CatchLight Local is a place-based visual storytelling program that connects powerful visual storytelling directly with local newsrooms and community members to establish vital common ground for diverse insights and possible solutions to critical issues in a local context. Starting with a 2019 pilot in the Bay Area, CatchLight, in partnership with the GroundTruth Project and their Report For America initiative, will be partnering three visual storytellers with local newsrooms for a period of three months to report visually on important stories of economic inequality and inclusion.In addition to a $15,000 stipend, the initiative offers personalized project development and distribution opportunities from CatchLight, GroundTruth, and local newsroom partners. CatchLight Local Fellows will work on their proposed projects from September 30, 2019, to December 31, 2019, with the support of their designated local newsroom partner. During this time period, the fellows will host one “town hall” event to engage local audiences in the creation of their work and spark meaningful dialogue with community members. These events will be tailored by the fellow, in consultation with CatchLight and community partners, to best serve local audiences and can range from informal community potlucks to pop up screenings while leveraging creative placemaking best practices
Deadline: Jul 10, 2019
Prize: $15,000 stipend
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