FEATURED ART FROM BLACK ARTISTS
Our goal is to amplify the Black voices in our community of independent artists. We share their work and stories to help forge a more equitable future. Here you will find our collection of art by Black artists that is part of our unique, limited-edition fine art prints collection, which also includes photography art and abstract art. Every purchase directly supports the pursuit of their craft. You can browse colorful abstract art, watercolor florals, a
ADDITIONAL PRODUCTS FROM BLACK ARTISTS FOR YOUR HOME
Once you’ve selected your artwork, you can pair it with other products and home decor accessories from Black artists. Consider some of the ideas below: (all will be linked to this shoppable LP)
- Gifts: Puzzles, stationery, photo pillows, notebooks, planners, fabric pouches, bags, and more.
- Greeting Cards: Kid's Birthday, Anniversary, Get Well, and Sympathy greeting cards.
- Baby & Kids: Birth announcements, baby shower invitations.
- Children’s Art by Black artists
ABOUT OUR BLACK ARTISTS
Minted’s artist community is made up of thousands of independent artists that live all around the world. What keeps our collection of fine art prints so unique is the diversity among our artists—in skillset, training, location, personal background, and inspiration. We are fortunate to have a broad network of Black artists in Minted's artist community and they are the creators of many of the beautiful designs you'll find on our site.
Throughout the year, Minted hosts online art and design challenges—these competitions are open for all artists near and far to enter. Once the submission window closes, the public is invited to help vote for their favorite designs and the winning designs are then sold on Minted to our wide audience of art enthusiasts. For each piece of artwork sold, the artist who created the piece earns a commission.
FROM OUR FOUNDER:
Please read a letter to our community on Minted's diversity, equity, and inclusion updates. Here are some highlights:
- We have made a $50,000 donation to Black Artists + Designers Guild (BADG), a nonprofit organization that aims to “combat the lack of representation of Black talent and culture in the design industry.” We are actively discussing more ways to collaborate with BADG, so please stay tuned.
- We are announcing our goal of doubling the representation of Black and Latinx artists in our artist community in the next 2 years. Our internal study determined that these two groups of artists are underrepresented in our artist community relative to the U.S. population at large. Our 2-year goals: Double the % share of active artists in our community who are Black and Latinx. Double the % share of Design Challenge submissions from Black and Latinx artists
- We will eliminate non-anonymous voting from our Design Challenges, even though it already represents a small fraction of our overall votes. In anonymous voting, the voter does not see the identity of the artist. The vast majority of our votes—and 90% of our consumer votes—already come from anonymous voting. We will increase these rates to 100%.
- We will continue our 12-year long statistical analysis to understand and root out all forms of bias in our crowdsourcing process. Over the years, we’ve identified many forms of bias that can affect voting and the outcomes of our Design Challenges. We will continue to commission deep data dives on each step in our process to root out bias. If there are interesting learnings to share, we will share them publicly.
- Internally, we expanded our Employee Resource Groups. We now have employee-led ERGs for Black and African Descent, Latinx employees, and LGBTQ+ employees. I’m thrilled to see our employees take on leadership roles to bring these groups to life.