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Follow your Heart to Art

January 31 -March 10, 2024

For New Artists

Sponsored Emerging Artists

The artist sponsorship is a free opportunity for emerging artists to not only exhibit and sell their work at HCA, but also to learn about the business of art at a nonprofit arts organization and develop their artist resumes.


The HCA Emerging Artist Donor sponsorship presents an amazing opportunity for upcoming artists to learn, exhibit, and sell their artwork in one of the most prime locations for art in the U.S. Successful candidates must possess a desire to learn more about art and how to develop their skills and knowledge, be driven, consistent, and dependable. To date, several artists have been sponsored and gained valuable business experience and more exposure for their art. Applications are accepted year round.

The term for the Donor Sponsorship at HCA is a minimum of six months, subject to the terms in the sponsorship agreement that sponsored artists are required to sign.

Selected artists will also meet with the patron donors at least twice during the sposorship to evaluate and determine progress

Selected artists volunteer a minimum of 12 hours monthly at HCA. This can include working as a docent at the HCA front desk, running errands, helping during special events or performing promotional work for the organization among others.

Personal note from patron sponsors:

Hello Emerging Artist,

You are applying for consideration to be sponsored at HCA by my partner & I.  We are private donors that want to help HCA continue to be a great gallery, and help emerging artists where we can as part of our support.  In support of our goal, we have some questions that we are asking everyone that applies to answer.  These questions were written to just help us get a sense of who you are, and help us decide who we want to subsequently interview for a possible sponsorship. 

Please note there is no right or wrong answer to these questions.  If you don’t want to answer a question, then don’t. Just state something to the effect that it’s personal information, and unwilling to provide at this time.

Sponsored Emerging Artists Application

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