Art For Haiti


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In the wake of Tuesday’s catastrophic earthquake which struck Haiti, several artists — Halifax’s James White among them — have decided to direct 100% of the proceeds from sales of their work for the next week towards Haiti relief.

Social media and modern technology has proved quite responsive to the crisis: at the time of writing, over $ 3million has been raised for the Red Cross through a text message campaign, with a host of other donation efforts sprouting up, including efforts from Wycleaf Jean on Twitter which also direct donors towards text message donations.

This disaster has managed to touch a nerve around the world, and the more we can do to help the people of Haiti, the better. If you or anyone else you know is doing something similar in response to the crisis, please let me know and I’ll add a link to this post.

Below is a list of visual artists who are currently forwarding all proceeds from their online store towards Haiti. Please not that Applied Arts is not affiliated with any of the artists below, and that it is entirely the individual’s responsibility to choose an organization and handle the funds. We’re just trying to spread the word, and there’s rarely been a better cause for which to purchase some visual and graphic art.

James White (donating 100% of sales from his online store)

Chuck Anderson (donating 100% of sales from his online store)

Sargent House Records (donating all proceeds from downloaded music)

Nathalie Bertin (donating 100% of the proceeds from any commission (with deposit) in January + 50% of sales from her online store)

Matt of Orizon Studio (donating 100% of the proceeds from his ActiveDen portfolio of Flash Components for the next week)

Martha Marshall (donating 100% of the proceeds from any piece preceded by art4haiti in her online store)

Emek (special Haitian benefit poster coming later this week; will update with the details)


8 Responses to “Art For Haiti”

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  2. [...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Fabio Sasso, James White, Stuart Thursby, Stuart Thursby, Stuart Thursby and others. Stuart Thursby said: If you're a creative and sell your own work, check out the Art for Haiti post as one way to help Haiti relief — [...]

  3. I pray for those people who have been injured in Haiti. the earthquake in Haiti is one of the word disasters this year. I just hope that they would be able to recover soon.

  4. [...] really appreciate all of those who brought attention to this effort, notably Applied Arts magazine for bringing people together for such a good cause. Thanks so much, [...]

  5. [...] about the success of James White’s Haiti donations from his store sales (as blogged about here, among other [...]

  6. I have a degree in psychology, which I have found to be useless. And I am planning on going back to school and getting a Masters in Creative Writing, because I enjoy writing and would love to learn more techniques to make myself a better writer. I am worried, however, that this degree will not open up many doors in terms of the job market (just as my psychology degree has failed to do). Any thoughts? Thank you..

  7. Hi. A degree in creative writing will open fewer doors for you than psychology. I’d reassess your choice, unless you really love writing.

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