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Our first-ever artist search starts now

Calling all artists! Freelancers Union is seeking designers, illustrators, and photographers to share their work on the Freelancers Union blog.

We want to spice up this space while highlighting the amazing talents of our freelance community. The Freelancers Union blog is already an opportunity for freelance writers to share their genius - now it’s time for our artist members to share the stage, and get $2,000 at the same time!

Today, we are launching a two-week search for our first-ever group of in-house artists, whose work will be prominently featured right here on the Freelancers Union blog for a year. The selected artists will each be profiled in a blog post, as well as on Instagram, and will be credited every time one of their images is used. At the end of the period, the artists will have their work displayed in an in-person group exhibit in NYC sponsored by Freelancers Union.

The submission process is now open, and will close on July 31. All image-makers are invited to submit their work for review, regardless of medium or style. A small group of artists will be selected after the submission period ends, and the inaugural artist lineup will run from August 2021 to July 2022. If this sounds like you, get your submission in today!

The fine print: If selected, artists will grant Freelancers Union a one-year nonexclusive license to use a selection of at least 20 digital images to accompany blog posts on topics like freelance finances, work-life balance, and career-building. Artists will designate a selection of images that are available for use by Freelancers Union and are not under license to any other entity. Freelancers Union will pay each artist a one-time fee of $2,000, and will orchestrate an in-person showing of all participating artists’ work in New York City at the end of the license period. In addition to having their previously created work featured on the blog, there may also be separate opportunities for paid commissions by Freelancers Union over the course of the year.

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