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blkHaUS studios has announced grants for two Black Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) who are current Chicago design students and a young entry-level BIPOC professional to attend the upcoming virtual International Design Conference (IDC), hosted by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA), September 17-18, along with free membership to IDSA.
BIPOC undergraduate or graduate students currently enrolled in a Chicago-area design degree program for the academic year 2020-2021 are eligible to apply to receive one of two awards, each for a one-year Student Membership to IDSA and free registration to the International Design Conference 2020.
BIPOC young professionals working or seeking to work in the design profession who have graduated in the last three years from an undergraduate or graduate Chicago-area design degree program are eligible to apply to receive one award of a five-year Young Professional Membership to IDSA and free registration to the International Design Conference 2020.
Application window opens: July 28, 2020
Applications due: August 24, 2020
Grant notification: by August 31, 2020
IDC 2020 dates: September 17-18, 2020
How to apply
Applications can be submitted through Submittable. You will need to set up your own account. The application deadline is August 24, 2020 at 5pm CST.
- Contact info and other information
- A brief narrative about yourself, why you want to attend the conference, and your professional goals (300 words max);
- 3-5 samples of your work
- Contact information of one academic or professional reference
About blkHaUS studios
blkHaUS studios is a Chicago-based, socially-focused design studio founded in 2016 by Folayemi Wilson and Norman Teague, and is dedicated to using design as an agent of change to uplift and transform marginal communities. We design objects and spaces, produce small architecture projects, and public art, and curate community-based art, design exhibitions and events.
For questions or other information, contact blkHaUS studios: firstname.lastname@example.org.