Call for Collaboration is an It’s Nice That x Dropbox Paper project connecting creatives from across the world to collaborate on fun, fully commissioned creative projects. Each month we’ll spotlight the projects on It’s Nice that and show how Dropbox Paper helps these great ideas come to life.
After collaborating with Kelly Anna and Actual Source, the next instalment of our Call for Collaboration project will turn to photography with Mahaneela, a one-woman creative powerhouse working predominantly within the fields of photography, film and music. Exploring the theme of “Modern Love” to creatively interpret, Mahaneela and the chosen entry will collaborate on a series of images to be printed on a limited edition run of T-shirts.
Despite being possibly the exact example of a multi-faceted creative, Mahaneela still considers collaboration a necessary part of her many projects. “Collaboration is a huge part of my practice currently,” she tells us. “I have always worked closely with my friends to execute projects, from music videos to photoshoots.” And now Mahaneela is on the hunt for an entirely new collaborator, as “a further extension of that and an opportunity to work with new people with different skills than I’m used to.”
Mahaneela has settled on the theme of “Modern Love” to explore with a new creative partner. “For me, exploring relationships both with other people and myself has been a huge part of my 20s so far,” she notes. “I wanted to convey some of my personal experiences because I feel they could be relatable to people and, in a way, validate some of their experiences too.” As Mahaneela rightfully points out, “dating is a mine-field in your early 20s, and when your identity sits at the intersection of race, gender, sexuality and class, there are a unique set of experiences when trying to navigate love in the modern age.”
If this sounds like a theme you wish to explore too, Mahaneela is looking for an illustrator or mixed media artist to create a series of images collaboratively visualising modern love with photography. “I’m looking for ideally a really dope visual artist who works with collaging, and possibly paint, sketch and illustration too,” she explains. “I’m really looking forward to creating work with a collage in mind and seeing how this changes my process and challenges me conceptually!”
How to enter
Choose examples of your existing work which demonstrates what Mahaneela is looking for to make this project come to life.
Upload your work on Instagram with #CallForCollaboration and @itsnicethat and tell us why you’d love to take part.
It’s Nice That and Mahaneela will pick one person from the submissions to take part in the collaboration on 2 May.
The collaboration to create the project will take place from 27 June – 30 July. You must be able to take part during these dates.
This collaboration is fully commissioned, a fee will be agreed between It’s Nice That and the selected collaborator before the project begins.
We’re not asking people to create original work to enter, instead, we want you to showcase your existing work, ideas and talents.
Terms and Conditions
Entries to the Call For Collaboration project will be open from 12 pm GMT 18 June 2019 to 6 pm GMT 26 June 2019.
All entrants must enter examples of their work through the #CallForCollaboration on Instagram in order to be shortlisted for the project.
All creative work must legally belong to the individual uploading entry through copyright law.
It’s Nice That reserves the right to choose any individual to take part in #CallForCollaboration project.
The project is a paid commission. A fee will be decided between by It’s Nice That and the individual/individuals to be agreed upon in a contract separate from the terms and conditions listed here.
On being selected for the project, the chosen individual/individuals must be willing to sign a contract to deliver the work and assets affiliated with the campaign. Separate terms and conditions will be presented in this contract.
It’s Nice That and Dropbox are not liable to any costs or expenses affiliated with individuals submitting work to the #CallForCollaboration project. By entering this project, you release It’s Nice That, Dropbox, and Instagram from any claims or losses relating to the #CallForCollaboration project.
This project is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram. It’s Nice That is the sole sponsor of this project.
It’s Nice That and Dropbox hold no rights to publish entries made on #CallForCollaboration on any of its digital or print channels.
The individual/individuals who are chosen for the project may not exchange the commission fee for any alternative cash or prize.
By entering your work to #CallForCollaboration on Instagram, you submit that you have fully understood and agreed with the terms and conditions listed above.
About the Author
Lucy joined It’s Nice That as an editorial assistant in July 2016 after graduating from Chelsea College of Art. In October 2016 she became a staff writer on the editorial team and in January 2019 was made It’s Nice That’s deputy editor. Feel free to get in contact with Lucy about new and upcoming creative projects or editorial ideas for the site.