The VOW Story Fund is a unique opportunity for storytellers working in the field of human rights to receive holistic support for oral history projects that amplify the voices of people directly impacted by contemporary injustice.
The Fund allows us to incubate and develop new projects by providing oral history training, editorial guidance, and project funding to a diversity of human rights storytellers in need of institutional support.
Launched in spring of 2016, the Fund supports projects from storytellers of all stripes, including journalists, novelists, scholars, educators, and advocates.
Our goals are to:
- Promote ethical, empathy-based storytelling to illuminate human rights crises
- Ensure quality, innovation, and diversity in the stories VOW tells
- Ensure swift and reliable funding support for promising projects
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Thanks for your interest! We are currently at capacity and will be unable to review proposals until late 2017. Please check back for updates and proposal guidelines.
DISPATCHES FROM THE FIELD
Voice of Witness and Thousand Currents (formerly IDEX) staff at the Thousand Currents office in San Francisco, CA during a two-day oral history training and book planning session. On July 27 and [...]
This summer, VOW's editors have been making big strides on their oral history projects. (Thanks in no small part to everyone who supported the Seed the VOW Story Fund Campaign this past spring!) Here are the latest [...]
Cristhian, interviewed for Solito, Solita Following the success of the "Seed the VOW Story Fund" Campaign in May, our VOW Story Fund editors are hitting the ground running with their oral history projects. [...]