Announcement of Fall 2013 Grantees
This year has been a big one for us at Kindle Project. We shared our roots with the world, started new programs and continued to scour our networks for incredible, new, bizarre and inspiring projects. With the new grantees that came into our horizon, there are new relationships that we’re eager to explore. Furthermore, the ties with our existing grantees in this cycle have deepened this past year as we’ve been blown away by the work they created and the movements they’ve shifted in just twelve short months.
Some are working radically towards changing the systems around us that are fraying and maybe even in collapse. Others are supporting those systems that do work, ensuring integrity and respect for the planet and its creatures. We’re supporting artists pushing the boundaries of what we might expect to see from performance, installation, and media. We sought out and supported those making films to expose truths and bring about hope, resilience and replicable ideas. This group of grantees is exploding with the rumblings of inspiration and booty-kicking motivation to think, do, and create with fervor.
It is a privilege and an honor to introduce you to our Fall grantees. Read about them and their projects below. There is a lot to look forward to in 2014 as we hear more from these impressive groups.
Free Radicals are oddities, messengers, reactors, regulators, combustors, intermediaries, and open systems, ready to excite and bond with others in order to make wonder-inducing things.
Free Radicals models an enthusiastic refusal of the idea that the world must be organized around structures of scarcity, repression, and disequilibrium.
Huge Trouble’s “Project Hightail” will explore the possibilities kite-based off-grid electrical and mechanical power generation systems to facilitate creative works in unusual places.
Other Worlds is a collaborative that works to inspire hope and knowledge that another world is possible, and helps build it. It compiles and brings to light political, economic, and social alternatives that are flourishing throughout the world, and helps the public open up new pathways to adapt and replicate them. The team of five women is currently focused on three programs: (1) Harvesting Justice, strengthening and publicizing the transformation of food, land, and agricultural systems in the Americas; (2) Another Haiti Is Possible, offering alliance to social movements in Haiti as they work to raise a more equitable and just country from the rubble of the 2010 earthquake; and (3) Alternatives Education, documenting and broadly sharing victories and alternatives surging around the world. All Other Worlds’ work has an emphasis on women.
Sins Invalid recognizes that we will be liberated as whole beings – as disabled/as queer/as brown/as black/as genderqueer/as female- or male-bodied – as we are far greater whole than partitioned. We are committed to social and economic justice for all people with disabilities, moving beyond individual legal rights to collective human rights. Our stories, embedded in analysis, lay the foundation for a collective claim of liberation and beauty.
In recent years Women on Waves initiated safe abortion hotlines in Ecuador, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Venezuela, Pakistan, Indonesia, Kenya, Morocco, Poland, Thailand and trained grassroots women’s organizations in several African countries. Additionally, we develop art projects, engage in legal actions, give sexual education and medical knowledge workshops.. In 2006, we initiated Women on Web, a telemedical service was set up to support women around the world access safe medical abortions.
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