Pop Culture Collaborative Offers Rapid Response Grants for Immediate Social Justice Goals

The Pop Culture Collaborative, a nonprofit organization dedicated to catalyzing just and authentic narratives about people of color, Muslims, immigrants, and refugees through entertainment and mass media, is accepting applications for Rapid Response grants.

The Pop Culture Collaborative represents an innovative hub for high impact partnerships and grants designed to help organizations and individuals leverage the reach and power of pop culture for social justice goals. Their 'Pop Up' Rapid Response Grants are designed to support a short-term project developed in connection to a recent or upcoming acute political or cultural time hook, and must be intended to reach an audience of more than a million people or engage artists, producers, and/or organizers that do so. Funded projects must impact, support, or connect with at least one of these community groups: people of color, immigrants, refugees, or Muslims. They can work to support initiatives that build movements, drive campaigns, produce stories, and leverage mass media and entertainment media to drive positive narrative and social change in popular culture. Examples of funded projects include public events and private retreats; tool and resource prototypes; network and partnership building; story, narrative, and strategy design process; and creative content including short film/video, concerts, music recordings, etc. Grants range from $5,000 to $30,000. Requests may be submitted at any time by nonprofit organizations, for-profit organizations, and individuals with fiscal sponsorship. Visit the Collaborative's website to learn more about the Pop Up Rapid Response Grants program.

Eligible applicants are individuals and organizations working to build movements, drive campaigns, produce stories, and leverage media and entertainment media to drive positive narratives and social change in popular culture.

See the Pop Culture Collaborative website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

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Deadline: October 15, 2018