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Creativity Pioneers Fund Call for Applications

The Creativity Pioneers Fund catalyzes transformational social change by investing in, connecting, and championing cultural and creative organizations that advance bold and unconventional practices for building a more just, inclusive and equitable world. Working with and alongside organizations, donors and other stakeholders across the creative ecosystem, the Fund aims to mobilize a collective effort to advance Creativity for Social Change.

The Fund was launched in 2021 by Moleskine Foundation to provide flexible funding in the amount of €5.000 to creative and cultural organizations to help sustain their essential functions and programs.

The call for Expressions of Interest is Now Open for a second round of funding support.

The Creativity Pioneers Fund is a collective effort by partners and donors believing in the transforming power of creativity and in the need of using a new philanthropic approach to social change. Leveraging the creative ecosystem of partners and stakeholders, the Fund aims at offering a variety of opportunities for learning and development for its participants/recipients. The Creativity Pioneers Fund is pleased to welcome BIC Corporate Foundation as the first Global Anchor partner.

What is the deadline for submission?
The deadline for submitting the Expression of Interest is 12 August

Please click here to download the guidelines.

What is the Creativity Pioneers Fund?

The Creativity Pioneers Fund supports organizations that reinforce the critical role of creativity for driving social impact.
The Fund aims to provide on-going infrastructure to build a platform that will drive greater resources and partnerships to the field of Creativity for Social Change.
Unrestricted funding is available to organizations across that demonstrate how they center creativity in their mission and programs. Organizations whose target audience is youth will be prioritized.
The Creativity Pioneers Fund welcomes applications from organizations working across the globe. We seek to have a range of fields and sectors represented to showcase the breadth and variety of organizations demonstrating the Creativity for Social Change mindset.
What organizations are eligible to apply ?

The Fund continues to support organizations that reinforce the powerful role that creativity can play in transforming communities. It especially welcomes applications from organizations that target youth from underserved communities.

The Fund is open to organizations from anywhere in the world with legal registration in the country(ies) in which they operate and……

place creativity at the heart of their mission and programming;
target audiences that are underserved, marginalized and characterized as youth;
have an affinity or interest in contributing to the development of a global network; and dedicated to Creativity for Social Change.
What organizations are excluded from applying?

Organizations that were successful in the first round of grants are not eligible to apply for this call.
Political parties and organizations that engage in lobbying activities
Organizations not legally registered or supported by a fiscal sponsor or sponsored project.
Please click here to explore the organizations selected as the first cohort of the Fund.

What can our organization apply for and when?

Unrestricted grants of €5.000
Funding will be available in late autumn 2022 (October – November)
All funds must be expensed by the end of 2023


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