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Artists, put your brushes, pencils, paints and digital tools to work against the coronavirus pandemic.
Amplifier, a design lab that uses art to “amplify” grassroots movements such as voting rights and equality, has issued a call for art — but not just any art.
GLOBAL OPEN CALL FOR ART! We will be awarding 60 artists $1k each, with selections announced weekly!
We are looking for 2 kinds of work:
1. artwork for public health & safety
2. artwork to uplift mental health & well-being
— Amplifier (@amplifierart) April 10, 2020
They’re looking for works that will serve as inspiration and hope to the front-line health care workers and first responders around the world, encouraging them to “stay strong, stay safe and stay united” as they work to quell the COVID-19 crisis.
“We are granting 60 winning artists $1,000 each for works around the themes of public health and mental well-being,” Amplifier’s Emily Goulding-Oliveira announced in a press release. “We launched this effort in order to bolster mental health and build resilience during this difficult time.”
The images will be widely distributed, both online and in physical locations — some will even be projected onto buildings in San Francisco, Manhattan and London, and will be used on pop-up hospitals and other high-visibility locales.
Amplifier is looking for two kinds of work: Public health and safety messages that can help flatten the curve through education, as well as symbols that help promote mental health, well-being and social change during these stressful times.
To apply, go to https://community.amplifier.org/campaign/global-open-call-for-art/.