The Museum of Human Kindness grows from the awesome collaborative relationships we’re honoured to build with creatives from around the world. Be one of our kindness artists by submitting your art to illustrate the beauty of acts of kindess.
We have two strands for artists to join:
- Physical pop-up exhibition via periodic open call, and
- Digital museum, which is on a rolling basis
The next exhibition in collaboration with St George’s Theatre in Great Yarmouth has now closed. Thank you for your interest and hope to see you at the show (18-31 May, 2020)
The next open-call will be for a show in collaboration with The Maltings in Wells-next-the-sea. The call will open in the summer of 2020 for a show from 13-29 November 2020.
The digital Museum of Human Kindness is always looking for artists to contribute their response to the stories we have collected. If you have a creative practice and are interested in creating a new work in response to stories that have yet been ‘adopted’, we look forward to hearing from you!
Simply send in your proposal and artwork using our form here.
We’re incredibly honoured and grateful to have the support of all artists who contribute towards this growing museum. Thank you.
We’re looking forward to hearing from you!
Terms and Conditions
We want to build a museum that is positive and inclusive. So, we do have some basic ground rules for contributing stories and art.
We reserve the right not to exhibit or publish artwork or artist statements which is deemed offensive or discriminatory on personal, sexual, racial, religious, national or ethnic grounds.
We reserve the right to edit (e.g. crop, straighten, colour adjust and possibly overlay text) and publish images of the artwork for digital and printed outputs. The artist will be credited.
Accepted artwork and statement will be published on our digital and print platforms. We will include your name, artist statement, preferred URLs and image of your artwork when presenting your work.
How do I submit my art inspired by a kindness story?
We have two strands to showcase art from creatives: the pop-up museum in a physical space through a call for artists put out periodically, and the digital museum with a rolling application.
We’d love to feature your visual interpretation of the stories we have received. And the process is simple.
Here is how it works.
Pop-up Museum: Call for artists (currently, no call is open)
1. Choose story with an unadopted heart-on-plinth image (with coloured backgrounds).
2. Create your awesome work and professionally (or equivalent) photograph it/them against plain white backdrop in good even light. (tip: taking an overall and details shots help capture both the essence and the beauty of your piece(s)).
3. Use this form or send the image(s) to firstname.lastname@example.org with:
• your name
• a brief text on what drew you to the story and how you articulated it
• summary of your practice
• your social or web url so we can credit and link viewers to your other work outputs
Will I retain ownership of my art?
You will own your work. We would like you to provide a professional (or equivalent) quality, high-resolution image of your work and your consent for us to use the image(s) for non-commercial public dissemination, outreach and promotion purposes.
How will my work be credited?
Your name, web-link(s) and a brief artist statement on how the story inspired you and how you interpreted the story will be showcased together with your work.
What restrictions do you have?
We reserve the right to not exhibit or publish artwork or related materials which are deemed offensive or discriminatory on personal, sexual, racial, religious, national or ethnic grounds.
We reserve the right to edit (crop, adjust, overlay text, etc.) and publish images of the artwork for non-commercial digital and printed outputs.
Is there an artist fee?
The short answer is that we’re working on it. We are continuing our fund raising work in order to offer a modest artist fee for artists taking part in our physical exhibition.
We are a small group of individuals keen to develop the notion of spreading kindness through art. We do this by securing grants and running crowdfunding campaigns.
We are also artists and know what it feels like to not be finanicially recognised for our contribution. We want to make this work for everyone, especially you, while we grow as a museum.
So first, there is no application fee.
Second, for artists invited to contribute to both the virtual and physical exhibitions, we aim to provide a very modest artist fee. This will be provided at the end of the exhibition.
For artists interested in the virtual (web-based) exhibition only, unfortunately, we currently do not have the funding to provide an artist fee.
Will I get my work back after the physical exhibition?
Yes. Please collect your work at the end of the exhibition.