Patron (n):

a person who supports with money, gifts, efforts, or endorsement to an artist, writer, museum, cause, charity, institution, special event, or the like: a patron of the arts.

We're Patrons of the Arts

Being a Patron of the Arts refers to a special relationship between an Artist and an Art lover. The Patron provides the Artist with support and encouragement, and in exchange, gains access to the artwork produced and skillsets possessed by the Artist. The Artist gets paid while pursuing their craft, and the Patron is able to commission and obtain artwork that can help them express and actualize their own artistic spirit.

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History of Patronage

Long ago, upon the inception of civilizations, art was something that people did on the side to beautify their surroundings, express their inner selves, and tell their stories. Some did it better than others and led their peers to request that they help execute their artistic vision. This early form of commissioning created the push for artists to become a specialized profession. As civilization progressed, so too did the relationship between an artist and his patron develop in formality and ritual.

As resources were scarce, an artist could not afford his own living and material expenses. Noblemen and successful businessmen would seek out these talented individuals and become their patrons, offering them board and succor and covering the expenses of their craft. In return, the artist is obliged to execute their patron’s artistic vision, be it portraits, family sittings, or certain tableaus that the patron has deemed worthy gifts to his friends and superiors.

Supporting the Artist

PatronArt’s mission is to bring back that symbiotic relationship between Art lovers and Artists. We provide independent Artists with an online marketplace to display their artwork, helping people discover art that’s meaningful to them while saving artists from the stress of creating, maintaining and promoting their own website.

Through the use of our commission ticket and market system, we give art lovers a way to voice requests for the art they want. Taking on commission work gives artists an additional avenue to make a living while they pursue their craft.

We provide artists with digital space, tools and business know-how to help them get to where they want to be as a professionals and independent business owners.

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