Share your artwork to raise awareness of the current humanitarian crisis and bring moral support to children and youngsters at risk.

Creative Fellowship calls for young talents in different art forms to take part in the annual online art challenge for young creators aged 11 – 18 living worldwide.

The challenge is open to all individuals, friends, families, even fur babies of young creators. It’s a chance for every talent of every artistic level to show support and help vulnerable young people struggling with integrating in the new communities to build self-confidence and find their daily life superpowers.

Participants can choose a category:

  • Painting
  • Photo
  • Illustration / drawing
  • Digital art
  • Video
  • Animation
  • Costumedesign

Project curator: Petra Zublasing, industrial artist and Olympian from Italy.

Project partners: Monte Language School (Brazil), Attitude Studios Vienna (Austria), Le Sallay International Academy

To be eligible, the art has to promote creators’ vision on everyday heroism and follow creative brief.

Applications are accepted until June 1, 2023.

To apply please go to:

40 artists will be selected to participate in the Ready-To-Print exhibition themed A HERO IN YOU AND ME. Exhibition will be launched in the dedicated subchapter of the website.

14 best artworks will be selected by the Instagram voting (@creative.fellowship account) and featured in the 2024 Children’s Artwork Calendar.

Each participant of the exhibition will receive a printed calendar for 2024 with the publication of the 14 best works, selected during open online voting.

ready2print exhibition format

Is an innovative concept in museum quality exhibitions.

Creative Fellowship’s easy to print exhibition is designed to raise awareness of the current humanitarian crisis, and bring moral support to those at risk.

Ready2print exhibitions are provided free of charge as high-resolution digital files. Institutions or individuals interested in participation, can request files at


Art challenge online announcement:

Lag One: May 2 – May 9, 2023

Lag Two: May 15 – May 20, 2023

Application starts May 2, 2023

Application deadline June 1, 2023

Public online voting :

June 10 – 15, 2023

June 20, 2023. On the International Day of Refugees – winners announcement and online exhibition launch.


According to Afshan Khan, UNICEF’s Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia, almost two-thirds of Ukrainian children are displaced either internally or across the border as refugees.

Refugee, displaced and migrant children often suffer from ‘injured self-esteem and diminished cultural pride’.

We believe through artistic projects Creative Fellowship and our collaborators can raise awareness of the current humanitarian crisis and bring moral support to children and youngsters at risk.

By engaging children and young people into BE YOUR OWN HERO art challenge  internationally we would like to promote courage and inspiration, facilitate new connections, and inspirit zeal for a better life amongst  those who need to be imbued.

Ready-To-Print exhibition can be printed by any institution (school, dance studio, theater or even a hairdresser salon!) anywhere in the world to show solidarity with Ukrainians.

For more information follow:


About Curator: Petra Zublasing


Petra Zublasing, an Italian visual artist and Olympian competing in sport shooting, has joined @creative.fellowship’s virtual Collection of Happiness art exhibition project as an independent curator.

Petra Zublasing has been an Olympic athlete for nearly two decades, travelling the world and representing Italy in several Games. In 2018, she completely changed the direction of her interests and began developing her creative side. That same year,Ms. Zublasing enrolled in studies of visual communications at the Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) in Turin, Italy. Today, Ms. Zublasing is a well-developed artist with deep knowledge of both the language and specific techniques used in the various areas of application. She has a wide range of talents, from children’s to scientific illustrations, cartoons, animation, and design for traditional publishing and advertising.

Petra’s duties as the project’s art curator include designing the exhibition’s overall look, selecting artworks submitted in response to the public open call, and promoting the project to relevant stakeholders in order to bring attention to art as a community-building tool.