Two months ago, like many artists, I made the decision to vouch my earnings from sales towards Japan earthquake tsunami relief efforts. These days we do not hear as much about the situation in Japan, but I know they have not fully recovered yet, and there are still individuals who strive to do what they can to help the country.
I know it has not been completely forgotten; and there are still artists amongst us donating our earnings. Not everyone is continuing, for their own reasons; plus there are other causes that need attention too I know, which is fine, but another problem lies.
There is a lovely group here on RedBubble called Art 4 Japan for any works where the sales would be donated to Japan relief. About two weeks ago I realized that the group had been orphaned; there was no host – and being that it was a moderated group previously, the artists who are still passionate about raising funds through their earnings, have just lost a portal for showcasing new works towards Japan relief. After giving it much thought, I have thought about taking over the group, and continuing to raise awareness. However, it seems that to take over an orphaned/abandoned group, I need to apply with at least two other people
I wouldn’t mind being the sole active host, I just need some names. I have sent bubblemails to a few people, who have responded that they are interested, but at the moment they are very busy. One of them said if I don’t find anyone, they may consider. If there is anyone else who is interested, and thinks they can manage please let me know. I’m fairly busy too, but a slow submission of works is still better than a halted one. It wouldn’t hurt to apply with more than two other people either.