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Native Youth Media Project

Organisation: Vision Maker Media

Status: Open

  • Grant
  • Advocacy & Development
  • Environmental journalism

Funding Size: Up to $25,000

Deadline: 30/06/2024

  • Eligibility Criteria
    – Eligible communities or organisations must have a sustainable youth program of 2+ years;
    – All completed projects should be in an exhibitable digital format and archived in the highest quality available to the original medium with little to no media or file compression;
    – Eligible communities or organisations must reside in the U.S.;
    – Eligible communities or organisations should meet Vision Maker Media’s mission of empowering and engaging Native people to share stories;
    – The call for Native Youth Media Project partners is directed towards existing Native youth programs of 2-years or more, working with youth ages 15-24 years, in Native organisations and communities;
  • Type of Funding: Programmatic
  • Target Region: United States
  • Application Language: English

The Vision Maker Media’s Native Youth Media Project is now open for applications.

Storytelling remains a primary source of educating each other. Native American youth are the future, and like the elders, it will be incumbent upon them to eventually learn, protect, practice, maintain and in some cases revitalise Native cultural knowledge, science, and wisdom. Vision Maker Media’s Native Youth Media Project works in partnership with Native youth organisations to mentor and train Native youth in storytelling skill sets for short-format media.

This partnership between Vision Maker Media and Native organisations and communities will work together to strengthen Native youth’s story development for short-format media. Youth may produce short-format videos around such topics as science, health & wellness, climate & environment, education, art, culture, history, language, and empowerment. Finished videos are expected to be shared in a community engagement activity that is determined by the partner organisation.

  • Communities or organisations with a youth program of less than 3 years.
  • Industrial or promotional films and videos.
  • Student productions of any sort, such as thesis films.
  • Communities or organisations that reside outside of the United States.
Funding Information

Vision Maker Media is accepting applications with up to $25,000 in funding support from Vision Maker Media for existing Native American youth programs.

See here to learn more and apply.

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