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Makers Award

Luna Collective is proud to announce the launch the second year of our store funded Makers Awards! Supporting the creative community has been the foundational pillar of Luna Collective since we first opened our doors. This award was created in the hopes to support makers to further reach their goals. 

BIPOC and Queer owned businesses may face disproportionate barriers to access reliable funding, which impacts their ability to reach their business goals. With this award Luna Collective hopes to provide opportunity for advancement to those who may face challenges in starting/growing a makers based business. 

The intention of this grant is to offer British Columbia based BIPOC and Queer (LGBTQIA2S+) makers, who are driven to make a living through the making of wares/art, a funding opportunity to help their creative business goals flourish. 

This award is for makers at any stage in their professional development. We are offering 2 grants in the amount of $1,000 CAD awarded through an open call application intake from December 10th, 2021 until January 15th, 2022.  Please read the Application Guide to learn more about eligible expenses within this grant.

Applications are now closed. Winners are announced below!

Our 2021 Winners:

Brent Haddow

Brent Haddow is a printmaker and freelance artist working out of Puppyteeth Studios in Vancouver BC. Brent focuses primarily on Linocut printmaking and explores new techniques of the printing process with each limited edition print run. In the last two years Brent has printed approximately 500 high quality handmade prints of all sizes + colours and most were printed by hand. 
Since starting printmaking Brent has spent hours building his skills and exploring the process of making linocuts. With the recent addition of a lino press, Brent is looking forward to further exploration of printmaking and continuing to create 1-2 new works each month. Brent hopes to bring his printmaking closer to the community this year by way of teaching workshops and continuing to participate in markets and pop-ups.
 
 
You can learn more about Brent by visiting him on Instagram @brenthaddow

Casa Montego

Casa Montego is a print publication created by Ricardo Rodriguez and Christian Maradiaga. Casa Montego showcases community members and their creative endeavors, by way of interviews and photos, allowing readers to take a moment to slow down and dive into the lives of the artists around them. Casa Montego and it’s design principals are a reflection of the communities and artists they have helped evolve. Each issue takes you on a different journey through the lives of independent artists and creatives.

The first issue of Casa Montego was released in September 2021 and it quickly sold out. Casa Montego’s second issue is set for release in April of 2022 and will include double the page count. Casa Montego has plans to release select merchandise alongside their zine this year and to continue to build the Casa Montego community.

You can learn more about Casa Montego by visiting them on Instagram @casa.montego or at their website www.casamontego.ca

Our 2020 Winners:

Ditch Metals - Cam Van Der Sloot

@ditch.metals / www.ditchmetals.ca

Always L8t3 - Laveen Gammie

@alwaysl8t3