Canadian startup helping to save the arts!
When the real impact of Covid19 was revealed to the world Canadian International Opera Singer David Scott Curry instantly lost 2 years of work. His wife Anita Curry who is also in the entertainment industry was successfully employed as the Global Director of Partnerships at one of the world’s largest ticketing companies also suddenly found herself on an unpaid leave of absence. With this sudden shock personally and to the industry at large, the future looked very bleak and the world of arts and culture was without a doubt in crisis.
Realizing that food, drink and food delivery was doing well in a pandemic and all too aware that the arts and culture was in trouble, they teamed up with Neela Ahmed, who has scaled several digital marketing services companies over the past decade and came up with a way to help. The Food and Drink industries are natural partners of Arts and Culture, so in this new Covid19 era they created a way to partner these together by developing Eat4Art.
Eat4Art allows an organization to raise money without directly asking for donations but by simply asking their audience to eat and drink! Every time an audience member clicks on the Eat4Art symbol on a participating arts organization's website, social media post or in an email and takes-up the offer from an Eat4Art food or drink partner a donation is made to the organization.
Eat4Art, was created right here in Toronto, and have quickly aligned themselves with some of the biggest arts and cultural organizations in the world. Its created new opportunities for audiences to connect with the arts and help support this vital industry Eat4Art organizations include world renowned leaders; The Dallas Opera- TDO Network, Houston Grand Opera, Atlanta Opera, De Moine Opera, Hale Centre Salt Lake City, Lesher Centre Walnut Creek California, Rotary Centre Kelowna, Tixit Winnipeg, Westchester Conservatory NY, AGMA Relief Fund, Central City Opera Colorado and the Greensboro Symphony in North Carolina.
Expansion continues at a pace with new arts organizations coming onboard in Canada, USA and the UK.
Food partners include Doordash, Grubhub, Hellofresh, Trade Coffee, Simply Chocolate to name but a few with some very exciting announcements coming in the next month with more partners who share the mission of helping to save the arts and strengthen communities. The pandemic has driven arts and culture into the digital world and the data shows audiences are no longer just in the geographical region. With national and global business partners Eat4Art helps arts organizations optimize their reach by fundraising and monetizing digital content. This allows the audience to connect to its community whether it’s the restaurant next to the theatre or their favorite restaurant in the city or country they live in.
Eat4Art is an easy way to fundraise and monetize digital content in a time when ticket sales are not possible, donations are harder to find and with closed venues advertising and ancillary revenue is gone.
Eat4Art is looking to build the world's largest network of like-minded people, who collectively want to support art, culture & community.
Arts and Culture is one of the hardest hit sectors in the world and yet they mean so much to us and our communities. In a time when donations are hard to come by and theatres are dark, Eat4Art is a light into the future. Fundraising, made simple.