We were inspired by the current events, which we felt highlighted the generosity of a large percent of the population in their efforts to promote and support important movements and organizations. Specifically, we saw many of our peers creating fundraisers to donate money to organizations such as Black Lives Matter, the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, The Bail Project, and more. As artists ourselves, we strived to contribute to these movements with our talents, creating posters and promotional materials.
We created prosféro to transform the way in which artists can contribute their talents to activism and altruism. prosféro is a Greek word meaning "to donate" and our web app provides a platform for artists to sell their artwork to clients who donate to charities, non-profits, and other organizations on a commission basis.
HOW IT WORKS
prosféro allows artists to sign up for commissions, inputting their information and activism area of choice into a database. Then, customers can peruse prosféro's list of artists based on medium and charity type, and choose to contact an artist to proceed with a commission. To hire an artist for a commission, the customer can then donate to a charity that matches the artist's required donation amount and chosen charity type. Then, we provide a form to contact the artist and upload proof of the donation, which gets sent to the artist. Additionally, we provide the artist's contact information should the customer wish to speak with them on a different platform. The artist then proceeds with the commission, sending the artwork back to the customer.
HOW WE BUILT IT