• 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.

Encephalitis Newsletter article


Now into its 13th year, TAE22 will be curated by Mathew Bose and will be hosted in the beautiful, historic city of York, UK.


The chosen charity to benefit from TAE22 is The Encephalitis Society located just outside York in Malton.


Call for Artists to be opened on 22 November 2022 and closed on 22 March 2022.

The Encephalitis Society has the vision to increase the global awareness of encephalitis and the support that is available.

Their objectives by 2027 are: 

Annually increase its income by 10%, reaching £1.4 million from a diverse range of sustainable and ethical sources

  • Have 50% of the general population aware of encephalitis in 10 countries

  • To be meeting the individual needs of 80,000 people through our support services

  • To fund four internationally-based research studies

  • To be the go-to organisation for over 100,000 professionals worldwide.


Cotswold TV paid a visit to Cheltenham Racecourse on 3 July 2021 to share the TAE21 Exhibition and Sale with its viewers.

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

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