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Madonna Names Katy Perry As January Guest Curator For Art For Freedom

Madonna has confirmed Katy Perry as the first guest curator for Art for Freedom in 2014 for the month of January. Katy will collaborate with Madonna to select daily submissions to be showcased on Since launching in September 2013, Art for Freedom has received over 3,000 submissions globally via and its social media platforms.

“Art can change the world, but first it needs to be seen and heard,” said Madonna. “Katy Perry and I are asking you to be that voice and show us how you define freedom in 2014. This will be a year of monumental changes for human rights, and we want you to be a part of that change. Let us hear from you.”

“I am so fortunate to have the freedom to express myself through music,” said Katy Perry. “Now I’m calling all of my incredibly creative KatyCats to use their talent to show Madonna and me how they express their freedom. I believe that 2014 can be a year of great social change. Together we can all stand up for Human Rights. Join the conversation, and let your art be your voice.”

As part of the Art For Freedom initiative, Katy Perry will work with Madonna to select one artist during the month of January whose creative expression demonstrates a unique view of the fight for human rights. Madonna will then award a $10,000 grant to a nonprofit organization of the winning artist’s choice. All projects must be focused on the values of Art For Freedom. David Blaine served as Art for Freedom’s guest curator for the month of December.

Launched in September 2013, Art For Freedom is a global digital initiative, led by Madonna in partnership with VICE Media, designed to fuel free speech – to respond, address and protest persecution and discrimination around the world. It is an online public art project encouraging people to express their personal meaning of freedom and revolution, in the form of video, music, poetry, and photography. Public submissions become part of the Art For Freedom website: contributors can join the project by uploading original artwork or tagging original posts #artforfreedom. The project was launched with the film secretprojectrevolution, co-directed by Madonna and Steven Klein.

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  • AG

    Well pussycat riots are neither Art nor Freedom.
    They are stupid anti Russian propaganda.
    And I am a Madonna fan, have all her albums and visited most of her live shows. I am glad she is going to work on a new album, but hope she doesn’t attaché her hard earned name to every silly cause, like pussy riots.

  • truth or dare?

    this family thing takes a toll on m. she seems to be out of touch with the music scene therefore choses long worn out or just over exposured producers…and on top of that doing collaborations with people that are annoying (mia, minaj etc.)

  • mirka

    The last good thing I remember about Madonna was her Confessions Tour and then all went down …

  • queen of flop collaborations

    how things have been working out with m over the last years, i’m feared she will be up for some stupid duet on her next album again? kate perry? cyrus? bieber? gaga? LoL

  • dan

    i bet the final decision is not m’s nor katy’s. Their names are just for promotion of the curation per se. Katy was probably chosen because of her ‘popularity’. ut M could’ve at least chosen Beyonce or some better popular artist if that is the reason.

    • Artist (uni)

      Katy is more colourful (I am a fan of neither Katy, nore Beyonce).

      • Artist (uni)

        *nor *Jesus*

  • You’ll See

    What’s wrong with Madonna lately? She doesn’t work as much as before, Her concerts are not as good as before, her music is not as great as before, she doesn’t promote her albums now, the singles are very bad, etc… What has happened to her? She was the best…
    I miss the true Madonna (1982 – 2009).

    • xxx

      last time the “true madonna” appeared was with american life….

      • spent love

        I desagree. The last time the true Madonna appeared was in 2009.

  • You’ll See

    What’s wrong with Madonna lately? She doesn’t work as much as before, Her concerts are not as good as before, her music is not as great as before, she doesn’t promote her albums now, the singles are very bad, etc… What has happened to her? She was the best. I miss the true Madonna (1982 – 2009).

  • B.L

    TOP INITIATIVE> !! Talk about innovative and relevant to the angst of the times. I love the way *M creates access around herself and her art… not too out there but will avail her interest and attention to the right stimuli. So love and admire this woman! Keep pushing Light, *M !

    • linas

      Madonna`s art? When last time she showed something called art?Maybe ”Stupid project” sorry ”Secret project”.

  • tm

    if her managment giving her advice than he needs to be fire which i think is guy oseary ketty perry what crap than there were britney spears nikki minaji and who else thoes woman have no taste and talante and no brains whatever

  • erick

    Oh,Madge …after all this crap with grillz, Minaj …and now Katy Perry? Sometimes I wonder,am I still a fan of her? I don`t want to be a fan of stupid Guy Oseary`s managment that ruined her artisticly… Madonna sang it right ”I fu***d up”.The end.

  • gp

    madonna let me give u some advice you been doing it by yourself and it was sucessfull you dont need no celabrity to help you wit notting tat britneyspears and nikki minaj is jus bad taste not to mation these others who pose for you and you daughter clotheing line lordues is pretty enough she can do her ouwn thing am just sick and tired of thease no brain celabritys if you get anyone give the oppunity to some who is nt no celabrity mold them madge have you loose your mable

  • ph

    i dont wan hear anyome artarist pick to help madge out let ure chrildren pick out the artfreedom am shure tay have more brain than theses people and have better tast dont get no more celabrity give the job to your kids pay them madge

  • longtime fan

    Gawd. Why ? Hopw Madonna gets a better taste again.

  • kill gags

    hey m, better do an album that kicks lady bullshits ass, because I can’t stand her ugly face anymore. make her disappear please…thankx

  • i gotta bee in ma bonnett

    Must do a duet or something with her. And a vid somewhat like Girls night out vid u both jumping on your jet to go somewhere exotic and have a bonfire party on the beach with some killer beat. Katie rocks.

    • Just no

      Nooo … Katy Perry is AWFUL musicwise. Madonna should keep FAR AWAY from people like that when it comes to music. Bad enough she worked with Nicki Minaj, that Asian guy, Christina “warbler housewife” Aguilera and Britney “disney soccermom” Spears. There need to be REAL artists working with her. Good God, what happened with peoples tastes. Did fellow Madonna fans always have such bland tastes ?


    please M wake up! did you get your brain f*cked up during your divorce?


    basically, after the last 2 albums, I*m not really keen on her next musical output

    • Just no

      The one before MDNA had good tunes, agree with the rest. What she sees in Katy Perry is beyond me.


    When is Madonna going to release a new album? When is she going on tour again?
    I’m bored I want her to release a new album and go on tour!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • FT

    Katy Perry?? PLEASE! Another “project” that has tanked…

  • MajF

    Loooool no one ever thought Artpop would flop, so now Madonna is left having to carry on with this whole art malarkey looooool It was only ever really a response to Gaga’s art rave garbage …/:

  • no clue: M

    and I bet M is doing one of her lame duets with her.

  • day4night

    Katy Perry is super lame. i bet her tween fans have no idea who Madonna is

    • Lola

      of course they have no idea who she is!!!

    • Just no

      Do they have any idea about anything ? Your comments are always lame, and wondering why people like you are not Katy Perry fans when it would totally suit you ?