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Program Overview

Swarovski Foundation Creatives for Our Future is a global mentorship and grant program designed with advisor the United Nations Office for Partnerships to identify and accelerate the next generation of creative leaders in sustainability.

The Swarovski Foundation Creatives for Our future cohort for 2022 was announced in September at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City.


© Camila Wandemberg, 2021

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Our Mission
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Swarovski Foundation Creatives for Our Future extends the Swarovski Foundation’s mission to foster and support cultural, education and advocacy collaborations addressing human rights and environmental issues, inequality and wellbeing.

We aim to empower the next generation of creative talent to unlock innovative new approaches to our global sustainability challenges and drive progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Creative expression is a vehicle for evolution – not only for concepts and products, but also for changes in thinking and behavior.

Creatives for Our Future harnesses the unique critical thinking and problem-solving abilities of young creatives in this pivotal era.

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How it works

The program is open to all creatives worldwide aged 21 to 30 at the time of application from across disciplines including fashion, design, art, architecture and engineering – with no limit to creative medium.

Successful applicants should be working on a project or product that uses the creative process to accelerate awareness, technology or solutions for sustainable development.


© Agnieszka Doczynska, 2021

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Once the call for applications has closed, the successful creative cohort will be notified and announced publicly in September 2022.

The six successful applicants will be required to attend a program of events in New York on September 12 - 16, 2022 during the United Nations General Assembly. All applicants must ensure they have a valid passport, US VISA and have read the program terms and conditions

© Yara Mohamed Ewida, 2021

Successful applicants will receive financial support (20,000 euros) paired with an education program in collaboration with top international institutions, tailored mentorship and industry networking opportunities with guidance from the Swarovski Foundation.


© Ghislain Irakoze, 2021


Throughout the program, grantees are required to complete their innovations outlined in their applications and drive progress toward the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals.

© Shuzo Matsuhashi, 2021 

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Get in touch


If you have any questions about the program,
please check our FAQs page or contact us at

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