Carpe Diem: 150 artists united to support medical and science research


On June 20, 2020, over 150 artists will come together virtually in support of Fondation for Medical Research, France.

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.

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.

For a 24 hour period on June 20th, over 150 artists will be live broadcasting via Instagram from their work spaces, 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. Across France and the world, artists will be creating live works to be donated to support Fondation pour la Recherche Médicale, France.

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, the Foundation for Medical Research (FRM: has pledged to support no less than 24 promising research projects for an amount of 4 million euros in order to better understand and cure COVID-19.

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, The donation platform will use as the portal for collecting contributions. Both and 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.

Find more info on Carpe Diem Paris Facebook page here and on FRM’s website :


June 4th, 2020|