grants

STORYTELLING ENTREPRENEURS (grant, July 21) by Bear Guerra

Via Solutions Journalism:

The Solutions Journalism Network is seeking pitches from entrepreneurs interested in (or already) leading a solutions journalism-oriented project in their community.

The LEDE Fellowship is an opportunity for entrepreneurs leading solutions journalism projects to connect and learn from each other, and accelerate the spread of solutions journalism, creating both local impact and seeding national conversations.

The goal is to channel the energy and enthusiasm we’ve seen from members around the world into something with great potential for impact on the local journalism ecosystem and to build cohorts of champions around the world leading SJ projects. Successful projects will:

LEVERAGE the network: Projects should harness the expertise and resources of other journalists, be they from your community or others who are experts in the issue your project will take on.

ENGAGE the community: Fellows should not only connect, support, and/or celebrate journalists doing solutions journalism, but should also engage the community that the journalism informs.

DISSEMINATE the knowledge: Projects must directly produce (or catalyze the production of) more solutions journalism. We also encourage fellows to share learnings and best practices among one another and with the broader SJN network.

ELEVATE what — or who — is missing: Whether it’s amplifying marginalized voices or telling stories that mainstream media otherwise misses, successful projects will help to tell the whole story about what’s working.”

DEADLINE: July 21.

https://thewholestory.solutionsjournalism.org/introducing-the-lede-fellowship-154903c8a4f5


BROOKLYN-BASED ARTISTS AND ARTIST COLLECTIVES (grants, September 19) by Bear Guerra

Via Brooklyn Arts Council:

“Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC) is pleased to announce summer Info Sessions for our 2020 Community Arts Grants! Artists, collectives, and nonprofit organizations are invited to apply for up to $5,000 to support artistic or cultural projects taking place across Brooklyn in 2020. Community Arts Grants consist of the Brooklyn Arts Fund, Local Arts Support, and the Charlene Victor & Ella J. Weiss Cultural Entrepreneur Fund.”

DEADLINE: September 19.

http://www.brooklynartscouncil.org/documents/2522

ARTISTS WITH DISABILITIES (grants) by Bear Guerra

Via The Awesome Foundation:

“Launched in April 2017, Awesome Disability is an independent chapter of the Awesome Foundation, a global community that provides micro-grants with no strings attached. The trustees of Awesome Disability are people with disabilities who support ideas and projects in our community. Submissions are accepted between the 1st and the 15th of every month.”

https://www.awesomefoundation.org/en/chapters/disability

NEWS ORGANIZATIONS SEEKING INVESTIGATIVE SUPPORT (grant, July 15) by Bear Guerra

Via PBS Frontline:

“For FRONTLINE, the PBS investigative series, the Local Journalism Project has two goals. The first is to help strengthen local reporting by supporting the kind of deep investigations that have positive impacts on communities. The second is to find new, under-covered stories that FRONTLINE can bring to a national audience on our PBS broadcast and digital platform.

The Local Journalism Project is being funded by a $3 million grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and a $1 million grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. It will be housed at WGBH Boston.

As of June 1, FRONTLINE is accepting project proposals from local news organizations. During each of the next four years, the series will select four or five projects annually on the basis of the strength of the proposed investigation, the geographic diversity of the news organizations and need for outside support to complete reporting and tell the full story.”

DEADLINE: July 15.

https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/announcement/frontline-local-journalism-project/

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PUBLIC ARTISTS INTERESTED IN PLACEMAKING (grant) by Bear Guerra

Via National Consortium for Creative Placemaking:

“Do you know someone who should go to the 2019 Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit in Los Angeles June 20-22? Encourage them to apply for our rolling, partial scholarship worth $200, which will allow them to attend the entire three-day event. Applications will be awarded based on merrit on a first-come, first-served basis. To apply they will need to send a brief paragraph to andrea@cpcommunities.org Leadership summits help connect artists, arts administrators, planners, architects, designers, community and economic development professionals, and grantmakers. The National Consortium for Creative Placemaking (NCCP) is producing the Summit with ArtPlace America and the Levitt Foundation.”

https://www.cpcommunities.org/blog/scholarships-to-pacific-summit?utm_campaign=e8e0f6d5-6d1c-4a06-81ca-87d0e8f6e03a&utm_source=so

ENVIRONMENTAL REPORTERS (grants) by Bear Guerra

Via Society of Environmental Journalists:

“The Society of Environmental Journalists is now accepting proposals for story grants on biodiversity. 

Grants up to $5,000 will be awarded in July 2019 to underwrite coverage of biodiversity issues and challenges facing communities around the world. As policymakers prepare for the 2020 Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, the need to increase public understanding of biodiversity, protected areas, community-based conservation, and international policies is pressing.”

DEADLINE: May 15.

https://www.sej.org/initiatives/fej-program-guidelines

NON-FICTION FILMMAKERS (grants) by Bear Guerra

Via Independent Filmmaker Project:

“The IFP/HBO New True Stories Funding Initiative supports multi-format non-fiction storytellers who are in the early stages of development of new work, or who are bringing new work from non-traditional formats – such as print, audio/podcast, and digital – to a visual format. The Initiative supports a wide range of genres from emerging and experienced makers seeking to bring inspired non-fiction work visually to life via short form, feature length and serialized content. Grants will typically range from $10,000 – $30,000, depending on the scale and scope of the project.

Projects on the arts, humanities, contemporary societal and political issues, and personal documentaries with approaches that range from traditional and character-driven narratives or journalistic perspectives to those more adventurous, creatively risky and formally challenging will all be considered. The key element to supported projects will be that they are stories worth telling from compelling, distinctive and fresh points of view.

Initial grants will most often be used for research, treatment and narrative development, securing access, initial shooting and the production of work samples, trailers, etc. A grant from the fund would usually be the “first money in” from an outside source, though in some cases it could be a supplement to another initial small grant. The opportunity will exist for select grantees to receive follow-up grants for additional development. Projects considered for this grant should not have funding in place from any broadcast or digital platforms or any other US distribution entity. Projects receiving grants under this Initiative will be offered to HBO on a “first-look” basis, giving HBO the first opportunity to make an offer to develop them further.”

https://www.ifp.org/about/hbo-true-story-development-fund/#.WzqEtRJKgWp

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FEMALE & NON-BINARY DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHERS (grants) by Bear Guerra

Via Women Photograph:

“Female, female-identifying and non-binary documentary photographers of any nationality can apply for grants.

Women PhotographGetty Images and Nikon are offering documentary grants to emerging visual journalists.

Grants, which vary from US$5,000 to US$10,000, can support either new or in-progress documentary projects.

Applicants are invited to submit a photo story, rather than singles, as part of the application. Multimedia projects are welcome.”

DEADLINE: May 15.

https://www.womenphotograph.com/grants-2019

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ASPIRING & ESTABLISHED DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKERS (grants) by Bear Guerra

Via Filmmakers Without Borders:

Filmmakers Without Borders provides grants for narrative, documentary, experimental and new media projects in various stages of production.

Grant amounts range from U$100 to U$5,000 and can cover development, production, post-production and film festival applications.

Applicants must submit a variety of materials including a project proposal and a video essay.”

DEADLINE: June 1.

http://filmmakerswithoutborders.org/grants/

DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKERS (grants) by Bear Guerra

Via IDA:

“IDA Enterprise Documentary Fund Production Grant supports feature-length documentary films taking on in-depth explorations of original, contemporary stories and integrating journalistic practice into the filmmaking process. We are now accepting applications from projects that employ US citizen /permanent resident director or producer. Subject may be domestic or international. The grant covers production costs including staff, crew, travel, gear rental and office expenses.”

DEADLINE: April 28.

https://www.documentary.org/enterprise-documentary-fund/production-grant-application-guidelines

FREELANCE ENVIRONMENTAL JOURNALISTS (grants) by Bear Guerra

Via Society for Environmental Journalists:

“The Society of Environmental Journalists is now accepting proposals for story grants on biodiversity.

Grants up to $5,000 will be awarded in July 2019 to underwrite coverage of biodiversity issues and challenges facing communities around the world. As policymakers prepare for the 2020 Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, the need to increase public understanding of biodiversity, protected areas, community-based conservation and international policies is pressing.”

DEADLINE: May 15.

https://www.sej.org/initiatives/fund-for-environmental-journalism

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