Calling all Rietveld and Sandberg Students!
How radically can you rest? We are excited to announce our Spring Funding Round for student-led initiatives and projects on the theme 'Rest is Resistance', in reference to Tricia Hersey’s book.
This theme explores the significance of rest and self-care in the face of systemic oppression and societal demands to constantly produce. Rest is a form of resistance and reparations, self-care is not self-indulgence, but rather a necessary form of political warfare. We want to see how you're pushing back against societal pressure to constantly hustle and grind, and instead, embracing the power of slowness, reflection and regeneration. How do we collectively deprogram from exploitative systems? How can we build from abundance? How can we reclaim our space in a capitalistic society? What would it mean to centre dreams; the unknown, impossible and ephemeral instead of the harshness of hyperproductivity?
We have a budget of approximately €10.000 to distribute to student-led projects. We want to highlight the privilege of genuine rest and encourage submissions that centre the unique experiences and perspectives of marginalised communities. How can this privilege be redistributed and made accessible to our community? It could be a collective nap-taking event, a soft gathering against the 9-5 workday;, a daydreaming workshop, or an empowering movie screening. We are open to new and creative ideas! We encourage multidisciplinary and collaborative projects that benefit the community at school, as well as initiatives that put Queer and BIPOC students’ needs to the forefront in the academy.
The projects selected for funding will be announced on the 24th of February.
Sweet dreams and good luck! **
CRITERIA for projects:
The Student Council is trying to make the application and funding process as easy and intuitive as possible for you. If you have any feedback, we are happy to hear about your experience.
You can also see what kind of projects we have funded in the past here.
Any questions? Send them to us at email@example.com
THE APPLICATION PROCESS
The Student Council is trying to make the application and funding process as easy and intuitive as possible through an online form.
To apply you MUST come to our open office hours. In these IRL meetings, we will make sure your application fits these criteria, offer feedback, and answer questions you may have. We will have open office hours in the week of 6 Feb - 10 Feb. Please sign up to schedule an open office meeting.
To submit your project idea, you must fill out the application form. Please attach in the form a filled-in budget template, which you can find link (the tab ‘template example’ shows an example of a filled-in budget). Please copy this to your personal drive, fill it in and share an unrestricted link on your application form.
The deadline for all applications is 15th of February at 11.59 pm.
* These are in-person meetings where you can ask any open questions or on a subject, you would like advice on. If you are unsure if you should apply with your project, have questions about the process, want to find collaborators, feel overwhelmed by writing a project proposal and need support.