Project Phases and Schedule
Phase 1: Call for proposals
CUP seeks submissions from community and advocacy organizations. Applicants submit their ideas for poster topics, constituency to be reached, and distribution plans.
CUP seeks submissions from designers interested in explaining complex public policy issues with unique visual solutions.
Phase 2: Jury meets
The jury will select designers and advocates, creating four teams that will collaborate with CUP to produce the next issues of Making Policy Public in 2017.
Phase 3: Collaborate
Each team engages in an eight- to ten-month collaborative design process. CUP provides project management, art direction, and editing; covers production costs; and helps staff each project with additional support as needed. CUP helps to create accessible visuals and language to meet the project needs. We ask that advocacy groups provide access to their constituents to provide feedback during the design process.
Phase 4: Publish and disseminate
Each publication is both an educational tool and a showcase for innovative design. The majority of the print run is distributed by the partnering organization for free to its target constituents, with some additional copies distributed by CUP through bookstores and CUP's websites.