Young Arts Patrons believes in the collective impact of under 40 arts patrons, philanthropists, and artists to support the local arts ecosystem. We ask <40 to give, teach them to become informed donors, and encourage forging lasting relationships with artists, non-profits, and institutions we introduce them to.
Our collective giving works by,
- Cultivating emerging artists and early-stage innovative art projects and organizations through the Art Seed Fund and Young Collectors Contemporary Art Fair
- Creating philanthropic initiatives that support art, culture, and creativity in the community through programming, partnerships, events, and special discounts/invitations.
Young Arts Patrons (YAP) is a leading-edge, nonprofit organization dedicated to the ideas and risk-taking that fuel a creative and innovative arts community. Founded in 2015 by entrepreneur and arts enthusiast Whitney Hardy, Young Arts Patrons believes in designing sustainable programs and financial models based around collective philanthropy.