10 Indigenous artists/culture bearers of all traditions, mediums and genres will be awarded grants of $50,000.
The Radical Imagination application process is now closed for .
We expect to share more about the next grant application cycle in early [March 2023].
Please check back around that time.
Embrace the Radical. Give breath to your imagination.
A whole story begins with one word. Words are the roots that bear the fruit of deeper meaning, messages and significance. Our Indigenous languages are embedded with such deep meaning-conveyed through each word. As Indigenous people, we share another common, yet foreign language. It too has its own way of conveying meaning and its own roots. ‘Radical’ may mean many things to many people, but its essence and its core requires us to get to the root of things. We’re now calling on those committed to getting to the root of things. To embrace the radical and give breath to your imagination.
As part of NDN Collective’s mission to Defend, Develop and Decolonize, Radical Imagination Artists and Culture Bearers will:
Imagine and practice justice within their communities while working to rebuild and assemble a better world
Amplify community voices to counter inequitable systems, policies and practices
Propose solutions to dismantle structural racism through their art & creativity
Through artistic creativity, the hearts and minds of each artist will bring forward the new vision and new normal for just and equitable behaviors and structures, so that the dimensions of structural racism (culturally, historically, institutionally, politically and ideologically) are dismantled and a better world is rebuilt and assembled. As NDN Collective, we are unapologetically NDN. We believe in the power, the creativity, the audacity and the commitment of artists, culture bearers and designers to create and imagine new paths, new futures, and new worlds.
We invite you as Indigenous artists to imagine, design and create projects that propose solutions to our most intractable societal problems. Whether it be protecting the health and wellbeing of communities from the COVID-19 Pandemic, clean water, earth-centered economies, Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women, renewable energy or sustainable agriculture, or law enforcement reforms, we invite you to use your art and the Radical Imagination Artist grant as a platform to amplify your work as a viable solution.
Applicants must meet the following requirements:
1. Align with NDN Collective’s mission to build the collective power of Indigenous peoples, communities, and nations to exercise our inherent right to self-determination, while fostering a world that is built on foundation of justice and equity for all people and the planet.
2. Identify as an Indigenous person whose ancestry comes from the original people of what is now known as Canada, the United States (including American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands), and Mexico.
3. At least18 years of age by the time the Fellowship begins.
Ten Indigenous artists/culture bearers of all traditions, mediums and genres will be awarded grants of $50,000. Artists may propose a one year budget that includes a living stipend, as well as support for the supplies and equipment necessary to publicly amplify the work and develop a community messaging platform. 12% of funds must also support artist self-care, health and well-being. Grant funds are considered taxable income and artists will be responsible for managing related income tax related standards. Artists must report and share their creative progress on a quarterly basis. Funds will be distributed in accordance with a 12-month work plan and projected budget.
The 2022 Radical Imagination Submission Period is Closed
Please submit your Letter of Interest and samples of your work by April 8th, 2022 AT 5PM CST.
It is best to register and complete log-in credentials before the grant deadline on April 8. Any attempts to register later than 3 p.m. Central Standard Time on April 6, 2022, does not guarantee availability for technical support or submission by the 5 p.m. CST deadline on April 8th.
Applicants must have demonstrated experience in producing or co-designing community art projects, managing funds and willingness to participate in broader community dialogue or participatory research.
Grant Selection Information
Full Grant Applications will be invited in late Spring 2022 based on review of Letters of Interest (LOI). Radical Imagination Artists will be selected in August 2022 with the new cohort of artists beginning September 1, 2022.
Grant Application Link Instructions
The links below will bring you to the grant application portal. Please note that the Fluxx Grants Application portal will show two options:
1) New to the Grants Portal- If you are a first time user, you must register in order to receive log-in credentials to complete the LOI and potentially a grant application. Please allow for up to 2 business days to receive login credentials. Please check your email and spam or junk folders for your log-in credentials before inquiring further.
2) Log-in Now – If you’ve registered in the past for any NDN grant opportunity, please click Log-in Now. You do not need to register again.
- It is best to use a computer or laptop to complete registration, log-in and/or LOI.
- Chrome browser works best with the grant application online system.
- It is best to register and complete log-in credentials well before the grant deadline on April 8, 2022. Any attempts to register later than 3 p.m. Central Standard Time on April 6, 2022, does not guarantee availability for technical support or submission by the 5 p.m. CST deadline on April 8th. Registration ends at 3 p.m. Central Standard Time on April 6, 2022.
The 2022 Radical Imagination Submission Period is Closed
Applicants who are new to our system:
Applicants who already have an account with us:
For More Information:
- General Grant Information: [email protected]
- NDN Office: (605) 791-3999
Grant Purpose & Content