Impact Program

The Impact Program brings together projects from across all disciplines that have high social or creative impact. We provide professional development, creative mentorship, state-of-art tools and a dedicated community to bring ambitious projects to life.

Applications open on August 1st, 2020. Add a calendar reminder

In an age of global intersectionality, Shuffle Collective has designed the Impact Program to deepen connections between artists and thinkers that are defining unique solutions to contemporary issues. This program also explores the role that technology must play in the stewardship of a more sustainable, artful and equitable future. We pair professional development coaching with strategic interdisciplinary mentorship to help already ambitious projects reach maximum impact. The peer group sessions and regional gatherings connect you with an interdisciplinary cohort of creators, both online and offline, to help you build relationships, broaden your perspectives and discover solidarity with a group tackling similar problems.

Our approach

Program Details

Eligibility

We define high impact projects as those who aim to address the needs of marginalized or underrepresented communities, provide inventive solution to a contemporary societal or environmental issue, or push the limits of a specific artistic field or multidisciplinary practice. The Impact Program is open to teams or individuals, across disciplines. BIPOC & LGBTQIA+ creators especially encourage to apply!

Dates & Location

This is a 5-month long program that will run from August 1, 2020 to Dec 31, 2020. The program will be run virtually and complemented with regional gatherings and a concluding conference in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Selection Process

The selection process has two stages - an application and a video interview. The application window is from August 1 - August 30, 2020. Interviews will be scheduled from August 1 - August 15, and applicants will be informed of the results by end of August. Early applications have a slight advantage since it gives us a little extra time to read and reflect on your application. So, we encourage you to apply as early as possible.

Benefits

Starting with the application itself, we have designed the program to help you understand your project and its impact better. The program aims to broaden your horizon by exposing you to ideas, projects and perspectives that you might not usually find, via both your peer group and expert mentors. Alongside, we focus on professional development to help you better frame and showcase yourself and your project. The program curriculum will include virtual peer group sessions, regional in-person gatherings, workshops, talks and online tools to help you manage, develop and showcase your projects as well as the opportunity to present at Shuffle Collective’s 2021 Creative Impact Conference. You will also have access to our Luminary Mentor Council to consult with you on the big questions that you face. Our goal is to have you complete this program with a lifelong community of peers, tools and resources to aid you in not only your current project but also all your future endeavors.

What qualifies as a project with ‘impact’?

We define high impact projects as those who aim to address the needs of marginalized or underrepresented communities, provide inventive solution to a contemporary societal or environmental issue, or push the limits of a specific artistic field or multidisciplinary practice.

What stage of projects are eligible?

The program is designed for projects that are already in motion, and are ready to start interacting with the world. For projects that are still in an ideation phase, we instead recommend applying for the Shuffle Collective membership

What disciplines is this program open to?

The program is open to artists, academics, thinkers and creators in and across each discipline. As long as you believe your project has social or creative impact, we want to hear from you!

Are team projects are eligible?

Big ideas and ambitious projects are often done in teams, so we encourage teams to apply. This typically takes the shape of an existing collective/group working on a project or a team coming together for a one-time collaborative project. All project members who are co-founders / co-creators / co-owners will be eligible to participate in the program. If you’d like other project members to participate, please mention it in the application

Does every team member need to fill in an application?

No, only one application per project is needed. Be sure to list the information about the teammates in the relevant section of the application.

Does the program have any geographical constraints?

No, the program will be run virtually and complemented with regional gatherings and a concluding conference in the San Francisco Bay Area.

What happens after the program?

While the programming may end, the support, tracking and collaboration around your projects will move online. You will still be in touch with your peer group and the broader community as part of Shuffle Collective. We want your project to succeed and as one part of that goal, you’ll have a chance to showcase your work in the 2021 Creative Impact Conference. Finally, you’ll be the first to hear of other programs, workshops and events that we create including opportunities to share your learnings with the next round of creators.

I have more questions

Feel free to reach out to the program coordinator, Ophilia Mandara at [email protected]

FAQs

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