Dearest young artists, we miss you! 🤩 We miss being able to attend your shows, see your work in galleries, and watch you perform. We also know that COVID is disproportionately affecting you.

So here’s the deal: we’re holding a small contest! The details: creatives between the ages of 16 and 35 who are missing income due to the pandemic are encouraged to virtually submit artwork *related to the Bus’ mission.* The contest is limited to ten submissions and the deadline is May 6. Those ten people will automatically receive $25. Then we’ll hold a public vote (because we ❤️ democracy) and the winner will receive $300, second place $200, and third place $100.

We know this isn’t enough to offset how you’re being affected, but it’s what we can do for now (hopefully more to come 🤞🏽). We’ll obviously be sharing your art as widely as possible, too! Use your imagination to tie your art form in with our mission. Ideas: Voting! Census! Immigration reform! Student debt reform! Raising the voices of those historically underrepresented! Then submit your masterpiece to: 🌟 Please comment or email with questions!

We can’t wait to see/hear/watch what you create. Take care!