Tattfoo Tan: Artist funding Artists

Following Mark Bradford’s exceptional generosity, and continuing the theme of artists funding artists, NYC artist/master composter Tattfoo Tan has initiated a grant program, open to applications from non-New York City artists.

S.O.S. Guilds
Using art as a tool for social change on sustainability and ecology.

Open to all artists worldwide [except NYC residents] | Deadline: April 1, 2011

S.O.S. Guilds is an art and sustainable entity that creates social changes by applying the power of artistic imagination to inform, inspire, engage, animate and motivate in various communities around the world, by giving grants to artist to execute art project that high light the sustainable issue. As an artist, we are so used to be funded and in this economic landscape, we should seek to give and fund others artistic project that based on social activism and civic engagement. Artist that are funded by S.O.S. Guilds are encourage to pay it forward by funding others or give back to the S.O.S. Guilds pool of resources.

By offering a small grant of USD500, in two parts payment to guarantee the success and execution of the proposed project. As the founder of S.O.S. Guilds, I’m here to provide supports, marketing, and conceptual thinking to help in planning and trouble shoot in any stages of the project. Project must be completed in a season (3 months) duration and be documented from start to finish on a blog to be shared with the wider online audience. Anyone can apply except resident of New York City due to conflict of interest. Grantees must credit S.O.S. Guilds on all promotional materials.

By gathering like minded artists that are interested in deploying arts as a tools to awakes social consciousness, we as a collective whole around the world can make change one art project at a time.


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