The ongoing crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic has some of us feel helpless and worried. Not only are our movements restricted, most of us are just on the sidelines and can’t support those fighting the virus physically. In response, local artists are giving away free art in exchange for donations to our frontliners and patients through the #ArtforMedPH trend on social media.
— enye #OUSTDUTERTENOW (@qtbatooty_) April 17, 2020
Kumusta! As freelance artists, @NepCardenas and I are participating in #ArtForMedPH to help raise funds for the Philippines’ COVID-19 frontlines and communities in dire need of donations. We’ll be opening 5 slots at a time. For inquiries, e-mail us at [email protected]! ??? pic.twitter.com/Id3WAwEjpL
— donna louise (@donsuki_) April 21, 2020
How #ArtForMedPh works:
- Choose an artist you would like to commission for an artwork
- Donate (minimum amount depending on the artwork requested) to one or more of the causes listed on this article.
- Send proof of donation to your chosen artist along with details of your request.
- Wait for your free artwork!*
The #ArtForMedPh initiative is a big help for the frontliners and patients, but while you’re at it, remember to commission your favorite artists, too! They might be needing funds as well.
Cases of COVID-19 continue to rise in the country, but as said by World Health Organization Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, during a press conference: “We cannot say this loudly enough, or clearly enough, or often enough. All countries can still change the course of this pandemic.”