Our 2020 report identified ‘allowing customers to make a donation to offset’ as one of our planet goals, but we went one better than that and now fund the planting of a tree for every artwork sold through the site. This moment represents a key milestone in Artfinder's pledge to making a positive long-term impact on the environment, with a projected 100,000+ trees to be planted in 2021.
We have joined The Million Tree Pledge as a founder member, committing to Artfinder planting one million trees by 2030. We’re also a ‘climate positive workforce’ meaning that carbon is offset for every Artfinder employee, including one tree planted per employee, per month.
53.7% of artists surveyed said that world events from the past year have had more of an impact on the kind of art they are creating and sharing with customers.
One such artist is James Earley, based in Salisbury, who has created a series of portraits in 2020 of people he's met who have been affected by the pandemic. Earley is entirely self taught, and was honoured to be awarded The First Prize at the prestigious London Biennale in 2019. In 2022 he will be showing his work at the Venice Biennale.
Artist Julia Swaby has found international sales success throughout the pandemic, selling 50 pieces of art to countries all over the world, including the UK, the US, New Zealand and Norway, after joining Artfinder in 2019.
“It's been nothing less than a miracle to have sold so much art at this difficult time. I've sold more than ever before and this has meant I can keep my studio afloat and not only that, it has reinforced my belief that art is essential to our well-being. Many of the pieces I've sold have been expressivist works, depicting joy and hope. I currently exhibit through several major online galleries but the vast majority of my total sales come through Artfinder and during the pandemic this has been a God-send.”Read more
2020 was not the year that any of us expected, but we made it through it as a stronger, better business. From planting a tree for every artwork sold to helping more artists than ever before, we are proud to launch our second B Corp Annual Impact Report, about all the good we do.Download the report