Q: Why did you start this project? What do you want to achieve with this project?
A: Our founders also have experienced various types of pain, such as eating disorders, abusive relationships, complicated family issues, racial discrimination, and physical and cyber bullying. Given that we live in a society where expressing negative emotions is often considered a weakness and where mental health issues are stigmatized, many people are not able to talk about their painful experiences in order to heal. We hope to provide a safe platform for people to share their stories and feel heard, and to utilize the power of art to help people heal as well as raise public awareness of important societal issues such as mental health stigma. For more information regarding our mission and vision, please visit our About us page.
Q: Where is the funding of the project coming from?
We are currently looking for art grants and seeking donations to fund the project. Since we are dedicated to making this platform a healing, inspiring, and empowering experience for our survivors, heARTists, and audiences, we will not sell any artworks for commercial purposes or make profits through this platform. As a result, we will only take grants and donations in order to cover the costs of maintaining this platform, such as paying heARTists for their work.
Q: Can I make a donation? If so, how?
A: Thank you very much for your generosity and kindness in helping us grow this project! We appreciate all donations to help us cover the costs of running this project. heARTists is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. All the donations made through Fractured Atlas are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
Q: If I make a donation, how will the money be spent?
A: All donations will be used to cover the costs of running this project exclusively. Part of the donations will be used to compensate our heARTists for creating high-quality artworks for survivors and for serving our expanding community. The rest of the donations we receive will be used to cover additional costs such as maintaining the website, paying for copyrights, and procuring any necessary equipment.