Support Local Artist and Businesses
With COIV19 the whole world has been put on pause. This has given people time to rethink how businesses will start back up again. You need to think outside the box in order to keep afloat. Believing that keeping how your business ran before the lock down will only lead to sinking. This is a time for recreation and supporting locals as much as possible.
With Nelson always being a supportive community I was thinking, why not keep the love alive? Bringing in restaurants all around Nelson asking if they would be interested in helping local artists. Starting with NMIT I was thinking to ask the creative students who would be interested in participating in this process. Each week would star a different local artist. The CBD restaurants would have a small co charge that would go to the artist. This would benefit not only the artists struggling at this uncertain period of time but also the food industries. Word will spread around how certain restaurants were including presents or gifts and more people will become interested. This helps the community support locally more.
As a student/ artists studying to make it in the art world, it can be a scary and overwhelming thought thinking about the future and how to support yourself. With the help of others and such a loving community, knowing that people care and want to help you with you passion helps reassure. Another plus is that you start to promote yourself more and spread work. More people will see what you make and pass your name or artwork along to others.