Deadline: April 28, 2023
Applications for the Cultural Survival Indigenous Youth Fellowship 2023 are now open. Cultural Survival’s Indigenous Youth Fellowship Project supports young Indigenous leaders between the ages of 17-28 in creating and disseminating knowledge through creative ways and critical thinking.
It is an opportunity to build capacities in Indigenous rights, Indigenous languages, cultures, and Traditional Knowledge. Fellows work to represent the voices of their communities and bring awareness of local issues to global conversations through their proposed projects while strengthening their cultural identities and leadership.
Indigenous Youth Fellows are individuals or groups of young people willing to take action in response to the threat of irresponsible and harmful mining activities in their communities or to raise awareness about the need for more circular economies that will positively impact the livelihoods of Indigenous communities, the environment, and biological diversity.
Areas of Work
Proposals for creative projects will be accepted in the following categories:
- Advocacy: campaigns and messaging.
- Writing: journalism, storytelling, investigative reporting, community research, articles.
- Capacity Building: trainings and workshops, gatherings, and exchanges.
- Media and arts: audiovisuals, photography, film, documentaries, radio, podcasts, graphic illustrations, murals, paintings.
- The amount available for each fellowship is between $2,500 – $6,000 USD.
- Individuals: Indigenous youth from 17-28 years old; or Collective: Group of Indigenous youth between 17-28 years old.
- Applicants must reside in Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, Peru, Panama, United States, Canada, Australia, DRC, Uganda, Venezuela, Indonesia, Sweden, Finland, Greenland and Norway.
- Must have access to the internet and other forms of communication to collaborate creatively with other fellows, the CS team, and to be able to participate in video conferences.
- Past Cultural Survival Fellows are not eligible to apply.
The deadline to apply is April 28, 2023.
For more information, visit Indigenous Youth Fellowship.