The CAN’d Aid Foundation, a charity founded by Oskar Blues, is donating (with the support of the Ball Corporation) one million cans of clean drinking water to disaster-stricken areas nationwide, and they’re holding an open casting call for artists to design the cans’ label.
“After successfully distributing 432,000 cans of clean water to communities in need in 2016, we are excited to scale this effort up to one million cans,” says Diana Ralston Executive Director of the CAN’d Aid Foundation. “We’re excited to showcase a visual artist’s interpretation of ‘infinitely recyclable’ and look forward to seeing the submissions.”
Interested artists should apply online via this link, where they can submit previous work along with their CANvas CANpaign original design. Each entry is $30, submissions must utilize this template, and the deadline is Monday, August 31st.
Five finalists will be selected by a jury comprised of The Ball Foundation, CAN’d Aid Foundation, and community arts members. A social media contest will then determine the winning artist, who will receive a cash award of $2,500, along with the privilege of having their artwork widely distributed to those in need. Second place will receive $1,000 and third place will receive $500.
As this is one part of CAN’d Aid’s Crush it Crusade program, which promotes hands-on, grassroots recycling initiatives across the country, the winning submission should convey the importance of sustainability and the environment.