Art+Feminism is pleased to announce three new pieces hosted on Wikimedia Commons as part of the Call to Action Art Commission program by artists Gucora Andu (Kenya), Aditi Abhijit Kulkarni (India), and Thamires Fortunato Martins (Brazil).
Art+Feminism team members and Co-curators Zita Ursula Zage, Medhavi Ghandi, and Juliana Montiero selected these three artists out of 85 applications to create original pieces of work that visualize Art+Feminism. The work will be used by the global Art+Feminism community in future Art+Feminism campaigns.
In our most recent open call, we celebrated the Global South, exclusively inviting applications from artists located in regions where the curators of the call reside: African countries, Brazil, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Each commission came with a 2000$ (USD) artist fee.
Call to Action art commissioning program was established by Art+Feminism in 2017 with the goal is to both highlight the work of contemporary artists and to expand the body of images available that represent the project.
Please join us in celebrating these artists and these new works! Join us in a remix workshop on March 28 at 4pm UTC led by Sara Clugage, where we’ll be adapting these works into new ones (like embroidered patches!) and putting the remixed works back on Wikimedia Commons.
We received so many incredible submissions and want to highlight some of the semi-finalists (with their permission). We will be sharing their work via our Instagram in the coming weeks.