In a world full of unembellished ecommerce, APOC Store is doing something different. Created as a platform on which the new generation of creatives are celebrated and supported, the online store has become known for its quirky selection of art, fashion, jewellery and homeware – becoming the destination for people searching for something a little bit different.
To mark the site’s two year anniversary, it is planning to further its support of new talent, particularly for those underrepresented, through its latest project – APOC Grants. For the scheme, selected designers and artists from marginalised communities will receive:
● A £1000 grant (each) to support the development and production of their work.
● A 6 month mentorship program consisting of bi-weekly sessions with the APOC Team and designers/artists from the community.
● The opportunity to sell their work on its website.
Commenting on the launch of the project, the store noted that “the fashion and art industry tends to favour those with financial advantage and the social connections required to network. It is also harder to break through for communities excluded from mainstream social, economic, educational, and/or cultural life”. Through these grants, APOC Store hopes to break down the financial and systemic barriers to entering the industry for the next generation of talent.
Interested yet? Well, here’s how to enter. With applications opening today (7th April), submit the following to email@example.com or hit the link below:
● Short bio (2-3 sentences, including background and location).
● Instagram account and website if applicable.
● Your short and long term goals.
● Plans for what you would use the grant funds for.
● Images of your current work.
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