The application window for 2017 is now closed. We cannot accept any late applications. The next application window will be the entire month of March, and the following is August 2018. 

Welcome to our new online guide of RISD alumni makers + designers from across the globe. We envision this site to be a robust collection of alumni work of all kinds, including prints, paintings, home goods, furniture, and more. This site not only connects RISD alumni with interested buyers, it also showcases the incredibly rich and diverse work that comes out of a RISD education. There is no charge to participate, and your profile will link directly to your own shop–  RISD is the connector, allowing the customer to be in direct contact with the artists.

Once included on RISDmade, artists should alert us if the status of their shop changes and they no longer sell work online, or if changes are made to their URL. Like RISD Craft, our alumni sale, RISD has no direct role in the selling of artists’ work.

There will be 2 month-long application windows per year, and new profiles will be added to the site during the month following the window. The next application windows are March and August 2018.

 

ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES

RISD reserves the right to exclude any work at the discretion of the Alumni Relations Office.

  • Only RISD alumni from full-time undergraduate or graduate degree programs are eligible.
  • Participants must have, operate and maintain their own website shop, which must be capable of transacting retail sales. [Weblinks to Etsy, Saatchi and other online marketplaces do not qualify.] Shops must maintain adequate inventory and may be removed from the site if there are less than 5 items currently available.
  • All work must be original and either made by hand or designed and outsourced in an ethical way by a RISD alum. Participants selling items made from kits (wholly or in part) are not eligible.
  • Participants must comply with all applicable laws, including but not limited to copyright.
  • All work to be displayed on the RISDmade website and all linked websites must reflect RISD’s high standards for quality and its values.
  • The sale of goods containing the RISD name, logo or insignia is prohibited without RISD’s express consent.
  • Participants must observe appropriate business practices and be aware of the rights of consumers.
  • Photography must be of a professional quality. [Images must be in jpg/jpeg format at 300 dpi, and between 600 and 1200 pixels on the longest side. Please include your name or business name in the file name. Your application will not be considered complete if you do not upload at least 3 images.]

For inquiries regarding eligibility, please contact RISD Alumni Relations at [email protected]