AIGA Chicago Student Group Project Grants / Fall 2014

AIGA Chicago is committed to creating opportunities for design students to engage with the broader design community. This year, the chapter will offer 4 grants of up to $750 each for active student groups to produce innovative projects intended to share their work or produce an entirely new project. Our goal with this initiative is to support emerging designers in developing projects or programs that can be made visible to and benefit the whole design community.

We ask that you propose projects that can be made easily accessible or distributable to a broad audience. For example, publications of collected work; publicly accessible lectures, workshops, installations or exhibitions; or web-accessible content development and design will all be considered. This is not intended to support private or closed programs nor social events for any single institution or group.

Eligibility, Requirements and Stipulations:
_ We will accept submissions from any active student group affiliated with the Chicago chapter of AIGA. Active groups are groups with 10 or more members and a faculty advisor who has completed the annual agreement.
_ The proposed project must be completed (printed, published, or otherwise made public) by June 31, 2015.
_ AIGA Chicago will ask that you share the results of your work via images, text, or presentations to the board.
_ Projects must be accessible to the Chicago design community, not just students of the hosting group’s institution.
_ Prepare a line item budget demonstrating how funds will be used to cover costs for your project. *Note, funds may not be used to purchase food or alcohol for events.
_ Provide receipts of all purchases related to project. Any funds not verifiably spent on project may need to be returned to AIGA Chicago.

To apply:
_ Complete the 2014 AIGA Chicago Student Group Project Grant Application at:

_ Submit sample Images of work to be published, previous work by program leaders or lecturers you intend to include, or any other imagery that will help us understand the context and capabilities of your project. Label all images with title, author, media, and date. Submit Sample Images as a single PDF (no larger than 10mb) to the email listed below. Be sure to include your School’s Name along with Faculty Advisor Name and Contact Info on the PDF. Submit via email to

The deadline is Friday, November 21.

By AIGA Chicago
Published October 3, 2014
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