As many of you know, both art and community change has been on my mind a lot lately. You’ve listened to me rant, bought me another drink as I postulated, and joined me in wondering “How can we make this different?”
It was another late night at another reception when I began to really think about this hard. And then I came home and talked all night to my husband about it. And we (well, Gladhill Rhone LLC) decided that, if we wanted to make innovative art happen, we had better put our money where our mouths were.
Today — March 4 — help us make Tweet Small Change happen. Basically, you have 48 hours to give us your best small arts project pitch in a tweet. Yes, in 140 characters or less, using the hashtag #tweetsmallchange. After 48 hours, we’ll pick ten projects to get micro-grants of $140 each.
Then, you go do art. The only thing that we ask is that you somehow document the project on social media — Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, whatever, it’s up to you — and share it back via the @AChangeTweet Twitter account.
Follow @AChangeTweet, or check out http://www.tweetsmallchange.org. Other social media links are:
The small print: Projects can be anywhere in the US (we don’t want to mess with foreign exchange). It can be a project that can be done entirely within the $140, or the micro-grant can complete it, or whatever works for what you want to do. Our decisions are ours alone and might be entirely capricious, but hey, that’s arts funding for you.
Spread the word, please, and I hope to see your tweet. Because I really think all you need is someone to nudge you a little to make great art and community work happen.