We're offering grants to artists who are struggling with financial difficulties in the current pandemic.
However, since non-essential social contact and self-isolation became things, professional artists have been hit particularly hard. Many artists are self employed or work in industries that have shut down completely in this crisis meaning that, for many, their sources of income have disappeared almost overnight.
This means that many artists are dealing with huge financial uncertainty on top of all of the other challenges that we’re all getting used to.
We recognise that we don’t have huge resources and we can’t give as much as we’d like, but we want to help, and also gather anyone else with a similar sense of concern for the wellbeing of artists.
Therefore, the funds that our Patrons have donated for artist grants, are temporarily being re-routed into helping the immediate needs of artists who are caught in this situation and reimagining their lives.
Our goal is to raise £4,000 that we can then distribute to artists in need across the Sputnik network. We would be looking to typically distribute these funds in small gifts of £200 each, although each case will be considered individually.
You can become a Patron for as little as £5 / month, contributing to the current campaign as well as future work (scroll to the bottom to sign up).
Or, you can contribute to this campaign on GoFundMe, here.
If you would like to apply for financial assistance, simply email email@example.com and give us the details, below.
Our aim is not to give you a grilling, or make the process at all uncomfortable. We are not assessing your situation in detail, but we will be prioritising the needs of artists who have a connection to our network.
Give a brief description of your practice (with online links to work if possible).
A short paragraph, explaining why you need financial assistance.
Which Sputnik hub you’re connected to, if any. (Birmingham, Edinburgh, Falmouth, London)
If none of these, tell us how you’re connected to the network.
It's easy to become a Patron - just choose your level of support below, and you can set up regular payments through PayPal. We'll send you updates, our Anthology magazine, and extra gifts to keep you connected to the work you're funding.