We are thrilled to announce the open call for applications for the 2022 Catalyst for Change (CFC) Fellowship program, in collaboration with National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC). The Fellowship is made possible with significant support from the Surdna Foundation Thriving Cultures Program and focuses on radical imagination as a key component of pursuing racial justice. The award is intended to catalyze community-based and artist produced visions for creative solutions to injustices. It supports Latinx artists and culture workers with the potential to utilize collaborative, community informed process, combined with their artistic practice t o increase civic engagement/activism, thereby creating systemic change through artistic interventions. As a CFC Fellow, artists commit to engaging and using:
- Participatory Action Research (PAR) as a methodology to collaboratively work towards systemic change through relationship building, data gathering/collection, and analysis with members in their communities, and
- Develop an artistic project which creates the conditions required to disrupt systems of oppression.
The application process is as follows:
Stage 1– Open Call – CFC Letter of Interest Form, May 9 – Jun 6, 2022
Interested applicants are invited to submit a CFC Letter of Interest Form which focuses on the applicant’s role in their community and perspective on working with communities on racial justice and equity.
Stage 2– By Invitation Only – 2022 CFC Fellowship Application
Offered by invitation only, select applicants who submitted a CFC Letter of Interest form will be asked to submit a more comprehensive application for the CFC Fellowship.
For full eligibility requirements and application guidelines, please visit the Catalyst for Change (CFC) webpage.
Interested applicants are encouraged to register for a Catalyst for Change (CFC) Live Applicant Support Webinar to learn more.
Thursday, May 19, 2022 from 3:00pm – 4:00pm CST
Thursday, May 26, 2022 from 3:00pm – 4:00pm CST
Register for a Live Applicant Support Webinar. Additional support opportunities are available on the NALAC website.
Photo: Paul S. Flores, NALAC Fund for the Arts Catalyst for Change 2020 Grantee