Facet call for artists

Facet is offering $500 grants for artists to create new works that work incorporate Facet at any stage of the process.

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

Our ask: tell your story

We are commissioning digital works that incorporate Facet in some way. Although we’re a content-aware image editor at our core, digital art is inherently a rich and variegated medium and we’re open to submissions of all forms and formats.

Creatives today use Facet to post-process fashion, portrait, and architectural photography, make mixed-media collages and high-impact / punchy animations, and blend oil painting with photography. Common professional use-cases of Facet include editing large collections of images in batch, precisely matching colors and styles across images to achieve on-spec, on-brand consistency automatically.

In this call for artists, we specifically encourage students and members of under-represented groups to apply. We’re casting a wide net for visual stories that are evocative and innovative and have previously awarded grants to both early- and mid- career artists.

Working together with AI

Facet is the first fully content-aware image editor and is built from first-principles to understand your content the same way you do. Iterate and experiment effortlessly with an AI that learns your style preferences and handles repetitive tasks and allows you to see farther, faster. Core Facet features include:

  • One-click auto-masking and auto-layering

  • Content-aware batch editing

  • Color grading and style transfer by example

Why you, why now

Whether you’re a photographer, designer, visual artist or retoucher—we want you to register and apply. We’re looking for creatives of all stripes to try Facet, provide feedback, and share their work and process with us. 

We’re still in Early Access, so this is a special opportunity to jump the waitlist and help shape the future of image editing.

What you get

Selected artists will receive complimentary early access to Facet for one year and a US$500 honorarium. You’ll also have access to our nascent creative community: like-minded folks who are passionate about their work and helping to shape Facet into their dream editor. Your work may also be featured on our website and other digital properties, with full attribution and link to your personal website or social media handle.

What we get

Our mission is to help a new generation of artists explore new vectors of expression as they work in concert with the state-of-the-art in generative AI. Facet allows artists to experiment and iterate through creative spaces faster and more seamlessly than previously possible.

But we need you! Insights from your unique process and vision help us build the best possible tools powering the next generation of creative expression.

How it works

Step 1) Register for Facet here: facet.new/create

This registration link gives you instant to Facet and a free account. We want to give you a chance to try out Facet before submit your concept proposal (in the next step).

Step 2) Submit your grant proposal through this form: https://facet-ai.typeform.com/to/LCK0eoNQ

Please be sure to include a portfolio or reference image link as well as a concept proposal. Once you have had a chance to try Facet, write a short concept proposal outlining what you want to create, the story behind it, and how you will incorporate Facet into your process. 

Selection: Our creative team will select artists based on potential for the proposed work to be evocative and innovative—and creative in the ways Facet is used. We are selecting artist proposals on a rolling basis. If selected, we will notify you.

The fine print

Details if you are 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 there.

  • 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. PayPal is currently our preferred funds transfer app.

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.

Our browser-based, content-aware image editor is currently in Early Access.

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 an invite

Facet is currently rolling out Early Access to select users. You will receive a complimentary login to Facet as part of your application. However, if you are not yet ready to apply, you can still sign up for Facet's Early Access program, just submit your email here.