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#opencall for #GiveBackCredit Creative Summer Residencies 2021! Give Back Credit are searching for either two independent fashion designers, or representatives of a fashion brand to work alongside traditional artisans and artisanal tartan makers starting with a two-week residency in August 2021 in Romania and Scotland. Due to the current sanitary situation, we are only able to accept a solo designer to attend each residency. The designer finalists will be provided a unique opportunity to observe authentic craftsmanship and learn about the profound meanings of the Romanian blouse and Scottish Tartan. It is a chance to build fairness and sustainability into the design process whilst creating a 6-9 piece collection from authentic knowledge and textile. The “Give (Back) Credit to the Heritage Communities” project will cover the costs of the Creative Residency including travel from Europe, accommodation, designer and artisans compensations, and the production of the resulting collection. They are looking for two designers who share their belief system, are able to work collaboratively with artisans and promote equality and partnerships. Before applying, please ensure you are available for the entire project of which the residency is the starting point. The deadline for applications is 8 of July, winners will be announced on 12 July. The “Give (Back) Credit to the Heritage Communities” project has been produced with the support of the Creative EU program of the European Union. It is proposed by La Blouse Roumaine in partnership with UCA's Business School for the Creative Industries, INP România and Etnology Fest. More info: https://givebackcredit.org/creative-residencies-proposal.pdf Visual by Cara Hodges #WeareUCA #MakersofUCA #fashion #bafashion #ucafashiondesign #fashionblogger #fashiondesign #fashiondesigner #design #fashioncourse #fashionstudents #art #creative #fashionstyle #fashiondaily #fashionpost #fashionable #fashionaddict #fashionista #fashionlover #competition #fashioncompetition #tartan #blouse