Release Date: April 20,2020

MASK-R-AID Call for Artists

In response to the CDC's recommendation for people to wear masks in public and as COVID-19 continues to impact the arts ecosystem, Curated Storefront announces a call for artists to create functional masks to be put into production, sold online at, and exhibited at a Curated Storefront site.

Curated Storefront’s mission is to support the creative economy by continuing to provide artists with a source of income. Half of the proceeds from sales will go back to artists directly with the remainder benefiting Curated Storefront. This puts great art in the hands and on the faces of the public while helping them to stay safe.

Cash awards will be given to first through third place winners. MASK-R-AID submissions will be juried by Curated Storefront’s Curatorial Committee.

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  • Free to apply
  • Juried by Curated Storefront’s Curatorial Committee
  • Accepted artists agree to participate in both an Online and Physical show


  • Open to all media
  • Based on artistic merit
  • Submissions no larger than 36 x 36 x 36 inchesText Box: Photo courtesy of KT Beans @beansofjohn
  • A prototype must be completed upon digital submission


  • First place: $2,500
  • Second place: $1,000
  • Third place: $300

Submit your application here:



  • Call for Artists: Friday, April 10, 2020
  • Application Deadline: Friday, May 1, 2020 by 11:59 PM EDT
  • Notification of Acceptance: Friday, May 8, 2020 by 11:59 PM EDT
  • Online Exhibition: May 15, 2020 - September 25, 2020
  • Award Announcements: May 15, 2020


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