Richard Curtis calls on artists to help tackle climate change and end poverty

by Search Gate staff. Published Tue 15 Sep 2015 10:55

The Global Goals campaign, founded by filmmaker, campaigner and humanitarian Richard Curtis has teamed up with Talenthouse, the leading open source creative platform and community of global artists, to invite artists around the world to make history by creating powerful artwork to support the Global Goals.

On 25th September 2015, at the United Nations New York, 193 world leaders will adopt a series of 17 ambitious targets to end poverty, fight inequality & injustice and tackle climate change for everyone by 2030. This is the world’s action plan for the next 15 years so everyone needs to know about it.

The Global Goals campaign was announced with a bid to reach 7 billion people in 7 days with news of the Global Goals for Sustainable Development

Artists around the world are invited to interpret the Global Goals through visual storytelling. One selected artist will:

• Receive a financial bursary, have their artwork showcased globally across and social marketing channels

• Receive a 60 minute mentoring session with Richard Curtis and Jakob Trollbäck, founder and chief creative officer of Trollbäck

• Receive exposure for their artwork within a feature on GOOD Magazine

Additionally, a minimum of 25 pieces of work will be selected and showcased on and their social channels. This means more artists will have the opportunity to take part in this truly historic event and have their work exposed to a global audience.

Artists around the globe have until September 24, 2015 at 4pm GMT to submit their creativity here

Between 25th September and 2nd October 2015, advertisements, TV and radio shows, festivals, football matches, conferences, flag raising ceremonies, text messages, homepage promotions, lessons, prayers, songs and books in nearly 193 countries will all help people learn about the Global Goals.

Richard Curtis, founder of the Global Goals campaign said: “Our ambition is to reach 7 billion people in 7 days. By teaming up with Talenthouse we are ensuring that the world’s creative community can engage with UN’s 2015 Global Goals and deliver a powerful creative message about sustainable development around the world. The more famous these Global Goals are, and the more widely they are understood by everyone - the more politicians will take them seriously, finance them properly, refer to them frequently and make them actually work. We want injustice, climate change, inequality and extreme poverty to be feeling very nervous indeed.”

Maya Bogle, co-founder of Talenthouse said: “The Talenthouse mission is to support creatives and open doors to unique career opportunities where influential connections are made. This is a truly historic opportunity for artists to convey through art, a visual language to be used by the Global Goals Campaign to create awareness of the Global Goals and sustainable development around the world.”

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