A fund for creatives named Somefund has been introduced by US-based animator and artist Somehoodlum and multihyphenate creative/entrepreneur Arsonic (Zeblocks).
Somehoodlum claims in an Instagram post that the fund, also known as an artist empowerment contest, is available to creatives in need of money for projects involving short films, equipment purchases, assistance with music videos, or even software subscriptions.
Creatives worldwide are welcome to apply. Somefund, in collaboration with community fundraising platform Bonfire, will use fan voting to award a total of $250,000 in unrestricted cash to worthy creators. Thanks to this innovative strategy, fans can have a direct impact on the success of the musicians they love.
“Somefund is more than just a grant fund; it’s a platform for artists of all sizes to realize their dreams, to innovate, and to create something truly remarkable with the support of the internet and proper funding,” says Somehoodlum, the organization’s founder.
Zeblocks’ Arsonic echoes this idea by highlighting the platform’s role in fostering a sense of community and art. “I have a strong interest in the nexus between technology and art, and I have always wanted to support the creative community by enabling them to realize their ideas.”
The first Somefund competition is now accepting submissions. It will run until January 3rd, 2024, giving creatives who require the funding plenty of time to create strong pitch decks. Following that, voting will begin and end on February 5.
The winners will then be made public shortly after.
Individuals must follow Zeblocks and Somefund on X (previously Twitter) in order to cast a vote.
Use this link to apply.