Millions of people are at economic risk because of the ripple effects of COVID-19. People across the country and around the world need money to pay bills and rent, they need money to care for their families, they need money to stay healthy and we all need money to keep the economy moving. Without money during this difficult time, people are suffering. We're deeply concerned about this at CAN and so we've partnered with the Economic Security Project to try and help with art.

We're seeking quick, bite-sized art for social media that calls attention to the very serious economic risks people are facing because of the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on the economy. We're hoping the art will encourage people to post stories about their challenges during this time, what kind of economic relief they need and how they would use that money if they got it. The art will be used initially on social media in to help spread the word.

Note: Because this is a public benefit campaign, unlike the rest of our art campaigns we won't be selling products that incorporate this art online or in our shop.

Your Design Should:  

  • Include the hashtag #moneyforthepeople or the text "Money for the People" or both, on the design.
  • Be a square, RGB image at least 1035 by 1035 pixels at 300 dpi, that is a JPG or PNG. This is the image we will use for posts on social media.
  • Be a vertical rectangle, RGB image at least 1080 by 1920 pixels at 300 dpi, that is a JPG or PNG. This is the image we will use for stories on social media.
  • Focus on an aspect of COVID-19 that has caused a disruption to daily life, such as lost wages, staying home, sheltering in place, not being able to work, having to care for sick friends and family, etc.
  • Optional: Include a transparent file for buttons and apparel (AI, PSD, PNG, TIFF)

 Your Design Should Not:

  • Be partisan or negative
  • Include urls or logos (small artist signatures are fine)
  • Use copyrighted images like brand logos, editorial photography of celebrities or politicians, or someone else’s artwork. All images you use should be your own, or available under a creative commons or other similar license.

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