Supporting the Arts at a Critical Moment in Time

What your donation can do…

When you donate 100% of your donation goes directly to a deserving artist or expenses for our youth competition. Hot Works takes no administration fee! All donations over $500 receive free parking in our VIP area at each show.

Donations to our 501(c)(3) nonprofit are tax-deductible. This means that when you make a contribution to an organization that has been designated as a 501(c)(3) by the IRS and you have not received anything in return for your gift, you are eligible for a deduction when you file your taxes.

Youth Art Competitions

Each year millions of talented children dream of a career as an artist… but few see the opportunity as more than just a dream. We show young artists exactly how their dreams can become reality.  They connect with professional artist mentors, show their work, and compete in the real art marketplace. in 2022 one of our young artists sold a painting for more than $2,000!

  • $1,000 – Pays for the tent, lighting, and exhibit walls.
  • $500 – Pays for ribbons and artist signage.
  • $250 – Covers our outreach to teachers and students in the classroom.
  • $500 – Provides our competition winners with a $50 voucher for art supplies.

Artist Grants (Professional Artists)

Professional artists were hit hard by the pandemic. Thousands of shows across the country were canceled destroying the ability for so many artists to earn a living. Artists like so many others are dealing with the lasting effects of the pandemic, the effects of recovering from long Covid, economic hardship, and the rebuilding of their all too often fragile businesses. Throughout the pandemic, Hot Works planned shows 7 days to 7 weeks and provided dozens of grants to struggling artists who just couldn’t afford the booth fee or travel expenses. Your donations will allow us to expand this program as we move forward with new shows to meet the exploding demand for quality art fairs.

  • $1,000 – Provides expert one-to-one “Access to Market” guidance, education, planning and support for an emerging artist.  The program facilitates the accomplishment of an artist’s goals to succeed and thrive. You will receive a piece of art as a thank you gift as well as a summary of progress
  • $750 – Covers the cost to help a struggling artist exhibit and show their work… maybe for the first time.
  • $500 – Supports an artist who has recently suffered a loss from a hurricane, flood, fire, or earthquake.
  • $100 –  Provides a grant for an emerging artist to buy art supplies.