How to be considered for the SWNG Artist Support Program:

Just tag your Swings in the SWNG app and on your other social platforms with #SwingArtist.

The SWNG team will support members of the Program by:

Curating their work in physical and digital exhibitions through partner museums.

Connecting them with brand partners who have adopted the new SWNG medium for content marketing. This creates sustainable revenue streams for young artists. One partner, Getty Images, will select artists to cover events for its social media content. 

Supplying equipment, including the latest iPhone, to access the SWNG app.

SWNG has partnered with Parsons to find the best young talent among its 10,000 students.
An illustrious judging panel will nominate prominent artists for membership and select the best emerging talent twice a year, in March and October, from an open-ended social media competition using #SwingArtist.

Judges for the SWNG Artist Support Program:
  • Natalia Vodianova, Supermodel and Philanthropist
  • Paolo Roversi, Legendary Fashion Photographer
  • Arianna Huffington, Co-Founder, Huffington Post and Founder, Thrive Global
  • Christina Binkley, former Wall Street Journal fashion columnist and author
  • Lord Browne, Chairman of the Tate galleries and former BP CEO
  • Om Malik, Founder Gigaom, Tech Investor, and Photographer
  • Dylan Don, Photographer
  • Rolf Sachs, Artist
  • Cole Rise, Inventor of the original Instagram filters, and Chief Creative Officer of Swing Technologies
  • Hugh Pinney, VP Editorial, Getty Images
  • Ermanno Rivetti, Special Projects Editor, The Art Newspaper
  • Chris Michel, Investor, Entrepreneur and Photographer
Founding Artists
An initial cohort of established photographers has now been selected from the US and UK. A hand-picked group of artists helped co-create the new SWNG interactive photo medium before the app’s launch in a secret beta testing period. The group was assembled by Chief Creative Officer Cole Rise, an eminent photographer who invented the original Instagram filters and logo. 

Read more about how to participate here: Artist Support Terms