artist microgrant program

People wave and clap their hands next to a banner reading "hashtag #andratuttobene" (#everythingsgonnabeallright) as part of a flash mob "Un applauso per l'Italia" (An applause for Italy) at the Garbatella district in Rome on March 14, 2020, during the COVID-19 outbreak caused by the novel coronavirus. - Italy reacts with the solidarity of flash mobs circulating on social media to make people "gather" on balconies at certain hours, to play music or to get a round of applause. (Photo by Andreas SOLARO / AFP)

Participation Requirements

Make a work of art that can be responsibly displayed where others can see it.

  • Include the phrase Everything is going to be okay in any language.
  • Visual art, poetry, theatre, dance, music, and all art forms accepted.
  • Take a photo or video of your creation on display and post it to Instagram.
  • Tag @andratuttobeneusa in your photo and caption.
  • List your City and State in your caption.
  • Follow @andratuttobeneusa on Instagram.
  • Check the @andratuttobeneusa Instagram for announcements of winners throughout the granting period.

Do I have to have an Instagram account to participate?

The spirit of the initiative is to share on Instagram. If you don’t have an account, you can either provide your photo to a friend to post. They will need to be sure to credit your name with the post, along with tagging the photo to our account @andratuttobeneusa. Or, you can ask a friend/family member to assist you in setting up your Instagram account.

Is there a deadline for the initiative?

Entries are accepted on a rolling basis from May 15, 2020 – July 15, 2020.

Can I submit existing art?

Sure! As long as it follows the participation rules noted on this page.

The Fine Print:

Be smart. Don’t do stuff that’s illegal. Share and expect your work to be shared. We may post or re-post your image online. Just because you apply doesn’t mean you win (we’re starting off by supporting 30 artists with individual microgrants). We are limited to sending funds through Venmo. If you do not have a Venmo account, we can’t send you money. By submitting, you agree to indemnify us and hold us harmless for whatever happens in your art making adventures.

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