The goal of this group goes far beyond merely doling out greenbacks up & coming artists need to bankroll their big ideas. They aim to discover, fund, advise, & promote creatives from all corners of the globe.

The VSCO Artist Initiative is a $100,000 USD scholarship fund providing artists the resources to pursue their creative vision. The recently announced effort is powered by a group of creatives with various & very different backgrounds (illustrators, designers, photographers, etc.). They’re doing their part to encourage, promote, and support creative community, which is something that resonates with us. After all, breaking into the art world is no easy task.

If you’re interested in applying to receive funding for your creative endeavor (no matter the medium), the VSCO team reviews submissions based on the following criteria:

1 | The project has the potential for positive social and artistic impact.
2 | The project is unique and interesting.
3 | The budget is reasonable.
4 | The applicant displays passion, initiative, and creativity.

Sound like something you’re into? Then take a minute to apply for the scholarship over here.

“WE BELIEVE THAT WE ARE PART OF THE CREATIVE COMMUNITY, AND IF WE ARE TO WIN AS A COMPANY, WE DO SO ALONGSIDE CREATIVES. WE ARE IN THIS TOGETHER.”  ~  VSCO Co-Founder, Greg Lutze

Source: Fast Company

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