We all should have seen this coming, and many artists probably thought of it.
Death + Taxes writes,
What does Google’s CEO Eric Schmidt, Twitter’s creator Jack Dorsey and Rupert Murdoch’s wife have in common? They have all become financial backers for the most nonexclusive online art gallery in the world.
Founded by 24-year-old Cleveland Carter, a computer science major at Princeton, Art.sy will attempt to connect art galleries all over the world to provide not just a database but a database personalized to your taste. The website is attempting to do for fine art what Pandora did for music.
While all artists cannot also be computer science innovators who know how to get venture capital funding, they can certainly do what they can to understand more about how technology and innovation can attract funding on whatever scale they are working in.