I've been making generative artwork in R for the last few years, and wanted to do something good with the work. Rather than sell cryptoart, I've decided instead that I'd like to use the art to support charities that mean something to me. The plan is simple: instead of creating artificial scarcity, I'll release the entirety of the series I've been posting recently(that's the one shown below!) into the public domain under a CC0 licence . When I do, anyone can use the art for any purpose they like.
What I'm hoping is that some of the folks who like my art would be willing to "pay it forward" and donate to a worthy cause: I'd like to raise $1000 (or, ideally, much more!) to support Lou's Place, which is the only daytime women's refuge in Sydney. It's one of the few places in the city that will take trans women or women struggling with drug addiction. You can read more about the organisation here:
At the moment, Lou's Place is very much in need of funding. They're relocating to a larger space that needs to be properly outfitted so they can cater to more women. This would be an important thing any time, but it's even more important during the pandemic, so I'm really hoping that you can help out. The charity that runs Lou's Place is the Marmalade Foundation. I've donated money to them myself in the past: I donated $250 last year and would like to donate again! All proceeds from this fundraiser go directly to them (I'm not taking a cut), so here's some more information about them:
More information about THE MARMALADE FOUNDATION LIMITED: The Marmalade Foundation operates as a charitable organisation that operates and funds Lou's Place, NSW, a day time centre for women and Plunkett Street Community Project. TMFL provides direct benevolent relief to women in Sydney who are in crisis, homeless or in need of support. We operate a day centre providing and arranging the provision of support and assistance to such women including provision of meals, showers, laundry facilities, clothing, case management and welfare services, professional services and enrichment programs. TMFL also operate a supported playgroup, Plunkett Street Community Project, providing play based session for women and their preschool aged children who are at a socio/economic disadvantage in the local community.