I was standing there at the counter, trying to cook something or other, when the idea popped into my head that there might be a way to combine my art, people’s enthusiastic desire to help others, and the power of internet networks to help raise money and awareness for a cause. That was almost five years ago. Things haven’t started. Sure, starting things is hard, especially for a shy, introverted, private person when the project is personal, public, and risky. Sure, I can blame procrastination, fear, self-doubt, laziness, life. But those are all excuses. And who cares about excuses? In reality, there was always something missing. It took a few years, but finally, the last piece came to me. What the project needed was a challenge!
It needed a framework to tie the whole thing together. With that in place, the Art for Food 365 Day Challenge was born.
WHAT IS THE ART FOR FOOD 365 DAY CHALLENGE?
I’m glad you asked! This project is artist Andrew Mackie’s year-long crowd-sponsored art challenge to raise money to help get More Good Food to More People. There are a few parts to it, but It all makes sense. I promise!
THE CHALLENGE: 365 DAYS OF ART
Starting on May 10, 2018, every day for one calendar year I will create one piece of original artwork.
Each piece will be auctioned off to the highest bidder, with 100% of the proceeds to be donated to the cause.
THE CAUSE: MORE GOOD FOOD TO MORE PEOPLE
You might have noticed that we aren’t starting the project with a specific charity in mind. This is deliberate. (Not chicken, or lazy…) Honestly, this issue means a great deal to us, but we don’t know the best way (or ways) to help get More Good Food to More People. This is a concept with many meanings. We see the conversation as a major component of the project. Throughout the year, you are encouraged to take part and to help us figure out the best way to accomplish this goal. Join our Facebook group to share your thoughts and your voice!
THE PEOPLE: HELPING US TAKE THIS FARTHER THAN WE EVER COULD ALONE
This project will be made possible by a year’s worth of enthusiastic sponsors; people looking to help spread the word and support the cause. Each artwork will have as part of the scene a space/billboard reserved for the sponsor’s logo. As per the incremental pricing structure, sponsorship opportunities will begin at $1, and move up each day. Funds raised through the sponsorships will help me dedicate the year to this project, as well as allow the sponsors, whether they be business owners, celebrities, bloggers, podcasters, food activists or anyone looking to build their brand, gain exposure to new audiences, and get some name recognition, all while taking part in something (hopefully) great.
This project will be successful with your help and support. Ultimately, we want to use the auction process to raise as much as possible for the cause. The more people that take part and share what we are doing, the more we’ll be able to give in the end, and the more fun we’ll have along the way!
We look forward to your voice, your thoughts, your opinions. With your input, this conversation can be as valuable as the ultimate financial donation.
Here is how you can take part in the project:
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