Product design team (applicant) must be located in western Pennsylvania or northern West Virginia.
A design team may consist of an established artisan producer, design professionals collaborating with a manufacturer, or product designers ready for growth**
Applicant must submit their product concept for consideration as defined by submissions requirements below by Monday, April 12, 2021.
Applicant must be able to accept grant funding and product orders through a legal business entity or partner with an established, insured manufacturer (e.g. LLC, S-Corp, B-Corp). If applicant does not have a legal business entity then they acknowledge that they are willing to consider creating a legal business entity (other than a sole proprietorship) and carry liability insurance, with Monmade additionally insured.
If awarded, applicant must be willing to apply grant money for the further development and standardization of winning product ideas.
Applicant must be willing to sign a working agreement with Monmade and its affiliate the Creative Business Accelerator (CBA) and have their product and business represented in Monmade and CBA’s respective marketing and promotion.
We strongly encourage:
- Minority, women, and/or veteran-owned applicants
- Applicants with evidence of and/or aspirations for social impact:
- Charitable contributions and community support
- Reactivating postindustrial spaces
- Revitalizing main street corridors
- Elevating underserved populations
**Important Note: If you are an individual designer who does not have capacity to produce the product or process orders you may apply as a partnership with a supporting manufacturer; Monmade can help facilitate connections to supporting manufactuers if needed. We also encourage Architectural or Interior Design Professionals to submit product concepts created in collaboration with regional producers.
If you have questions about your qualifications contact: firstname.lastname@example.org