[Lab] Micro-grants for Awesome Projects

Emily Daniels emily.daniels at gmail.com
Fri Mar 18 16:09:19 EDT 2011

Hey Everyone-
I was talking to Guy about this at the last Mod Lab meeting and forgot that
I hadn't sent it out to the lists yet. I know there are a lot of awesome
ideas between the Mod Lab members so please don't be shy and apply.

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From: Emily Daniels <emily.daniels at gmail.com>
Date: Fri, Mar 18, 2011 at 4:05 PM
Subject: Micro-grants for Awesome Projects
To: artlist at lists.artengine.ca

Hello Everyone,

In case you haven't heard about the Awesome Foundation, I wanted to share
with you a bit of our vision and urge you to gather some crazy ideas
together and apply.

The Awesome Foundation is a network of individuals formed into chapters of
10 trustees and spread out all over the world. Each month we pool $100 of
our own money together to give a no strings attached micro-grant of $1000 to
a person or a team with the best idea for an innovative project.

Awesome projects are not strictly defined, but tend to challenge and expand
our understanding of our individual or communal potentials. They bring
communities together, casting aside social inhibitions and boundaries for a
moment. They spark an instant of joy and delight and inspire a long-term
hope for a more awesome future. Many chapters are city-specific and try to
fund projects that are within their local communities, but some will go
outside of that if the project is awesome enough!

In Canada there has been a chapter in Ottawa (link<http://awesomeottawa.ca/>)
since May of last year, and one has just started in Toronto
with their first grant going toward a grantee who will turn the city into a
giant number puzzle
There is a Calgary and a Montreal chapter forming now too!

The main site of the Awesome Foundation is here<http://awesomefoundation.org/>,
where all you need to apply is to describe in 500 words or less the project
you want to do. I hope to see some of your awesome ideas!


Emily Daniels | emilydaniels.com | @emdaniels | awesomefoundation.org

Emily Daniels | emilydaniels.com | @emdaniels | awesomefoundation.org
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