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At ArtLifting, we uplift homeless and disabled individuals by selling their artwork. Help us empower 65 more artists in 5 cities! Read more

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At ArtLifting, we uplift homeless and disabled individuals by selling their artwork. Help us empower 65 more artists in 5 cities!

Boston, MA Art
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ABC Local News: “The online marketplace [ArtLifting] has certainly lifted the spirits and hopes of many artists who are homeless, low-income, or disabled.”

The Boston Globe: “Artists who have barely eked out a living by selling their creations on street corners, at craft fairs, and at open-air markets now have an online marketplace to sell their art.”

BostInno: “City Heart and ArtLifting have done more than just showcase pieces – they've helped launch careers.”

Risks and challenges

We have worked hard to make sure that our expansion runs smoothly. If challenges arise, we promise to be transparent and work to find solutions immediately. One potential challenge is a delay in connecting with the right decision-makers at each city’s homeless shelters and disability centers. From our experience in this field, we know that program directors want to support their artists, but they often are spread very thin. That’s why we believe we need to travel to each city and help make the onboarding process go smoothly.

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    Pledge $5 or more

    17 backers

    We thank you for your support!

    Reward:
    1. A personalized Twitter thank-you.

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    Pledge $25 or more

    48 backers

    Stick up for your community by uplifting our artists!

    Rewards:
    1. A personalized thank you card from the ArtLifting Team
    2. An ArtLifting sticker

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
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    Pledge $50 or more

    33 backers

    Learn from the founders how we started, why we need to expand our impact, and why we are so dedicated to uplifting our artists.

    Rewards:
    1. A personalized thank you card from the ArtLifting Team
    2. An ArtLifting sticker
    3. A booklet depicting our story signed by Liz and Spencer Powers

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
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    Pledge $100 or more

    23 backers

    Every blank canvas is a new opportunity. Express your creativity or donate your canvas to a local shelter to uplift an artist in need.

    Rewards:
    1. A personalized thank you card from the ArtLifting Team
    2. An ArtLifting sticker
    3. A booklet depicting our story signed by Liz and Spencer Powers
    4. A blank canvas board
    5. Art materials

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $500 or more

    3 backers

    Visualize your impact -- uplift a disadvantaged artist by decorating your space.

    Rewards:
    1. A personalized thank you card from the ArtLifting Team
    2. An ArtLifting sticker
    3. A booklet depicting our story signed by Liz and Spencer Powers
    4. A blank canvas board
    5. Art materials
    6. A medium sized print of your choice on either mounted canvas, premium giclee paper, or mounted artboard SIGNED by the artist. You can choose a piece already on our site, or wait until we grow and fulfill this order as we expand our impact across the nation.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $1,000 or more

    2 backers

    Frame-worthy impact!

    Reward:
    1. A personalized thank you card from the ArtLifting Team
    2. An ArtLifting sticker
    3. A booklet depicting our story signed by Liz and Spencer Powers
    4. A blank canvas board
    5. Art materials
    6. A medium sized print of your choice on either mounted canvas, premium giclee paper, or mounted artboard SIGNED by the artist. You can choose a piece already on our site, or wait until we grow and fulfill this order as we expand our impact across the nation.
    7. A large sized print of your choice on either mounted canvas, premium giclee paper, or mounted artboard SIGNED by the artist. You can choose a piece already on our site, or wait until we grow and fulfill this order as we expand our impact across the nation.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
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    Pledge $2,500 or more

    0 backers

    Feel Famous: Meet an artist and the co-founders, Liz and Spencer Powers (via Skype or in person, depending on location). Directly experience the impact of your support.

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Funding period

- (30 days)