Craft and Design Challenge 2017 – Call for Participants

Craft and Design Challenge 2017 – Call for Participants

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Craft and Design Challenge Prize 2017: Call for Participants
Deadline: 25 Oct 2017
Time of challenge: Nov 2017 – Apr 2018 (expected)

From the open call:

The British Council in Vietnam is delighted to announce the Craft and Design Challenge Prize 2017 – a new initiative within our Crafting Futures programme, aiming to create new and more inclusive opportunities for women in sustainable and ethical craft-based production.

We are seeking excellent candidates who will participate in a series of supporting activities and to enter the challenge with innovative design-led projects and plans that promote the mutual benefits and values of contemporary design and traditional crafts, which support the economic empowerment and sustainability of female artisan communities.

This Craft and Design Challenge is open to Vietnamese design students (final year under-graduate or post-graduate), young designers and entrepreneurs who either show interest and credibility in craft-based design or already have experience in running projects and/or businesses in craft and design.

A panel of judges who are experts in the field of craft, design and entrepreneurship will select 15 successful candidates to take part in a series of activities as preparation for the Craft and Design Challenge. From these activities, candidates will come up with design-led interventions and business plans (proposals) for the Challenge. Prizes up to 60,000,000VND (US$2,640) will be awarded to three most successful project proposals.

To apply, please send you application package to [email protected] by 25 October 2017. Successful candidates will be informed by 31 October 2017.

Your application package should include:

– your CV and a cover letter addressing all qualities and experiences that support your case to join the challenge
– project concepts, photos, sketches, samples and objects* or business plans that support your qualities and experiences for joining the challenge.

* For sketches, samples and objects please send originals to the address provided below. Please note that we will not be able to return anything submitted in support of your application.

Should you have any inquiries, please contact:
Hong Pham
Arts Manager
British Council in Vietnam
20 Thuy Khue, Hanoi
T +84 1800 1299 ext. 1932
[email protected]

For more information about the challenge, please visit the organizer’s website

*NOTE: Hanoi Grapevine merely announces the open calls and cannot help in the application process. For further inquiries, please direct to the organizers.

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