Facet call for artists

Facet is commissioning visual storytellers to create new works with our AI-powered image editor. We're offering $500 grants for select work incorporating Facet in some way.

Bring your vision to life with Facet and join a community to share your work. 

Create with us

The future of image editing

Leveraging the latest AI and ML technology, Facet is a content-aware image editor for crafting stunning visual stories. Craft, experiment, and edit your work in a fraction of the time. Also, explore tools you haven’t seen before, like: 

  • Auto-masking

  • One-touch batch editing

  • Color and style transfer

Why you, why now

Whether you’re a photographer, retoucher, designer or visual artist—we want your help. We’re looking for people to create in Facet, provide feedback, and share your work and process with us. 

We’re still in closed beta, so you’ll have this early opportunity to shape our product and the future of image editing.

Our ask: tell your story

We are commissioning digital works that incorporate Facet in some way. Although we’re an image editor at our core, digital art is inherently a new interstitial medium and we’re open to submissions of all forms. Creatives today use Facet to edit large collections of source images in batch, precisely match colors and styles across images, and to create open-ended content-aware filters.

In addition to professional photographers, retouchers and artists, we specifically encourage students and members of under-represented groups to apply. We’re looking for visual stories that are evocative and innovative—and inspired by Facet’s technology.

Apply now

What you get

Selected artists will receive early access to Facet (at no cost) and $500 commission. You’ll also get exposure to a greater community of creatives like yourself. Your work may also be featured on our website and other digital pages, with attribution (i.e., link to your personal website or social media handle).

What we get

Our mission is to help visual artists tap into their creative potential with the latest tools and technology. Through our platform, we want to inspire higher levels of experimentation, innovation, and collaboration.

But we need your help. Your input, vision, insights will help us build the best tools for the visual artist community. 

How it works

  1. Sign up: If you’re interested in creating commissioned work for Facet, fill out this form.

  2. Custom login: After reviewing your application, we’ll give you a custom login to the product. This is your exclusive early access to use Facet, at no charge. Before you submit your proposal, we want to give you a chance to check out Facet and see what ideas may spark.

  3. Concept proposal: Then, you’ll send us a short concept proposal of you want to make, the story behind it, and how you might incorporate Facet into your process. 

  4. Selection: Facet editors will select artists based on potential for the proposed work to be evocative and innovative—and creative in the ways Facet is used. 

The commission

Details if you’re selected and confirmed: 

  • Community: We’ll send you an invite to our Slack channel for you to meet the Facet team and other grantees. You can ask product questions and discuss ideas here.

  • Licensing: All final works submitted as a part of this project will be licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC-BY-4.0).

  • Payment: We’ll remit full payment once your work is completed.

About Facet

Facet powers visual storytelling at scale through creative and supportive AI. We are a collective of artists and engineers, aiming to redefine and humanize the creative process. 

Our thesis is simple: While media becomes increasingly personalized and topical, the process of creating art remains frustratingly manual. We use machine intelligence to amplify human creativity, allowing artists, designers, and creatives of every stripe to take control of their process and focus on exploration and art direction.

We have just launched our first product, a web-based ML-powered image editor, into private beta, and we're expanding our founding team in San Francisco. Facet is backed by Accel Partners, Slow Ventures, Basis Set Ventures, South Park Commons, and a diverse group of designers, product thinkers, as well as AI engineers from Google Brain and Salesforce.

Request a product invite

Access to our product is currently limited. You will receive a complimentary login to Facet as part of your application to create commissioned work. However, if you are not yet ready to apply, you can still be considered for Facet's beta program, just sign up here.