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The Mission is a platform supporting aspiring creatives, giving them access to a funding programme . At The Mission, there is no constraints on the types of projects we will support, so long as you have a strong drive and passion to make your ideas reality, then we are keen to hear from you.

The Mission Round 1 winners – Product Development

It has been a long time since last posted anything, but that is because we have been busy down in the workshop with the winners from The Mission Round 1 developing their prototype to product.

Matthew and Daniel won The Mission funding with their idea for a mechanically powered lighting source- taking away the need for electricity as a source for lighting. Below are a few snaps of what they have been working on……

 

Meet the Shortlist…

Firstly, a big thank you to everyone who applied, we got so many great applications and were overwhelmed with the response for our first round of funding. It’s been a struggle trying to whittle it down but we’ve finally settled on a shortlist of five that we’d like to share with you.

Titilayo Abiola- creating a collection of wooden carved bags and hand drawn scarves emphasising dying crafts.

William Astbury- produce risograph printed books with hand screen printed covers illustrated by column artists.

Steve Chapman- launch a new textile design company.

Rob Elford- produce 5 fully functional 3D printed garments and exhibit them.

Daniel Swann- produce a new ‘free light’ product converting kinetic energy into electricity.

Congratulations to these five who will be coming in to meet us very soon and giving us a chance to really get to grips with their ideas. Thank you again to everyone who has been a part of The Mission so far.

The Mission has launched…

The Mission is a not-for-profit company founded in East London in 2011 through desire to give back to the community and to create a platform to support aspiring creatives.

Recognising that there is a wealth of talent unable to pursue their dreams and plans due to a lack of funding, The Mission offers creatives access to a grant without having to go through the lengthy application process and red tape of other funding sources.

Anyone can enter!

At The Mission we have become increasingly aware that creatives are suffering in today’s financial climate. There is huge amount of creative talent and ideas going to waste due to a lack of funding and poor support for start up businesses.

Recognising that there is a wealth of talent unable to pursue their dreams and plans due to a lack of funding, The Mission offers creatives access to a grant without having to go through the lengthy application process and red tape of other funding sources.

Have you got a good idea?

The Mission (www.themissionldn.co.uk) accepts applications for creative projects every 6 months via our online application form. Applicants are invited to write a proposal for a project they believe in that requires up to £2500 in funding getting it started. Unlike other funding sources, The Mission places no age limit on its applicants. We actively encourage creatives from different walks and practices to apply – from artists and fashion designers to inventors, software developers and event planners, diversity is the key to The Mission, there is no constraints on the types of projects we will support, so long as you have a strong drive and an absurd passion to make your ideas reality, then we are keen to hear from you

The Mission is linked with and supported by Monorex- an award wining creative agency, who have pledged to help The Mission fulfill its goal though it’s creative networks. Monorex and The Mission aim to support the UK’s creative and entrepreneurial talent with money, support and mentorship guidance.

 

Insa x High Rise

The Mission supported London based artist INSA to go to Birmingham and paint a mural on the side of The Custard Factory as a present to the city.

Utilizing High Rise Mural’s expertise, we packed INSA off to Birmingham with 60 tins of black and white paint to decorate two exterior walls, five floors high with his trademark Heels graphic. Skillful camera man ItDrewItself document the whole process, Check out his video below.

Have you got a good idea?

Anyone can enter!

At The Mission we have become increasingly aware that creatives are suffering in today’s financial climate. There is huge amount of creative talent and ideas going to waste due to a lack of funding and poor support for start up businesses.

Recognising that there is a wealth of talent unable to pursue their dreams and plans due to a lack of funding, The Mission offers creatives access to a grant without having to go through the lengthy application process and red tape of other funding sources.

The Mission (www.themissionldn.com) accepts applications for creative projects every 6 months via our online application form. Applicants are invited to write a proposal for a project they believe in that requires up to £2500 in funding getting it started. Unlike other funding sources, The Mission places no age limit on its applicants. We actively encourage creatives from different walks and practices to apply – from artists and fashion designers to inventors, software developers and event planners, diversity is the key to The Mission, there is no constraints on the types of projects we will support, so long as you have a strong drive and an absurd passion to make your ideas reality, then we are keen to hear from you

The Mission is linked with and supported by Monorex- an award wining creative agency, who have pledged to help The Mission fulfill its goal though it’s creative networks. Monorex and The Mission aim to support the UK’s creative and entrepreneurial talent with money, support and mentorship guidance.

Don’t Hate On Kate

Back in 2011, The Mission was born out of a simple day in the office – The artist Stika came in to see us at Monorex and said he had an amazing idea – He then went onto explain the colourful concept and asked if we would be interested in sponsoring such a large statement. After a few minutes thought we realised that helping finance other artists dreams could be a very fun side project… BOOM! The Mission began…

Specialising in large scale freehand typography, Stika decided to put together something special for the Royal wedding in support of Kate Middleton.