The Art of Freelance Awards 

 
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We're thrilled to announce the creation of the Art of Freelance Awards!

At the end of the Fall 2018 course, we will be awarding three Art of Freelance Awards to people with projects we think have the best chance to launch into the marketplace. The Awards will give those creatives access to: financial sponsorship, a work-space residency, mentorship, and relevant introductions. 

Below are the three awards:

Art of Freelance Grand Jury Award
$5,000 no-strings sponsorship
4 month residency at the Art of Freelance Studio
Mentorship and relevant introductions
 
This will be awarded by the Art of Freelance Jury, which will be made up of leaders from the creative industry. It will be awarded at the end of the Showcase on Dec 1st.  

Art of Freelance Audience Award
$2,500 no-strings sponsorship
3 month residency at the Art of Freelance Studio
Mentorship and relevant introductions 

This will be selected by the audience at the Showcase on Dec 1.

Art of Freelance Staff Pick
$2,500 no-strings sponsorship
3 month residency at the Art of Freelance Studio
Mentorship and relevant introductions  

Criteria for the Awards will include: 

  • Creative excellence: First and foremost, we're looking for raw talent, amazing ideas, and impressive execution.

  • Camaraderie: We're looking for people that show great community spirit during the Art of Freelance course. This will be based on feedback by their Cohort Guide, their activity on the course’s online platform, attendance at events, etc..

  • Hustle: We're looking for people that have accomplished an impressive amount of work during the Art of Freelance course, not necessarily just the people with projects that are the furthest along.

  • Marketplace promise: We're looking for people and projects that we feel are primed to make a splash in the creative marketplace. We want to be able to show verifiable results, whether that’s an increase in day rates, money raised from a Kickstarter, units sold for a product, increase in hours billed, etc.


ART OF FREELANCE IS A 10-WEEK ONLINE COURSE DESIGNED TO:

  • Help you define and refine your professional goals using carefully designed exercises that have been proven to work for creative Freelancers and/or those with a “side hustle”.

  • Create a roadmap of the projects that will push you to the next step in your career, and help you choose the right project to tackle right now.

  • Accomplish that project with the support of real human to human contact in weekly online video check-ins focused on providing feedback and guidance.

  • Support you as you market and showcase the work you create during the course.

Fall Course Enrollment is Now Open thru Aug 29, 2018

Mathieu Young