The Art Connection catalogs original artwork by artists and collectors interested in donating their art to recipient agencies. Most of our portfolio highlights diverse work by diverse local artists. The Art Connection helps agencies select permanent collections that are appropriate in both scale and content for their space. We have seen art bring hope and inspire people, while making their work, treatment, recovery, or living places simply better places to be.
The Art Connection simplifies the process of receiving donated art for qualified social service organizations. Interested recipients are invited to submit an Application to Receive Art. Our staff and Program Committee review applications and move forward with an initial Site Visit for applicants we deem eligible.
At the Site Visit, we meet with agency staff to review our program and the responsibilities associated with an art placement and request a tour of the facility to determine if the organization has appropriate space for a permanent installation. This tour also sets parameters for the number and types of artworks to be considered for placement.
Agencies approved to receive art are invited to schedule a Placement Visit. This two-three hour process provides the opportunity for agency staff and program participants to view a digital portfolio of images of available art works and to select the work they wish to own and permanently display.
After agencies select their artwork, The Art Connection confirms the donations with the artists and collectors and prepares a placement packet to send gencies. After agencies receive their packet, they have 30 days to acquire all artwork and an additional eight months to frame any works not donated ready to hang and securely install art and provided plaques. Hosting an art reception is optional, but agencies not hosting a reception will be required to schedule an Inventory Visit with The Art Connection so we may see the collection after installation has been completed.