We Shall Overcome Fund Application due June 1, 2017

We Shall Overcome” served as the theme song of the Civil Rights Movement and is now a worldwide anthem for freedom and justice. Since 1966, the Highlander Research and Education Center has administered the We Shall Overcome Fund, which is generated by royalties from the commercial use of the song “We Shall Overcome.”

Upcoming Deadlines:  June 1, 2017 

Important things to keep in mind:

  • Important to make sure that proposals are received complete.
  • Letters of support must be signed and must have 3.
  • Budget must be submitted and explain use of all money being requested.
  • Contact info should include phone number and email address for person applying.

June 2017 application form for We Shall Overcome Fund

Send the original application and all supporting documents to:

We Shall Overcome Fund

Highlander Research and Education Center

1959 Highlander Way

New Market, TN 37820

Or send the original application and all supporting documents as one file in an e-mail to the WSO address at [email protected].

There’s also a final report to be mailed within one month after the completion of the project. Prompt submission of your report will assure the Committee’s favorable attention to future grant requests.

WSOC-FinalReport-Form

We shall Overcome Fund

PURPOSE OF THE FUND

Created to nurture grassroots efforts within African American communities to use art and activism against injustice, the We Shall Overcome Fund supports organizing in the South that is at the nexus of culture and social change.

Because of the song’s history and use in the primarily southern-based struggle against racism and injustice, African American communities must benefit from Fund-supported projects. We strongly encourage proposals from diverse racial and ethnic communities working in coalition to end racism, economic and environmental injustice, sexism and homophobia.

The We Shall Overcome Fund supports a wide range of projects including:

  • Performance and visual arts projects linked to or directly serving efforts that seek to transform unjust social, economic, and political environments/conditions/imbalances;
  • Workshops, conferences, and research projects that use arts and culture to build coalitions, share information, inspire, and mobilize people to take action;
  • Preservation of Civil Rights Movement documents; multi-media research projects that document and share the history of the Movement.

We Shall Overcome Fund support has been vital to the success of cultural and social programs in rural and urban communities throughout the South. Our funding provides critical support to initiate and sustain innovative efforts at the nexus of culture and social change.

WHO CAN APPLY

  • Cultural Activists
  • Educators
  • Organizers
  • Organizations

For projects that use arts, culture and community activism to organize for social, economic, and political justice to the benefit of African American communities.

Requests are accepted from the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.

  • Project funding not to exceed $2,000
  • To apply you must complete an application form.
  • Application Deadline: June 1 2017

Please Note: It can take up to 30 days after a deadline for applications to be processed and funding decisions to be made. Therefore, if your project/event will occur within 30 days of a deadline, you should apply during the previous grant cycle.

 

Contact:  Brandi Augustus
Phone: 865-360-8224 Email:  [email protected]

 

We Shall Overcome Fund Application due Jan. 27, 2017

We Shall Overcome” served as the theme song of the Civil Rights Movement and is now a worldwide anthem for freedom and justice. Since 1966, the Highlander Research and Education Center has administered the We Shall Overcome Fund, which is generated by royalties from the commercial use of the song “We Shall Overcome.”

Upcoming Deadlines: January 27 and June 1, 2017 

Important things to keep in mind:

  • Important to make sure that proposals are received complete.
  • Letters of support must be signed and must have 3.
  • Budget must be submitted and explain use of all money being requested.
  • Contact info should include phone number and email address for person applying.

Click here to download the application form for the We Shall Overcome Fund.

Send the original application and all supporting documents to:

We Shall Overcome Fund

Highlander Research and Education Center

1959 Highlander Way

New Market, TN 37820

Or send the original application and all supporting documents as one file in an e-mail to the WSO address at [email protected].

There’s also a final report to be mailed within one month after the completion of the project. Prompt submission of your report will assure the Committee’s favorable attention to future grant requests.

Click here to download the Final Report Form.

We shall Overcome Fund

PURPOSE OF THE FUND

Created to nurture grassroots efforts within African American communities to use art and activism against injustice, the We Shall Overcome Fund supports organizing in the South that is at the nexus of culture and social change.

Because of the song’s history and use in the primarily southern-based struggle against racism and injustice, African American communities must benefit from Fund-supported projects. We strongly encourage proposals from diverse racial and ethnic communities working in coalition to end racism, economic and environmental injustice, sexism and homophobia.

The We Shall Overcome Fund supports a wide range of projects including:

  • Performance and visual arts projects linked to or directly serving efforts that seek to transform unjust social, economic, and political environments/conditions/imbalances;
  • Workshops, conferences, and research projects that use arts and culture to build coalitions, share information, inspire, and mobilize people to take action;
  • Preservation of Civil Rights Movement documents; multi-media research projects that document and share the history of the Movement.

We Shall Overcome Fund support has been vital to the success of cultural and social programs in rural and urban communities throughout the South. Our funding provides critical support to initiate and sustain innovative efforts at the nexus of culture and social change.

WHO CAN APPLY

  • Cultural Activists
  • Educators
  • Organizers
  • Organizations

For projects that use arts, culture and community activism to organize for social, economic, and political justice to the benefit of African American communities.

Requests are accepted from the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.

  • Project funding not to exceed $2,000
  • To apply you must complete an application form.
  • Application Deadline: January 27 and June 1 2017

Please Note: It can take up to 30 days after a deadline for applications to be processed and funding decisions to be made. Therefore, if your project/event will occur within 30 days of a deadline, you should apply during the previous grant cycle.

 

Contact:  Coy Wakefield
Phone: 865-933-3443 x226 Email:  [email protected]

 

We Shall Overcome Fund Deadline-June 1, 2014

We Shall Overcome” served as the theme song of the Civil Rights Movement and is now a worldwide anthem for freedom and justice. Since 1966, the Highlander Research and Education Center has administered the We Shall Overcome Fund, which is generated by royalties from the commercial use of the song “We Shall Overcome.”

Upcoming Deadline June 1, 2014

For more information, contact:  Tufara Muhammad
Phone: 865-933-3443 Ext. 231

Emaill: [email protected]

Click here to download the application form for the We Shall Overcome Fund.

Important things to keep in mind:

  • Important to make sure that proposals are received complete.
  • Letters of support must be signed and must have 3.
  • Budget must be submitted and explain use of all money being requested.
  • Contact info should include phone number and email address for person applying.

We shall Overcome Fund

PURPOSE OF THE FUND

Created to nurture grassroots efforts within African American communities to use art and activism against injustice, the We Shall Overcome Fund supports organizing in the South that is at the nexus of culture and social change.

Because of the song’s history and use in the primarily southern-based struggle against racism and injustice, African American communities must benefit from Fund-supported projects. We strongly encourage proposals from diverse racial and ethnic communities working in coalition to end racism, economic and environmental injustice, sexism and homophobia.

The We Shall Overcome Fund supports a wide range of projects including:

  • Performance and visual arts projects linked to or directly serving efforts that seek to transform unjust social, economic, and political environments/conditions/imbalances;
  • Workshops, conferences, and research projects that use arts and culture to build coalitions, share information, inspire, and mobilize people to take action;
  • Preservation of Civil Rights Movement documents; multi-media research projects that document and share the history of the Movement.

We Shall Overcome Fund support has been vital to the success of cultural and social programs in rural and urban communities throughout the South. Our funding provides critical support to initiate and sustain innovative efforts at the nexus of culture and social change.

WHO CAN APPLY

  • Cultural Activists
  • Educators
  • Organizers
  • Organizations

For projects that use arts, culture and community activism to organize for social, economic, and political justice to the benefit of African American communities.

Requests are accepted from the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.

  • Project funding not to exceed $2,000
  • To apply you must complete an application form.
  • Application Deadline: January 15 2014 and June 1 2014

Please Note: It can take up to 30 days after a deadline for applications to be processed and funding decisions to be made. Therefore, if your project/event will occur within 30 days of a deadline, you should apply during the previous grant cycle. For example, if your event will occur in June 2014, you should apply by the January 15, 2014 deadline.

 

 

 

 

We Shall Overcome Strategy Sessions 2014 in Raleigh,NC, Jackson,MS, and Knoxville,TN.

Click here to participate in the WSOC Strategy Sessions for 2014 in Raleigh, NC(Jan. 31-Feb.2, 2014), Jackson, MS(Feb. 14-16, 2014), and Knoxville, TN (Jan. 10-12, 2014).

Registrations for Jackson, MS are open.

The Jackson Unity Mixer (Feb. 15 at 7PM CST) is one of three historical Regional Strategy Sessions being held in New Market TN, Jackson MS and Raleigh NC, pulling in those working at the nexus of art and social change in the Southeastern US. The Mixer is open to all who want to intend. As long as you RSVP. The location will at the Soul Wired Cafe on 111 Millsaps Ave. Jackson, MS 39202

Are you working in African American Communities using art and culture at the nexus of social change? The Highlander Center is co-hosting a series of Regional Strategy Sessions sponsored by the We Shall Overcome Fund and regional partners that might be just for you. These sessions are being held in three separate locations. The first one in Knoxville TN, in collaboration with the Appalachian Community Fund. The second one In Raleigh, NC, in collaboration with Black Workers for Justice and the Fruit of Labor and the third one in Jackson, MS in collaboration with Alternate Roots and Junebug Productions.

These Strategy Sessions are a way to increase the opportunities for African-American artists and community activists to come together to promote collaborative work, relationship building, and to assist in the building of long term movement infrastructure. These sessions include two components. The first component is a Community Unity Mixers, which are open to all desiring to attend. The second component, the two day strategy sessions which are limited to grantees and others by invitation only. Spaces are limited so there is a two person maximum for organizations or project.

For more information, contact Tufara Muhammad at tufara at test.highlandercenter.org or at 865-933-3443 ext. 231 –