Together with our friends at Economic Security Project we've launched Masks for the People, a new art campaign that sheds light on the economic inequalities all around us and sends free masks to those in our workforce who need them. We're seeking designs for our mask campaign and that's where you come in!

Inequality is more apparent than ever during the time of COVID-19, and our campaign will highlight issues of workers rights v. corporate power, hold corporations accountable for profiting from the hard work of their laborers and most importantly, help our essential workers stay safe, healthy and supported during this time. Face masks have become a necessary part of everyday life in 2020 (and beyond!) so we'll use them as a unique canvas to help support and properly honor working people with our art.

As the artist, you will receive 10% of all sales revenue from your mask and for every mask sold, Creative Action Network will donate a mask to a worker. We're seeking mask designs that follow this list of suggested prompts, although feel free to submit your own as long it follows the general theme of elevating workers above the big corporations that profit from them. 

Suggested topics, prompts & taglines:

  • Workers Rights
  • People Power
  • People Over Profit 
  • I Am More Important Than The Economy 
  • I AM The Economy
  • Essential As Hell 
  • I Am Essential 
  • Fists raised in the air 
  • The globe / earth 
  • Power To The Workers
  • Thank a Worker
  • Essential Workers Need Essential Rights
  • Masks for the People

Artwork specifications:

  • A horizontally oriented, 11.5" wide x 7" high RGB image at a resolution of 300dpi (3450 by 2100 pixels) that is a JPG or PNG
  • Keep a safe area of at least 20% on all sides (don’t place text too close to the edge)
  • Required: include a layered file with a transparent background (AI, PSD, PNG, TIFF)
  • NOTE: Mask shape is a horizontal, rounded rectangle that tapers on each side

Please do not include:

  • Mean-spirited or divisive artwork;
  • Include logos or urls (small artist signatures are fine)
  • Use copyrighted images or images that don't belong to you. All images you use should be your own, or available under a creative commons or other similar license.

As always, be sure to check out our artist terms and conditions for more information.

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