We live in a media landscape dominated by the voices and stories of a privileged few. Even in this age of social media, we still learn most of what we know through filters and pundits, experts and academics, politicians and editorialists.
What voices are not being heard?
We want to help correct this imbalance by using the Cowbird ( www.cowbird.com http://goticketsnow.com/archives/9484 ) storytelling platform to amplify unheard, marginalized voices from around the world — in their own words, sounds and images.
That’s where you come in.
The work of grant recipients will be part journalism, part facilitation and part community organizing. Grantees will work closely with a community to:
– Help people share their stories on Cowbird.
– Host training and multimedia workshops.
– Build relationships with community leaders.
– Create a collection of their stories on Cowbird.
– Write a narrative overview for the collection that tells its backstory, weaves together its themes, and gives readers vivid places to start exploring.
Applications are being accepted from now through midnight, May 10th. Once the grant is awarded, recipients will be expected to facilitate the posting of between 20-30 pieces to Cowbird within 3 months. We will announce the grants on or before June 1st.
To apply, please send your resume and one professional reference to [email protected] and complete the questions below: