Warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home3/shodez83/public_html/refugeedesigner.com/wp-includes/ms-load.php on line 113
Artistic Infusion Program — Visual Stimuli

Monday, August 21st, 2017

Feedburner feed for Refugee Designer Refugee Designer on Facebook Refugee Designer on twitter Digg for Refugee Designer Delicious Bookmarks for Refugee Designer Flickr for Refugee Designer

Make Money Making Money!

money

Make Money Making Money?!?!?!?! Sounds crazy doesn’t it? Well it is true. The United States Mint has a program called the Artistic Infusion Program. This program is set up to find designers and artist that create inspiring and sometimes patriotic designs for coins. Yes, I said coins. You may think that is just silly and not worth your time but this is big business for the Treasury,there is a $38 3″ coin of G.W. Bush. Seriously, if you are selected you get paid $2000 per assignment and $5000 if your design is selected. 5000 dollars is nothing to dismiss so easily. Of course, they have some application requirements to be met first:

  • U.S. citizenship
  • Have specialized training in his or her art form
  • Have derived a portion of his or her individual income from his or her art for a minimum of 5 years by the time of application
  • Have a history of public presentation of his or her art in a professional context, such as a gallery show, or work that has appeared as part of a curated exhibit, permanent collection of a museum, or in a professional journal.
  • Be able to submit 5 to 10 sample pieces
  • Design 2 coins based on topics in application

Some of the above requirements are harsh but the money is pretty darn good and if you meet the requirements they are are looking for 6 designers. The application page is here. The upcoming deadlines for applications are March 8, 2010 and July 8, 2010. Good luck to those of you who decided to apply.

Source: The US Mint