Over the last year, it's become clearer than ever that the creative industries are in need of radical change. That's why Dazed and Converse are launching the Open To Change partnership to support, empower, and platform the next generation.
With a focus on creating visibility for underrepresented communities, Open To Change will deliver tangible opportunities for the changemakers of tomorrow and look at what's next for the Creative Industry.
From the Dazed 100 to a Mentorship series with A-COLD-WALL* founder Samuel Ross, as well as educational resources, paid creative commissions, a series of events and more - everyone’s invited to get involved.
Samuel Ross' inaugural Open To Change mentorship session, the first of four sessions spanning a year-long programme, centres around fashion. Ross is joined by Alix Rutsey, senior menswear for progressive retailer SSENS, who has worked with Ross since the very outset of A-COLD-WALL*. With the All Star team, they take on creative-entrepreneurship in fashion, scaling an abstract fashion business up into something commercially sustainable, and more.
How to turn your creativity into a business, according to Samuel Ross
As part of the Open To Change initiative in partnership with Converse, young designers, artists, creatives, and filmmakers are mentored to make their creative ideas a sustainable business reality – watch the first session here
Meet 8 Converse All Stars being mentored by Samuel Ross
As part of the 2021 Open to Change initiative, young designers, artists, filmmakers, creators, and creatives are being taken under the wing of the A-Cold-Wall* founder
This year’s Dazed 100 is a celebration of change, and the nex-gen names leading that change in their communities and creative fields. Running as part of Dazed and Convere’s Open to Change initiative, each entrant on this year’s line up was asked, “How will you shape the future?”. The winner of this year’s Dazed 100 will see their idea come to life through mentoring and a $30,000 grant, funded by Converse. The public voting has now closed! Keep an eye out for the winner, who Dazed and Converse will announce in July, after selecting out of the 10 finalists. In the meantime, look back at this year's list below.
Meet the 2021 winner of the Dazed100
Dazed and Converse announce the winner of the Open to Change fund
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