yeah well so what you basically do is get permission of someones artwork so you can exclusively liscence, price and sell through your "online gallery". the artists gets nothing out of your new venture and most likely must not sell the contributed art himself?
in exchange some poor kids from rio can make tourist attractions out of the slums? they do get a nice experience which is nice and im glad people came up with that but how is this going to help better their situations on the long run anyways? and why produce money out of it?
the idea of children is always nice but i believe this is not the main purpose of it since alot of money already went into the site. theres alot of paid marketing plugins with monthly fees.
the shopsystem "shopify"
itself comes with 30$/ month in its cheapest form.
your customer service from zendesk
varies - lets say 20$ per month
your plugin from wufoo
for forms comes free for the first 3 forms. if you have more than its another 15$
your add tracking manager shoelace
charges 20$ if you spent more than 75$ for adds which seems likely.
finally the mass email retailer soundest
charges according to the amount of emails lets say 10$
thats in total a hundred bucks per month just for what i mentioned and there is more. like hosting fee .. you have a couple of tracking plugins installed etc.
so there is a lot of commercial value for a presumably benefitial cause which is a very bad sign. the curator is no one known which is not the real problem - the problem i have is that there is no indication of his work and you cant even see his face. can very well be a john doe.
i even watched the whole video and i discovered that the founder was born in quite a wealthy family with opportunities.
and now after all this wall of text im telling you what i think (!) is happening. some young "privileged" guys graduated some expensive school and now try to make a living at the cost of other people and to cloak this the benefitial part got added.
also the founder is not under priviliged and from the looks of it hes like in his early 20s max yet he is saying its too late for him to do art himself. wonder why - maybe because itll be hard to gain money in the learning process? guess what - that goes for every artist to ever exist and is cruicible for my dislike of this whole "venture".
if you want to help and quite frankly you and your team have at least 150$ per month to spare according to the plugins you could use this 150$ to provide one children access to the workshop. then make a wordpress page for no money with a donation button where you describe with pictures how your 150$ bucks turn all the way to the workshop event. then use the privilege the founder has ( lots of fb friends, seems to travel alot ) and tell your story. instead you try to built a company that sells art.
look at other pages that try to aid children in need like http://borgenproject.org/
- granted its quite huge comparing to what you got there but exegarate to prove a point right? they dont have marketing apps and rely on other peoples work. they inform and put effort into their cause. they didnt build a virtual machine that automatically makes money with the process of helping children.