Thanks to a grant from The Awesome Foundation, D.C. artists participating in the global Night of 1,000 Fridas project are eligible for cash rewards of up to $250. To qualify, artists must create original artworks inspired by Frida Kahlo and place them in public view in Washington, D.C. on January 25, 2019. Works of art must include the “1KFridas” hashtag. This is a worldwide event, but only artwork displayed in D.C. is eligible for the cash prize.
Entries will be judged by a panel formed by the project’s organizer, Theodore Carter, and evaluated based on impact on the public, the number of Fridas submitted, originality of the concept, and overall execution.
1st Prize: $250
2nd Prize: $200
3rd Prize: $150
Night of 1,000 Fridas was launched for the following reasons.
- Frida was an amazing artist who led an inspiring life.
- To encourage everyone of all ages and abilities to create art.
- To bring art into public spaces.
- To create community.
- To see if we can.
- 1,000 public images of a bisexual Latina communist revolutionary could do the world some good right now.
All entries will help celebrate Frida Kahlo and enhance the project. To learn more and to participate, click here.