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The UN is Asking Creatives to Submit Work That Will Help Fight Coronavirus


The United Nations has published a “global call to creatives” from around the world—photographers, filmmakers, artists, and beyond—asking them to submit engaging content that can help in the fight against the novel coronavirus.

The open brief, initially published through Google Docs, is asking creatives to use their art to help spread awareness and education that might help stop the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.

“The United Nations (UN) needs your help in translating critical public health messages, into work that will engage and inform people across different cultures, languages, communities and platforms,” reads the brief. “The shortlisted work will reach everyone, everywhere.”

There are six key messages that your work can possibly hit on, all of which are explained in much greater detail in this presentation:

  • Personal hygene
  • Social Distancing
  • Know the symptoms
  • Kindness contagion
  • Myth busting
  • Do more, donate

As of this writing, there are 8 days and 20 hours left to submit your work, and anything that is shortlisted by the UN will be made available to media, brands, influencers, etc. to download and use free of charge in support of this cause. Obviously you’ll be giving up rights to your work, but that work could ultimately help save lives.

“It is not too late,” concludes the brief. “No one can do everything, but everyone can do something. Together, we can save lives, protect resources and care for each other.”

If you think that you can use your skills as a photographer, filmmaker, or digital artist to “capture one of the coronavirus key messages, in a clear, impactful and shareable way,” head over to the Talenthouse portal where you can read the full brief, including dos, donts, and a plethora of important guidelines.

(via Cinema5D)

Image credits: Header illustration created with a photo by Claudio Schwarz, CC0