Fund Offers Support for Media Activism
Here is a funding opportunity for projects addressing "international issues" and "corporate accountability" that may be suitable for GPTC groups with strong background in media production (films, videos, radio programs). For a full description of the grant (what it does and does not cover, eligibility, instructions etc) click on the link below and download "Guidelines."
If you are eligible and interested in pursuing this opportunity, contact Essential Action to discuss how we might be able to assist you in your application.
Robeson Fund Offers Support for Media Activism
Deadline: May 15, annually
A program of the Funding Exchange (http://www.fex.org/2.3_grantmakingindex.html), the Paul Robeson Fund supports media activism and grassroots organizing by local, state, national, and international organizations as well as individual media producers. Funding is offered to media artists whose works "reflect and comment upon society's ills while emphasizing the struggles to overcome them."
The Robeson Fund primarily supports pre-production and distribution costs of social issue films and videos, as well as all stages of radio programs. All genres are considered, so long as the program combines intellectual clarity with creative use of the medium in promoting social justice; will reach a broad audience with an organizing component; and can demonstrate how the production will be used for social change organizing. The maximum grant amount is $15,000.
Eligible projects include those addressing censorship and the "cultural wars"; homophobia, heterosexism, and other sexual politics; international issues; racial and gender justice; reproductive rights; homelessness, workers' rights, welfare reform, and other forms of economic injustice; environmental justice; militarism and violence; and corporate and government accountability. Media artists who have little recourse to other funding sources due to the controversial nature of their work, including people of color, women, persons living with disabilities, and/or gay, lesbian, and transgender media artists are encouraged to apply.
See the Funding
Exchange Web site for application guidelines and forms: