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Join the Climate Change Movement with Arts Help—$3.5 Million in grants! (Round 2)

Selection Period
Update: November 2022

Hey Everyone! Sorry for the delay in announcing the Selected Creators! The ArtsHelp team are continuing to read through all of the Grant Round 2 applications that were submitted and we hope to announce the winners in the next week or two. If you have any questions at all please feel free to email artworks@talenthouse.com - thanks!
Calling all creatives in the fight against Climate Change! Join Talenthouse and Arts Help on a mission to create a healthier planet and inspire people to take action.

Arts Help is partnering with Talenthouse to distribute over $3.5 million dollars in grants to artists and activists worldwide to create educational, powerful, and inspiring creative works exploring the relationship between Climate Change and Blockchain Technology. With the launch of the Conscious Crypto Creator movement, Arts Help hopes to educate people on the benefits and impacts of Blockchain Technology on the planet.

Artists and creatives of all mediums and disciplines are invited to apply! Selected Creators will be chosen by Arts Help to move forward with the grant application process until funds run out. (Don’t sleep on this!)

The goal of these creative projects should be to educate, raise awareness, and effect change. Your final, completed work may be featured on official Arts Help and Conscious Crypto Creator channels and should educate the public on Climate Change Action in the realm of Blockchain—creating something both educational and impactful enough to inspire the viewer to take action.
Application Preview
Be prepared for the application before you get started! Here’s some information/thoughts you’ll need to have ready before you click ‘start’:
  • Personal Details: Name, location, Talenthouse profile, social handles, portfolio, etc. The basics. You'll be able to tell us a little more about yourself
  • Project Overview:
    • A title for your project and an elevator pitch. What’s it called and how would you describe it to someone in 30 seconds? What will your work be about? Does it fit into the key themes outlined here?
  • Project Details:
    • How will you execute the project? How much money are you requesting to fund the project? How will you promote your work? How long will it take to complete?What inspired you? If you have a moodboard there will be an option to upload it as a pdf document or link out to a Pinterest board or other moodboard-ing platform.
  • Last But Not Least:
    • Have you read the entire brief thoroughly and understand the guidelines and requirements? Have you completed your CCC certification yet? (Don't worry, you can also do the courses after application!)
Apply for a grant below!
Things to Consider
Apply for a grant via the form on this brief page below.

How will your artwork contribute to the movement of the Conscious Crypto Creator? We want to see how you envision your work living beyond its creation and continuing to impact and educate the viewer and the general public after completion. We are looking for artists who are going to go the extra mile.
  • Below are the Key Themes your projects should focus on. You may apply for funding for multiple projects.
    • Blockchain's Carbon Footprint
    • Corporate Impact & Social Responsibility in Blockchain & Climate Change
    • Global Impact of Blockchain Technology
    • Making Blockchain Sustainable
    • The Future of Blockchain
    • What do each of these Key Themes mean? See the Key Themes & Sample Topics Guide Here.
  • Your proposed project/artwork should feel: Educational, Informational, Hopeful, Uplifting, Inspiring, Motivating Change, Urgent, Serious (but not dark), Encouraging and Inviting.
  • Your project should have a clear call to action to encourage viewers to learn more about Climate Change, Climate Action, and the impacts of Blockchain Technology on the climate—especially the topics discussed in the CCC Mini Master Courses.
  • We want to see how you envision your work contributing to the Conscious Crypto Creator movement. How will your work continue to impact and educate people after you’ve completed it?
  • How will you share your project with the world? How will you make sure your work is seen? We are looking for artists who are going to go the extra mile and want to take their art to the next level by actively promoting their work and the Conscious Crypto Creator movement.
  • Please review the Grant Tiers Breakdown to see where your project would land in terms of funding qualifications.
    • Think your project doesn’t fit into a specific tier in the guidelines we provided? Have some big dreams for your ideas? Convince us!

  • Learn about the Conscious Crypto Creator movement and the impacts of blockchain technology, NFT’s, and cryptocurrencies on the environment on the Arts Help website.
    • You will be asked to pledge to take the course as a part of your application process. All grant recipients will be required to become CCC certified in order to receive funding.
  • Applicants can submit as many times as they like and all applications are eligible for reconsideration in a following grant distribution round if feedback is given to improve the application. You are encouraged to submit to different themes.
  • Applications for grant funding must be for work that is new or not currently complete. You are allowed to submit a proposal for funding for work that is in the process of being created and needs financial support.
  • DO learn about the Conscious Crypto Creator movement and the impacts of blockchain technology, NFT’s, and cryptocurrencies on the environment on the Arts Help website.
  • DO explore a topic of Climate Change that interests you.
  • DO keep in mind that Applicants requesting more than $5,000 will be required to submit a formal proposal and budget breakdown if they are selected by Arts Help to move forward with the grant process following the initial application via Talenthouse. Talenthouse will provide a Grant Proposal Template and Application Guide for applicants that are selected to move forward.
  • DO NOT submit applications for funding for work that could be interpreted as violent, sexually explicit, racist, pornographic, sexist, political, discriminating, religious, or offensive.
  • DO NOT submit applications for funding for work showing individuals consuming alcohol or illicit drugs (as dictated by your local government and legislation).
  • DO NOT submit ideas not created by you. Any pre-existing copyright materials, others’ intellectual property, and/or stock imagery used in your application should only be used to supplement your ideas and concepts.
  • DO NOT include false, misleading, or inaccurate information. This includes presenting personal opinions as factual information
About Arts Help
Arts Help is an award-winning non-profit organization that champions social change through art-centric solutions. As a global creative network that curates collaborations with artists, industry-leading institutions, and grassroots organizations, Arts Help delivers impactful programming, and publishing. With a digital network of over 4 million people, the creative hub aims to provide inclusive opportunities for artists of all disciplines to showcase their talent and create impact.

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The Incentives
Applications will be chosen by Arts Help to move forward with the Grant Funding process. Each will:
  • Receive the grant amount as outlined in their application/proposal or as negotiated with Arts Help.
  • Have their work featured across Arts Help social, digital and wider marketing channels, reaching over 4 million people around the world to promote the Conscious Crypto Creator movement and master class program as well as their CCC grants distribution program in 2022.
Creative Brief Guidelines
  • For more information, please see the Official Rules.
  • Who is eligible: This opportunity is open globally with restrictions (See Official Rules for sanctioned countries). Creators must be at least 18 years of age or the age of majority in your jurisdiction of primary residence at the time of submission.
  • All applications must be your own original work/ideas.
  • Multiple applications are allowed. If your proposal is not selected during this Grant Distribution Round, you are eligible to resubmit your proposal for reconsideration in following grant rounds.
  • Applicants may apply as a group/collective.
  • How to Apply: Log in or Sign up for a Talenthouse Account. You must be a member of the Talenthouse Community in order to apply for grant funding. (It’s free and we have a lot of fun!) Complete the embedded form above with your information and project idea. If selected by Arts Help to move forward with the grant process, Applicants will be asked to submit a formal proposal and budget breakdown in order to be approved for a grant if applicable. All grant recipients will be required to complete the CCC mini courses and become CCC Certified.
  • Once the application and budget is approved, changes to the proposed activities having a budget impact of 25% or less of eligible costs may be made without Arts Help pre-approval, subject to the cap, if any. All other changes must be approved by Arts Help.
  • All applications must comply with the submission requirements detailed in the Official Rules.
  • Employees and their immediate family and household members of Arts Help and Talenthouse (Talenthouse, Ello, Zooppa, Eye Em, Jovoto) are not eligible to participate. Void where prohibited by law.
  • Please provide an active email address when registering with Talenthouse to ensure you can be contacted should you be selected to move forward with the grant process.
  • During the Selection Period, Talenthouse will reach out to those being shortlisted. You must respond to Talenthouse within 48 hours or else you will forfeit all incentives. For the verification, you will be asked to provide a copy of an official government issued ID.
  • If selected, you may be asked to submit a formal proposal/budget breakdown and/or modify your work to fit production or brand requirements. Failure to modify may be a forfeit of their Selected Creator status and the associated prize.
  • Talenthouse reserves the right to remove inappropriate, offensive and harmful submissions as well as submissions that do not fit the brief, these guidelines, our Terms & Conditions or Official Rules.
  • Upon official selection for a grant, you will be required to sign an Awardee Agreement (to be provided upon selection) as well as complete the Conscious Crypto Creative Master Courses and become CCC certified. Please note that submissions can be used by you for personal, non-commercial and portfolio use only.
  • Talenthouse and Arts Help reserves the right to disqualify entrants if it has reasonable grounds to suspect that fraudulent, excessive or suspicious patterns of selection manipulation have occurred.
  • For Selected Creators: We require you to open up an ElloU bank account in order to be paid if you are a national of one of these countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Finland, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden and UK. ElloU will be the cheapest service for you to pay and receive money. Our basic plan, “Free & Easy” comes at no cost to you, with no fees. You can read more here and can download the ElloU app from the App Store or Google Play by searching for ElloU. If ElloU does not apply to you, we can still pay your incentive by bank transfer (no cost to you) or PayPal (4% fee).
  • You do not need to sign up for ElloU in order to participate in this brief.
  • No purchase necessary to enter or be selected.
How Arts Help will Choose
All applications will be evaluated internally by Arts Help and Talenthouse to ensure all criteria are met. Arts Help will select from all qualified submissions. A qualified submission is one which meets all the Terms & Conditions, Creative Brief, and Official Rules. Applications will be shortlisted and scored, based on the grading scale/judging criteria below:
  • Creativity (30%)
  • Originality (30%)
  • Overall Understanding of the theme (40%).
Key Dates
Launch: May 3rd, 2022 at 12:00PM PST

Deadline: June 30th, 2022 at 12:00PM PST

Creators Selected: On a Rolling Basis