Call for Artists

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Strong Families is seeking visual artists to create cards for our annual Mama’s Day and first ever Papa’s Day series. These innovative, social justice campaigns highlight families who are often left out of the traditional Mother’s and Father’s Day celebration and who’s likeness can’t be found on Hallmark cards.

We believe all families matter, and are working with artists to provide powerful visuals that include queer, immigrant, single parent and young families, as well as cards that celebrate caregivers and cards that represent families across race and ethnicity.

To apply, we are asking for two sample pieces (already created, so we can see your work) as well as a brief statement about what kind of art you would like to create for the campaign.

If we invite you to design a card, we will notify you by January 18th, 2013. A concept and sketch will be due by February 10th, and finals by March 1st. Compensation is $500 for the creation of one image to be used as an e-card.

We are seeking artists with a range of experience, perspective, geography and style. Given that we are creating cards for families not typically represented, we are seeking artists from those families and communities.

To see the cards we created last year for mama's day, click here.

If you have questions, please email us at communications@forwardtogether.org