Welcome to the Fine Art Adoption Network (FAAN).

FAAN is an online network, which uses a gift economy to connect artists and potential collectors. All of the artworks on view are available for adoption. This means acquiring an artwork without purchasing it, through an arrangement between the artist and collector. Our goal is to help increase and diversify the population of art owners and to offer artists new means for engaging their audience.

What is an art adoption?
An art adoption is to take an artwork into one’s space, and to care for it as its collector.
How much does it cost?
There are no purchase costs but the adopter is expected to pay any costs associated with transferring the artwork.
Is the Artwork loaned?
No, an artwork which is adopted is the property of the adopter. However, the artist may put conditions on resale of the artwork.
Can anyone adopt?
Any individual or institution may attempt to adopt an artwork. It is the artist who determines who can adopt the artwork.
How long does an adoption take?
This is up to the artist. The artist may wish to wait for several inquiries before taking any action.
How do I care for an artwork?
Proper care for an artwork is important. Take in mind that artists may want to give their artwork to someone that is experienced or that is committed to learning about the responsibilities of being a collector or simply caring for art. We have a list of educational links on art here.

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Press & Events
The Brooklyn Rail, Gothamist, CS Monitor, Whitney Museum, NY Press, Italian Vogue, The NY Sun, NYFA Current

Artists who would like to be considered for inclusion in the Fine Art Adoption Network can send jpegs or links to a website to info@fineartadoption.net.

By joining, you agree to give any work that you post on this site to an adopter that you choose from among those that respond to your work. You will receive no money in exchange for the work (although adopters are asked to pay transfer fees) and all transactions are permanent.

FAAN Collaborators:
Art in General
BRIC Rotunda Gallery
Culture Pundits
Delta Axis
Gallery 400
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

Learn more about these organizations.