Richard Curtis invites artists to fix global ills through art

Film-maker Richard Curtis, founder of the Global Goals, has issued a clarion call to action to artists urging them to participate in an arts-led campaign to tackle poverty, inequality, injustice and climate change.

Working in partnership with Talenthouse, the artist’s community and open source creative platform, the initiative seek examples of visual storytelling to communicate a United Nations world action plan through to 2030 with a view to reaching 7bn people within seven years.

One winning submission will see the artist receive a financial bursary together with a 60 minute mentoring session with Curtis and have the piece featured on GOOD magazine.

Curtis said: “By teaming up with Talenthouse we are ensuring that the world’s creative community can engage with UN’s 2015 Global Goals and deliver a powerful creative message about sustainable development around the world.

“The more famous these Global Goals are, and the more widely they are understood by everyone - the more politicians will take them seriously, finance them properly, refer to them frequently and make them actually work. We want injustice, climate change, inequality and extreme poverty to be feeling very nervous indeed.”

An additional 25 works will also be promoted on and its social channels

Join us, it's free.

Become a member to get access to:

  • Exclusive Content
  • Daily and specialised newsletters
  • Research and analysis

Join us, it’s free.

Want to read this article and others just like it? All you need to do is become a member of The Drum. Basic membership is quick, free and you will be able to receive daily news updates.