This is an online foster art gallery community
FosterARTists is a 501(c)(3) charitable
organization supporting foster artists and
other artists (18 years old +) by providing an
online foster art gallery community and art show fundraisers for art work to be
seen, rewarded and purchased by art enthusiasts.
Mission, Vision and Plan
Mission: This is an online art gallery community for foster artists and other artists (18 years old +) to submit images of art work and be rewarded for it. Viewed and purchased by art enthusiasts through this gallery and art show fundraisers.
Vision: Is to be a positive presence online for the foster care community and the art community.
Plan to achieve mission: Artists submit images of their art work through the Contact Us form. The goal is to reward submissions with vouchers donated. For example: an artist submits an image of their work and claims a voucher for a new pair of shoes or art supplies to continue or a hair cut (This is a reason to create their form of art, submit an image of it and claim a voucher. This is also a reason for companies to donate reward vouchers for submissions). Upon approval, a submission may be accepted into a main gallery. All artists can claim a voucher after acceptance. In most cases the artists are responsible for shipping and handling their art. Reviews are made after transactions.
Become a member to shop in the gallery with discounts and receive invitations to art shows with VIP access.
A few statistics about the foster care system. Source: childwelfare.gov 2013
Estimated 402,378 children in foster care, 28% in relative homes, 47% in non-relative homes, 53% had a case goal of reunification with their families, 51% who left foster care were discharged to be with a parent, 46% who left foster care were in care for less than 1 year.
2004: Entries 305,000 2013: Entries 254,904
2004: Exits 283,000 2013: Exits 238,280
Race, Ethnicity & Gender : 42% white, 24% black, 22% hispanic, 9% multiracial, 3% unknown
2013 of estimated 402,378: 52% Male 48% female
Question: I don’t want people to know I was or am in the foster care system. How do I be discreet?
Answer: Main galleries and portfolios are anonymous (if you choose) for that reason and more. More Q&A