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 email@example.com.
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
Check out Middbeat’s lovely article covering the lead up to our spring 2013 All Tenant Showcase!
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.