Swizz Beats is Looking to Fund an Art Show for 20 Artists

If you are in need of funding for your art, you might want to hit up Swizz Beatz.

The Dean Collection (an arts organization started by the producer and his Grammy-winning singer wife, Alicia Keys) is launching the ‘Dean Collection 20 St(Art)ups’, which will give 20 artists $5,000 to fund an art show!

“What if I told you I’mma give you $5,000 to do you art show? What if I told you it doesn’t have to be in the gallery? It can be in any space that represents you? What if I told you all you have to do is send a business plan and let me know your intentions and a couple of shots of your work?” Swizz asked to his followers via Instagram.

The program is open to artists around the world and comes with few stipulations. Applicants are asked to submit a short business proposal about how the funds would be used in the project, a statement about their goals and what “drives and inspires” them as artists, and images of recent works. Shows don’t have to be in a gallery; they can be in “any space that represents you.”

Artists of all experience levels, working in any medium or theme, are welcome, and those chosen will keep 100 percent of the show’s profits.

Applications must be submitted online by May 31st. Are you an artist ready to show your work to the world? Let us know if you plan on applying!



KHEEEZUS, also known as Khalia Iris or LiiaFamouszx (on Myspace) is a 23-year-old DJ and content creator from Brooklyn, NY. Khalia is a proud Howard University Alumna and lover of all things Hip-Hop. She likes to dabble in fashion too from time to time ;-) Check her out: http://soundcloud.com/kheeezus | IG + Twitter: @Kheeezus

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