Ace & Tate has just launched its latest forward-thinking initiative. It comes in the form of a creative fund; established in order to support emerging artists and to bring brilliant new ideas to the forefront of the industry. The fund supports individuals or collectives anywhere, in any medium, as long as they—you—are breaking new grounds.
As a young lifestyle brand Ace & Tate flourished out of being a start-up, thanks to the contribution of artists from the wider creative community. The desire to give something back to those who helped along the way became the catalyst that drove ideas for this fund. The label understands how tough it can be for ambitious creatives to get a leg-up, and also recognises how the support of a dynamic network can help overcome many hurdles. As such, the Ace & Tate Creative Fund highlights Ace & Tate’s commitment to this community. “Supporting creativity is central to Ace & Tate,” explains founder Mark de Lange. “Right from the start we’ve sought to work with upcoming artists who inspire us”.
Ace & Tate will donate €1 to the Creative Fund from the revenue of every pair of glasses sold. Thus successful artists are able to receive a one-off grant to help fund a specific project. The relationship doesn’t end there, however. Ace & Tate will use its established network and connections to guide and assist production, offering direction until projects are realized. Artists will gain exposure to new and influential audiences including members of the Creative Fund’s board, media partners, and Ace & Tate’s customer base. The eclectic mix of creative leaders that makes up the board includes artists and filmmakers Lernert & Sander, founder and director of Its Nice That, Will Hudson, multidisciplinary creative and founder of BUREAU Mario Lombardo, Mario Lombardo, and founder and CEO of Ace & Tate, Mark de Lange.
Ace & Tate wants to hear original ideas for tangible projects, so imaginative ideas can become stunning experiences—whether neon or noise, pixels or paint. Those interested are invited to apply on the website from 21 April 2016.