About the program
takween announces its small grants program for early- to mid-career designers based in Jordan, working in fashion, product, interior, furniture, graphic or urban design. We are looking for individuals who are working on new and innovative ideas that require support in order to accelerate their practice into a creative enterprise.
Designers can apply with a full project idea, or a specific aspect of the project which may be necessary to implement or further their project. Small grants range between 500 JOD and 3000 JOD and can be used for the following:
- networking and/or training fees or costs
- production, prototyping, or product research and innovation
- launching a new product
- for exhibition purposes, marketing, or research intentions related to your project idea.
Selected grantees will also be offered a working space at the takween creative space, and access to our international design network.
Deadline to apply 30/07/2019
Applicants will be evaluated by a selection committee comprised of five jury members including Nisreen Abu Dail, founder and designer at naqsh collective, as well as Hashem Joucka, a mixed-media artist, digital fabrication expert, and construction technologist based in Amman, and Jumana Jacir, a designer and entrepreneur who founded Kama Local Gourmet, as well as Laura Hartz, director of the Goethe Institut, and Rana Beiruti, director of platform and Amman Design Week, who are collaborating partners in the launch of takween and its programs.
The jury will assess the strength of the proposals according to the following criteria:
- Innovation of the project idea
- Impact (societal, environmental, political, etc.) of the project idea
- Impact that the grant will have on the growth and acceleration of the project/creative enterprise
- Strength of concept
- Budgeting of the small grant
- Quality and conclusiveness of application
The decision about the selection of the project ideas as well as the amount of the financial support are subject to a jury decision and cannot be disputed.