The Queen has done it again…
Madonna announced this morning that she and Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis are teaming up on a new grants program that fights for social justice!
The initiative, in coordination with the Art For Freedom project, aims at fueling free speech through artwork, all of which will come from fan submissions! Over the next year, Madge will select one artist EACH MONTH whose work she feels fights oppression, intolerance and complacency!
Oh hellz yes!
Madonna will then award $10,000 to a nonprofit organization, project or charity of the winning artist’s choice!
Madonna got things started with her OWN artistic call to action last month, with her Secretprojectrevolution, a 17-minute video she created with Steven Klein!
Ahhhh… It's all making sense now!
She issued a statement today about her drive to participate in #ArtForFreedom, saying:
"I want to help give a creative voice to those who have been silenced and denied their human rights. Art for Freedom is a platform that gives artists a chance to define freedom through their art. We have already received many incredible submissions. I am inviting all people to express their thoughts on the subject of freedom whether it’s describing specific persecution they have experienced, sharing how their rights have been violated and / or sharing their ideas creatively regarding fighting injustice."
Those who want to get involved and contribute can do so right HERE or by tagging original posts with #artforfreedom.
Bravo, your Madgesty! It's moments like these that make us love you for being you!
Let the revolution begin!
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