Are you an artist or graphic designer? Do you oppose cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and other lifelines? Then Artstrike wants your submissions by Dec. 17. Artstrike is a collaboration among CultureStrike, 5D Stories and the Rebuild the Dream Innovation Fund to create original art that fights back against the most extreme proposals being floated as a response to the fiscal bluff.
The focus of Artstrike is clear:
Right now our political leaders are considering drastic cuts to vital programs that could devastate our communities—cuts to education, health services, transportation, food assistance programs, FEMA [Federal Emergency Management Agency], school lunches, the arts, Medicare, Social Security…the list goes on and on.
Rather than making the rich pay their fair share, politicians are planning cuts for you and me! Meanwhile, the rich are getting richer. As a creative community, we want to expose this political game and create a critical mass of culture to fight back against this false “fiscal cliff” and save potential program cuts.
Art is a powerful way to inspire hearts and minds and, ultimately, to build an energy to change the course of the tired debate played out by politicians.
We need your help. Please bring your considerable talent to this fight, to help us highlight the problem and drive energy to the solution and to remind us why we fight.
A number of artworks already have been submitted. Check them out at Artstrike's Tumblr.