Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Hamiltonian Artists Launch E-philanthropy Initiative

In an artistically vibrant city like Washington DC, there is a constant need for funding in support of well-thought-out and cutting-edge artistic ideas and art projects. As a response to this need, Hamiltonian Artists announces the launch of the first stage of its e-philanthropy initiative. Used in conjunction with the Hamiltonian Artists website, this not-for-profit e-philanthropy tool gives donors direct control over their contributions in supporting worthwhile and innovative art proposals by the So-Hamiltonian Fellow artists.

Hamiltonian Artists is planning to expand this e-philanthropy service to other artists outside of our program. Through the Hamiltonian Artists' website, interested art philanthropists can browse through various proposed mini-grants online and donate directly to support one or more artist projects.

Proposals include a variety of mediums and range from large-scale sculptures, to site-specific installations as well as more traditional photography and painting projects. Project proposals range from small projects costing under $100 to larger projects costing up to $5,000. In Hamiltonian Artists first stage of the initiative, their site includes proposals by the So-Hamiltonian Fellows: Christian Benefiel, Tom Block, Anne Chan, Ian Maclean Davis, Leah Frankel, Linda Hesh, Michael Dax Iacovone, Bryan Rojsuontikul and Michael Enn Sirvet.

Individuals can search proposals and learn more about the Fellows, their proposed projects, motivations, and challenges. Interested donors can then choose to fund the project(s) that they find most compelling. Hamiltonian Artists focus for this e-philanthropy initiative is to build community-based support for the artists, donors can contribute as much or as little as they want (with a minimum of $5) toward a project. Hamiltonian Artists hopes that you can join in building this DC Arts Support Network.

For more information or to donate now, please go to

Hamiltonian Artists is a 501c (3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing professional development opportunities for creative artists in their early careers offering a competitive two-year fellowship program for new innovative visual artists in all media, which are awarded through an annual competition.

Jacqueline Ionita, Program Manager
Hamiltonian Artists
1353 U Street, NW (14th and U Streets)
Washington, DC 2009
jackie at

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