Mike de Sousa has created and directed public artworks, social publications, and community arts projects for forty years. Art Lover VIP provides ways to support the ongoing publication and creation of new work.
Since the year 2000 Mike has published his work freely online for all to enjoy. This has resulted in a large body of work spanning art, music, literature, design, and ideas. Over fifteen online publications like www.100Artworks.Today and www.TheRightsOfLivingThings.Earth are enjoyed by over half a million visitors every year.
A core principle of all publications associated with Art Lover VIP is that visitors can enjoy music, art, literature and ideas without advertising or tracking.
Patreon is a premium, well known membership platform for creative people.
Patreon provides services that allow people to become Art Lover VIPs members that enjoy the following depending on their tier:
Art Lover VIP's Membership Certificate that validates their status as a supporter.
Exclusive Voting Powers that give subscribers opportunities to choose what is published.
Special Content including Posts that are Unique to Art Lover VIP patrons.
Exclusive Previews of Upcoming Work.
Guides to New and Existing Works.
Exclusive Access to Working Drafts as art is being created.
One Free Premium Download every month (Premium and Philanthropist patrons).
Art Lover Premium Downloads are high definition image and audio files for sale from the Art Lover VIP website. The images and music online are optimised for streaming. In contrast the premium download files can be up to ten times as large.
One-on-one monthly conversation with Mike (Philanthropist patrons).
Public Recognition at Art Lover VIP (Philanthropist patrons).
Around 85% of income from subscriptions supports Art Lover VIP. This compares with 94% for premium downloads, and 15% from Redbubble sales. The lower income stream from Redbubble is because material goods like prints have material costs and are expensive to manufacture and ship to the customer's destination.
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