Karmic Swag celebrates extraordinary artists who excel at creating art that benefits society.
The pandemic showed us that it’s not always easy to do the right thing–it gets harder every day.
As a result, International-Artist Day thinks that artists who do the right thing and create a better world, deserve special recognition.
International-Artist Day was created in Canada in 2004. Our do the right thing nod to artists is embedded in our cultural DNA.
Multicultural Canada has a proud history of PEACEKEEPING. Collaboration, cooperation, and doing the right thing have always played a role in Canadian identity.
Canada also has a sterling reputation for saying … SORRY, a word recognized around the world as the first step to forgiveness and healing. Someone has to go first. —>
The KARMIC part in Karmic Swag represents a spiritual presence that artists create and imbue into a work of art. It inspires others to do the same, which is half the battle to encourage change.
iADx365 Karmic Swag is NOT a B Corp, but it is a big part of our long term plan. To quote from their website, “(B Corporations) are legally required to consider the impact of their decisions on their workers, customers, suppliers, community, and the environment. This is a community of leaders, driving a global movement of people using business as a force for good.“
We like that … so if you know a creative who might share similar vision, ask their permission to nominate them for a Karmic Swag nod – a nomination is the only way to get on our list. Artists cannot nominate themselves, but a family member, friend, colleague, or boss can!
Nominations are based on “SPECIFIC” projects, and not necessarily judged on the artist’s collective work.
Why … because we also believe in redemption!
We have divisions for analog, digital, performance, and literary artists, and for pros, amateurs, and beginners. We will also award international visibility to Honourable Mentions.
For now … all this is for props and recognition only, but soon, fulltime artists who do the right thing will have an opportunity to win not only accolades, but hopefully also altcoins, cash, grants, supplies, software, commissions, training, travel, and more …
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Amateur artists who do the right thing will also receive similar recognition in their own category.
All nominated artists who qualify, will receive the honour of being part of a Peer-Reviewed Group that contributes to society in a positive way. All accepted artists will be promoted globally through our iADx365 Karmic Swag community–no fee ever, cause that’d be bad karma.
We want to reward innovative artists who live and think positively and who share their resources–collaboration is critical today.
We’ll consider, among other things, artists who strive to elevate the social conversation and create art that helps improve people’s lives, and our world.
Artists will post submissions on Twitter using #KarmicSwag , plus tag @IntlArtistDay . You must also follow us on Twitter. —>
What exactly, does an Agent of Cultural Change look like?
We’re never exactly sure, but we know it when we see it, and so will you.
We didn’t of course invent the historical concept of Do the Right Thing, far from it. We just think it’s time to make it a concerted effort around the world. In case you haven’t noticed, we have “INTERNATIONAL ARTIST” in our name, and have been doing stuff like this for a long time, so who better?
There is a caveat or two: The published artwork in question must not promote or glorify violence, racism, intimidation, pornography, hatred, segregation or whatever our judges and board of directors deem to be unethical, immoral, or inappropriate.
Plus, no glorification of polarization.
Zero Zip Nada!
Karmic Swag nominations will be PEER-REVIEWED and winners will be decided upon by an independent panel of judges, and also in some categories by People’s Choice through Social Media.
We’re developing a Karmic Swag Token to represent a physical award that winning artists and art companies will eventually be able to display on a mantle, or hang on a chain.
The really cool part of our iADx365 world peace karma conversation is that as the popularity of winning Karmic Swag grows worldwide, and if all the stars align of course, it creates a perfect platform for the value of our crypto token to follow along … pure karma.