Emergency Open Call for Global Artists

All Artists Welcome

All Art Forms Welcome

Free To Submit

Blind Review Process

Deadline to Submit: Nov. 15, 2022

Future Art Awards: WOMAN. LIFE. FREEDOM.

An arts-based expression of global solidarity with the movement for freedom in Iran.

The 2022 Future Art Awards: WOMAN. LIFE. FREEDOM. is an arts-based expression of solidarity with the brave women of Iran, in their intersectional movement for freedom and human rights. Women and men throughout the country…and people all over the world, are rising up to protest the tragic death of 22-year-old woman Mahsa (Zhina) Amini, who died in police custody after being reportedly beaten by Iranian morality police on September 16th, 2022. Countless other people have now lost their lives or have been arrested by the Iranian regime in this escalating humanitarian crisis, including artists, writers, journalists, political dissidents, and even children. 

MOZAIK Philanthropy has launched this emergency open call-to-action as an invitation to global artists wishing to use their art to express emotional support of the women in Iran at this pivotal moment in history. 

There are over 5-million artists in the United States alone. Together with the potential power of the greater global creative community, MOZAIK Philanthropy hopes this international open call for art will demonstrate unity around the values of freedom, equality, and justice, as human rights for all, especially for the women in Iran willing to risk their lives, for freedom.

Future Art Awards: WOMAN. LIFE. FREEDOM.

An arts-based expression of global solidarity with the movement for freedom in Iran.

The 2022 Future Art Awards: WOMAN. LIFE. FREEDOM. is an arts-based expression of solidarity with the brave women of Iran, in their intersectional movement for freedom and human rights. Women and men throughout the country…and people all over the world, are rising up to protest the tragic death of 22-year-old woman Mahsa (Zhina) Amini, who died in police custody after being reportedly beaten by Iranian morality police on September 16th, 2022. Countless other people have now lost their lives or have been arrested by the Iranian regime in this escalating humanitarian crisis, including artists, writers, journalists, political dissidents, and even children. 

MOZAIK Philanthropy has launched this emergency open call-to-action as an invitation to global artists wishing to use their art to express emotional support of the women in Iran at this pivotal moment in history. 

There are over 5-million artists in the United States alone. Together with the potential power of the greater global creative community, MOZAIK Philanthropy hopes this international open call for art will demonstrate unity around the values of freedom, equality, and justice, as human rights for all, especially for the women in Iran willing to risk their lives, for freedom.

Emergency Open Call for Global Artists

All Artists Welcome

All Art Forms Welcome

Free To Submit

Blind Review Process

Deadline to Submit: Nov. 15, 2022

Submission Window

Awards Open: October 2022

Awards Close: November 15, 2022

All artists welcome.

All art mediums welcome.

Future Art Awards: WOMAN. LIFE. FREEDOM.

International Open Call

Since launching the Future Art Awards in 2020, MOZAIK Philanthropy has awarded over 350 U.S. artists with artist support grants and virtual exhibition exposure, covering front-line social and environmental justice issues through contemporary art as a medium for social change. Winning artists have included photographers, painters, sculptors, street artists, muralists, mixed-media artists, visual, multi and interdisciplinary artists, illustrators, animators, 3D artists, NFT artists, cartoonists, technologists, shorts filmmakers, poets, art writers, composers, weavers, dancers, and creative performers. 

The 2022 Future Art Awards: WOMAN. LIFE. FREEDOM. will honor outstanding contemporary artworks for creative excellence across the following categories: originality, personality, quality of composition, creativity, skills, concepts of activism, justice or representation, overall emotional impression, and adherence to the awards’ interpretive theme: WOMAN. LIFE. FREEDOM.

Future Art Awards: WOMAN. LIFE. FREEDOM.

Submission Details

Eligibility

All artists are welcome, including aspiring, emerging and established artists. Open to all art Mediums. BIPOC and other historically underrepresented artists are encouraged to submit their art. Free to submit!

Evaluation

All submissions are evaluated by an independent jury of artists and arts professionals in a blind review process, including featured and special mention artists and art writers from previous Future Art Awards and Future Art Writer Awards, modeling a circular economy where previous prize-winners ‘pay it forward’ to the next generation of grantees in the arts. All projects are viewed and judged randomly and anonymously using Submittable to ensure unbiased and fair judging.

About The Awards

Additional details about artist honorariums and the virtual exhibition for The Future Art Awards will be announced in the coming weeks.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 15TH AT 11PM PST