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Artists and Creatives to Produce a 2020 Portrait, FA Collaborative


This project is a ongoing piece of work with a digital platform. Creating a jigsaw under the submission guise of a 2020 portrait, we are encouraging artists and creatives to submit work with an accompanying description of their portrait.

Initially we were looking for artists to create an ‘isolation portrait’, expressing the struggles of social distancing and creating a safe space for people to (anonymously if desired) share themselves, linking these together in the theme of puzzle pieces. We are individual, but we all fit together and experience the same feelings in this difficult time. 

Because of the lifting of the restrictions in the UK, we thought it would be more appropriate to rebrand the idea as a ‘2020 portrait’ broadening the scope of possible submission themes. We decided to use this platform to give people a space to politically, socially and emotionally express whatever they are feeling in light of recent events. We stress that you do not have to submit something politically engaged but we think we should use our platforms to empower the BAME communities when we have the opportunity to do so. 

If you wish to email us with a brief description of your interest or ideas, we will try and help you as much as we can. Create your portrait however you wish; CAD, hand drawing, painting, whatever. You’ve got it, we want it. Send us your piece and we will format it in to a puzzle piece. It must be PDF, PNG or JPEG. If you can not scan your work then please photograph it. See our instagram page for how to photograph your work so we can represent it as best as possible. If you would like anything specific in the caption for your work then send this to us also in the email containing your work. 

Contact us at and visit us on instagram @facollaborative to see our existing work. 

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