Canvas

Hire artists. Create change.

Canvas is a creative marketplace that makes it easy for political campaigns to discover and collaborate with values-aligned artists of all kinds.
 

Candidate Spotlight

Andom is a NYC special education teacher running for congress in New York's 16th District to ensure that our resources are invested in our communities and not diverted to forever wars or unnecessary jails.

 

Candidate Spotlight

Maebe A. Girl is the first drag queen elected to public office in the United States, currently serving on the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council in Los Angeles, representing Region 5.

 

Candidate Spotlight

Frances Yasmeen Motiwalla is a grassroots political organizer running for congress in California's 34th District. She's running to bring much needed leadership to CA34, which historically has been one of the most progressive districts in Southern California.

Why Canvas?

We believe that political change starts with culture, and cultural change starts with art. Historically, only prominent and well-funded organizations have allocated time and resources to engage professional artists. Canvas is the connective tissue that allows artists to discover and collaborate with campaigns and organizations of all sizes to elevate both the quality and reach of their messaging.

How it works:

  1. Artists sign up and create a political profile by completing a brief survey
  2. Organizations do the same and can then review matching artists based on location and engagement type
  3. Organizations engage artists—or vice versa—and propose collaborations
  4. Canvas facilitates logistics, communication and payment

Canvas is for artists of all kinds, including but not limited to...

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There's also no limit to the forms collaborations can take. Here are some examples to get the creative juices flowing...

A filmmaker directs a fundraising video for their local ACLU chapter.

A band performs at a fundraiser for a voter registration nonprofit.

A composer arranges an original score for a mayoral candidate's campaign video.

A writer crafts a visionary stump speech for an outsider congressional candidate.

A graphic designer produces branding and assets for a neighborhood council election.

Hire artists. Create change.

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