On April 8, students in SAIC's Venture Studio class presented a range of art and design enterprises in the hopes of receiving funding from the MakeWork Council.
The MakeWork Council is a group of artists, designers, and entrepreneurs with the shared goal of furthering Chicago's cultural and economic growth by supporting the businesses of creative people. For more information about the MakeWork Council, visit here.
Three budding SAIC entrepreneurs received top funding awards and two were named runners-up. Congratulations to Violet Forest, Norman Teague, and Gabriella Michelle Smith as the top award receivers and to Kimberly Clark and Helen Lee as runners-up. The MakeWork Council hopes the awards will propel these artist to the next level of developing their enterprises.