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Grants to USA, Canada, and Mexico Indigenous Artists and Culture Bearers for Social Justice Projects

Radical Imagination Grant

GrantWatch ID# 202337

Funding Source
Array ( [0] => American Samoa (USA); [1] => Guam (USA); [2] => Puerto Rico (USA); [3] => Virgin Islands (USA); [4] => Northern Mariana Islands (USA); )

Geographic Focus
USA Territories: American Samoa (USA);   Guam (USA);   Puerto Rico (USA);   Virgin Islands (USA);   Northern Mariana Islands (USA);
Canada:Alberta;   British Columbia;   Manitoba;   New Brunswick;   Newfoundland and Labrador;   Northwest Territories;   Nova Scotia;   Nunavut;   Ontario;   Prince Edward Island;   Quebec;   Saskatchewan;   Yukon;

Important Dates
Deadline: 03/21/23 Save

Grant Description
Grants of $50,000 to USA, Canada, and Mexico indigenous artists and culture bearers for social justice projects. Interested applicants must complete required registrations prior to submitting an application. Applicants of all mediums, traditions, and genres are invited to apply. Artists should design, imagine, and create projects proposing solutions to the most intractable societal problems.

As Part of NDN Collective’s Mission to Defend, Develop and Decolonize, Radical Imagination Artists and Culture Bearers Will:

  • Imagine and practice justice within their communities while working to rebuild and assemble a better world
  • Amplify community voices to counter inequitable systems, policies and practices
  • Propose solutions to dismantle structural racism through their art & creativity

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.


Additional Eligibility Criteria
Ten Indigenous artists/culture bearers of all traditions, mediums and genres will be awarded grants.

Pre-Application Information
The Radical Imagination application portal will be open from February 23, 2023 – March 21, 2023.

It is best to register and complete log-in credentials well before the grant deadline on March 21, 2023. Any attempts to register later than 3 p.m. Central Standard Time on March 19, 2023 does not guarantee submission by the 5 p.m. CST deadline on March 21, 2023. Registration ends at 3 p.m. Central Standard Time on March 19, 2023.

Number of Grants
Ten Indigenous artists/culture bearers will be awarded grants

Estimated Size of Grant
Grants of $50,000

Contact Information
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NDN Office: (605) 791-3999

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