Become a curator on UNI
Frame the next big design problem
Who is a curator?
A Lead Curator at Uni frames a design challenge opportunity that is not only relevant but resourceful as a learning exercise for its participants. It enables the curator to fuse a purposeful problem with her/his/their expertise into a time-bound event for students and young professionals globally.
Why to become a curator?
We believe designers can do magic if introduced to the right problems
As a curator at UNI, you empower other designers and the entire creative community to come up with solutions to some of the most challenging problems in the world identified by you. We invite you to bring out these purpose-driven design problems which can bring a colossal change to how we designers work in general and bring change for the betterment of the society.
Identify the problem
We encourage our curators to identify real life issues which can be solved through design intervention
Describe a way forward
Explain the problem in detail and provide all the necessary information needed for someone to work on that issue.
Inspire fellow designers
Launch the brief on UNI and help us spread the word in your groups and communities.
Timeline for Curation
A good brief takes 20-30 hrs on an average spread over 3 weeks. However there’s no time limit and you can work at your own pace. We recommend spending a fair share of time doing background research to have strong narrative.
Assistance for Curation
We assist in all way along the curation process. From helping you getting started to shaping your ideas to reaching the end goal of launching, we’ve got your back. Whether it is regarding
– Finding suitable site for the problem.
– Creating additional resources.
– Spreading the word
we are there to help you out.
Remuneration for Curation
We offer 6% of the registration fee/sponsorship amount to our curators at the end of every quarter as remuneration. In the past curators have earned up to 750 USD as a curator of a single challenge and an average of ~400 USD.
Most frequently asked questions and answers
We expect our curators to be proficient in their field of expertise. For that, we look for 4-5 years of working experience in that field. However that isn’t a fixed number and we make exceptions on case to case basis depending on your qualification level and command over subject.
Some of the competitions on UNI are curated by internal editorial team. Apart from that competitions are also organized by businesses and institutions. In both these cases, name of curators is not displayed on website.
You can choose any topic as long as it does not goes against human values like an asylum or a slaughter-house. Even in those cases, special exception is made based on intent of narrative. UNI reserves the right to accept or reject any topic based on platform guidelines.
Curators receive 6-10% of the total earnings in a competition through registration fees depending upon the level of engagement. In past, curators have received as much as $2000+ for a single competition. The average earning is around $400.
We host webinars on Zoom or Instagram. A recorded version is made available for everyone on our platform through YouTube. The webinar is generally scheduled after 1 month of the launch of the competition.