ArtInRuins is a labor of love. We are not a huge organization, we are not a giant team of volunteers, we are a few people willing to spend the time to do the research and take the photos and what-have-you. We love what AIR has become and will want to see it continue. That being said, however, AIR can only be updated in our “spare” time, and it does cost real money from time to time. So, here are some ways that you can help.
If money were no object we wouldn’t be asking for it. Far from being compensated for our time, our only wish is that AIR could sustain itself and it’s yearly expenses, like domain name ownership and hosting fees. Here’s where you come in: if you like what you see, and you have an extra few bucks, send them our way. Why? Do it for the joy of helping your fellow history nerds, or do it because it will make your mom mad, or heck, do it because you want to. Any amount helps out, and thanks.
NOTE: AIR is not – nor can we afford to become – a 501c3 non-profit. Please remember that your contribution is not tax-deductible, but our love will keep you warm at night.
The history we collect here is typically cut-and-pasted from work other people have done – we won’t pretend that it isn’t. And yet, some of it is new and done for the first time, some of it is current events, and it takes keeping our ears on the ground, picking up new info, riding by to see what is going on, or getting tips from fellow historians like you.
Help us grow ArtInRuins and our collection of buildings. Contribute your expertise about a building that you come across, or, check out our to do list of properties that we’d like more info on before we build a page for it.
Look over there, to your left... under the navigation. See those people? They became banner sponsors, and they get their name or business name linked up on every page on the site. That’s currently over 200 pages in the architecture section alone! Click here to learn more.
ArtInRuins gets great traffic and is the project of a web designer, so, it would only make sense that we give you the opportunity to host a website with us. The Community gives artists and others the ability to have a little website of their own, and be exposed to a larger community at the same time. Click here to learn more.