May 15, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Provider/Presenting Organization: Center for Cultural Innovation
Join SCI Artist-Innovator Fund Implementation Consultant Reveca Torres, to learn more about the SCI Artist-Innovator Fund. Reveca will give an overview of the grant program and guidelines, and offer insights for current and prospective applicants. Attendees are welcome to participate in the Q&A session at the end of the webinar. This session will be offered in English.
Date and Time: Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Pacific Time - 11:00 a.m. through 12:00 p.m. PT
Central Time - 1:00 p.m. through 2:00 p.m. CT
Eastern Time - 2:00 p.m. through 3:00 p.m. ET
The spinal cord injury (SCI) community is abundant with out-of-the-box thinkers, hackers, problem solvers, and individuals creatively tackling challenges. CCI with support from the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation launches the first ever SCI Artist-Innovator Fund offering artists, innovators, inventors, makers, and entrepreneurs living with spinal cord injury funds for social-impact, creative entrepreneurship projects. Funds of up to $7,500 are available to 10-12 artists-entrepreneurs with SCI.
Guidelines and application are online. Apply by 12:00 p.m. PST (noon) on June 12, 2019.
Learn more: https://www.cciarts.org/SCI_Artist-Innovator_Fund.html
While on a family vacation in Mexico, Reveca fractured her spinal cord in an automobile accident and was paralyzed. Reveca finished high school and started college unsure if she could physically pursue the career she had always dreamed of: fashion design. With a few adaptations, she was the first student using a wheelchair to complete the fashion degree at Harper College in Palatine, Illinois. She continued her studies in Theater Arts at the University of Arizona (UA).
Reveca has worked with Shriners Hospital for Children, Mobility International USA (MIUSA), Athletico Fitness and Performance, and the University of Illinois (UIC) at Chicago’s National Center for Physical Activity and Disability (NCPAD). With their help she has been able to provide resources on recreation, disability rights, college, travel, employment, and fitness to people with disabilities, specifically teenagers.