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"Business is the most fascinating kind of art"

Andy Warhol

$70,000 USD will be awarded to Artists and Filmmakers who are chosen to tell the incredible stories of diverse Small Business Owners from marginalized communities

10 Global Artists will win a $2,000 USD contract to create a custom piece of art representing the stories and beautiful diversity of the 500 small business owners in our Impact5X Program. 

10 US Filmmakers will win a $5,000 USD contract to create a short 3-5 min “mini-doc” about the State of Small Business in their community.

  • This is a closed call to any global artist within the Silver Circle
  • Deadline to apply is May 20, 2022
  • Winners will be announced by June 24, 2022
  • $2,000 payments to each winner released on June 30, 2022
  • Submission of work must be done by August 15, 2022
  • Work will be released in a global campaign in the fall of 2022
  • This is an open call to any US based small filmmakers
  • Deadline to apply is May 20, 2022
  • Winners will be announced by June 24, 2022
  • $5,000 payments to each winner released on June 30, 2022
  • Submission of work must be done by August 15, 2022
  • Work will be released in a virtual film festival in the fall of 2022

Your film should be between 3 to 5 minutes long, showcasing the “State of Small Business” in your community – “community” being defined by you. The work should reflect the passion and resilience of American Small Business Owners from underserved communities who thrive despite the unfavorable conditions they face.

Your art work could be anything from a piece of plastic art, a song, a music video, a poem; anything that is within your area of expertise. The work should reflect the beautiful diversity of our community, made up of Small Business Owners from underserved communities globally, who thrive despite the unfavorable conditions they face.

It is our mission to use art and storytelling to combat the discrimination and bias that impacts so many Small Business Owners all around the world.

Winners are being finalized and will be announced Soon

We invite you to submit a proposal on how you would use your art, voice and perspective to join us on this mission.

We are so proud of the first Artist Commission from ARKAI. They wrote this song inspired by Impact5X.

When you think about the art or film that you could create – use this as your inspiration!

  • Impact5X is supported by:
  • The American Small Business Growth Program is supported by: