As a response to the COVID-19 crisis, we began offering a weekly $500 grant for artists in financial need. We funded the grants by diverting budgets from our daily operations, and we continued the grant for 14 weeks.
Our community shared their work and their stories, and we selected the recipients with the support of guest judges Jerry Saltz, Marilyn Minter, Ryan McGinley, Laurie Simmons, Art Hoe Collective, Aminé, Kimberly Drew, Dustin Yellin, Jerome LaMaar, Celia Rowlson-Hall, Canyon Castator, Jasmine Wahi, Casey Fremont, and Carl Kostyál Gallery.
INTRODUCING #ILYSM4Artists COMMISSIONS
We're looking for creatives of all mediums to team up with on future collaborations.
We'll select one creative each week to spotlight on our IG and gift a pair of ILYSM Tabi sneakers. At the end of each month, we'll ask the ILYSM community to vote on a featured artist to be awarded an ILYSM commission. Visual artists, performers, designers, makers, music artists, all welcome! To be considered - Share a little information about you and your work below and post representative work to your IG grid. We can't wait to work with you.