WeWork Begins Accepting Applications for its 2018 Creator Awards

WeWork Creator Awards Austin at ACL Live at The Moody Theater on June 27, 2017 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Rick Kern/Getty Images for WeWork)

In March of 2017, WeWork launched the Creator Awards to reward individuals and organizations for doing creative work.

Austin’s Samantha Snabes, founder of re:3D won the regional award for Austin and went on to win $1 million in the overall global competition held in New York City.

Now WeWork is doing it again. The company announced Monday that applications are now open for its 2018 Creator Awards with $1 million available per city.

To date, WeWork has given away more than $15 million in Creator Awards to 167 winners. And WeWork reports more than 170 jobs were created as a result. The company has received more than 7,000 applications from creators worldwide.

The Creator Awards are open to WeWork members and others outside the WeWork network. Applicants are invited to submit for an award in one of four categories:

  • The Performing Arts Award: for entertainers and groups with a unique point of view ($18k – $72k awarded)
  • The Nonprofit Award: for charitable organizations big and small ($130k – $360k awarded)
  • The New Venture Award: for entrepreneurs and companies with fresh ideas ($130k – $360k awarded)
  • Community Giver Award: for those making a difference in their local community ($36k – $130k awarded)

Applications are being taken now through April 10th. Finalists from the region will be chosen to present at the Regional Semi-Final event taking place in San Francisco on May 10th.

“The Creator Awards is intended to acknowledge and empower those who exemplify the WeWork mantra: “Create Your Life’s Work,” according to WeWork. “A creator is anyone who brings a new idea into the world, pursues a passion, and believes in something greater than oneself. From artists, performers, and educators to entrepreneurs, startups, and nonprofits, creators are making the world a better place every day.”

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