artist microgrant program

People wave and clap their hands next to a banner reading "hashtag #andratuttobene" (#everythingsgonnabeallright) as part of a flash mob "Un applauso per l'Italia" (An applause for Italy) at the Garbatella district in Rome on March 14, 2020, during the COVID-19 outbreak caused by the novel coronavirus. - Italy reacts with the solidarity of flash mobs circulating on social media to make people "gather" on balconies at certain hours, to play music or to get a round of applause. (Photo by Andreas SOLARO / AFP)

Participation Requirements

Make a work of art that can be responsibly displayed where others can see it.

  • Include the phrase Everything is going to be okay in any language.
  • Visual art, poetry, theatre, dance, music, and all art forms accepted.
  • Take a photo or video of your creation on display and post it to Instagram.
  • Tag @andratuttobeneusa in your photo and caption.
  • List your City and State in your caption.
  • Follow @andratuttobeneusa on Instagram.
  • Check the @andratuttobeneusa Instagram for announcements of winners throughout the granting period.

Do I have to have an Instagram account to participate?

The spirit of the initiative is to share on Instagram. If you don’t have an account, you can either provide your photo to a friend to post. They will need to be sure to credit your name with the post, along with tagging the photo to our account @andratuttobeneusa. Or, you can ask a friend/family member to assist you in setting up your Instagram account.

Is there a deadline for the initiative?

Entries are accepted on a rolling basis from May 15, 2020 – July 15, 2020.

Can I submit existing art?

Sure! As long as it follows the participation rules noted on this page.

The Fine Print:

Be smart. Don’t do stuff that’s illegal. Share and expect your work to be shared. We may post or re-post your image online. Just because you apply doesn’t mean you win (we’re starting off by supporting 30 artists with individual microgrants). We are limited to sending funds through Venmo. If you do not have a Venmo account, we can’t send you money. By submitting, you agree to indemnify us and hold us harmless for whatever happens in your art making adventures.

NINE dot ARTS connects art with business. We are an award-winning art consulting and curating firm known for our vision, creativity, and forward-thinking approach to enhancing spaces with memorable art experiences. We curate inspiring collections that not only display visual beauty, but connect people to places and brands.

Martha Weidmann

Martha Weidmann

CEO & Co-Founder

When you’re born and raised in Mobile, Alabama, genteel grace and charm are just a natural byproduct of your upbringing. But Martha’s deep understanding of the art business and tenacious drive for business success are something all her own. As our CEO and Co-Founder of NINE dot ARTS, Martha oversees business planning, company finances, marketing and sales, team development, and is basically our head cheerleader and evangelist to the world. Martha left Alabama at 18 to expand her horizons and graduated from Colorado State University with a dual major – Communications and Fine Arts – to launch her journey. With her two diplomas in hand, she started her career with Walker Fine Art gallery in Denver, then moved on to the most prestigious art consulting firm (at the time) in the region, McGrath and Braun, from which NINE dot ARTS was born. Martha loves the business of art and finds tremendous satisfaction in helping new and emerging artists discover that you can actually get paid for your talent. She also loves using both sides of her brain on a daily basis, which can mean touring an amazing new NINE dot ARTS art experience in the morning and reviewing equally inspiring spreadsheets in the afternoon. When she’s not bouncing from meeting to meeting around our office, talking to movers and shakers in the art world, or giving high fives (with a handmade artistic hand, naturally) to team members, you might find her shopping at estate sales, urban hiking, listening to podcasts and audiobooks, or making cool stuff with her three art loving children.

Martha supports the art community by: currently serving on the Board of the Colorado Business Committee for the Arts and serving as Executive Director for Union Hall. Past experiences include lecturer for the Americans for the Arts conference in San Francisco on Art & Placemaking, serving on the Planning Committee for Stuart Semple’s Happy City, speaking on the CBCA Arts and Real Estate Panel, lecturer for the artist education series, Moxie U, and lecturer on Artist professional development for the Pueblo Economic Development Council.

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