Artists and Capital Good Fund team up to sell beautiful art for a good cause
March 25, 2015-(Providence, RI)— Capital Good Fund, a Providence-based nonprofit that provides financial services to low-income Rhode Islanders, has partnered with artist Carey Taylor-Noble to raise funds for the
organization as well as to support artists. At a time when the need for nonprofit services is high, nonprofits continue to struggle to raise the funds they need to change lives. Similarily, artists find it hard to sell their art,
straining their finances and affecting their creativity.
To address these issues, Capital Good Fund has launched a program called “Artwork to End Poverty.” Using an online storefront, individuals will be able to shop for beautiful work by artists and know that 50% of their purchase will go charity. With these funds, Capital Good Fund will provide one-on-one financial and health coaching, as well as small personal loans, to impoverished Rhode Island families. And of course the artists will secure the income they need to continue producing their art.
Andy Posner, Founder & CEO of Capital Good Fund: “As someone always looking for win-win situations, I am thrilled by the Artwork to End Poverty program,” says Andy Posner, Founder and CEO of Capital Good Fund. “As a shopper, you will be able to support the arts and Capital Good Fund at the same time! For us, this is an innovative
way to get people involved in our work and to invest in something from which we all benefit: art.”
Carey Taylor-Noble, Leading Artist, Curator behind Artwork to End Poverty: “I’m very excited to be a part of this endeavor. We know that the loans and coaching provided by CGF changes lives and communities. Purchasing art can change lives too. You not only will own original art that will beautify your office or home – but this purchase insures that the artist can buy more canvas, paper and paint to keep making their art. The emerging artists featured on the site (myself included) often have to choose between art materials and necessities.”
The online store can be found at: https://squareup.com/market/cgfund.
If artists would like to participate, they should contact the program curator, Carey Taylor-Noble, at Curator@capitalgoodfund.org.
For more information:
Capital Good Fund: www.capitalgoodfund.org