. 

More about submissions.

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MORE THAN $20,000 FOR CHARITY

OUR PROJECTS AND INITIATIVES HAVE RAISED

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The 'Art That Gives Back' store will launch with a time-limited print release from May 10th - 23rd, 2021. All artwork will be printed in an 8" x 10" format on Bright White Rag paper. The details of the charities, artworks, and artists can be found below.

ERIC PAUSE

in support of Homes First Society

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Eric Pause is an Ontario-based painter whose artwork, Slow Me Down, will donate 50% of all sales to the Homes First Society, an organization that provide affordable, stable housing and support services to break the cycle of homelessness for people with the fewest housing options. Homes First Society were the first, and remain one of the largest, providers of non-profit housing for the homeless in the City of Toronto. With over 20 programs across the city of Toronto, Homes First provides shelter and support to over 1,400 men, women and families every day. 

ALEX GARANT

in support of SKETCH ARTS

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Alex Garant is a Toronto-based artist, whose work, And Love, will donate 50% of all print sales to Sketch ArtsSKETCH is a community arts enterprise engaging diverse young people, ages 16-29, from across Canada, who live homeless or on the margins and navigate poverty to: experience the transformative power of the arts, build leadership and self-sufficiency in the arts, cultivate social and environmental change through the arts.

JIEUN JUNE KIM

in support of Workman Arts

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Jieun June Kim is a Toronto-based artist, whose work, Horangi, will donate 50% of all print sales to Workman Arts. Workman Arts is a multidisciplinary arts organization that promotes a greater understanding of mental health and addiction issues through creation and presentation. Workman Arts support artists with lived experience through peer-to-peer arts education, public presentations and partnerships with the broader arts community.

ANDRE KAN

in support of Made of Millions

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Andre Kan is a Toronto-based painter, muralist, and artist whose artwork, JACKYL, will donate 40% of all print sales to Made of Millionsa mental health advocacy non-profit on a mission to change how the world perceives mental health. The Made of Millions team uses modern tools to democratize education, combat stigmas and inspire grassroots change. Made of Millions seeks to bridge the gap between practitioners, policy-makers, sufferers and activists and to redefine what it means to live with a mental health condition.

NATALIE VERY B

in support of Womens Habitat

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Natalie Very B is a Toronto-based illustrator, painter, and muralist, whose artwork, Mother Nature, will donate 70% of all sales to Womens Habitat, a community-based, feminist organization providing vital support to self-identified women and their dependents who are survivors of violence and poverty. Founded in 1978, their emergency shelter and outreach centre, established in 2006, offers a suite of services including group and individual counselling, parenting support and housing assistance.

MORE ABOUT THE CHARITIES:

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"The experience of talking about mental health through art was very transformative in my life. I loved getting comments from people who had seen my work and had felt identified with the illustration I made."

MARCIA DIAZ Toronto Illustrator (2020-21 Life on the Line participant)

Submissions will only be accepted starting Monday, May 24th, 2021. If you're interested in selling your work in the Twentytwenty Arts store, please read the following submission guidelines, and send the following to megan@twentytwentyarts.com:

Contact information: Name, phone number, e-mail address

Artwork: Please only submit links of relevant works for consideration; links include personal websites/Google Drive/Dropbox (we will not accept or reply to e-mails with attachments). 
Charity: The charity(s) you're interested in supporting; if you do not have an organization in mind, please disclose this in your e-mail

Links: Any relevant links to previous or existing bodies of work (social media, online portfolio, recent projects, articles, etc.)

Reason: Why you'd like to sell your artwork in the Twentytwenty Arts store.

Your submission will not be shared, published, or promoted without your explicit consent. Submissions will be reviewed on a bi-monthly basis.

 
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"I am very grateful to have had the opportunity to show my work to a large audience while at the same time supporting such a worthy cause!"

DUNCAN C. MCLEAN Toronto-based artist (2020-21 Life on the Line participant)

 

If I submit, is my artwork guaranteed to be selected?

While we deeply appreciate every artist that considers selling their work in our store, we cannot guarantee that every submission will be successful. The Twentytwenty Arts Store will be a curated selection of work* due to limited operational capacity. All submissions will be placed on file for up to a year for potential inclusion in upcoming events/launches.

Will the artist be responsible for shipping?

It depends on the artwork medium, size and location. No matter how complicated, we will work directly with artists to coordinate shipping and logistics.

*How will my artwork be judged?

Artwork will be judged according to: concept, execution, and aesthetics. While every artwork is subjective, our focus will primarily be on works that explore the complexity of the human condition as it relates to mental health, homelessness, or addiction. 

Concept: Is the idea/emotion being conveyed clearly?

Execution: Is there a degree of mastery/skill in the medium(s) the artist is using?

Aesthetics: Is there a sense of balance, harmony, and movement within the composition?

Do you accept artwork in any medium? What about original works?

Right now, only artwork created in a visual medium will be accepted. We encourage the submission of original works.

Does the charity have to be related to mental health, homelessness, or addiction?

While these social issues are our primary organizational focus, we want artists to choose charities that they feel passionate about. 

Why is 30% being donated to Twentytwenty Arts?

30% of all sales are being donated to Twentytwenty Arts to help us increase our capacity to help other non-profits (see 'The Wishlist' section of our Charities/Non-Profits to learn more), promote the sale of the artist's work, support ongoing operational costs and the production of educational content.

CONTACT

 

megan@twentytwentyarts.com

647-287-6843

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