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Walk the Talk Civic Grant 2017 – Winners Announced

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This year’s 2017 Walk the Talk grant cycle received 9 submissions.  In a workshop on Saturday morning of the conference 26 community leaders came together to discuss the meaning of community investment and what impact for our community truly means.  We are excited to announce this years winners:

  • The Giving Garden, of Las Vegas received $1,000. The grant will expand upon an existing elementary school garden through building more garden boxes, purchasing seeds and inputting drip irrigation. An issue at the school is that some students have limited availability of food in their homes. Teachers will educate groups of 2nd graders how to grow their own food in these school gardens, and when the harvest comes, the students will be able take their “crops” home to their families in the spirit of Radical Self-reliance.
  • Charm City Creative Cleanup (The 4 C’s) received $500. A crew of Baltimore artists will traverse the streets and parks to beautify the city through clean-ups. An art piece will be created with some of matter and also photos will be sent out on social media platforms to help educate the “Charm City” to leave no trace.

Read more about the workshop, as well as the winners of the Civic Art Walk the Talk here:  http://journal.burningman.org/2017/04/global-network/burners-without-borders/glc-2017-walk-the-talk/

What is the Walk the Talk: Civic Grant?

A democratic grant process aimed at funding innovative community & civic projects within the Burning Man Global Network.  We are interested in programs that create collaborations, produce direct actions, utilize the 10 Burning Man Principles, are reproducible, and creatively tackle local problems.

This grant gives Burning Man Regional Leaders the opportunity to submit a collaborative, creative, and principle-focused project with a chance to be awarded up to $1,500 – though projects will likely not get funded to the full amount.

Time Line:
–  Deadline for grant submissions is March 24th. (Midnight PST)
–  Judges will review the grants at the 2017 Global Leadership Conference from March 30th- April 2nd
–  Winner(s) will be announced Sunday afternoon at the GLC on April 2nd

Apply here:  Walk the Talk V Civic Grant 2017 Submission Form 

What’s  special about the Walk the Talk grant?
Submissions to the 2017 Walk the Talk grant cycle will be workshopped and judged by a select group of Regional Contacts and community leaders that attend this years Burning Man Global Leadership Conference (GLC). This group will be using the submissions as material to review and workshop while learning how to administer their own grant programs.

Who is eligible to apply?
Individuals, Groups, and Not-for-Profits are all eligible to apply.  All projects *must* be endorsed by a local Burning Man Regional Contact.  The RC does not need to be a project lead, or heavily involved with the process, rather they will serve as a point of communication between the granters and the grantees.

Dont know who your Burning Man Regional Contact is?  [http://regionals.burningman.org/]

How much can you ask for?
The maximum grant awarded could be $1,500.  The amounts awarded will be dependent on the decisions made by the workshop group that will convene at the GLC-2017.  We encourage your project’s viability to not be solely dependent on this grant.  Think about other sources of funding that might be available.

What types of proposals will likely not get funded by this program?
Programs that are solely based on artistic endeavors and do not have a community or civic aspect will most likely not be considered for funding.  Funds should not be used for direct fundraising, chapter promotion efforts, or for paying people for their work.

For Art Based Project, check out our Civic Arts Grant

What follow-up will be expected by grant recipients?
All recipients will be expected to submit written reports on what they have accomplished and learned in the course of their projects, along with accompanying visual media.  This media will be hosted on the Burners Without Borders website.

Past Year’s Walk the Talk Grant
Check out the winners from 2016:  Walk the Talk 2016
Check out the winners from 2015:  Walk the Talk 2015
Check out the winners from 2014:  Walk the Talk 2014
Check out the presentations provided by our 2013 finalists:  Walk the Talk 2013

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