BlkArthouse is a public benefit LLC and a mission-driven enterprise. As such, we are dedicated to showcasing and providing full disclosure on how we are using revenue to support our mission and the impact we are making.
The mission of BlkArthouse is to increase access and representation of Black art and artists in the marketplace.
Last year BlkArthouse started just with our founder and six artists. Now, we've grown to a dynamic all-female team of four and work with over 200 artists across the globe. 2021 was a year of tremendous growth--we started hosting in-person art events, formalized our operations, and built an educational seminar program for our artists. We refined our mission and found tested solutions for addressing racial injustice in the visual arts.
To ensure we stay on track with our mission and keep our supporters up to date, we have compiled this informal Impact Report for 2021 based on our internal record-keeping. Please direct any questions or comments to email@example.com.
1. We Built the BLKMKT
This February we launched the BLKMKT, an online marketplace for Black art. The BLKMKT creates a central location for consumers to browse and invest in artwork by our community of artists. For artists, the BLKMKT offers the highest take-home profits of any other online marketplace (such as Artsy or Saatchi Art) and allows them to more easily connect to Black art collectors.
Based on our research, the BLKMKT is currently the largest marketplace for Black art, hosting artwork by over 100 Black artists around the world.