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Information Day: Call for Projects – Design

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Call for Projects - Design

Deadline: 1 March 2020

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Do you seek grant funding in support of a project in fashion, product design, furniture, graphic or textile design? Pro Helvetia supports projects which have potential to reach international markets with innovative and high quality content.

We will show you best practice in how to prepare your submission for the next Call for Projects (deadline for submissions to the Call is March 1st 2020). You will hear from experts and previous successful applicants on what makes a viable project and application package. Topics for the event will include identifying a clear marketing strategy and advice for budgeting a project.

The workshop will be delivered in english.

14.00 Welcome and outline of grant criteria, purpose of scheme (Helen Muggli, Pro Helvetia)

14:30 Meet a member of the Jury: Adrien Rovero

Adrien Rovero Born in 1981, Adrien Rovero holds a Master’s in Industrial Design from the ECAL/University of art and design Lausanne Switzerland. Active in the realms of product and exhibition design, he opened his studio in Renens in 2006. He is part of Pro Helvetia’s Design jury since 2014.

“How does the design jury assess, evaluate and discuss the applications? What criteria are most important to make a successful application?”

15:00 Audience Q&A

15:15 Apero & mingle

15:45 Close of workshop