WHO calls for Covid-19 artworks


THE World Health Organisation (WHO) in conjunction with Create2030 have made a call for artists to come up with coronavirus (Covid-19) art to be published on the WHO online arts initiative.

This comes at a time countries across the globe have united against the virus that has claimed thousands in a short space of time.

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has since imposed a 21-day shutdown to try and contain the disease.

In the same vein, artists have also been called to raise awareness on the deadly virus.

The initiative dubbed #SolidarityShows: “Love in the Time of Coronavirus” is open to all artists across the globe.

“Artists from all regions around the world in any medium are invited to submit their artwork focused on the Covid-19 response and share with the global community.

“Select artwork will be featured on the official WHO website,” reads the call in part.

“Understanding the tremendous impact that the Covid-19 outbreak has had specifically on the creative community, Create2030 is also exploring solutions to help artists get their artwork purchased or licensed by international organisations.”

Create2030 will be tasked with curating the works of the artists who submit their art.

The call further highlighted that despite the impact this pandemic is having on artists, “they were some of the first ones to show up using their artwork to share important information, heal communities and help shape cultural responses to this crisis.”

According to WHO, the works should have been “produced and featured obeying WHO guidelines related to social distancing.”

The artists were also instructed to upload their artwork to the private Facebook group at #SolidarityShows: Love in the Time of Coronavirus.

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