Who we are
F.99 (FREE.99) is an independent art-driven research organization that annually curates exhibitions on the theme of international social improvement with artists around the world who care to engage in contemporary issues facing society today to create action that helps solve real world problems tomorrow.
Our mission is to influence and mobilize the local and global community through art and culture to help create practical solutions, elevate the role of artists in society and in doing so, create a link between artists who care deeply about relevant issues with those who make decisions.
What we do
F.99 employs art to research without any biases, creating new ways to benefit artists financially, conducts field research that engages in questioning and rethinking existing systems, constructs and paradigms. We maintain a sharp focus on how art can catalyze change through annually curated exhibitions, local missions and research reports on international social improvement.
a humanity-focused group art exhibition in partnership with the United Nations UN75 and IKONOSPACE to raise awareness of the world's social, economical, political, ecological, and infrastructural issues.
INTERNATIONAL ARTIST OPEN CALL
Artist of all types are welcome to apply for this global group art exhibition.
Applications for the "Global Conversation" art exhibition are now open - please register below if you want to participate.
The main idea is to create art that tells a story of how you feel about the pressing issues facing humanity.
LIST OF CRITICAL ISSUES
Housing Crisis in the Modern Era
Marginalized Indigenous Cultures
Economic Inclusion Across the World
Inner City Teen Crime
Terrorism & Government Corruption
Extreme Poverty in Africa
Mental Health, Trauma and Anxiety
Climate Change/Global Warming
Crimes Against Humanity
Automation & Digital Technologies
Religious Wars and Violence
Human Rights & Trafficking
Pandemics and Vaccines
The leading judgment criteria for any artist interested in participating in the Global Conversation art exhibition is to tell a story, transport knowledge, give community perspective, create to emotionally captivate and last but not least, make the intention to make an impact with your art.
Thus, we're calling all artists who are radical in spirit and willing to express their right to freedom of expression to the nth degree. We insist that you dive into these issues fearlessly as the above issues directly and indirectly effect each of us in one way or another. Take this international open call as an opportunity for Artists who operate outside the box and care deeply about relevant issues to take the global stage. We want to trigger ambitious action, peaceful solidarity and practical solutions around the UN mandate for their 75th anniversary. This special year is about creating the largest global conversation on the role of global cooperation in building the future we all want. We want to raise the role of Artists in society and create a vehicle for the artists we curate to be invited to take part in discussions on a local and global level about social, political, ecological and infrastructural issues through art.
Good luck to you all!
THE SELECTION PROCESS
*Let us wash our hands*
UN one-minute Survey
Join the conversation!
Second Round: December 1st-15th
7 continents, 7 months, 99 artworks per round.
UN Global Event TBA
What do all communities have in common?
We all share the earth's resources and bare to suffer
as a human family if we do not RESPECT EARTH.
How we connect Great Minds?