RUNNING STRONG FOR AMERICAN INDIAN YOUTH’S DREAMSTARTER CREATIVE GRANT

  • RUNNING STRONG FOR AMERICAN INDIAN YOUTH’S DREAMSTARTER CREATIVE GRANT
    Thank you for your interest in applying to be a Running Strong Dreamstarter Creative! This year, Running Strong will donate up to $25,000 in Dreamstarter Creative (DSC) grants to Native artists who are following their dreams creating and promoting their art!
  • HOW IT WORKS:

    • Native artists and other creatives (graphic designers, beadworkers, seamstresses, painters, illustrators, etc.) can apply for up to $2,500 to create or promote their art.

    • If successful, Dreamstarter Creative grants will be disbursed in 2 ways:

    (1) One disbursements of up to $2,500 made out to the INDIVIDUAL APPLICANT – If grants are made out to the individual creative, we need a W9 with personal information.

    (2) One disbursement of up to $2,500 made out to a partnering NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION – If grants are made to a non-profit organization, we need a W9 from the organization.

    You are to select 1 out of the 4 art prompts listed in the application below. You will use this grant to create a selection of artwork around your chosen art prompt. You may use the grant to attend relevant workshops, purchase needed equipment or materials, but you MUST complete the required art prompt. You will also have the guidance of our staff to help your grant year succeed, including mentorship on your artwork, budgeting or any other help you may need.
  • HOW TO APPLY:

    • Use this online form to apply by the deadlines below. Applicants must use this form.
    • YOU CANNOT SAVE A DRAFT SO PLEASE READ THROUGH THE FORM FIRST SO THAT YOU ARE READY TO COMPLETE AND SUBMIT IT ALL AT ONCE.
    • You can cut and paste or print a blank version of this form to use as a draft.
  • DEADLINES:

    July 1, 2021: Online Applications OPEN (using this form)

    September 1, 2021: Online applications using this form are DUE by 11:59 pm EDT. You must hit “submit” and ensure that there are no errors before the deadline in order for your application to be considered.

    October 5, 2021: Running Strong notifies successful applicants.

    October 15, 2021: Either individual or partnering organization receives grant money.

    June 30, 2022: Grant period ENDS and all grant monies must be spent.

    August 15, 2022: All receipts and grant reporting DUE

    AUGUST 15, 2021 – JUNE 30, 2022: ALL DREAMSTARTER CREATIVE FUNDS MUST BE USED DURING THIS PERIOD.
  • ELIGIBILITY:

    • Native artists and creatives of any medium (graphic designers, beadworkers, seamstresses, painters, illustrators, etc.)

    If you are applying as an INDIVIDUAL, you MUST be 18 years of age or older to apply.
    If you are applying with a PARTNER ORGANIZATION, you MUST be 14 years of age or older to apply.

    Grant funds may be used for:
    • Supplies, materials and equipment
    • Professional development
    • Workshops/seminars
    • Stipends for culture bearers
    • Weight is given to unique, self-driven projects rather than travel to or attendance at projects sponsored by other organizations.

    Have a need that you aren’t sure is eligible? Email us at Dreamstarter@IndianYouth.org.
  • ATTACHMENTS that you will need to upload:

    (1) Grant budget. Please email Dreamstarter@IndianYouth.org if you need a grant budget template.

    (2) Signed w9 form. If you need a blank form, you can download one here: https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/fw9.pdf

    NOTE: If you are requesting 1 installments of up to $2,500 made out to YOU, please submit a PERSONAL W9. If you are requesting 1 installment of up to $2,500 made out to the ORGANIZATION, please submit the ORGANIZATION’S W9.

    (3) Samples of your artworks. Please submit 3-5 photo samples of your work and the type of work you intend to produce.

    (4) A HEADSHOT of yourself that you are willing to share on social media. Successful applicant’s photos and details about their project will be shared on the Running Strong website. You have the option to add 3 more attachments if you wish.

    (5) Tribal Enrollment Document/Identification. If you are enrolled you must attach your tribal documentation.
  • FOR MORE INFORMATION:

    For more information or to learn about previous successful applicants, visit: www.IndianYouth.org/DreamstarterCreative.

    A copy of your completed application will be emailed to your email upon submission.

    Questions or need help? Email us at Dreamstarter@IndianYouth.org.
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  • DREAMSTARTER CREATIVE APPLICANT INFORMATION
  • Are you requesting the grant be made out to the Individual or an Organization? *
  • DREAMSTARTER CREATIVE GRANT QUESTIONS
  • GRANT PROMPT SELECTION

    For this grant, you are to select 1 of the 4 art prompts that you will pursue throughout the grant year (August 15, 2021 – June 30, 2022). These prompts focus on the past, present, and future of Native communities allowing your artwork to connect through time and space. Choose a prompt that speaks to you.
  • Select your chosen grant prompt: *
  • GRANT PROMPT INSTRUCTIONS

    (1) You are to complete 3-5 pieces of signicant artwork pertaining to the art prompt that you have chosen.

    (2) You are to complete this grant and all required reporting by August 15, 2022

    (3) You may use the grant to attend relevant workshops and seminars pertaining to your medium and thus your art prompt. – You still need to complete the art prompt if you are only using the grant for educational art courses, materials, etc.

    (4) You are to complete your selection of works in the medium you have indicated above.
  • SOCIAL MEDIA
  • PHOTO/VIDEO RELEASE

    GRANTEE authorizes Running Strong for American Indian Youth® to use any video/photos of Grant program events & participants in their Annual Report, newsletters, website, social media, video, fundraising letters or other publications to document its support & need for this Grant program. GRANTEE understands these images maybe used for promotional, news, fundraising, research and/or educational purposes. This authorization shall continue indefinitely unless an authorized representative of GRANTEE otherwise revoke said authorization of specific photos in writing, recognizing that it may take up to thirty days to remove from any on-line location and up to six months until any/all print material is distributed (Running Strong will then not include photo(s) in any further print run.)
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  • OTHER
    This section includes general questions, ways for Running Strong to follow up with recipients, and an opportunity to share additional information.
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  • AUTHORIZATION
  • By checking this box, I confirm that I am the applicant identified above who wishes to apply for this grant. *
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  • About Running Strong for American Indian Youth

    Running Strong for American Indian Youth is a national nonprofit co-founded by Olympic Gold Medalist Billy Mills (Oglala Lakota). Running Strong’s Dreamstarter grants were launched in 2014 to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Billy’s Gold Medal Victory and encourage the next generation of Native youth to follow their dreams. Visit www.IndianYouth.org/dreamstarter to see how you can help and learn more.

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RUNNING STRONG FOR AMERICAN INDIAN YOUTH’S DREAMSTARTER CREATIVE GRANT

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