Deadline: 27 September 2019
Cultural Survival has announced its call for proposals for the 2020 Indigenous Community Media Youth Fellowship that will support Indigenous youth communicators in building their capacity as radio broadcasters and journalists through specific trainings, community radio visits and exchanges, radio production, conference attendance, and other educational opportunities.
This project will provide eight fellowships to Indigenous youth communicators between the ages of 16-26. Fellowships are limited to $2,500 US dollars per fellow within the period range of 8-10 months from the award date.
Preferences is given to current or recent volunteer applicants or radio associates from the Community Media Grants Project. Applicants must be able to work and travel independently and be responsible for implementing their proposed projects.
The fellows will work jointly with a Cultural Survival staff member and a personal local mentor, who will provide support throughout the fellowship process.
Cultural Survival Mission
Cultural Survival advocates for Indigenous Peoples’ rights and supports Indigenous communities’ self-determination, cultures and political resilience, since 1972.
Cultural Survival Vision
Cultural Survival envisions a future that respects and honors Indigenous Peoples’ inherent rights and dynamic cultures, deeply and richly interwoven in lands, languages, spiritual traditions, and artistic expression, rooted in self-determination and self-governance.
Cultural Survival Work
Since 1972, Cultural Survival has partnered with Indigenous communities to advance Indigenous Peoples’ rights and cultures worldwide. The core of their efforts rest on the principles of supporting, amplifying efforts and raising awareness of self-determination for Indigenous communities. Cultural Survival employs a participatory, rights-based approach to their relationships that respects and strengthens Indigenous rights while honoring traditional Indigenous worldviews and lifeways. The programs work to inform, create resources for, support access to information, bolster freedom of expression, and assist Indigenous communities to organize and shape their futures in ways consistent with their traditions, languages, cultures.
- Indigenous youth between the ages of 16 and 26
- Access to internet and other forms of communication to creatively collaborate with other fellows and to participate in video conferences.
- Commitment and motivation to learn about technology, program development, work of other community radios, and the international promotion of Indigenous rights.
- Applicants must be able to work and travel independently and be responsible for implementing their proposed projects. The project can be sent individually or collective group of youth from a community radio.
- Applicants must reside in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia, Peru, Chile, Namibia, Botswana, South Africa or northern India.
- Preference will be given to youth working at community radio stations that have completed projects with Cultural Survival.
- The project budget must be no more than $2,500 US dollars.
- Present a letter of recommendation from either a traditional authority or Indigenous community media authority pertaining to their community.
How to Apply
- The first phase of the proposals requires the submission of a letter, audio or video recording about the idea for a fellowship project. Projects will be selected based on creativity, sustainability, vision and content relevant to promoting the rights of Indigenous Peoples. Projects must be completed in a period of 8 to 10 months and must demonstrate that they can measure how the capacity of the host radio station has increased.
- If the proposal is chosen, the project coordinator will contact the applicant to obtain additional information. The proposal application is designed to be accessible for youth with different abilities.
- Please send concept letter, audio, or video application at the address given on the website.
For more information, please visit https://www.culturalsurvival.org/news/call-proposals-2020-indigenous-community-media-youth-fellowship