Black Art Matters: Celebration with Intention
2021-02-04 17:00:00Z - 2021-02-18 18:00:00Z
We’re calling on the creative community to join us in celebrating Black History Month! We want to see your creative vision of a more equal and culturally inclusive world and future. This year, we intend to “Celebrate with Intention”. What does that mean to you? Show us through your own creative lens!
Submit your work, in any medium, in celebration and honor of Black History Month for the chance to be featured across the TLNT social channels and in Ello's 2021 Black Art Matters campaign. Both existing and newly created works are welcome! The Black Art Matters campaign (and community) is dedicated to uplifting, spotlighting, and celebrating Black artists, their work, their culture, and their community during Black History Month.
Since 2010, Ello has aspired to provide a safe environment that celebrates cultural and creative diversity. We know that’s not the case in the real world. There are many George Floyd’s and Breonna Taylor’s across America and around the world. That’s why we think more than ever, it is important to celebrate, uplift, and honor Black Art and Black Creators.
For 2021’s Black History Month, we want you to explore these ideas in your art:
1. What does the celebration of Black artists, artwork, and culture mean to you?
2. How do we Celebrate with Intention?
Need a little inspiration? Take a step back and think about all aspects of Black History. Despite the hardship and struggles endured throughout history, how are African Americans continue to inspire and make wonderful achievements?
10 artworks will be selected by the Ello team and our guest Curators from Ello’s Black Art Matters 2021 Campaign, and will be featured on the Ello Blog, the Black Art Matters category on Ello, and on Ello’s social media.
If you identify as a Black creator or an ally, we want to see your unique perspective on equality, and the imagery you imagine can spark change, open minds, or create meaningful dialogues with communities. Whether you are an illustrator, digital artist, graphic designer, filmmaker, animator, 3D artist, photographer, or all-around creative badass we want to see your vision of a more inclusive world.
We cannot wait to see and celebrate your work & ideas. In the meantime look for inspiration during our BAM Livestream Interviews with Jamal Peters, Ashley-Simone, Thomcat23, and Polly Irungu.
HOW TO ENTER
How to Enter:
Click the SUBMIT button above.
(1) Images of your work that respond to the theme (JPEG/PNG/GIF)
(2) Short bio or artist statement
(3) Link to portfolio
Only complete submissions will be accepted.
10 artists will also be selected by Ello and our guest Curators from Ello’s Black Art Matters 2021 Campaign, and will each:
*Potentially featured in an Ello Blog article
*Potentially featured on the Black Art Matters category on Ello and on Ello’s social media
*Potentially featured across Ello, Talenthouse and Zooppa social channels
All artists will have the opportunity to have their work showcased to brands with the aim of future commissioned opportunities.
All submissions will be reviewed by Ello and BAM Guest Curators and will be announced on the Creative Brief. We're excited to see your work!
A qualified submission is one that meets all the creative brief, Terms & Conditions, and Official Rules.
- Launch: Feb 4, 2021 at 9am
- Submission Deadline: February 18, 2021 at 10am
- Artists Selected: Feb 26, 2021 at 10am
All times are in PT
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