Urban Urge Awards

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The Intent

The Urban Urge Awards recognize that multidisciplinary perspectives generate creative interventions to challenges of the urban environment. The Awards encourage new avenues of urban artwork, performance, installation, and support novel means of developing inquiry and generating discussion.

The Awards

The Urban Urge Awards are designed to push urban and design ideas to have a realized impact in urban communities. The awards are small project grants that will fund physical and/or programmatic interventions. There are six design competition design awards (Urge and Emerge categories), and six project Seed grants. Each award or grant will support testing urban concepts and doing projects that seek to have a positive community, urban or environmental impact:

3 $4,000 Urge Awards (open)
Awards open to any architects, landscape architects or urban designers and their collaborators

3 $1,000 Emerge Awards (specific criteria for entry)
Awards open to recent (within the past 5 years) graduates/alumni from the following institutions:
Columbia University GSAPP
Parsons the New School for Design
University of Michigan Taubman College
3 $500 Urge Seed Grants (open)
Grants available to anyone under 35, of any disciplinary background (including artists, performers, science and technology, community and environmental, etc.)

3 $500 Urge School Seed Grants (specific criteria for entry)
Grants available to teachers and/or students doing projects in New York City middle or high schools (6-12)

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