Call for Art: Share Creative Works and Help Document ‘How Covid-19 Has Impacted Our Lives’

Call for Art!!

Our Andrew W. Mellon Foundation-funded project Creativity in the Time of COVID-19: Art as a Tool for Combatting Inequity and Injustice aims to collect creative works produced during the pandemic from across the globe to showcase how individuals and artists—particularly those hardest hit by the pandemic—have used creative outlets to cope with COVID-19.


We are specifically looking to share this Call for Art with individuals working in healthcare!


Those who submit a creative piece and wish to be included will:


1) Have their creative work and connected story documented and included in a major online collection


2) Contribute to history by preserving crucial moments and memories from the era of COVID-19


3) Help ensure that diverse peoples, experiences, and communities are represented in our collective stories about the pandemic


The team welcomes everyone, from first-time creators to experienced professional artists, to share their creative products. We also welcome all forms of expressions. Creativity can be defined in many ways, and we are interested in anything that helps understand, process, and communicate individual experiences during the pandemic, including but not limited to…


• painting

• pottery

• sculpture

• protest art

• poetry

• fiction

• comics

• journaling

• digital art

• photography

• cooking

• TikTok performances

• coloring

• building

• gaming

• gardening

• making music

• dancing

• group projects


…And other everyday activities that have become meaningful during the pandemic.


Everything submitted will be showcased in an online archive and considered for inclusion in the physical exhibitions across the United States.


Individuals can participate by responding to the survey attached in the link below and by sharing the link throughout their networks.


Survey Link:


This survey is funded by the Mellon Foundation “Just Futures” initiative. Your time and participation are appreciated; please feel encouraged to reach out to the project team directly with any questions or concerns that arise. If you need any types of assistance in participating or in distributing the survey, please reach out to the project’s Undergraduate Project Lead, Tushya Mehta at


Visit the project website to read more information.