The same company that gives you wings is also working to provide support for artists during Covid.
Red Bull states that Direct-funding to artists is essential always, and is particularly critical at this moment.
So in response to the current socio-political climate Red Bull Arts is expanding their Detroit Microgrant Program nationally. This initiative directly aims to support their community of artists through providing unrestricted aid.
The adapted Microgrant program will award two $1000 grants each month to artists in the following 20 cities across the United States: Atlanta, Austin/San Antonio, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Hudson Valley (NY), Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, New York, Oakland, Philadelphia, Providence, St Louis, and the Twin Cities (Minneapolis/St.Paul). These funds are meant to support artists in continuing their work however they see fit in this difficult moment.
The Power in art as told by Aja Monet and Phillip Agnew through A love story about the power of art as organizing.
The ‘Mask’ art project in partnership with eBay was a fundraising initiative that involved face mask coverings featuring the work of renouned artist/activist Ai Wei Wei.
All proceeds from the sale were then donated to COVID-19 humanitarian and human rights emergency efforts led by not-for-profit organizations such as the Human Rights Watch and Refugees International.
The New York Times remembers all the Coronavirus Deaths in the United States so far in a touching way with, An Incalcuable Loss, to help us reckon with what was lost. Powerful.
The Voice and Words of Killer Mike
The Protestors of NYC
Directed by Law Chen
Goodnewspaper is a beautiful print newspaper filled with good news. It celebrates the people, ideas, and movements that are changing the world for the better and I’d say it’s needed now more than ever!
The Band-Aid brand recently diversified their color palette along with the following statement:
“We hear you. We see you. We’re listening to you.
We stand in solidarity with our Black colleagues, collaborators and community in the fight against racism, violence and injustice. We are committed to taking actions to create tangible change for the Black community.
We are committed to launching a range of bandages in light, medium and deep shades of Brown and Black skin tones that embrace the beauty of diverse skin. We are dedicated to inclusivity and providing the best healing solutions, better representing you.
In addition, we will be making a donation to @blklivesmatter. We promise that this is just the first among many steps together in the fight against systemic racism.
We can, we must and we will do better.”
In just three minutes, this video will tell you how you can save a life. Watch it, share it, act. This may be the most important three minutes of your life. http://www.thelifeyoucansave.org
Two California-based professors have come up with a way to bring people on both sides of U.S.-Mexico border together. A neon pink seesaw is bringing smiles to those who are just steps away from each other, between El Paso in Texas and Ciudad Juarez in Mexico. “If you do something on one side, it will have an impact on the other side … it’s the same with the seesaw,” said architect Ronald Rael. InsideEdition.com’s Stephanie Officer explains how the seesaw finally came into fruition, after 10 years in the making.
Greenpeace Canada calls attention to the ramifications of the mindless use of resources and the accompanying threat to unstable ecosystems using three heartbreaking images that “juxtapose the destructive force of single-use plastic straws against the fragility of life.” (via)