Saturday, August 05, 2006

Craft & Art Indie Upstart

Deadline: September 15, 2006

Our community is busting at the seams with creative, inventive, smart peeps with the most amazing ideas. They are out there right now dreaming up designs, planning a business, inventing stuff, and hand-making lovely things. We want to encourage this! Yes! We want to help someone totally awesome with a kick-ass business idea get started (or continue to grow) their rad company. We are super excited about this grant, as it will further our efforts to build and connect our creative community.

We will give the grant recipient a minimum of $1000 raised from the application fees from this form and our charity raffle to be held at Stitch on November 11, 2006. If that isn’t cool enough, we will also be giving away a second award with gifts and donations from various local businesses. The grant winners will also be invited to participate in Stitch 2007 and will be featured on the Austin Craft Mafia website.

Do you want to apply? Have we described your crafty self to perfection? We are so excited to see what you have in store for us, but first, we must present the rules:

-You must submit an application by September 15, 2006. Please print out, sign and send your completed application to the address below with your $10 application fee (non-refundable) made payable to Stitch Productions.

Download Application

Stitch Grant
c/o Tina Sparkles
902 e. 5th St. Suite 110
Austin, TX 78702

-You must submit a business plan or something similar, something to show that you have a sound idea cookin’. We want to know that you are serious about starting or growing your business. Show us what your plans are for making sure it is successful and how you are qualified to run a small independent business.

- We also want to see the creative details about your biz too, so send pictures, samples, sketches, a poem or anything about your product to prove it is the bomb!

-The award is open to anyone starting or growing an existing business. You must design and make a modern crafty product for retail.

-The grant is open to anyone living in the United States, but you must be a participating in Stitch, either on the runway or in the guerilla craft fair (application deadline for participation is August 15, 2006).

-Winners will be announced at Stitch, November 11, 2006.