CREATIVES FOR OUR FUTURE
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.
Applications for the 2022 Creatives for Our Future program will open from the 11th July, 2022.
Further details will be announced in due course.
© Camila Wandemberg, 2021
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.
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.
The program is open to all creatives worldwide aged 18 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 have a keen interest in, demonstration of, or exemplary potential to use the creative process to accelerate awareness, technologies or solutions for sustainable development.
© Agnieszka Doczynska, 2021
In April 2021, the successful creative cohort were selected and notified. Full details on the creative cohort can be found here.
The 9 selected grantees received financial support to further their practice and design new pathways for a better world.
© Yara Mohamed Ewida, 2021
The grant is paired with an educational program in collaboration with top international institutions, tailored mentorship and industry networking connections with guidance from the Swarovski Foundation.
© Ghislain Irakoze, 2021
Throughout the program, grantees are provided support to develop the innovations outlined in their applications and drive progress toward the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals.
© Shuzo Matsuhashi, 2021
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