The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) Foundation, in partnership with the Interior Design Educators Council Foundation, has announced a call for applications for the 2nd annual IIDA Foundation Diversity Award. This award recognizes and celebrates an educator who is actively advancing diversity in the Interior Design industry. The recipient will receive $5,000 on behalf of the IIDA Foundation.
"Educators are in a unique position to advance diversity-in every sense of the word-by guiding and motivating the next generation of interior designers to push boundaries, question the status quo, and spur change and growth in our profession," commented Cheryl S. Durst, Hon. FIIDA, LEED AP, Executive Vice President and CEO of IIDA. "By honoring an educator representative of a diverse background who is dedicated to advancing these principles, we hope to highlight these extraordinary contributions."
To apply, a candidate must be a full-time educator, a member of IDEC, and representative of a diverse background with any of the following: race, ethnicity, gender, physical ability, disability, and/or sexual orientation. In addition, candidates must be available to accept the award at the IDEC Annual Conference, March 7-10, 2018, in Boston.
The deadline for applications is October 27, 2017.
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