Community. Engagement. Advocacy. Humor.
Thank you to everyone who voted and helped to spread the word about the 15 fascinating projects listed on crafthaus for the past 15 days. I heard that the call for voting went out to many countries and responses came in from as far as the Philippines! A record total of 6943 votes were cast and the results for the 2012 Crafthaus Project Grant are in:
Congratulations to the organizers of Project #3: "Assistance to Southeastern Turkish Womenʼs Handcraft C...": Umut Demirguc Thurman and James Thurman!
Umut and James will start blogging the project's progress on crafthaus within the next few weeks enabling all of us to follow along as they embark to help this particular womens' cooperative create new designs for their traditional handcrafted items and find new markets to sell their work.
The Thurmans are currently also chronicling their efforts into a book that will be on the market at some point. They are actively looking for additional support from US organizations interested to team up with them and will be accepting monetary donations via crafthaus and their own website soon. Stay tuned.
Project # 1: Build Your Own Cities, Public Installation
Project # 2: Flotsam & Jetsam
Project # 4: Beyond the Fiber of Being
Project # 5: SynTechnia (Virtual Classroom)
Project # 6: Professional Video About My Jewelry
Project # 7: Re-duse, re-use, Alchemy
Project # 8: Buoy Project
Project # 9: CHAIN
Project # 10: Arcs Coffee Table
Project # 11: Redefining Redesigning Fashion
Project # 12: Wearable Electronic Jewelry
Project # 13: Metals 2012
Project # 14: Beauty Marks
Project # 15: Static Bling
The voting process came to an end on September 19 at 6 PM. The winner will be announced on September 20 via crafthaus email and posted here.