OpenAI Launches DALL-E 2 Artist Financial Assistance Program

With the release of DALL-E comes the artist assistance program which aims to provide artists with highly subsidized access to using the tool.
Written by Justin on August 8, 2022 in ,
Updated: November 13, 2022 | Reading Time: 3 minutes

Update: November 3rd 2022

The current cycle of the artist assistance program is coming to a close on November 7th. OpenAI will redistribute credits that have not been used by current artists. The program is most likely going to allow a new wave of artists and designers to join over the next few weeks. All artists finishing their current cycle in the program were invited to complete a survey about their experience – completion of the survey will grant an additional 500 free credits to accounts that will be valid for 1 year.

OpenAI recently launched the official beta of their new AI-powered image creation tool, DALL-E 2. This tool uses a neural network trained on a dataset of 12 billion images to generate unique images based on textual input. DALL-E is poised to change the way artists create artwork, but at what cost?

With pricing starting at 17 cents per prompt (providing 4 images each time), many users have already expressed concern about the financial accessibility of the tool.

In response to these concerns, OpenAI has announced the DALL-E 2 Artist Financial Assistance Program. This program will provide financial assistance to artists who wish to frequently use DALL-E, but cannot afford the cost. Artists can apply for assistance by filling out a short application created by OpenAI. If you are an artist who is interested in using DALL-E 2 but could benefit from financial assistance, we encourage you to apply to this financial assistance program. This is a great opportunity to get your hands on a revolutionary new tool and create some incredible artwork.

How does the DALL-E Artist Assistance Program Work?

The DALL-E Artist Assistance Program is a new initiative that provides artists with highly subsidized access to the DALL-E tool. This program is designed to help artists create unique, high-quality images for their projects.

How To Get Free DALL-E 2 Credits

To receive free DALL-E 2 credit, you must apply for the financial assistance program, artists must submit a portfolio of their work, as well as a written statement explaining how they would use DALL-E to create new artwork. Selected artists will be given access to credits for four months. Please note that you must have access to the current beta to apply for the program.

How Many Credits Does the DALL-E Artist Assistance Program Include?

OpenAI will provide each accepted artist with 350 credits per week for 10 weeks beginning on August 15. The final grant of credits will happen on Oct. 24. Artists have until November 7, 2022, to use any remaining credit balance, at which time all unused credits will go to another artist in the program. 

Redistribution of DALL-E Credits

After November 7, any unused credits will go to another artist in need of support through the assistance program. Artists will get a total of 3500 DALL-E 2 credits for free through the program but must use them within 2 weeks of the last distribution. So if you don't use all your credits, they'll be put to good use allowing someone else to create!


With the recent beta launch of DALL-E 2, the AI-powered image creation tool, artists can create unique and beautiful artwork using a neural network trained on a dataset of 12 billion images. With the release of the official beta comes the DALL-E Artist Assistance Program, providing artists with highly subsidized access to the tool. If you’re an artist interested in using DALL-E 2 to create new artwork, make sure to apply for the artist assistance program. We hope you take advantage of this great opportunity and learn how to master one of the coolest new tools in the art world.

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Written by Justin
Justin is the founder of Gold Penguin, a web design and marketing agency that helps businesses increase their revenue using the internet. He writes about the latest software and tools that can help companies 10x their daily workflow & revenue


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