Just had to share…

to the people who aren’t in this country because one of my ideals has come true and I know, I know, that it doesn’t happen often. I want to highlight this and leave it here as a permanent reminder if I ever lose faith in *true* art again…

 

The whole article is explained here but if you want my half baked version…

Some of the leading artists and writers of this country are exchanging their art for favours or other works of art brought in by whoever. The most remarkable point is that those favours are as small as a baked cake or as costly as the services of a plumber (haha!). All the art is anonymous so you don’t know if you are bidding for an Emin or a Joe Blogs… it is a wonderful testament to the true heart of art.

I give away my poetry when I busk… I hand out postcards because it is the fact of sharing and belonging – somebody appreciating your work – and I get little more than a smile in return. But I tell you something for nothing… that is the greatest reward.

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3 thoughts on “Just had to share…

  1. That is a fantastic idea. Must see if we can get some sort of barter system like that going here. Giving your work is a great joy, but poets should get paid too.

  2. That is a beautiful idea. I very much would like to see the same thing happen the world over. The older I become, the more I think that people should become less selfish and share more freely… It’s nice to know these thoughts exist elsewhere too!

  3. Sometimes it’s really that simple, isn’t it? I feel a little stupid for not thinking of this myself/earlier, though.

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