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.
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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