How to support the artists in your world
I’ve been pondering how to support the artists in your world alive. Because one thing I think we all can agree on is that we never expected to hear about cancelled events, festivals and concerts because of a virus that’s taken over the world in every sense.
For many artists this is how they support themselves and their families – myself included!
And so at this time I am not able to bring interviews from shows to you or share my experience at various events that I had scheduled – so instead I thought I would create a post on how you could support the artists in your world.
- Send them here to schedule an interview
I want to speak to artists, creatives, rebels and anyone that’s following their dreams + focus on their goals. I want to tell the stories of the good, bad and the “omg what was I thinking moments! Send them to this link Interview with the Rebels Den – the interview will be shared on the blog and on YouTube (if its video!)
- Donate to artist industry charities
Existing charities that offer support to the artist community are firing on all cylinders to provide increased assistance to artists and other creative professionals who may need to come up with some extra cash. If you know of any, please comment with them so we all get to know what organizations are supporting the arts during this time.
- Check out (and pay for) virtual performances
Whether in a living room or a garage, many artists are putting their talents to good use and insisting the show must go on, even during social isolation. Find those artists and see hat they are doing and support them. You can compensate the artists in need with donations, merch, and album sales, and even ticket purchases to future shows.
- Support your handmade artists too!
Don’t forget the artist who create things such as paintings, crochet + knit, wood-burnings, wood-working, jewelry and so much more! They too need your support!
- Consider becoming a Patreon or other subscriptions the artists may offer.
Not only do you get access to some behind-the-scenes things they got going on but your support does mean the world to them! and if they have a go-fund me or something else – give what you can so it doesn’t hurt you but know you are appreciated.
- Keep streaming their music or YouTube Videos- perhaps now more than ever.
The downloads and streaming numbers the artists receive matter – because that means people want to hear their music and will help them keep going during the time they may feel like they want to quit instead.
Some of these things don’t look or feel like much but I promise you that it will feel huge to the artists. Feel free to comment with other ways we can keep supporting the arts in every way!