In the wake of COVID-19 and our necessity to close our doors and suspend openings for the time being, that also means that we are not able to help artists sell their work (except for online) – which means that not only do we lose income, but our artists do as well.
So from now, and for as long as this lasts, any amount we make through Patreon will be going directly to the artists we work with, and specifically artists that are out of work for the time being and need financial support the most. We're still determining what that will look like – most likely we will save the funds as a stipend to give artists to create products for the gallery that will be sent to our Patrons based on their level. So if we pay an artist to design a shirt and you are at the shirt level, we will send you that shirt for free. If we pay an artist to design a pin and you're at the pin level, we will send you that pin for free, etc. This will be on top of your initial reward level.
While businesses are shutting down that may be needed to create these products, it may mean that this reward is delayed, but we will honor this promise to any patron, no matter how long you support us. And of course, if you just want to pitch in, we greatly appreciate any amount you can give.
We are open to any ideas you may have and appreciate your support during this time.
Stay safe, stay home, and stay healthy.