Creatives for Our Future
Creatives for Our Future is a new 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 at the time of application
( the deadline for applications is at 11.59PM GMT on 9th April 2021 ).
Swarovski Foundation Institute: 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 UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
The program also builds on Swarovski’s heritage of expertise in engineering and design, and its history of supporting talents such as Christian Dior, Alexander McQueen, Hussein Chalayan, Zaha Hadid, Mary Katrantzou, Kevin Germanier and Jiminez Lai, as well as working closely with institutions and young creatives dedicated to sustainable practices.
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.
The program is open to all creatives worldwide aged 18 to 25 at the time of application ( the deadline is 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.
We aim to attract a diverse range of applicants from across the globe and bring new voices and perspectives to the creative process.
9 selected grantees will receive financial support ( 15,000 USD ) to further their practice and design new pathways for a better world.
The deadline for applications is 9 April 2021.
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.
The successful cohort of creatives will be announced on 21 April 2021.
Throughout the program, grantees will be provided support to develop the innovations outlined in their applications and drive progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals. The grantees will also be invited to present in September 2021 – around the high-level segment of the UN General Assembly.
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 will be revealed in April 2021.
- Creatives for Our FutureThe Swarovski Foundation has launched 'Swarovski Foundation Institute: Creatives for Our Future,' a new global grant program designed with the United Nations Office for Partnerships to identify and accelerate the next generation of creative leaders in sustainability across fashion, design, art, architecture, science, technology and engineering. The institute is dedicated to amplifying voices, spreading awareness and creating solutions for global social and sustainable development. https://www.sfcreatives.org/