Cultural Survival is currently seeking proposals for its 2018 Community Media Indigenous Youth Fellowship Project to 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.
This project will provide fellowships to six Indigenous youth broadcasters between the ages of 16 -26 who are committed and eager to learn about technology, program development, the work of other community radios, and international Indigenous rights advocacy. Fellowships will be limited to $4,000 US Dollars per fellow, including project expenses and stipend. Fellowship periods range from 8-10 months from the award date. Preference will be given to applicants associated with current or recent Cultural Survival Community Media Grants Project grantees. Applicants must be able to work and travel independently and be responsible for implementing their proposed projects. Fellows will be paired with a Cultural Survival staff member with relevant expertise who will provide mentorship and support throughout the fellowship.
In providing support, the Community Media Indigenous Youth Fellowship Project is guided by the following priorities:
- Responding to the needs of youth in the community, particularly young women and youth leaders.
- Building capacity in media, journalism, radio production, advocacy skills, audiovisual techniques, and regional networking.
- eg: Fellows may participate in trainings or courses at local or regional universities or with other agencies relevant to the fellowship.
- Development of radio content on topics related to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), decolonized history of Indigenous Peoples, protection of lands and resources, Indigenous women’s rights, Indigenous youth issues, cultural and ancestral heritage, national legislation affecting Indigenous Peoples’ rights.
- Fellows may participate in an international forum such as the UN Permanent Forum on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples with the purpose of bringing their communities’ concerns to the international stage and learning about how these mechanisms work and contribute to Cultural Survival work at the United Nations.
- Developing training, workshop facilitation, program development, institutional development, and hands on experience to successfully represent the voices of their communities and bring awareness of local issues to global conversations in relation to indigenous youth.
- eg: Fellows may learn how to use and access Free Software program to create an online radio programming to amplify the local issue to an online global platform.
- Indigenous youth between the ages of 16 to 26.
- 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 one of the following countries: Mexico, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Bolivia, Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, South Africa and 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.
How to Apply
Applicants should send their concept letter, audio, or video application at the address given on the website.
Deadline: 1 October 2018
For more information, please visit Community Media Indigenous Youth Fellowship.