Quick-Turn Grants for Artists & Musicians — when it's Needed Most
Our goal is to raise $15,000 in donations to fuel new grants — now! 100% of donations distributed directly to artists.
When the city shut down, One Reel stepped up. When other organizations were busy buttoning down the hatches, One Reel awards $5,000 in grants to artists impacted by COVID-19.
Within days of the stay at home order, One Reel announced the ART SAVES ME: COVID-19 Grant program. In the span of just a week, One Reel had received hundreds of artists submissions asking for help and was prepared to give it.
A mountain of COVID-19 submisions offered insight into the artists struggle. As many Seattle workers face temporary lay-offs due to the virus, some artists fight for survival, amidst the need to create. Seattle-area artists find them selves stranded during the pandemic outbreak without health care or savings or food. Yet, the need to create remained omnipresent for artists who when faced with COVID-19 channeled their emotions into their art.
HELP US DO MORE!
Help us to help local artists & musicans help these talented artists get through these dark days. Not only will you be helping to put food on an artists' table, your donation will allow an artist to channel their emotions into a COVID-19 inspired new work. Upon completion, One Reel will host a series of ART SAVES ME "safe" exhibits that will surely resonate within the community, as we deal with COVID-19 virus fall-out.
WHAT IS ART SAVES ME?
Art Saves Me existed long before COVID-19 and will be around long after this virus is vanquished. In 2018, Art Saves Me underwent a transformation, allowing One Reel to invest in local artists and provide support to the community under a single umbrella.
While funding artists is an essential element of the ART SAVES ME program — and One Reel has awarded tens of thousands of dollars to local artists between then and now — we are equally committed to providing passionate creators with opportunities to deeply engage with their community; to draw upon the creative journey to inspire others; to share art forged through personal experience. Simply put, One Reel believes in the transformative power of art and is actively working to empower artists to make a difference through their work.
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