Employee Art Grant
The Big Cartel Employee Art Grant provides a way for all Big Cartel employees to broaden their artistic horizons and pursue personal projects that are burning a fire in their belly. Whether it’s one big project or a few smaller ones, this money serves as an investment in your creativity, and we hope you’ll take advantage of it.
The process is simple:
- You tell us your idea
- We fund it, up to $2,000 per year
- You bring it to life
Andy applies inspiration from Dogme 95 to digital photography.
Lucie builds a letterpress to print her very own stationary.
Anna embraces her inner baker/chef and hones her skills in the kitchen.
Nick teaches himself the ins and outs of woodworking.
Lauren delves into metalsmithing with plans to make beautiful jewelry.
Chris tries his hand at woodworking and building furniture.
Karen teaches herself to sew through completing various projects.
Carl learns to craft beautiful leather goods by hand.
Vanessa leaves notes for strangers and encourages them to respond.
Nate builds a home recording studio to write and record his own music.
Tyler creates a pocket guide to help people identify trees.
Dan creates and illustrates a uniquely "Dan" children’s book.
Inspired by some of his favorites, Michael dusts off his brushes.
Andy embarks on another journey in filmmaking.
Chris creates a web comic about the challenges of family life.
Rachel sets off on a musical learning / writing / recording adventure.
Karen snubs the big, grey factories and makes her own living essentials.
Josh is a man on a mission to build his very own guitar.
Karen makes a sweater, from alpaca to finished product.
Apply with the following:
What’s your project idea? What interests you about it? What do you hope to get out of it? Include any references and visual aids.
How do you propose to tackle your project? Does it need to be broken into chunks? What obstacles might you need to overcome?
When would you like to begin your project? When do you expect to finish? What potential delays might there be?
What’s it gonna take to get things done? How will the money be used?
* you must be a Big Cartel employee, sorry.