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CREATIVES FOR OUR FUTURE

SWAROVSKI FOUNDATION

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

The program is open to all creatives worldwide aged 18-25. Applications for the program closed on 9th April 2021.

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OUR

MISSION

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 will harness the unique critical thinking and problem-solving abilities of young creatives in this pivotal era.

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 UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

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.

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The program is open to all creatives worldwide aged 18 to 25 at the time of application (the deadline was 11.59PM on 9th April 2021) from across disciplines including fashion, design, art, architecture and engineering – with no limit to creative medium.


Successful applicants will have a keen interest in, demonstration of, or exemplary potential to use the creative process to accelerate awareness, technologies or solutions for sustainable development.

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On 21 April 2021, the successful creative cohort was selected and notified. Full details on the creative cohort can be found here.


The 9 selected grantees will receive financial support (15,000 USD) to further their practice and design new pathways for a better world.

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The funding is paired with an educational program in collaboration with top international institutions, tailored mentorship and industry networking connections with guidance from the Swarovski Foundation.    


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Throughout the program, grantees will be provided support to develop the innovations outlined in their applications and drive progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals.  

© Studio Brynjar & Veronika at Design Miami Basel for Designers of Future 2016 

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THE CREATIVE 

COHORT

We are pleased to present the creative cohort for the inaugural edition of the Swarovski Foundation: Creatives for Our Future program. 

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Sejal Budholiya

India

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Daniele Ficarra

Italy

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Osasumwen Obasogie

Nigeria

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Agnieszka Doczynska

Poland

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Ghislain Irakoze

Rwanda

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Benjamin Spencer

United States  

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Yara Mohamed Ewida

Egypt 

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Shuzo Matsuhashi

Japan

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Camila Wandemberg

Ecuador

ADVOCATES

Our advocates are leaders in their field and represent the broadest range of creative disciplines from fashion and art to technology and science. The full list of advocates are listed below.

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Nadja Swarovski

Chair of the Swarovski Foundation 

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Anyango Mpinga

Fashion Designer

and Founder of Free As

A Human Foundation

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Tosin Oshinowo

Architect & Designer

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Yves Béhar

Founder and CEO

of fuseproject

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Mimma Viglezio

Creative Consultant,

Editor and broadcaster

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 Cyrill Gutsch

Founder of Parley for

the Oceans

Joseph Schwarzkopf - General Manager of

 

Joseph Schwarzkopf

General Manager of

Uribe & Schwarzkopf

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Christoph Thun-Hohenstein
Head of Vienna Biennale
For Change, Vienna

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Yinka Shonibare

CBE RA

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Tomo Koizumi

 Fashion Designer and Founder of Tomo Koizumi

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 Rosanna Hu

Founding Partner

of Neri&Hu Design
and Research Office

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 Teri Schwartz

Film Producer

& UCLA Professor

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 Greg Lynn

CEO Piaggio Fast Forward & Greg Lynn FORM

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 Christiane Arp

President of Fashion

Council Germany

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 Phillip Lim

Creative Director &

Co-Founder of 3.1 Phillip Lim

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 Maria Cornejo

Founder and Creative Director of Zero + Maria Cornejo

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 Shaway Yeh

Founder of yehyehyeh

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Craig Robins

CEO and President of Dacra

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Daniela Fernandez

 Founder and CEO of the Sustainable Ocean Alliance

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 Prabal Gurgung

Designer and Founder of Shikshya Foundation Nepal

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Kristine Tompkins

President & Co-Founder of Tompkins Conservation

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Lilli Hollein

Director and Co-Founder of Vienna Design Week

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Maya Penn

Environmental Activist, Artist, Animator, Eco-Designer

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Vivienne Becker

Jewelry Historian, Journalist & Author

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Yash Ranga
Conscious Luxury Evangelist, Advisor Jaipur Rugs Foundation and Director Strategy & Innovation PYXERA Global

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Fernanda Simon
Fashion Revolution Brasil's Executive director and sustainability editor at Vogue Brasil

 

GET IN TOUCH

If you have any questions about the program, please check our FAQs page or contact us at foundationoffice@swarovskifoundation.org

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