City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs Announces Emerging Fashion Designer Grant Initiative in Partnership with RAGTRADE Atlanta
ATLANTA, GA, May 2015 — The Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with RAGTRADE Atlanta, announced today their new initiative to support American fashion designers based in the City of Atlanta. The Atlanta Emerging Fashion Designer Award will grant five (5) fashion designers $1,500 each to assist with building their businesses as emerging designers in Atlanta.
Applicants will be evaluated on the following attributes:
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Unique design aesthetic
  • Workmanship
  • Industry references
  • Evaluation of photos of collection
  • Benefits for the community
  • Career plan

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Phase one of the application process will begin May 6, 2015, and will run through June 5, 2015, at 5:00 p.m. EST. The top ten (10) applicants will be selected for phase two and will be required to participate in a short interview with the panel. The final five (5) recipients of the Atlanta Emerging Fashion Designer Award will be selected by August 1, 2015, and will be notified by official letter.

For more information including access and guidelines to applications, please visit the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs website at
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To apply, please download the following application and submit no later than June 5, 2015: 

Atlanta Emerging Fashion Designer Grant Application

All grantees must register with the City of Atlanta as a vendor/supplier. To register, please visit:  Become a Supplier
For more information or questions regarding the Emerging Fashion Designer Grant, please contact: 

RAGTRADE Atlanta | Angela Watts | | 678-637-0982

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