What is the Summer Stipend?

The Macktez Summer Stipend is a $1,000 development grant designed to encourage creative people — whether you’re an artist, cultural anthropologist or a hobbyist — to complete their creative projects.

For years, the Summer Stipend has helped us here at Macktez engage on a more personal level with some of the creative people we work with every day. Many people we know have put their personal projects aside while they devote time and energy to work and other people’s goals. Without the opportunity or motivation, their personal projects sometimes sit gathering dust for months or years, so we created the Summer Stipend to provide a helpful boost to get them across the finish line.

Applications are judged by a handpicked group of much-awarded panelists chosen from our colleagues, clients, and friends who work in well-respected creative firms across the United States and beyond.

The Stipend is not open only to our clients — it’s open to all. And it’s been a joyful way for us to get to know many new and exciting creative people — and help them follow their passions!

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