This is my contribution to #TAE22 heading off to York.
TAE (TwitterArtExhibit) uses social media and public engagement to generate income for charities and nonprofit organizations. It organises an exhibition of postcard sized artwork donated by artists from around the world.
In 2019, the charities kept 100% of the proceeds. Due to higher overhead costs that #tae has had to absorb, the charities now keep 80% of the proceeds.
The event was originally started in 2010 in Norway by David Sandum who started it to raise funds for his local library that was suffering from deep funding cuts to purchase much-needed children’s books. It has also raised funds for an abused women’s shelter seeking to improve the lives of the families they serve, and for an arts organization mentoring underprivileged young adults in preparation for careers in the visual arts. Last year it took place in Cheltenham in aid of LINC The Leukaemia and Intensive Chemotherapy Fund. This year the exhibition will take place in York on 25 June in aid of The Encephalitis Society.