Apply for the Youth To The Front Fund Grant of up to $20,000. The fund supports creatives and collectives in visual arts, performance arts, music, writing and literary arts, and creative changemaking sectors who fight against systemic racism, inequality, inequity, and injustice. YTTFF believes in a global family and encourages applications from all countries.
Youth To The Front Fund 2023: Uplifting and Supporting Creatives Fighting Systemic Injustice
Since its inception in 2020, Youth To The Front Fund has witnessed the power of creativity in driving change. In 2023, the mission of the fund is expanding to uplift, support, and fund artist collectives, cultural storytellers, and creative organizers who use their voice and art to address systemic injustice and shift narratives in local and global communities.
Who Can Apply:
The fund believes that structural inequality is a systemic challenge experienced across geographic borders and invites its global family to apply, regardless of their country of residence.
The call is for creatives and collectives in the visual arts, performance arts, music, writing and literary arts, and creative changemaking sectors who are fighting systemic racism, inequality, inequity, and injustice.
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Pillars of Approach
The fund seeks to provide funding and resources for exhibitions, bold movements, and program initiatives addressing systemic inequalities. The focus of projects should be on civics and community engagement, education equity, and climate, arts, and social justice.
Goals of the Fund
The fund aims to cultivate a community of creative organizers and cultural storytellers while supporting creatives and collectives through cross-networking and collaborations with critical thought partners in arts and social justice.
Application and Eligibility – Youth To The Front Fund 2023
Applications are open until May 18, 2023, at 11:59 PM EST. Eligible applicants include BIPOC or BIPOC-ally creatives or collectives under 30 years old who are fighting systemic injustice.
The fund encourages allyship and invites non-BIPOC individuals who demonstrate solidarity and allyship with BIPOC communities to apply.
Each call has a specific grant amount range, and applicants from any country can apply.
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The review process takes 8-10 weeks from the main application submission.
Applicants over 30 years old do not qualify, and a collective is defined as a mission-driven group coming together to disrupt unjust systems, reimagine the world, and mobilize local and global communities towards a liberated humanity.
Youth To The Front Fund 2023 aims to uplift and support creatives fighting systemic injustice in their communities. The fund’s mission is to cultivate a community of creative organizers and cultural storytellers while providing funding and resources to programs that address systemic inequalities.
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