Congratulations to Sabrina Cruz, 2019's recipient of the Super Patron Creator arts grant.

The 2019 Super Patron application period is closed, but holy shit. We can't thank all the applicants enough. Our team was stunned by the quality of applications and the amazing things that you all are doing.

A huge thank you to the Super Patron selection team, who put in a lot of hours over the holidays to review applications and choose a recipient:

Remember, this is an annual grant, and information on 2020’s application process will be available here soon, so stay tuned and feel free to apply again next year!

More on 2019’s grant recipient: Sabrina Cruz will be redefining educational content online by exploring questions and showing her process of discovery. If you want to follow along, check out her YouTube channel.

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2019 Application Instructions

Applications for the 2019 Super Patron Endowments Fund are currently closed. Thanks to all who applied!
The selection team is looking for creators who:
  • There are no instructions.
  • This is not a traditional application.
  • There are no multiple choice questions, no downloadable PDFs, no boxes to check, no processes, or any other bureaucratic crap.
  • There’s only one rule: it must take us no longer than three minutes to review your application. Whether it’s a video, a song, a podcast, a piece of writing, or something else, it's gotta be consumable in three minutes or less. Not a second longer... not a second.
  • Submissions are due by 11:59pm PST on Nov 22nd.
  • The selected creator of the grant will be announced on December 30th, 9am PST / 12pm EST.

Selection Criteria

The selection team is looking for creators who:
  • Demonstrate consistent, strong creativity.
  • Have a unique and clear artistic voice.
  • Are getting low to medium traction, but have high potential.

2019 Super Patron Selection Team

Hannibal Buress

Hannibal Buress

Grace Helbig

Grace Helbig

Patrick Hinds and Gillian Pensavalle

Patrick Hinds and Gillian Pensavalle

Hannibal Burress

Danielle Corsetto

Eligibility

A creator is eligible if:
  • Your work is publicly available (Soundcloud, YouTube, DeviantArt, your own website, wherever).
  • You have published work regularly or semi-regularly for at least the last 12 months.
  • No age restrictions. No location restrictions.
  • You are a serious creator, and you are ready to quit your job and focus solely on making art, if you only had the funding.
  • You plan to continue publishing your work frequently (like weekly or monthly), for at least the next year. Your schedule doesn’t have to be mechanical, but the Super Patron grant is for creators who love the daily grind! It’s not for folks who have one big project that they’re going to release at the end of a year. It’s for folks who are moving inch by inch, row by row. Gonna make this garden grow. All it takes is a rake and a hoe and a shitload of grit and guts and relentless perseverance.

Contact

  • For press inquiries please reach out to press@superpatron.org
  • For all other Qs, here’s the deal: we want the most amount of money possible to go to the selected creator of this endowment, so we have a very lean team and not much bandwidth to respond to every email. That said! We’ll try—feel free to reach out at info@superpatron.org and we’ll do our best to answer.

FAQs

  • What happens to my name, email, and other data?
    Absolutely nothing. We don’t share anything you submit with anyone (other than the team reviewing applications). It won’t be sold or shared or… whatever else you can do with data. And for the purpose of clarity, your data will not be shared with Patreon.
  • Where can I check the status of my application?
    Right here! It’s pretty simple—if you submitted it through this site and saw a confirmation, your application is safely in our hands and being reviewed by our team. If you’re the selected creator, we’ll let you know!
  • When will the selected creator be announced?
    The recipient of the grant will be announced on Monday, December 30th, right here at superpatron.org.
  • Does Super Patron have any tie to Patreon?
    Outside of Jack also being the CEO of Patreon, no, it doesn’t. This grant is fully separate and is a non-profit 501c3.
  • How will the grant be paid out?
    The grant will be issued in the form a monthly stipend.

For Potential Donors

Give to Super Patron

Super Patron is a private, non-profit 501c3 foundation, founded and run by Jack Conte. Don Garman, CIO at Mirador Capital, manages the endowment, and Foundation Source, a foundation management firm, manages operations and legal.

Currently, the only program that Super Patron runs is the annual arts grant. I have more initiatives that I want to spin up, including category specific creator grants, FP&A services for creators, and educational programs revolving around team building and management. I would also go wild to have a second or third arts grant available so we could fund more creators annually!

We are currently not setup to accept gifts, but if there’s enough interest from the community, I can change that…

Please contact me if you're interested in giving!