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"Raising Funds For Arts Partners ‘Organically' - Deriving Support From Patrons’ Normal Internet Usage"
2004-05-28 until 2004-12-31
USA United States of America
Artist Interactive, “The Internet Service Provider with a Heart for the Arts,” announced a national plan to help arts organizations generate support organically from patrons’ Internet subscriptions.
“Arts supporters tend to be most supportive of creative fundraisers to help their favorite organizations,” said Paul Kowalczyk, president of Artist Interactive. “When the support is derived from a basic need like Internet usage, there tends to be increased participation and enthusiasm.”
Artist Interactive gives back 10 percent of monthly Internet usage fees to patrons’ arts organizations of choice. The provider’s services are competitive, fast and reliable with thousands of access numbers for connectivity throughout the United States and Canada and 24/7 technical support.
“We work closely with the arts organizations to promote the plan tastefully, in a manner to which the patrons are accustomed,” Kowalczyk said. “Once the patrons sign on, there is complete discretion to protect the organization and ensure long-term, residual funding effortlessly.”
In addition, the company offers Web site design and Web hosting packages with all the required elements to create and maintain an enduring and secure Web presence for artists, galleries, arts organizations and companies. Hosting plans include up to 2 gigabytes of storage space for intricate sites, databases and content.
Artist Interactive provides services and options customized for small individualized sites as well as multi-page elaborate corporate sites.
Artist Interactive (www.artistinteractive.com), based in Denver, Colo., is the first Internet service provider, ISP, dedicated to the visual arts. The company believes that the arts flourish best with a spirit of community, and its business model is based on that philosophy, partnering to provide to arts organizations reliable, low-cost Internet access, Web hosting and customized Web design.