CatchLight Global Fellowship for Visual Storytellers

  •  Fellowship
  •  17-Jul-2022
  •   Worldwide
  • $$  Varies

The CatchLight Global Fellowship serves as an incubator — a place for innovative leaders in the visual storytelling field to receive financial support, unlock individual potential, grow and leverage partnerships.

The Fellowship cultivates a vibrant community of creative thought leaders whose work will be enhanced by collaboration, personal development, and networking. They aim to bring resources and support to all types of visual storytelling leaders who will make a significant impact and care about the sustainability of the field.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Open to visual storytelling leaders around the world. For example, they can be:
    • Organizational leaders working to further the visual storytelling ecosystem and/or
    • Storytellers using visuals to spark new conversations, engage communities and are poised to be significantly amplified by collaboration, mentorship and networking and/or
    • Educators supporting the next generation of visual storytellers through innovative approaches.

Offered Benefits

  • A $30,000 award will be distributed throughout the fellowship year to support the Fellows and their projects.
  • The Fellows will have personal and professional development opportunities, impact strategy, and networking support from CatchLight staff and the organization’s extended network of partners. They will join a community of like-minded Fellows and industry professionals and have exposure to opportunities within the CatchLight network such as mentorship roles, education activities, and speaking engagements.
  • Fellows will attend the annual CatchLight Visual Storytelling Summit in San Francisco in spring 2023. Other events that require participation include: an onboarding workshop, a celebration and speaking engagement designed to promote the Fellowship project, and a community engagement activity. Throughout the Fellowship year, Fellows attend regular virtual check-ins to stay in communication with CatchLight and the Fellows community. These check-ins will serve as an opportunity to share works in process and methodology and receive feedback from peers.

Application Process

Go to CatchLight  on to apply

Required Documents:

  • Three (3) professional references with contact information (letters of recommendations not required).
  • One (1) 60-90 second video describing your fellowship proposal and why it is important to you. They are not expecting great production values; webcam or mobile phone videos are encouraged.
  • Personal contact information, portfolio links, CV.
  • Adherence to the ethical standards as described.
  • All applications must be submitted in English. Indicate if you used a translation program for your proposal.
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