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I saw the above on Facebook this past week and it reminded me of a conversation I had with a friend earlier this year.
She has a “No Donations” policy. Period. And here is why.
• The work we donate is always first rate as our names are attached to it.
• We work just as hard on the free work as the work we will sell.
• If there is no return on the investment, why spend all of that time and energy on it?
I donate art because of guilt. Or because I believe in the cause. And because somebody has asked me to do so, and I’m fairly obedient (though my husband might disagree. :)
So, I am wondering, why do you donate your art?
And if you don’t donate your art, why not?
I know I’d love to hear the ins and outs of your decision, and I bet others will too.
Thanks much, and may your day be a creative one.