Cultural Survival Call for Proposals: 2018 Community Media Grants Project

Deadline: 15 December 2017

Cultural Survival has announced a new call for proposals for Indigenous community radios stations with an aim to strengthen community radio stations at the local and regional levels in their work towards the revitalization of Indigenous cultures, languages, histories, philosophies, rights, the protection of ancestral territories and natural resources, and the promotion of women’s leadership.

Cultural Survival’s Community Media Program partners with Indigenous media producers who are amplifying Indigenous voices on issues that matter to their communities. Radio’s universal and free nature and its ability to access many remote communities makes it a key medium to reach Indigenous audiences. Indigenous-produced programming strengthens Indigenous peoples’ capacity to claim their rights and enables access to essential information and broadcasting in Indigenous languages that ensures widespread understanding and cultural continuity.

Funding Information

The maximum funds available for projects is $8000.00 USD.

Focus Areas

Funds can be solicited for projects focused on one or a combination of the following:

  • Legal processes to access radio frequencies for Indigenous community stations.
  • Institutional development at the radio stations including: strategic planning, development of a board of directors, development of environmental and gender policies, design and implementation of evaluation and monitoring systems.
  • Capacity building in technical skills in radio: production, investigative journalism, maintenance of radio equipment.
  • Evaluation of the radio stations reach and impact in the community.
  • Development of radio content on topics related to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), decolonized history of Indigenous Peoples, protection of lands and resources, Indigenous women’s rights, cultural and ancestral heritage, national legislation affecting Indigenous Peoples’ rights.
  • Radio equipment.
  • Community organizing related to Indigenous Peoples’ rights with radio as the main means to reach the community.

Eligibility Criteria

Indigenous community radio stations from Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Bolivia, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, Nepal, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa are eligible to apply to this round of funding.

How to Apply

Applicants should submit their concept letters or audios via email at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit Call for Proposals.

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