Through our Global Open Call for Art we are awarding $1000 to 100 artists from around the world to create symbols that build trust in the safety and efficacy of vaccines, advocate for vaccine equity, and help combat vaccine disinformation.
“Immunity from COVID-19 is not just about individual safety—it’s about community care. We get vaccinated to protect our communities. We help our communities get equitably vaccinated so we can all be safe. Victory is only possible when we make sure everyone, especially the most vulnerable, are free from peril and fear. This art depicts a member of our community bearing a BCG vaccine scar (a common mark shared by many immigrants) on their arm below where they got their brand-new COVID-19 vaccine. As an immigrant of color, I know that my wellbeing is OUR wellbeing.” – Julie Feng