1. Assist artists by offering the education and tools needed to enhance earning potential.
2. Providing not-for-profit organizations the technology and education needed to identify both traditional and non-traditional income sources.
3. Educate the public about the value of arts and crafts in our culture.
Bright Ring is able to offer low cost exhibitions to museums and other not-for-profit organizations by using our sustainable formula. We work with artists to help them gain exposure for their work by applying for museum exhibitions. The artists furnish the work, we curate the exhibition and the museum furnishes the space. In order to pay for the project we charge the museums a nominal fee for rental of the exhibition. Each exhibition comes complete with an interactive website and the exhibition labels which contain QR codes. When the visitor uses a smart device, such as a tablet or cell phone, they are able to read the QR code and gain instant access to the website. The website offers opportunities such as reading more information on the subject, hearing interviews, and playing games for kids. The website also has a store which allows us to subsidize the exhibition costs. The store offers merchandise for the visitor to purchase, just like the museum gift shops. The difference is this is a virtual gift shop. The host museum has no expense of buying merchandise and does not ship or produce the orders. Through our partner, Yellow Llama, visitors can purchase a picture of their favorite artifact(s) on substrates such as a t-shirt, coffee mug, even i-pad covers. The order goes to Yellow Llama where it is produced and shipped. At the end of each month, both the artist and the host museum receive a check with a portion of the profit and no work. Our formula benefits the museum, the artists and Bright Ring.
History of Bright Ring:
Bright Ring Foundation is a new not-for-profit organization whose founders are members for the World Craft Council of North America (WCCNA) board which is affiliated with UNESCO. The goals of the World Craft Council include helping to improve the lives of the artists through trade and education. Bright Ring was started to implement these goals.
The Bright Ring Foundation provides education to artists and craftsmen with the knowledge needed to succeed in the business of selling their artwork including:
· Tools for marketing
· Creation of a website for wholesale and retail sales of artist's work
· Distance learning classes for artists and not-for-profit organizations
· Public relations
· Trade shows techniques
· Accounting and finance
We have worked with over 200 artists and craftsmen from the United States, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Benin, Zambia, Guiana, Gambia, Belize, Ivory Coast, Mali, Peru, Paraguay, and Martinique. These artists have agreed to participate in the proposed marketing project which focuses on delivery of sustainable programs.
Another education component targets the potential customers for the artists. Through the proposed marketing project, we plan to expand our artist's customer base to include people who are not usually accessible to a single artist.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 July 2013 21:16
Welcome to the new Bright Ring Foundation website. We are excited about our new programs and want to share them with you. Our goal is to help artists and not-for-profit organizations by providing tools and education on marketing and finding alternate sources of funding.
Last Updated on Sunday, 12 August 2012 19:41
Internet Explorer 6 is on the way out, but there is still a significant number
Last Updated on Monday, 07 March 2011 17:08
Google Chrome Frame is a retort of Google company to Internet Explorer browser which is still widely popular, despite the fact that its rendering engine remains fallen behind other internet browsers. By applying this plug-in, users can benefit from Webkit engine capabilities and, at the same time, do not loose the opportunity of using Internet Explorer interface. To make this interesting solution work, an appropriate "meta name" has to be implemented into the head section of the visited page.
In accordance with that, our template contains an appropriate option in its settings that helps the user to switch the meta name in the head section, so that all IE users that have Google Chrome Frame plug-in installed will be able to see the web site along with all facilities offered by Webkit rendering engine.
To get know more about Google Chrome Frame, please visit:
http://code.google.com/intl/en-GB/chrome/chromeframe/ - the official Project’s web side containing the link to the plug-in.
http://www.chromium.org/developers/how-tos/chrome-frame-getting-started - more info about Google Chrome Frame for developers.
Last Updated on Saturday, 28 January 2012 08:40