Reasons to be Cheerful is an online editorial project that is tonic for tumultuous times.
We tell stories that reveal that there are, in fact, a surprising number of reasons to feel cheerful. Many of these reasons come in the form of smart, proven, replicable solutions to the world’s most pressing problems. We are part magazine, part therapy session, part blueprint for a better world.
Reasons to be Cheerful was founded by artist and musician David Byrne under the banner of Byrne’s Arbutus Foundation. Through stories of hope, rooted in evidence, Reasons To Be Cheerful aims to inspire us all to be curious about how the world can be better, and to ask ourselves how we can be part of that change.
Produced and Directed by Nick Schiarizzi
Videography by Jack Pearce
Animation by Scott Gelber
Music by David Byrne