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Be a spark for positive change when you build an app prototype for social good, in a free 4-week program for women and non-binary creatives. Work alongside local artists and mentors to develop an app concept, design the user experience (UX), and pitch your ideas. Equipment and a stipend will be provided.

Start changing the world through technology today.

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The objective of Creative Studios - NYC is to equip women and non-binary creatives with the technical and multidisciplinary skills needed to fully conceptualize a Social Impact app prototype.

Key Details

  • This is a hybrid opportunity in Manhattan (exact location will be shared upon acceptance) from July 11 to August 5

    • The program runs Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 2-5 PM in-person

    • There will be an in-person orientation on July 6

  • By the end of the 4 weeks, participants will have a designed social impact app prototype and a compelling pitch 

  • Applications are open to women, non-binary, and trans creatives ages 18-24 

About the Curriculum

The program is divided into a key theme for each of the 4 weeks:

Week 1 : Case Study

Week 2 : Storyboarding

Week 3 : Prototyping

Week 4: Presentation

As a participant, you will:

  • create a fully designed social impact app prototype 

  • be exposed to technologies like Procreate, Keynote, and Figma

  • learn from incredible mentors, teaching artists, and creators

  • present your idea in an Apple-sponsored Expo 

  • receive all the technology necessary to participate in the program as well as a $1000 stipend upon completion of the program to continue bringing your project to life

The curriculum includes:

  • Social Entrepreneurship

  • Visual Design and Branding

  • Accessibility

  • Developing & Refining Your Pitch


June 1 - Info Session at 7:00 - 8:00 PM PM EDT

June 13 - Applications due at 11:59 PM EDT

June 24 - Application decisions released

July 6 - Program Orientation

July 11 - Program begins

Ready t

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Applicants can expect to hear back on June 24th, 2022

If you have additional questions, please reach out to with subject line 'CSNYC Inquiry'.

In our applicants, we look for:

  • Drive for social impact and change. Our creatives are committed and focused, especially from the lens of social impact. They see the need for change and they want to be that change.

  • Visionary. Our creatives are entrepreneurial and focused on the future. They want to try something new and do something new.

  • Design-forward and forward-thinking. Our creatives are forward-thinking in aesthetics and creativity. They are committed to experimenting in order to create strong, innovative design.

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