The Art Commission, an online platform that connects artists with design professionals seeking commissioned art on behalf of their clients, announced that it raised $950,000 in Series A funding.
The Series A funding will allow the company to create other programs that encourage collaboration between design and art professionals, and to develop tools that connect the creative community.
The Art Commission launched its website in January. It features more than 1,000 artists working in architectural glass, architectural metal, murals, mosaics, sculpture, atrium sculpture, wall art, and more. The company offers a database of more than 3,000 images of artwork that can be searched using 150 filters. Interactions between design professionals and artists are facilitated through the site; users contact artists directly by email, phone, or Skype.
“The Art Commission illustrates the power of collaboration, when designers, architects, artists, and others in the design industry come together to share resources and create spaces that inspire and transform,” co-founder and co-CEO Terry Maxwell said in a statement. “We serve as a global marketing partner for artists, and our site allows design professionals to quickly identify and contact leading artists for their projects. Successful completion of this round of financing means that we will be able to fund some important initiatives for expansion.”