*The ChangeUp program is currently closed for 2016 and will re-open in Spring 2017. If you have any questions about Inspirit's granting programs, please feel free to contact us.
ChangeUp grants create opportunities for young people aged 18 to 34 to initiate creative solutions-based projects that address issues of discrimination and prejudice in their local communities. While we place an emphasis on media and arts for change projects, we welcome a wide-range of exploratory ideas, which will open minds and shift attitudes that perpetuate prejudice and exclusion based on ethnicity, race, or religion.
Example projects may include:
- A digital media project challenging stereotypes about Muslim women through the sharing of personal stories, mixed-media portraits, and online conversation circles
- A film and discussion series featuring a diverse range of local media makers exploring spirituality and social change
- Indigenous and non-Indigenous media makers leading virtual mapping workshops uncovering Indigenous landmarks and place-based stories
- A local human library series that brings together people from different cultural backgrounds to learn about each other and challenge prevailing stereotypes
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Media and Arts Impact Grants
The Media and Arts Impact Grants support media and arts initiatives that promote inclusion and pluralism or challenge discrimination and exclusion. The aim of this fund is to open minds and shift attitudes that perpetuate prejudice and exclusion based on ethnicity, race and religion, and to build good relations between diverse groups or communities.
To begin the application process, please complete an Expression of Interest through the link below. The next round of granting decisions will be made in Spring 2017. As always, please feel free to contact us with your questions and/or ideas.
Media and Arts Impact Grants Guidelines
Expression of Interest
Pour commencer le processus de demande, veuillez remplir une Déclaration d'intérêt. La prochaine ronde de décisions de subventions est au printemps 2017. Comme toujours, n’hésitez pas à nous soumettre vos questions et vos idées.
Please note: This opportunity is now closed and we are no longer accepting applications.
2016 Story Money Impact Scholarship Opportunity
We are pleased to partner with Media That Matters once again for the Story Money Impact conference. Inspirit is offering four scholarships for young media makers aged 18-34 to be part of an intimate, co-creative experience at the beautiful Hollyhock Institute on Cortes Island, B.C on June 1-5, 2016.
Participants will spend five days with other innovative leaders in the issue-driven media field learning about best practices in documentary filmmaking, digital content creation, and independent journalism, while exploring new partnerships in storytelling, financing, and distribution to deepen their impact.
The scholarships will cover conference registration, travel from Vancouver to the Hollyhock Institute, dorm-style accommodations and meals during the conference. We are also offering a travel bursary of up to $800 for participants from outside B.C.