Design

Competition

WorldLabs Elevating Ideas Competition for Start-ups – Deadline Approaching

Non-dilutive funding for start-ups and innovative ideas from across the world, operating in all fields, with the aim of elevating the next generation of entrepreneurs.

The WorldLabs Elevating Ideas Competition provides funding to start-ups and innovative ideas across all fields, with the aim of elevating the next generation of entrepreneurs. The competition is aimed at a global audience and is appealing to anyone who can showcase their initiative and prove it is promising and sustainable.

The award of £50,000 is designed to give early-stage entrepreneurial ventures help with starting up their operations. There are additional benefits in the competition for all participants, including:

  • Publicity: The project will get a publicity boost on WorldLabs and across all other media channels.
  • Collaboration: Finding the necessary connections and establishing meaningful collaborations. Entrants will get their idea noticed and be part of a network of team-members, co-founders and investors.
  • Advancement: Establishing an idea on Worldlabs will help the venture grow beyond the duration of this competition. The same project will keep exposing the applicant to a network of collaborators, partners, advisors and investors.

To celebrate the end of the competition, WorldLabs is hosting an event in London. It will welcome 600+ entrepreneurs and investors, and over 50+ start-ups exhibiting. The top 10 teams shortlisted from the competition will be invited to pitch in front of a live audience and judges. The winner will be announced on the same day. The event will give entrepreneurs exposure to investment opportunities, mentors collaborators and industry influencers to help elevate their project to the next level.

Applications are accepted from entrepreneurs and start-ups worldwide, regardless of the type of idea and the professional/educational background of the applicant.

https://concoursn.com/worldlabs-elevating-ideas-competition/

The deadline for applications to be received is 22 October 2018

Awards, Creative Industries, Funding, Funding

Pure Talents Contest 2019 Offers Design Industry Support and Cash Prizes

Fund ID: S43413

The Pure Talents Contest, organised by imm Cologne; one of the largest tradeshows for interior design worldwide, is an award for young

product designers.

Over the last fifteen years 436 products from 482 international designers had been presented in the annual exhibition during imm cologne.

In its sixteenth edition in 2019, again up to 20 designers or designer groups will be invited to Cologne to present their prototypes to the

interior design business in the special exhibition of the Pure Talents Contest.

The product categories are: furniture, home accessories, lighting, flooring, wallpaper and textiles, kitchen and kitchen accessories & smart

home.

All selected designers will receive the label ‘PURE TALENTS CONTEST Nominee’ which can be used for their own communication

purposes. Furthermore, all the designers are invited to Cologne, and imm Cologne grants an individual financial support for travelling and

accommodation of the designers as well as the shipment of the selected products.

From the final Jury the first three winners of the competition are selected and awarded with a prize money of €3,000 for the first prize,

€2,000 for the second prize and €1,000 for the third prize. The award for the LivingKitchen Selection is endowed with a prize money of

€3,000.

The competition is open to design students and designers from around the world that graduated within the last three years. Design teams

are also invited to participate; however, each team may only have a maximum of three members.

Applications must be submitted by 14 September 2018

https://bit.ly/2Q9aHjh

Source: Grantfinder

 

Events

Northern Powerhouse 2017

You are invited to the launch of an exhibition of multi-disciplinary responses of theme of The Northern Powerhouse by art and design students from Bolton School of Arts.

Date: Thursday 25th May
Time: 6.30pm onwards
Location: Crompton Place, Creative Hub and Exhibition Centre, Bolton, BL1 1DF

Regional, Vacancies & Opportunities

Reframed 2017 – Personal Development Programme

 

Interactive and Immersive Storytelling

Creative England Reframed


Lighthouse and Creative England present Reframed, a new programme of talks and workshops exploring immersive and interactive storytelling.


The worlds of film, gaming, theatre, design, art and technology are becoming increasingly converged, with interactive and immersive environments such as 360°, virtual reality, augmented reality, mobile apps, games and interactive web-based video bringing us closer to a seamless blending of physical and virtual worlds.

Reframed brings together leaders and innovators from the fields of film, games, sound, contemporary arts and media to explore emerging practices within the realm of immersive and interactive storytelling.

Aimed at those wanting to learn more about designing and producing interactive and/or immersive work, Reframed will shine a light on the intrinsic and underlying principles of non-linear and interactive narratives, and the platforms and technologies which best serve them across different types of projects.

PROJECT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
Reframed presents a  project development programme, aimed at creatives wanting to design and develop content in interactive and immersive environments, such as: 360°, virtual reality, augmented reality, mobile apps, games and interactive web-based video. Made up of five residential sessions run at Lighthouse between June – October 2017, the programme will support six selected individuals/teams to each develop a project idea in an intensive, collaborative and interdisciplinary environment. Placing the audience/user at the heart of the experience and drawing on technical, creative and socio-cultural perspectives to inform the development process, it will include structured training sessions, peer-to-peer exchange and feedback, project mentors and online support. Apply for Personal Development Programme

Programme Details

Date: July – October 2017

Venue: Lighthouse Cost: £300 per project

Participants: 6 individuals/teams

Application Information

Application deadline: 5pm, Tuesday 30 May 2017

Interviews: Monday 12 & Tuesday 13 June 2017

Successful applicants notified: Monday 19 June 2017

Applications are invited from any of the following fields:

– Film, documentary, animation

– Games – Interactive arts or media

– VR / Augmented Reality / Mixed Reality

– Immersive Theatre

Applicants may have experience of one or more of the following, although the list below is not extensive:

– Writing, directing, producing, animation

– Artist, illustration, graphic novels

– Coding, interactive design, games development

– Set design, production design, sound design, VFX, cinematography

Please note: participants do not need to have prior experience of working in this area. It’s the strength of your ideas we’re interested in, not your track record of producing similar work. Lighthouse aims to help improve diversity across the creative sectors by addressing the issues of access which individuals often face when progressing their practice and careers. We welcome applications from across the community, and will provide financial assistance to those who require it for pre-agreed travel, subsistence and childcare costs. We are also able to facilitate access for deaf and disabled people – please see the Equal Opportunities section in the Application Guidelines for further information.

Funding

Transform Foundation Facebook & Website Grants

The Transform Foundation provides grants for charities to develop an effective social media and web presence with the aim of developing future funding streams. The Foundation has two funding programmes – a Facebook Grant programme (which provides £5,000 of funding to spend on Facebook advertising, with potential scale-up funding of up to £10,000) and a Website Grant Programme (which provides a funding package of up to £18,000 to cover the upfront costs of a new charity-specific website including strategy, design, development and training). The grant programmes are aimed at small to medium-sized charities and other not for profit organisations.

There is a three stage application process. Stage 1 is a simple online form to check eligibility criteria and that the applicant has a clear, measurable plan for deploying the funding to generate income or impact. Applications for Stage 1 applications can be made at any time. Read more at: https://www.transformfoundation.org.uk/