A picture taken on March 18, 2020 shows the logo of Swarovski crystal group at its headquarters in Wattens, Austria. - The group announced it was "switching to emergency operation for at least two weeks" due to the novel coronavirus crisis. (Photo by Johann GRODER / various sources / AFP) / Austria OUT (Photo by JOHANN GRODER/EXPA/AFP via Getty Images)

Swarovski has unveiled a new initiative designed to fund young creatives, irrespective of medium, in partnership with the United Nations Office for Partnerships.

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

It asks young creatives aged 18-25 across all mediums to apply for a grant before 9 April, 2021.

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Successful grantees will be announced on 21 April to coincide with UN World Creativity and Innovation Day.

The funding is paired with an educational programme in collaboration with a number of international institutions.

Also included will be tailored mentorship and industry networking connections with guidance from the Swarovski Foundation.

Find out more in the video below: