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.
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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.
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:
Visual Design and Branding
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
Applicants can expect to hear back on June 24th, 2022
If you have additional questions, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org 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.