Adobe Youth Voices teachers in South Africa – would you like to grow a media project through a financial mini-grant?


Do you need some financial assistance with a project that you are facilitating?


What is this about?

In order to both support youth media making broadly in iEARN and build on the experiences of educators and students from AdobeYouthVoices, iEARN-USA is announcing an iEARN ProjectsProduction and Exhibition Mini-GrantsProgram open to the entire network.

Any iEARN participants who are facilitating an iEARN project or who are participating in an iEARN project and would like to support a production and/or exhibition component of the project are eligible to apply. The goal of the AYV mini-grants program is to maximize the reach and impact of youth-made media in iEARN and to celebrate young people’s collaborative project outcomes – not just the work of a single student or class, but the collective efforts of young people around the world who are working in a project. iEARN participants can apply for small grants, ranging from $300 – $1250,to support their media project work.



What are examples of eligible activities? 

Example media production and
exhibition activities eligible for
AYV Mini Grants might include:

  • Anthology of creative writing
    (poetry, fiction, etc.) 
  • Collaborative
    newspaper/journal/magazine 
  • Photography/art exhibition 
  • Comic/animations 
  • Video festival 
  • Joint song or music video 
  • Graphic design challenge

What is the timeline for the mini grant application and media activities?

  • November 14, 2015 Application Deadline 
  • November 30, 2015 Application Review and Selection 
  • December 4, 2015 Announcement of mini grant recipients 
  • December 2015 – June 2016 Media project production and
    exhibition activities 
  • June/July 2015 iEARN Project Showcase – both online
    and at the 2016 iEARN Conference
    and Youth Summit in Pune, India 

Who can apply?
This program is open to all in iEARN, not just those who have been involved in Adobe Youth Voices to date. Educators and youth who have been participating in Adobe Youth Voices are encouraged to apply as part of existing iEARN projects, or are welcome to propose new project activities in iEARN that relate to their earlier Adobe Youth Voices activities. If applying for a mini-grant as part of a new project activity, applicants are encouraged to follow the standard process of proposing a new project idea in iEARN. (see the introduction of the iEARN Project Book for tips on starting a new project in iEARN – http://iearn.org/iearn-project-book )



What are the selection criteria?

iEARN Projects Production and
Exhibition Mini-Grants will be
selected on the following criteria:

  • The media production and
    exhibition activities must relate to
    a new or existing iEARN project
    that is open to the network. 
  • The proposed activities must
    have a youth media focus and
    must have a product that can be
    presented or shared with the
    iEARN community. 
  • Proposed activities must include
    the collective work participants
    across different schools, classes,
    and/or countries

How to apply

iEARN participants interested in
applying for the iEARN Projects
Production and Exhibition Mini Grants
should prepare the following
information and submit an
application using the link below:

  • Description of the media project
    production or exhibition activity and
    related iEARN project.
  • Goals and intended outcomes of
    the project. 
  • Description and timeline of
    collaborative activities for the
    project. 
  • Budget description. 
  • Short recommendation letter from
    iEARN Country Coordinator 
  • Short recommendation letter from
    iEARN Project Facilitator (if applicant
    is not the facilitator). 

Visit http://iearn.wufoo.com/forms/adobe-youth-voicesmini-grants-for-iearn/

If you are interested please contact omashani@schoolnet.org.za for more information. 

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