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A new social network is making it easier for artists to make a living.
See.Me, the fast-growing visual social network for artists, has introduced a new feature, which it’s calling a “tip jar on steroids,” that allows creators of all types to earn funds while rewarding their supporters. Following a limited initial beta period, artists will be able to accept monetary contributions after depositing $7 into their account and giving away those dollars to seven different artists.
See.me is a global community of more than 640,000 artists, musicians, photographers, designers, and creative enthusiasts that has hosted dozens of art shows and events while distributing over $1.2 million in cash grants and other awards to its members. The company also runs an exhibition space in New York City. Founded in 2008 under the name Artists Wanted, the company lets members upload their work to create an online portfolio that can be easily shared across the web and on the See.Me mobile app. The profiles are connected through an elegant custom social network that is mostly visual, allowing members from over 180 different countries to connect and interact with each other’s works without the barrier of language.