150 Artists United to Support Medical & Scientific Research to End the COVID-19 Crisis.
When Roman poet Horace penned his famous phrase, “Carpe diem quam minimum credula postero”, he meant it as a call to action; a declaration that tomorrow is unforeseen, and that it is today which must be celebrated.
On June 20, 2020, over 150 artists from 24 countries will come together virtually to create live works to be donated to the Fondation pour la Recherche Médicale (FRM) in support of COVID-19 research.
For a 24-hour period, artists will be broadcasting live via Instagram from their workspaces, studios, and the street. Although physically distanced, we will come together to lend our talents and resources to aid in the effort to end the COVID-19 crisis. Our goal is for the arts community to raise money, support, and awareness for the scientific and medical community working relentlessly on treatments and a vaccine for COVID-19. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, FRM has pledged to support no less than 24 promising research projects for an amount of 4 million euros in order to better understand the virus and find a cure.
This collective of artists will be using this day as a call for donations to the important work of the FRM as well as donating artworks to be sold through our partner, monart.art. The donation platform will use gandee.com as the portal for collecting contributions. Both monart.art and gandee.com have partnered with Carpe Diem to
provide their platforms completely free of fees, with 100% of the revenue going directly to the FRM.
In addition to the collective broadcasts on Instagram, our YouTube channel will be broadcasting a live, curated overview of the different projects taking place simultaneously. In the spirit of pooling our collective resources, we believe the arts community, through their works and our community of donors and collectors, can provide much needed support for the workers on the front line of this crisis at the FRM.
Partial list of participating artists: Ardif, WRDSMTH, Levalet, Beau Stanton, Brett Amory, John Wentz, Fansack, Monsta, Adam Caldwell, Pure Evil, Eddie Colla, Joachim Romain, Steeven Salvat, Ruben Carrasco, GriffinOne, Meggs, Seth the Globe Painter, Otto Schade, plus 130 others.
Instagram – @carpe_diem.paris
Facebook – www.facebook.com/carpediemparis2020
YouTube – Carpe Diem Solidaire
Donation Link – www.gandee.com/participate/373
FRM – www.frm.org
Sales through Monart – https://www.monart.art/
With the Participation of:
Fluctuart – https://fluctuart.fr
Artistik Rezo – https://www.artistikrezo.com