The Dudley T. Dougherty Foundation

The Oshki-Filmmakers Project

Grant Information
Categories Arts , Education
Location United States
Cycle Year 2020
Organization Information
Organization Name (provided by applicant) Honor the Earth
Organization Name (provided by automatic EIN validation)
Contact Information
Contact Name Ajuawak Kapashesit
Phone 2183753200
PO Box 63
607 Main Ave
Additional Information
Used for This project is designed to foster and nurture emerging artists in the White Earth community, training them in the field of visual arts/filmmaking. We will do this by offering workshop opportunities with regional filmmaking artists as well as offer filmmaking resources to a community that currently has no opportunities in this field. Your support will be focused on ensuring that our organization has the capacity to facilitate these trainings as well as support at least one artist visiting the community safely.
Benefits This project brings together established artists and youth artists from the White Earth Ojibwe Reservation in an opportunity to foster artistic growth for a community that has very few opportunities for this development. By fostering these artists’ voices, we are empowering the next generation of artists to bring their perspectives from marginalized communities such as ours. We further hope that these artists will use these learned skills not only for their career development but also to archive, and record our community to ensure our history and culture are preserved for many generations to come.
Proposal Description The Oshki-Filmmakers Project prioritizes the educational and artistic attainment of the youth of the White Earth Ojibwe Reservation. We plan on working with local youth, specifically a small cohort of at least 10 youth artists, to train them in filmmaking techniques as well as let them safely meet with artists who work in this medium to share knowledge and perspectives that will hopefully nurture our youths’ artistic growth. Further, we will provide specific filmmaking resources, often prohibitively expensive, to foster artistic exploration and development. Your support will go towards ensuring we have the resources necessary in or organization, such as snacks, notepads, and support for a project coordinator. These funds will be further used to support at least one artist to visit our community, in accordance with coronavirus safety standards, as well as compensation for the workshop that they will lead. Other resources, such as cameras and editing equipment, will be supported from other sources.