17 Jul 2020

Competitions The Faris Foundation “Art is Hope” Competition

Faris FoundationSugar Land, Texas, United States

Opportunity Description

U.S. National Deadline: August 20, 2020 – The Faris Foundation, a Houston-based nonprofit focused on childhood cancer research and advocacy, invites national artists to submit their work to the inaugural “Art is HOPE” competition with the goal of bringing awareness to Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September.

Artists are invited to submit new, original work that contributes to the cultural understanding and conversation around childhood cancer, which is represented by the color gold.

Entries will be judged in September on creativity and thematic relevance. Selected artists will be awarded cash prizes: $500 for 1st place (Solid Gold), $250 for 2nd place (Shining Bright) and $100 for 3rd place (Be the Spark).

In addition to the Solid Gold award, the first-place winner will have the opportunity to lead an art activity at one of the children’s cancer centers in Houston. All entrants will receive a Faris Foundation swag bag.

Selected works may be included in The Faris Foundation programming materials such as: advocacy content, media coverage, organizational reports, web content, and ongoing public programs.

All submissions are due by Thursday, August 20th. All entrants must submit photos of their artwork along with a statement explaining how their submission represents the theme “Art is HOPE.”

Artists can contact Lauren Taylor with questions regarding submissions at artsubmissions.farisfoundation@gmail.com.

Artists are encouraged to share their progress via social media using the following hashtags: #artishope #lettherebegold #thefarisfoundation

The Faris Foundation is inspired by the provocative and edifying words of Faris D. Virani. In his nine years of earthly life, he emboldened us with his shimmering light, his magical way of being, and his triumphant spirit. Faris’ bold words and remarkable approach to his journey with Ewing sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer, are our call to action. We hold our work to his same high standards: to be bold, original, and transformative in all that we do.

Our work is focused in three key areas: childhood cancer research, creative arts programs at children’s cancer centers, and public engagement and awareness around childhood cancer. Faris’ own words define each of these areas.

The Faris Foundation
13135 Dairy Ashford Rd., Suite 560
Sugar Land, TX 77478

Opp Categories: + Open to Multi-Media. Opp Types: Competitions. Opp Tags: $0 Entry/Application Fee, Deadlines 07 July thru Aug, and Open to U.S. Artists Only. Income: *No Application Fee, Cash or Value Awards, and Exhibition – Group. Opportunity expires in 9 days.

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