Last week on the 28th of April Converse partnered up with Dazed to launch the 2020 Dazed 100. This year dazed have selected unique creatives in different communities and crafts doing amazing things. Each creative has their own ideas 100 creatives and 100 ideas aiming to benefit their communities, inspire and create impact through their talents.
Converse’s partnership with the popular media platform has allowed Dazed to provide a grant of £50,000 to financially support creatives and philanthropic projects and pursuits created by individuals in the Dazed 100 list. Deciding to not just showcase one single individual, Dazed and Converse are asking the public to vote for their favourite creatives and ideas they feel would create the most impact, your votes will allow the chosen creatives to turn their visionary ideas into realities. recipients will be announced on the 12th of June 2020.
During these uncertain times, we have all seen the power of community and how much we all need each other. This year Dazed and Converse is a vehicle for community, creativity and progression pushing creatives to stay inspired and keep creating with this initiative along with Converse’s Create at home campaign. Converse’s connection to creative culture has been seen throughout its history and most recently in London, its commitment to creative progress came to life through the Spark Progress initiative in 2019, which has since enabled more than 50 creative projects in the city with young emerging talent.
Dazed and Converse’s longstanding relationship began in 2010 with the Converse x Dazed Emerging Artist Award, and more recently partnering to launch Dazed Labs in London. Now in its sixth year, the Dazed 100 has celebrated the new creative voices driving culture forward featuring names that have gone on to win Grammys, lead influential fashion brands, receive Oscar nominations and quite literally make history. We can’t wait to see what this year’s creatives put under the pressure of a global pandemic will achieve.
Create Tomorrow brings hope and purpose today, encouraging the creative community to imagine our post-pandemic future. We encourage everyone to explore the full 2020 Dazed 100 list and vote here.