As Part of NDN Collective’s Mission to Defend, Develop and Decolonize, Radical Imagination Artists and Culture Bearers Will:
Through artistic creativity, the hearts and minds of each artist will bring forward the new vision and new normal for just and equitable behaviors and structures, so that the dimensions of structural racism (culturally, historically, institutionally, politically and ideologically) are dismantled and a better world is rebuilt and assembled. NDN Collective is unapologetically NDN. They believe in the power, the creativity, the audacity and the commitment of artists, culture bearers and designers to create and imagine new paths, new futures, and new worlds.
NDN invites Indigenous artists to imagine, design and create projects that propose solutions to the most intractable societal problems. Whether it be protecting the health and wellbeing of communities from the COVID-19 Pandemic, clean water, earth-centered economies, Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women, renewable energy or sustainable agriculture, or law enforcement reforms, applicants are invited to use their art and the Radical Imagination Artist grant as a platform to amplify their work as a viable solution.
Artists may propose a one year budget that includes a living stipend, as well as support for the supplies and equipment necessary to publicly amplify the work and develop a community messaging platform. 12% of funds must also support artist self-care, health and well-being.