January 8, 2014


Katy Perry Joins Madonna's Art for Freedom Project

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As you may recall, Madonna launched an art/charity project with Vice Magazine last September called Art for Freedom, calling on users to submit videos/songs/paintings/poems that address personal and international freedoms. Each month, a winner is chosen and $10,000 is given to a charity of their choice. And for January 2014, Madge selected Katy Perry as her guest curator, which means the Prism diva will help decide who wins the big prize.

"Honored to be curating Art for Freedom w/ Madonna this month!" the "Roar" singer tweeted. "Now I'm calling all of my incredibly creative KatyCats to use their talent to show Madonna and me how they express their freedom," Perry said in a statement. "I believe that 2014 can be a year of great social change. Together we can all stand up for Human Rights."

Given that Madonna has a new guest curator every month, we gotta wonder—will she ever ask Lady Gaga to help out with the Art for Freedom project? After all, Gaga—who recently urged the U.S. to boycott homophobic Russia's Olympics—has a much stronger track record when it comes to speaking out on freedom and human rights violations than Katy. So despite the alleged beef between the two, it would make sense for them to team up.

You can submit your art for Katy's consideration at ArtForFreedom.com.