Big Ideas Fund 2017: Sustainability Edition


DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MARCH 21, 12PM

 
DateThursday, February 16, 2017 - 9:00am to Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 9:00am

Cost

Free

Website

http://www.ocadu.ca/bigideasfund

For more information and an online application form visit www.ocadu.ca/bigideasfund

Apply Now! Deadline extended to March 21 at 12pm.

What’s your BIG IDEA to address equity, labour & economic rights, and/or social justice at OCAD U?
We need you- OCAD U’s creative thinkers, artists and designers- to make this happen. You choose an equity issue that is important to the OCAD U community and come up with a creative response – and we will give you $1,500 and mentorship to bring your idea to life. This year’s equity theme: SUSTAINABILITY.

What types of Ideas will be considered?
Your idea could be anything (really, anything): an interactive installation, an event, a flash mob, a website, a design solution, a short film, an art exhibit, data visualization, a zine…you tell us.

The only requirements:

-       that it be feasible within the $1,500 budget;

-       can be completed by August 18, 2017; and

-       that you can convey how it will advance equity, labour & economic rights, and/or social justice OCAD U. This year’s equity focus is on sustainability/ environmental justice!

If you’re not sure about how something will be executed yet, that’s OK. Just have a solid concept and initial thinking about how you would get it done.

What if I’m selected and then struck by this feeling that I have no idea what I’m even doing which then causes me to spiral into existential doubt?!
Winners will be matched with a staff or faculty mentor who can support you in realizing your project. If there is a specific mentor you would like to work with, let us know. If not, we will work with you to find the right match. Additionally, the Student Advisory Committee will be available to help you problem solve if needed.

We will also be filming, photographing and meeting with you to capture the successes and challenges of your project. Winners will be featured in Woven, OCAD U’s annual spotlight on equity initiatives on campus.

Who can apply?
Open to all OCAD U students. Students from all disciplines and levels of study are encouraged to submit ideas. Applications can be submitted individually, in a group, or as a class. If you are applying as a class, please speak to your instructor first.

Is it easy to apply?
Indeed. Just complete and submit the attached submission form by March 16, 2017, 9:00am. You can drop it off in-person at the Office of Diversity, Equity & Sustainability Initiatives (230 Richmond St., Level 6) or email an e-copy to bigideasfund@gmail.com.

ODESI’s Student Advisory Committee will then review submissions and invite short-listed students for an informal meeting between March 20- 24, 2017. This will be a chance to give more information about your idea and how you plan to spend the $1,500.

One (1) winner will be announced on March 28, 2017 at the Sustainability Forum. Stay tuned for details!

When do I have to complete my project by?
You have March 29- August 18, 2017 to complete your project.

What do I get again?
• $1,500 paid up-front!
• Mentorship!
• Be featured in Woven

What can I use the $1500 towards?
Your $1,500 grant can be used towards almost any expense needed for your project – such as materials and artist fees for yourself and individuals assisting you.

The OCAD U Big Ideas Fund is an initiative of the Office of Diversity, Equity, & Sustainability Initiatives, in partnership with OPSEU Local 576. For more information and an online application form visit www.ocadu.ca/bigideasfund. If you have questions or would like to request an application form in alternative format, please email us at bigideasfund@gmail.com

DateThursday, February 16, 2017 - 9:00am to Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 9:00am

Cost

Free

Website

http://www.ocadu.ca/bigideasfund

Open life drawing session offered by the OCAD U Alumni Association
Join us for a film screening of David Cronenberg’s eXistenZ (1999)
Big Ideas Fund 2017 Banner
Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 9:00am to Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 9:00am

For more information and an online application form visit www.ocadu.ca/bigideasfund

Apply Now! Deadline extended to March 21 at 12pm.

What’s your BIG IDEA to address equity, labour & economic rights, and/or social justice at OCAD U?
We need you- OCAD U’s creative thinkers, artists and designers- to make this happen. You choose an equity issue that is important to the OCAD U community and come up with a creative response – and we will give you $1,500 and mentorship to bring your idea to life. This year’s equity theme: SUSTAINABILITY.

What types of Ideas will be considered?
Your idea could be anything (really, anything): an interactive installation, an event, a flash mob, a website, a design solution, a short film, an art exhibit, data visualization, a zine…you tell us.

The only requirements:

-       that it be feasible within the $1,500 budget;

-       can be completed by August 18, 2017; and

-       that you can convey how it will advance equity, labour & economic rights, and/or social justice OCAD U. This year’s equity focus is on sustainability/ environmental justice!

If you’re not sure about how something will be executed yet, that’s OK. Just have a solid concept and initial thinking about how you would get it done.

What if I’m selected and then struck by this feeling that I have no idea what I’m even doing which then causes me to spiral into existential doubt?!
Winners will be matched with a staff or faculty mentor who can support you in realizing your project. If there is a specific mentor you would like to work with, let us know. If not, we will work with you to find the right match. Additionally, the Student Advisory Committee will be available to help you problem solve if needed.

We will also be filming, photographing and meeting with you to capture the successes and challenges of your project. Winners will be featured in Woven, OCAD U’s annual spotlight on equity initiatives on campus.

Who can apply?
Open to all OCAD U students. Students from all disciplines and levels of study are encouraged to submit ideas. Applications can be submitted individually, in a group, or as a class. If you are applying as a class, please speak to your instructor first.

Is it easy to apply?
Indeed. Just complete and submit the attached submission form by March 16, 2017, 9:00am. You can drop it off in-person at the Office of Diversity, Equity & Sustainability Initiatives (230 Richmond St., Level 6) or email an e-copy to bigideasfund@gmail.com.

ODESI’s Student Advisory Committee will then review submissions and invite short-listed students for an informal meeting between March 20- 24, 2017. This will be a chance to give more information about your idea and how you plan to spend the $1,500.

One (1) winner will be announced on March 28, 2017 at the Sustainability Forum. Stay tuned for details!

When do I have to complete my project by?
You have March 29- August 18, 2017 to complete your project.

What do I get again?
• $1,500 paid up-front!
• Mentorship!
• Be featured in Woven

What can I use the $1500 towards?
Your $1,500 grant can be used towards almost any expense needed for your project – such as materials and artist fees for yourself and individuals assisting you.

The OCAD U Big Ideas Fund is an initiative of the Office of Diversity, Equity, & Sustainability Initiatives, in partnership with OPSEU Local 576. For more information and an online application form visit www.ocadu.ca/bigideasfund. If you have questions or would like to request an application form in alternative format, please email us at bigideasfund@gmail.com

Website: 
http://www.ocadu.ca/bigideasfund
Cost: 
Free
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