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Sanitee is seeking inspired visual artists to apply their skills to improving sanitation in India.
Sanitation in India Over 600 million people lack access to proper sanitation facilities in India, leading to inhumane, unhygienic conditions that have far-reaching consequences. Poor sanitation is a leading cause of diseases like diarrhea and cholera. These diseases especially affect children, with diarrhea being the number two cause of child death globally. Scaling up current approaches to improve sanitation is not enough. There is a serious need to innovate and we believe that design and art play a very important role in this change. Join our effort at Sanitee to create real social impact together. Sanitee Launch Project You will collaborate directly with the Sanitee team to conceptualize a project in order to create maximum impact through your specific artistic discipline. The goal of our first launch project is to create a fictional yet educational story in the form of a graphic novel that engages children in issues of sanitation and personal hygiene. We challenge you to think about how different media can be used to convey a compelling story involving mythological characters such as Soap Gods and Diarrhea Demons. Accompanying t-shirts Elements from the story will also be designed on organic and fair-trade t-shirts which will be promoted globally. Profits from the sale of these t-shirts will be used to print educational collateral to be distributed in Indian slums suffering from inadequate sanitation. Your creativity will be challenged as youll have to engage both young Indian communities and an international audience. We seek collaborators interested in learning about, and engaging with, public health issues in the developing world while bringing stunning visuals and narratives to the table. Compensation Sanitee is a non-profit entity and as such will not be able to remunerate participating artists. However, Sanitee will work with the partner artist to budget their project and will cover its related expenses, such as travel, communication, materials, and other considerations. Additionally, for students, we are happy to sponsor internships or independent studies.
Every twenty seconds a child dies from water related disease.

According to the UNEP, 2010

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Application Process Selected applicants will receive the following support from Sanitee in order to realize their proposal: Creative Consultation & Refinement: Sanitee will help refine your creative ideas based on our extensive experience working on sanitation issues in India. Maximizing Impact: Our project team will develop multiple ideas to implement your art to create maximum social impact in these communities. T-Shirt Production: We will manage the production, promotion and global sales of the t-shirts based on your work. Project Implementation: All profits from the sales of these t-shirts will be used to implement your project in slum communities. Sanitee will be completely transparent on all its activities and financials. Global Promotion: Providing you with an engaged global audience who will follow your work, progress, and outcomes across multiple media outlets managed by Sanitee.

Take this opportunity to create real social impact. Sanitation is a serious issue; we believe it is time to create positive change together.
Next Steps Groups and individuals are eligible to apply, regardless of discipline, age, gender, nationality, or professional status. Please send letters of interest in PDF format, including a brief proposal, and samples of your previous work to submissions@sanitee.org for consideration. Deadlines 20 JuneDeadline for application 29 JuneProject defined collaboratively 20 JulyBegin project About Sanitee Sanitee is being incubated by Quicksand, a user-centered design and research firm with years of ongoing experience improving sanitation and access to water in both India and Africa. We have worked with organizations like The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, PATH, WASH United, and Clean Hands, Inc.
please provide: 1. Letter of interest 2. Brief proposal 3. Work samples

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Fill out this form and include it as a PDF attachment in your email application to Sanitee.
So, Who are You?

First Name, Last Name Job Title, Profession, or Year in School Portfolio Website URL Country of Residence Phone Email

Proposal Details For your proposal, please describe in no more than 500 words, how you will create an effective lineup of characters that will engage children in sanitation/hygiene issues. How would you like to collaborate with Sanitee? What research will you need assistance with to achieve an aesthetic that is both vernacular and universally appealing?
The purpose of the proposal is not to come up with the final gameplan, but rather to give us insight into how you think and what material support you may need.

Letter of Interest For your letter of interest, please briefly describe your identity and experience as an artist. What about Sanitee, social innovation, and India interests you? What would you ideally get out of this experience? Work Samples Please provide an assortment of relevant images, videos, and/or projects in PDF form with embedded links to online content (if applicable). Keep the number of images around 10 and length of video content under 5 minutes. Send email applications to submissions@sanitee.org

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If you have any further questions or enquiries, please contact us! info@sanitee.org + 91 98996 92572
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