Supporting local artists through donations – introducing Tip, a new Tikkit feature

Tip all-star hosts through Tikkit!
Tip all-star hosts through Tikkit!

On June 3rd, Tikkit proudly sponsored Darien Art Odyssey, the first-ever art exhibition coordinated by Darien Youth for Darien Youth, in Darien, CT. Local youth were juried in a variety of creative disciplines such as performance, visual art, music, photography, videography and more. The Art Barn Studio space was provided by Darien resident and artist, Andrea Bonfils as the site for the event. Thanks also to the generous donations from Gallery Director Alex Trimper of the Isabella Garrucho Fine Art Gallery in Greenwich, CT, the artists competed for approximately $400 in prize money in recognition of their incredible talent and hardwork. When searching for the platform on which to organize and showcase their upcoming event, the hosts wanted something easy to use for both the attendees and themselves. With a wide demographic of guests in attendance — youth, parents, grandparents, art lovers, etc., an accessible platform was key. Tikkit fit the bill, but Darien Art Odyssey also needed a way to collect donations while still providing a free show. We got to work and quickly developed Tip!

Our amazing friends at Tikkit have created a donation feature on the app just for us!

– Andrea Bonfils, Darien Art Odyssey Director

Darien Art Odyssey
Darien Art Odyssey using ‘Tip’ technology for real-time donation collection at their event.
Introducing the Tip

Tip is a new feature available to all events hosted on Tikkit. On the event page, guests can now give any sum of money as a gift (or “Tip”) directly to you, the host. Whether it’s a $5 tip for throwing an awesome dinner party or a $500 donation to a local charity, the feature is totally optional and at the complete discretion of the guest. Users can pay with credit card or directly from a bank account, and funds pay out on the same 24-48h schedule as tickets.

The Darien Art Odyssey was met with a fantastic reception and achieved their objective of elevating and celebrating the arts in the town of Darien. As an inaugural event, DAO plans to expand the event each year to provide even more opportunity and recognition for their local artists!

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