Art on a Postcard was created to make a positive impact in the world, raising money for The Hepatitis C Trust to ultimately eliminate hepatitis C. We understand that Black Lives Matter is a human rights issue and one that we must and want to address.
We stand together with our artists and supporters globally in condemning the racial injustice that has been highlighted by the killing of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor and others before them.
There is no place for racism and discrimination anywhere in society. We know we can do more and we intend to. We understand the powerful influence art can have in breaking down barriers and opening up discussion so going forward we want to commit to using our platform in these three ways:
Diversify our auctions.
Although we cannot always control which artists donate their artwork to us, we will further diversify the artists we invite to participate in our Art on a Postcard auctions because we know being included in an AOAP exhibition can provide a platform for artists to extend their reach. A more diverse roster of artists will only improve the quality of our outstanding exhibitions.
As BAME voices have been erased from art history, we will highlight these important artists and creative thinkers and their invaluable role in art.
Galleries and organisations.
We work with some of the world's leading galleries and auction houses and we will recommend and promote the practice of BAME artists to them when we have the opportunities to do so.
There is lots more work to be done to overcome the systemic racism within the creative industries and we acknowledge this is only the beginning.
We hear you. We see you. We stand with you.