A big part of PROCJAM is finding new ways to support people in the generative community, and to bring that community closer together. So today we’re excited to announce that thanks to our Kickstarter supporters, we are taking applications for the first PROCJAM Grant – a £1000 award to help support someone working with generative software. The grant is split into two parts:
- A £500 funding grant to help support you in your work.
- A £500 travel grant to help get you to a future PROCJAM and tell us about what you’ve done.
How To Apply
If you’d like to apply for the grant, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
- Your name
- Your age (you must be 18 or older to apply)
- Your location (you can be as specific as you like – just the country will do)
- Links to generative things you’ve done (can be executables, screenshots, writeups, downloadables, schoolwork, photographs etc.)
- A short (max 500 words) description of how the grant would help you
The closing date for application is August 31st, Anywhere On Earth.
We strongly encourage applications from people with disabilities, women, LGBTQ+ people, people from the Global South, and people of colour.
Shortlisting & Awards
If you think there might be barriers to you applying for the grant (such as visa issues, your age, etc.) we encourage you to apply anyway and we will try to resolve it later. However, if in doubt, you can email email@example.com with questions.
Applications will be shortlisted by the jam organisers, and the final shortlist will be judged by a panel of experts, including:
- Kate Compton – UC Santa Cruz
- Rami Ismail – Vlambeer
- Mitu Khandaker – Spirit AI
- Innes McKendrick – Hello Games
- Phoenix Perry – Goldsmiths University
- Jo Twist, OBE – UKIE
We’re hoping to award the grant sometime in September, and make an announcement during the jam in November.
Frequently Asked Questions
I live very close/very far from where PROCJAM is held, is that a problem?
The travel budget is just a guideline for the grant. We’ll discuss the travel funding part with the recipient directly, but this is a guideline of how we’d like to split the money if it works. But our priority is finding the right person, so don’t worry!
How many grants are being given out?
The full £1000 grant is being given to a single recipient. We thought about spreading smaller grants out or donating to large causes, but we feel a large targeted grant will have a huge impact on someone who really needs the support.
Can a company apply? What if I need the grant to be paid to a company?
We’re looking into details like income tax issues for developers who would need the grant paid via a company account. For now, apply for the grant and give us the information we need, and we can sort out the details after the fact!
I just want to emphasise how grateful I am to everyone who supported and shared our Kickstarter; being able to experiment with this kind of thing is so exciting and is such a testament to the strength of our community. This is our first attempt at this, but we hope we can make it sustainable, make a difference to people in the generative community, and support and celebrate amazing work.