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Call for Submissions: Sept 10, 2021

Christmas-inspired designs

All artists are invited to submit original artworks that are inspired by the spirit of Christmas. Submissions should appeal to a wide global audience that includes people of all races, creeds and ethnicities. Themes include (but not limited to): family, togetherness, love, humanity, nature, etc. Style and media are of the artist’s choosing but abstract works are encouraged.
Submission Deadline: October 31, 2021

Call for Submissions: Sept 09, 2021

Kwanzaa-Inspired art

AfriMod invites all artists and designers to submit works of art in any media and style of their choice.

Each artwork must be inspired and guided by the core principles of the African-American kwanzaa celebration. In addition, all artworks should incorporate the colors of kwanzaa and submission must be unique and original works of art.

All artwork must be for sale and will be adapted to multiple AfriMod home and lifestyle products and submitting will receive commissions on each sale of products incorporating their artwork.

Some examples already on AfriMod:

About Kwanzaa

Kwanzaa is a North American festival celebrated yearly from December 26th to January 1st. It is celebrated mainly by African-Americans and increasingly by members of the African Diaspora in Europe, Asia and beyond.

Kwanzaa is derived from Kiswahili words, “matunda ya kwanza” (kwanza – first, matunda – fruits) of the harvest.

The festival celebrates “unity” in the common bond between peoples of African cultural heritage. It also celebrates “creativity in adaptation, faith in never giving-up and sharing through gift-giving.

Kwanzaa colors:

Black-Red-Green reflect a Pan-African movement encouraging “unity” for peoples of African descent worldwide: Black for the people, red for the blood that unites all people of African ancestry, and green for the rich land of Africa.

The Seven Principles of Kwanzaa

  • Umoja (Unity) To strive for and maintain unity in the family, community, nation, and race. …
  • Kujichagulia (Self-Determination) …
  • Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility) …
  • Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics) …
  • Nia (Purpose) …
  • Kuumba (Creativity) …
  • Imani (Faith)

Symbols of Kwanzaa:

  • Seven candles (Mishumaa Sabaa), which represent the seven principles
  • Candle holder (Kinara)
  • Unity cup (Kikombe cha Umoja)
  • Placemat (Mkeka)
  • Crops (Mazao), corn (Muhindi)
  • Gifts (Zawadi)

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