We are a free and welcoming community that anyone may join because we believe in freedom of expression and inclusion in the arts. Hence, visual artists, musicians, actors, writers, filmmakers, and other creative people can all become a part of Gratis. There are no minimum or maximum qualifications. Artists who are just starting out, emerging, upcoming and experienced are all welcome to be a part of our community.
The name “Gratis” was chosen because it sounded like a good idea, and it is also a Latin word that has a multiplicity of meaning. In English, it means free, given or done for nothing and without charge. It can also imply pleasing, acceptable, agreeable, welcome, dear, beloved, grateful and thankful. We think the name fits what our website and community are about, and we hope you think so too!
Gratis is growing so please feel free to contact us if you are interested in sharing your creativity or other talents here. When more people participate it makes us better. Also feel free to reach out with any other questions, comments or concerns.
We encourage you to reach out to the individual artists through the contact information provided at the bottom of each feature. Artists are usually friendly and social people and they would love to hear from you.
We believe that the internet is a great place for people to connect with each other, and sharing with your friends online is a great way to do that. Every Gratis artist has sharing buttons, and we want you to use them to share your favorite artists with the people you know.
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Gratis accepts donations for your commitment to the arts. All donations are tax deductible. We use a service called ko-fi.com where you can buy us cups of coffee to show your support. We will be expanding this area soon.
Thank you for visiting Gratis!