Supporting the Arts was created by artist, Bobby Forsythe in 2020. Forsythe created this collective to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic after realising the struggle of many fellow artists and art hobbyists. Most were struck by financial problems and a loss of motivation to create. During those difficult times, Forsythe wanted to help out as much as possible by giving a platform to individuals with hopes of creating a small artist community to help support each other.
The collective aims to support emerging artists, professional artists and art hobbyists by hosting online-annual exhibitions with cash prizes. The future for Supporting the Arts seeks to open a gallery to host shows for artists both locally and internationally one day to expand the collective.