Jewellery and watch brand and crystal manufacturer Swarovski has named the nine winning participants of its Swarovski Foundation: Creatives for Our Future programme.

The Swarovski Foundation Institute: Creatives for Our Future scheme is an international programme designed to identify and accelerate the next generation of creative talent.

It asked young creatives aged 18-25 across all mediums to apply for the programme, which comes with a number of benefits for the nine accepted participants including a $15,000 (£10,783) grant each.

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Along with the funding comes an educational programme including mentorship and industry networking connections.

Executive board member Nadja Swarovski commented: “I am delighted that the Creatives for Our Future program received so much interest from young talents worldwide.

“This is evidence of the strong commitment from younger generations to use their creativity to raise awareness and find solutions in sustainable development.

“Swarovski Foundation’s mission is to foster creativity for the benefit of society and the environment, and creatives are the problem solvers and critical thinkers that will lead solutions to sustainability challenges like climate change and human rights issues in this pivotal era.”

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