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Why Donate?


Local artists, both emerging and established, have generously volunteered to take art out of storage and offer their work for donation to Rhode Island’s community service organizations through Art Connection RI.  


Artists and collectors donate art through our placement program for a number of reasons including to:

  • Know their work can have an impact on the daily lives of people in need

  • Show work to audiences who normally do not have access to art

  • Move work out of storage and have it viewed by many

  • Support a recipient agency’s mission

  • Increase their visibility and reputation

  • Provide a solution to issues relating to estate planning

  • Donate through a reliable program that makes the process simple


Art Connection’s success in launching an art donation and placement program with limited resources was dependent upon building trust, credibility and visibility, within the artists’ community.  Our mission and vision to connect lives with art couldn't happen without the generous support of our artists and collectors.

  • Artists should submit the application along with JPG images of the artwork they are offering for selection.  Additional images may be emailed to

  • Once your application and images are received, they will be reviewed by the Art Committee. 

  • Please note that artwork must be suitable for public spaces and cannot depict violence, nudity, substance/alcohol use or political affiliation. Selection of artwork is up to the discretion of the Art Committee.

  • If your work is selected, you will be contacted to schedule a drop-off/pick-up.

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