Call for artists

Are you an artist looking for opportunities to support women’s rights and gender equality, to make an impact through your creative expression?

Help us present 30 amazing women from Ireland, Slovenia, North Macedonia, and Croatia for the first expansion deck of the Fierce Women card game by making every card a work of art.

In 2018 NGO Common Zone from Croatia developed an innovative card game Fierce Women that familiarizes its players with women’s contributions to society in the fields of culture, politics, science, feminism, human rights, and art. It is a fun, educational and socially engaging product, which offers opportunity to bring the topic of gender equality into our social circles. Organizations City of Women (Slovenia), Common Zone (Croatia), Tiiiit! Inc. (North Macedonia), and Outlandish Theatre Platform (Ireland) are currently implementing a project Women on Women (WOW) that aims to give visibility to female role models, to herstories of inspirational women that change our societies for the better, and what better way to do it, than to create the first Fierce Women WOW expansion deck.

That is where you come in! 😊 We are looking for artists from all over Europe to portray 30 women we will be including in the expansion deck.

Choose one to three women from our Fierce Women list and present her in your unique style. Other than fierce women’s names the list provides their short bio’s, and links where you can find additional information that will help you in your creative process. It is important to us that the illustration includes not only the face of the woman but symbolically also her work. You can get inspiration from artwork done for the original deck here.  

How to apply?

Fierce Women WOW Cards call is open to all artists, illustrators, and designers from Europe. It is not mandatory for you to send us a finished work, you can apply by sending us a work in progress, as the selected artist will have the opportunity to work on their illustration later. Also, after the selection process, selected artists can be assigned to illustrate additional women for the deck.

Submit your application via Google Form until Wednesday, June 24th, 2020, at 23:59 CET, the latest.

Selected artists will receive:

  • 160 Euros (gross fee) award per illustration, depending on the number of your illustrations included in Fierce Women WOW cards extension deck
  • your illustration/s of Fierce Women will be included in Fierce Women WOW cards extension deck, and promoted via various channels of project partners (Facebook, Instagram, websites, festivals, and other events)
  • you will get 5 Fierce Women WOW cards extension decks and one Fierce Women card deck

 

I love the idea, but I am not an artist, can I contribute in any way?

Yes! Please help us spread the message, forward the info about our open call to your amazing artist friends, or tag them in our Instagram/Facebook post.

Another way you can contribute to the broader Fierce Women project is by sharing with us who are the Fierce Women who inspire you. We are always on the lookout for inspirational women from all over the world, and this is only the first extension deck we are creating. 😉

Click to suggest a Fierce Woman!

The project Women on Women is supported by the Creative Europe program of the European Commission.