A New Way to Help Maria’s Fresh Flowers Group (RGG) Get Funding
Posted On July 18, 2021
The group’s new fundraising drive is focused on supporting its three core priorities: getting funding for the RGG to build a large-scale, high-quality digital art gallery, hiring more art professionals, and supporting the Rgg’s digital art project, Maria’s Digital Garden.
The first step in the fundraising drive will be to collect a small sum of money, and the rest will come in installments through monthly payments over the next three months.
In total, the RCCG is hoping to raise $1.2 million in the next 30 days.
In a statement, Maria said the group is working to raise funds through the Kickstarter platform and will be able to raise the full amount when the campaign ends on February 28.
The fundraising drive, which has received more than 2,500 backers, aims to raise enough money to build Maria’s Garden, which will be dedicated to artworks by Maria.
“We are so excited about Maria’s Gardens, a collection of artworks created by the RCCCG artists, that will bring artists and the community together in a way that will inspire people to create, create, and create more art,” Maria said in the announcement.
“This is an opportunity for us to do things differently, to give back to the community that supported us in the past, and we hope that the community will also give back by supporting us in this fundraising drive.”
The RGG, which is located in Atlanta, Georgia, and has been collecting flowers since 2002, aims for the digital garden to be a place where artists can work, share ideas, and learn from each other.
“When we were growing up, we didn’t know that the Internet was a great place for us, and our art was limited to paper, ink, and pencils, and it’s a shame that we can’t create new things and create things that people can relate to,” Maria’s Art Director, Sarah Brown, told Ars.
“With the RGCG’s mission and focus on the arts, we want to make it easy for people to connect with the artists, collaborate, and find art.
Maria’s garden will help bring art into the world.”
Maria’s digital garden will also be able hold events, where members can upload their artworks to the gallery, and will feature a gallery of a variety of art works curated by the artists.
“The art will come from the artists themselves, who can show their work to the public through the garden and participate in events,” Brown said.
“For the first time, we’re giving the artists a platform to make their work public, allowing them to share their art with the world.
And we’re offering a way for the artists to share the art with us, too.”