Cultural Survival is pleased to announce a call for proposals for the Community Media Indigenous Youth Fellowship Project that will support young Indigenous individuals in their efforts to build their capacity as radio broadcasters and journalists through specific trainings, community radio visits or exchanges, radio production, conference attendance, and other identified education and training opportunities.
*The first phase of proposals is the submission of concept letter, audio or video recording detailing the conception of the project. The letter should be limited to one page and the recording should not exceed three minutes. If chosen, the coordinator will be in touch to request additional information. The concept proposal application is designed to be accessible to individuals with different capacities.
The concept proposal, audio recording, or video shall include:
1. Applicant’s name, age and a brief explanation of the mission and vision of your community radio.
2. Length of time volunteering at your community radio.
3. Tell us about your project.
4. What type of support are you requesting?
5. How will you report on the project if the application is successful?
6. How is your project related to your long term goals in community media and/or your goals for your community radio?
7. Provide a budget in your local currency.
Requirements for eligibility:
- Indigenous youth between the ages of 14 to 25
- Internet accessibility and other form of communication to creatively collaborate with other fellows and to be able to participate in conference/skype calls.
- Commitment and keenness to learn about technology, program development, the work of other community radios, and international Indigenous rights advocacy
- Applicants must be able to work and travel independently and be responsible for implementing their proposed projects. Project can be submitted individually or as group of youth from community radio.
- Applicants must reside in Mexico, Peru, Bolivia, Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, South Africa, or Nepal
- Preference will be given to youth working at community radios that have completed projects with Cultural Survival and will have the opportunity to shadow a Cultural Survival staff in relation to their project mandate
- Project budget must be within $4, 000 US Dollars
Please send you concept letter, audio, or video application to:
Projects will be selected based on their creative expression, sustainability, vision, and content towards Indigenous rights. The projects are to be completed in a period of 8-10 months and must demonstrate measurable and concrete results of how the radio’s capacity and impact has advanced.
The application process will be open until JANUARY 15, 2018.