The Art Connection’s art donation and placement program connects artists and collectors who want to donate artwork knowing that it will have an impact on those who access services at the recipient agencies. Original artwork has been brought to a multitude of nonprofit or public equivalent agencies, including social service agencies, schools, clinics, youth and senior service programs. Please view our Gallery to see a representative work by each artist and collector participating in The Art Connection’s art donation and placement program and where that artwork was placed in the community.
Our artists are both established and emerging, mostly academically trained and gallery-qualified, and a few are self-taught. Their work represents the spectrum of disciplines including painting, printmaking, sculpture, and photography and spans a multitude of media. They have donated for a number of reasons, including working with a reliable program that makes the process simple.
The Art Connection also works with collectors who are interested in donating artwork. Collectors may want to make room in their collection for the acquisition of new pieces over time, and/or are interested in the tax deduction they are entitled to receive (Note: the law currently allows tax deductions for collectors only, not artists.). Children and spouses have also served as “collectors” of a family member’s work once he/she has passed away, in an effort to find a lasting home for the artwork to live on and inspire.
Once your artwork is received, we will show quality digital images of the art to qualified agencies for possible selection. It may take a month or even a year or two for work to be selected because it is the agencies themselves who select the artwork that best fits their mission, space, and clients.
Once your artwork is selected, we will notify you to confirm availability and ensure that you approve the placement. The agency will then contact you directly to arrange a time for them to pick up the work. They are responsible for picking up the work, for framing (if necessary), and hanging the work. You are making a gift of the donated work directly to the social service agency. A Deed of Gift and Agreement is signed by the art donor and the agency recipient. We also provide plaques for the recipient to install next to each piece of art with your name and details about the work.