It is not a secret that artists and designers are often underestimated and not properly compensated for their work. Even in a world that is filled with art and design, the stereotype of the starving artist is perpetuated through ignorance of all the work that goes on behind the scenes. Artists spend not only ridiculous amounts of money on materials, but they also spend countless hours both is ideating and crafting their projects.
With all of this in mind, I have designed an advertising campaign meant for an imaginary, non-profit organization by the name of Pay Your Artists. This hypothetical organization I created for my Design Practice class would provide scholarships and grants for young artists in need while also promoting the idea that artists should be properly compensated for their work. The campaign is meant to encourage people to think about what a world without art would look like. I decided to execute this idea by designing posters and banners with various answers to this question.
Although this organization and campaign are just a product of my imagination, I hope that one day I can create something like it. For now, I share this with you, so that you can share with others and think about how to best support the artists in your communities.