WHO WE ARE
Twitter Art Exhibit is a fundraising event that utilizes social media and public engagement to generate income for charities and nonprofit organizations. Up until 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.
The first exhibition’s goal was 140 entries, symbolic of the 140 characters used on Twitter. The response was so enthusiastic that 260 cards were submitted from 24 countries, and David Sandum raised enough funds to buy 221 new children’s books for a struggling library in Moss, Norway.
Social media plays a major role in Twitter Art Exhibit. It is our intention to tweet, share, seed, and promote our artists to thank them for their participation, and to make this event a huge success.
PRESS RELEASES & INFO
Now into its 12th year, TAE21 is curated by Cat Salter Smith and will be hosted in Cheltenham, UK. The chosen charity to benefit from this global art exhibition is The Leukaemia and Intensive Chemotherapy Fund – LINC, located in Cheltenham, UK. LINC is a local charity that supports patients and families fighting blood cancer.
“We try to be their lifeline by offering emotional support, their relief by providing financial grants, their comfort by funding extras for the isolation side rooms and the breakthrough by funding research into potential new treatments ...
We can only be all of these things for patients and families if people choose to be the LINC too. Despite the reduced charitable fundraising opportunities during the lockdown, LINC has continued to be there for our patients. Money raised will enable LINC to fund the posts of two clinical psychologists who work to help patients cope with a cancer diagnosis as well as the added complications and fear of COVID. It is people like you who make this possible”.
RECENT PAST EVENTS
Ryan Maher from STV interviews David Sandum and Margaret from Art in Healthcare about the 2019 TAE event hosted in Edinburgh, Scotland by curator Sam Banister