The development of the grant stemmed from ArteFino’s desire to provide funding for organizations in the handicrafts sector that focus on social change and welfare. In a nutshell, the grant focuses on financially supporting a community through the artist-entrepreneur. In addition to funding, the community and artist-entrepreneur can deepen their bond through the mentorship dynamic which is encouraged throughout the course of the program. The artist-entrepreneurs’ responsibility to guide their partner communities through the program is instrumental to building trust and a solid relationship.
The HeArteFino Community Development Grant is a CSV or “creating shared value”, a business concept wherein a company actively seeks business opportunities in doing social good. The HeArteFino advocacy was formed to create shared value within the local community. By creating shared-value, HeArteFino contributes to ensuring that Filipino traditions continue to flourish and endure.
The grant aims to fund research and future innovations to implement initiatives that create a greater impact on society by enhancing existing initiatives or piloting new ones and encourage younger generations of artisans to take up traditional Filipino handicrafts—preserving our cultural heritage in the process.
The ultimate dream is to set these communities up to be self-sustaining enterprises through integrating excellent craftsmanship and business literacy; giving them tools to transform their craft into a sustainable livelihood.
The amount of funding will depend on the requirements, scale of proposed impact, and the budget provided by the applicant. Disbursement of funds will be done on a timeline that is determined on a case-by-case basis, depending on the proposed project plan provided by the organization in tandem with the artist-entrepreneur. The selection committee shall reserve the right to decide the final grant amount for the organization.
ArteFino carefully selects a willing and dedicated artist-entrepreneur from the ArteFino community to lead the community development program. This deliberation ensures an effective partnership between ArteFino and the artist-entrepreneur to see to the constructive fulfillment of the development grant.
Expressive and possesses an open attitude:
Displays a potential for growth and a sense of professionalism:
In a good relationship with their partner community
Stage 1: Letter of Intent
Stage 2: Program Brief and Interview
Stage 3: Formal Application (For serious applicants – must fill out the application form)
Stage 4: Evaluation and Deliberation
Stage 5: Awarding
July – October 2019: Grant Application and Interview Period
November 2019: Evaluation of Applications
December 2019: Grant Awarding
December 2019 – January 2020: Program Development and Planning Period
February – April 2020: Product Development
May – August 2020: Production Period
August 2020: Product Launch in the ArteFino Fair