Open Call Climate Action x Design
The call is open to professional designers and makers who want to give a presentation of a (potentially) influential project, that addresses climate change, during the UN Climate Change Conference 2022 in Sharm-el-Sheikh, Egypt.
The Creative Industries Fund NL and What Design Can Do are calling on creative makers and designers in the Netherlands to submit a proposal with which to participate in the Creative Climate Coalition: a passionate group that is convening for a three-day summit during the UN Climate Change Conference 2022 (COP 27) held from 10 – 12 November in Sharm-el-Sheikh, Egypt.
With this open call the Creative Industries Fund NL and What Design Can Do wish to promote the international exchange of knowledge, experience and networks between the creative industry in the Netherlands and in Africa. Through this open call, the eight selected designers will therefore come together with ten impactful makers and designers from the African continent, who have been invited by What Design Can Do.
At the summit they will each present their own project to each other in an interactive manner. They will also have the opportunity to present their work to visitors to the COP 27, including international delegates from national governments, charity organisations, investors, knowledge institutes and others, and to establish new and important contacts for the further development and potential implementation of their projects.
The goal is to generate more attention for the power of design in the pursuit of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), through exchanging innovative ideas and solutions for various climate issues.
The Open Call Climate Action x Design is open to professional designers, makers and design agencies in all disciplines of the creative industry, as described in the Open Call Grant Scheme.
The applicant must be registered in the Commercial Register of the Dutch Chamber of Commerce or one of the Chambers of Commerce that fall within the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
Professional designers and makers can submit an application to offer a presentation of a (potentially) influential project, that addresses climate change, during the UN Climate Change Conference 2022 in Sharm-el-Sheikh, Egypt. Examples are projects that aim to make water and clean energy more accessible, or to reduce overconsumption, or to create fair production chains by means of innovative product, system or communication designs.
In order to prepare the application, it is important to acquire the right information based on the following documents:
Open Call Climate Action x Design at COP 27
Applications are assessed on the basis of the Open Call Climate Action x Design, which describes the reason and objective, central questions, criteria and procedure.
Grant Application Guidelines
The Grant Application Guidelines provide guidance and tips on preparing a grant application. You can use it to draw up your application as completely as possible.
Open Call Grant Scheme
Applications are assessed on the basis of the Open Call Grant Scheme, which describes the general conditions, grounds for rejection, manner of publication, submission procedure, assessment, the award and any grant obligations.
Note: Your project plan, budget, portfolio and CV must be submitted in English.
Note: The application environment will close as soon as 40 applications have been received.
When you have submitted your application in English, the Fund will check if your application complies with the formal requirements of the Open Call Grant Scheme.
An independent advisory committee will assess your application on the basis of the Open Call Grant Scheme and Open Call Climate Action x Design. The committee advises the Fund’s Board.
The assessment of the open call takes the form of a tender: this means that within the available budget, a number of proposals are chosen above the others. Only positively assessed applications will be supported.
The Board takes account of the committee’s advice in its decision on the rejection or provision of the grant. You will be notified about the result in a decision.
If you receive a grant from the Fund, then you will have to comply with the obligations. Two weeks before the conclusion of your project, you will be asked by email to submit your accountability form in the application environment.
Steps to take
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