I’m starting a revolution. Want in? A $1 pledge is all it takes to join the revolution. $1. One. Uno. If you read DAM you are likely an artist, art student, art lover, art educator, art collector or someone who loves me. All good things. C’mon, let’s go – I only have 40 days to get this revolution started. I’m thinking BIG and I need artists everywhere (and everyone who loves me) to help me grow the revolution.
My revolution educates the public about what artists must do every day to move their ideas from sketch to finished artwork. The whole DAM(N) truth. If you’ve been following Daily Art Muse for awhile you know about The Apprenticeship Project - and many of you have helped me bring it this far (thank you!), but did you know I’m starting a revolution? Watch the video. Yup. There’s a video.
daMuse Launches Kickstarter Campaign
Told from the perspective of a beginner on the inside, The Apprenticeship Project shares what it takes to make art – to live and work as an artist today. Potential customers, collectors, gallery owners and DAM(N) near everyone needs a better understanding of what artists really do every day so that you can be compensated fairly, in a way that celebrates the importance of the contribution you are making to society.
I Am An Artist. This Does Not Mean I Will Work For Free. . .
This week on Facebook the quote on the tee shirt pictured below went viral. I am one of many people who re-posted it and watched as it struck a nerve. The reaction to the quote made me realize that The Apprenticeship Project needs to be a revolution.
You can do the passive thing and buy the tee shirt for TWENTY dollars or you can get involved in a revolution, pledge ONE dollar to my Kickstarter campaign and help me correct misconceptions, inform and educate everyone about art and art making.
But What Can One Dollar Do?
Imagine if every artist, art collector, art student, art teacher and art lover pledged just $1 – then it’s no longer one dollar, it’s tens of thousands of dollars. Those dollars send me all over the country to work as an apprentice to artists, document the experience through books (stories and images) and share with the world a myth-busting look at what it is like to work and live your passion.
The TAP artists to date
Let’s not just IMAGINE how big the revolution can be, let’s MAKE this revolution happen! You have the power to make the project go viral. Put your dollar in the hat, pass along the project link to everyone you know and keep The Apprenticeship Project alive. The Kickstarter campaign goal is modest – it will take me through one more apprenticeship – let’s exceed that goal with our revolution and send me to work with artists all over the country; help me tell more of the story – YOUR story.
Together, we can show the world how valuable your contribution is to society and change the way people look at and value art. This project is for YOU! Join the revolution today.
Got More Than A Dollar?
Got a Dollar? Get in on the revolution. Got more than a dollar? There are some great Backer Rewards – including pre-orders of the books, art work donated by participating TAP artists, a really special unscripted photo shoot of you at work and play, a workshop led by me for up to 25 people (if you and your guild members need help with your websites, get your guild to back the project at this level and I will help you get your websites in shape so that you can show the world your art), and more.
Cast Glass Shoe by Tim Tate
A collection of four is one of the Backer Rewards up for grabs here
Talking ‘Bout A Revolution
Here’s something to think about: Over the last five years I have looked at more than 200,000 artist websites searching for great art to share with you. If every one of those artists gave one dollar this project would be HUGE. One dollar adds up when thousands of people are throwing that dollar in a hat. One dollar can make a difference, will make a difference, does make a difference.
I’m on my way to Washington, DC for a follow up visit with the artists I worked for during the first phase of The Apprenticeship Project and will post from there for the next few weeks.
Spread the news about the revolution. We can do this!