Apply NOW for Spring 2014!

CLICK HERE TO APPLY!!

Here at OSM headquarters, we’ve been working hard (again!) to make everything awesome. We have just welcomed new members Ben, Sammi, and Felix to the OSM Board, and we are looking forward to an epic semester with you and all of your creativity!

There are some updates you should know about: the application is designed so that your answers are short and concise. We just want to know how fantastic your project is and make sure you don’t want to play with fire or sleep there overnight! The application deadline is Sunday, February 23.  We want all of our tenants having an opportunity to start their projects as quickly as possible so that there’s plenty of time during the semester to do spectacularly amazing work. Don’t hesitate: IT ONLY TAKES A FEW MINUTES!

CLICK HERE TO APPLY!!

Applications for Fall 2013

Apply Now

Here at OSM headquarters, we’ve been working hard to make everything awesome. From a new application to a more efficient e-mail system, we are looking forward to an epic semester with you.

There are some updates you should know about: the application is designed so that your answers are short and concise. We just want to know how fantastic your project is and ensure you won’t release rabid cats into the air vents. The application deadline is Friday, September 13th, the end of the first week of classes. We want all of our tenants having an opportunity to start their projects as quickly as possible so that there’s plenty of time during the semester to do spectacularly amazing work.

Click here to start the application!

As always, let us know if you have any questions or concerns at oldstonemill@middlebury.edu.

 

 

OSM Final Showcase Video

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Via Middlebury Magazine -

What’s Happening at Old Stone Mill

by Stephen Diehl and Blair Kloman

It may boast a stoic and traditional exterior, but behind the doors of Old Stone Mill, all kinds of crazy things are happening. Crickets are a nutritional snack, origami makes great jewelry, and ten strangers get together monthly for a dinner party.

Based on the premise that students need space to explore their ideas, the OSM, as it’s known, is a hub of student-driven activity. Interested students can present their non-academic and self-designed project ideas to the all-student board, who then select tenants for each semester.

Middmag went to OSM’s fall showcase and met up with some of the current tenants, including an app developer, a clothes designer, a group opening a beauty salon for women of color, and many other creative and ambitious young folks.

- See more at: http://sites.middlebury.edu/middmag/2012/12/06/whats-happening-at-old-stone-mill/#sthash.80T1QtlZ.dpuf

 

The Real Financial Crisis

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Funding has recently become a tricky process because the number of tenants is growing; the amount of requested funds is therefore increasing. With a small yearly budget this is a mounting challenge. OSM funding is micro-philanthropy, with small grants meant to jump-start a tenant’s project.

But don’t worry there are also many other sources of funding both on and off campus for your projects. OSM Board Member Jake has created a detailed list of these sources in a PDF that you can access here.