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CREATIVES FOR OUR FUTURE
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.
Applications are now closed for this year's program, successful applicants have now been announced.
© Aradhita Parasrampuria, 2022
Creatives for Our Future extends the Swarovski Foundation’s mission to advance creative talent and support education and advocacy collaborations that address social and environmental issues.
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.
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.
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.
Successful applicants should be working on a project or product that uses the creative process to accelerate awareness, technology or solutions for sustainable development.
© Joshua Ichor, Creatives For Our Future Cohort 2022
© 2022 Creatives for Our Future Cohort, United Nations Headquarters
The selection process follows the criteria below:
Compliance with age requirements
Creative practice, research, or project to further the Sustainable Development Goals
How the applicant’s work/research aims to generate a positive impact on sustainability
The impact of the grant on the development of the applicant’s creative practice or project
Quality of application and the readiness to achieve highly in research/studies
Once the call for applications has closed, the successful applicants will be notified and announced publicly in September 2023.
The six successful applicants will be required to attend a series of events in New York in September 2023. All applicants must ensure they have a valid passport, US VISA and have read the program terms and conditions.
© Charlotte Werth, Creatives For Our Future Cohort 2022
Successful applicants will receive financial support (20,000 euros) paired with an education program in collaboration with top international institutions, tailored one-on-one mentorship and industry networking opportunities with guidance from the Swarovski Foundation.
© Florencia Valladares, Creatives For Our Future Cohort 2022
Throughout the program, cohort members are required to complete their projects outlined in their applications and drive progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals set out by the United Nations.
At the end of the program, cohort members will have the opportunity to present their accomplishments in an online graduation ceremony with their peers around World Innovation and Creativity Day.
© Muhammad Hassamuddin, Creatives For Our Future Cohort 2022
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