FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
To help streamline chapter communication and further clarify beyond the provided assets, we’ve compiled a small list of questions that we’ve been consistently asked by previous chapters prior to their state projects:
A: Less than 01% of our population serves in the military, the largest gap in American history — connecting the distant worlds of creatives with Veterans through these HERO[series] projects is proving to be extremely impactful in breaking down barriers.
Q: WHAT DOES OUR CHAPTER NEED TO DO?
A: Refer and/or connect us to qualified participants — a designer, videographer, photographer, and potential workspace(s).
Q: WHAT IS THE BEST WAY FOR US TO ATTRACT PARTICIPANTS?
A: We’ve found that a direct email introduction to a select individual(s) or creative agencies works better than an open call on social media channels.
Q: DO WE NEED TO FIND A SPONSOR?
A: No, your chapter is not responsible to find a sponsor. However, if there are local companies that could be a good fit to sponsor this local project that is part of a larger nationwide campaign, then we could love a recommendation, connection, and/or introduction.
Q: WHAT ARE THE SPONSORSHIP FUNDS USED FOR?
A: The Veteran and Artist will both be compensated $500 from the AIGA Innovate grant, so the “Corporal” level state project sponsorship funds will be used to cover expenses for the photographer, videographer, project costs, travel logistics, and possibly roll-over to help cover expenses for other state projects that may not have been sponsored.
Q: HOW CAN OUR CHAPTER GET FURTHER INVOLVED?
A: You’re welcome to join us during the HERO[series] Design Days, post/share it on your social media channels, and utilize our press release to generate local media coverage around your chapter’s involvement.
Q: CAN WE CREATE AN EVENT AROUND THE PROJECT?
A: Yes, please! We would love to share the project, the many lessons learned from it, and the meaningful results coming from it with your chapter and local community. If there’s an opportunity to also include a Bingo game around the event, even better!
Q: ARE THERE ANY OTHER REQUIREMENTS FROM OUR CHAPTER?
A: Not really. We are pretty self-sufficient during the HERO[series] Design Days, but we certainly welcome any additional hospitality, local suggestions, ideas, and feedback!
Q: WHAT IS THE PROJECT’S TIMELINE?
A: The project begins with the two Design Days process. The designer, videographer, and photographer will then have about 3-4 weeks to complete the design and final deliverables to us to begin preparing them for production and launch.