Instant Grant Program

The Federation of Students and Nominally or Unemployed Artists (FSNUA) spent some time in Union Square Park in Manhattan, giving away grants to people to pursue their artistic projects: from printing supplies, studio time, accordion repair, whatever.

“The FSNUA aims to re-inspire creative thinking and action in everyday people by removing a small barrier and providing encouragement. We give small, unsecured grants in the form of $10-$60 for creative projects thought up on the spot by everyday people.”

This is an amazing, multi-layered, positive artistic intervention. The short-term effects are: hub-bub and excitement and strangers sharing laughter and applause. The long-term effects are at least one repaired accordion, and I’m sure so much more. Divide $1000 by $10-$60 and multiply that by inspired people and you get ripples.

Instant Grant Program from Steve Lambert on Vimeo.

Via Urban Prankster


2017-09-14T08:44:09+00:00October 3 2008|