Judy Chicago, Jane Fonda & Swoon: Create Art for Earth

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Judy Chicago, Jane Fonda and Swoon have joined forces to launch an open call to Create Art for Earth.

Artists Judy Chicago and Swoon have teamed up with Jane Fonda and her environmental initiative Fire Drill Friday, a partnership with Greenpeace USA, the Women, Arts and Social Change initiative of National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) in Washington, D.C. and Serpentine Galleries, London.

Together they launch #CreateArtforEarth, a global creative campaign to encourage art that addresses the climate crisis and inspires action. #CreateArtforEarth is conceived as part of Serpentine’s Back to Earth, a new multi-year project that invites artists to propose campaigns that respond to the environmental crisis, with the support of partner organisations and networks.

The #CreateArtForEarth campaign is an open call for all to submit art or messages addressing climate justice and post them to social media using the hashtag #CreateArtForEarth. Submissions can be in any form: paintings, photographs, sculptures, images, texts, poems, symbols, or any other visual representation that carries an environmental message. Find out more on our Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Launched in April 2020, during a time of uncertainty and social distancing, #CreateArtforEarth is a call to make protest visible and create art that reflects our mutual commitment to stop the climate crisis and protect our planet.

“We can get through this health crisis and return to normal or we can realize that ‘normal’ was the problem and choose a better path. Normal meant melting ice sheets, extinct species, millions of climate refugees. That is why we are inviting you to participate in this global art project in which artists offer an alternative vision to normal, one that honors the planet and all living creatures, one that promotes equity and justice for all; one that offers hope in a world that is on the wrong track.” – Jane Fonda

“The most pressing issue for us today are the conditions out of which these dire occurrences have happened, which artists can help illuminate if they start addressing what matters in understandable modes.”Judy Chicago

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

  1. Make a work of art or create a message for climate justice.
  2. It can be an image (photography, drawing, painting, video); some text (question, statement, poetry); a symbol (a logo or a sign), or any kind of material that is available to you.
  3. Upload your work or message to social media platforms with the hashtag #CreateArtForEarth and share it with the world.
  4. Pass it on!

SELECTED SUBMISSIONS

We have received hundreds of amazing submissions from activists and environmentalist all over the world since the campaign launched for Earth Day 2020! Keep scrolling to see some of our favourites.

Feeling inspired? We are still tracking submissions so please share your art online with the hashtag #CreateArtforEarth so we can find you.

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