• WelkerMedia
    #Warmplace. Fellowship For Digital Activism & Creativity
    Every year WelkerMedia Foundation selects the most promising creative fighters,
    activists and game changers who make a difference and initiate a digital rebellion

WelkerMedia Foundation was started as a non-profit part of the WM company in 2014 with a mission to support creative youth and members of our community. Today it's an annual fellowship program that selects and supports the next game changers #Under25 who shape digital landscape through creative ventures, digital activism, social movements and socialpreneurship. If you want to nominate your application for Fellowship 2017, please accurately read the guidelines and fill out a form.

Fellowship 2017

WelkerMedia Foundation grants limited amount of projects that were featured by our selection committee. Awards include: exclusive mentoring and support, media coverage and exposure within our outlets, limited grants for individuals up to $15.000, specific funding options up to $100.000 from our partners.

Our awards and fellowship are exclusive to young creatives in the fields of digital activism, socialprenership, creativity and art. To be eligible, applicants must identify as persons under 25 years.

The Selection Process
Our selection committee is formed from a group of community councils, WelkerMedia staff, and external experts. The committee reviews all applications submitted within the specific period and evaluates each project based on a number of criteria.

Calendar 2017

  • Submission Period: April 15 - October 15
  • Review Window: September 1 - November 1
  • Fellows Selected / Announced: November 15

Our Guidelines

Who can apply?

The #Warmplace (WelkerMedia™ Foundation) accepts request from individuals under 25 years who represent specific works, projects or ventures in fields of Digital Activism and Creativity.

Can you list the categories that were previously successfully granted or supported?

Sure. Digital Activism: social and public projects, activist campaigns or initiatives, nonprofits. Creativity: Art works and projects, media projects (including magazines and crowd-based media), creative technologies and solutions (including education and human potential).

My request does not fall under the fields listed above. Can I still apply?

Sorry, we only grant, support and fund projects related to digital activism, creativity and related ventures.

We are startup or organization seeking financial assistance. Are we ellegible for funding?

We don't grant or fund ordinary startups or business organizations, excepting specific social, education or human potential technologies. Our main focus is talented individuals, socially-significant projects, ventures or technologies.

How old do I have to apply?

The applicant's full age must be 25 years or younger.

Can I apply from [country name]?

Currently we accept requests from 5 countries, including: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Russia.

What restrictions are there for project nominated to the Fellowship?

There are no specific restrictions, if your project meets all the requirements listed above.

What happens after I submit my application?

Shortly after submitting your online application, you will receive a confirmation email, and the selection committee will review your application to make sure that you are eligible to apply for the WelkerMedia Foundation grants or support. Each application is thoroughly reviewed by the selection committee team.

When are selected projects announced?

Due to an excessive number of applications terms of announce dates may slightly differ, but usually we try to finalize it to november 15.

How will I find out that I was featured?

We will inform you in case your application is selected.

What types of grants you provide for featured projects?

Our winners get grants up to $15.000 and specific funding options up to $100.000 from our partners. Besides that, we provide such options as media coverage, exclusing free mentoring and other support. Usually it depends on your project's specifics and needs.

I wasn't selected last year. Can I apply again?

Absolutely, applicants are welcome to apply once per year. At the same time any applicants who submit multiple applications in the year may be disqualified.

Does WelkerMedia Foundation accept volunteers?

Sure! Our organization hugely relies on our worldwide community and peers. So if you want to spread a word about out fellowship or support us in any other way, feel free to reach us via foundation at welkermedia.com

Grants & Funding

WelkerMedia™ Foundation is a designated fund that provides grants up to $15.000 based on donations from WelkerMedia Inc., external organizations, our community members and other donors. If you want to support our initiatives and help a new generation of creatives and digital activists make a step forward, please reach our team.

WelkerMedia™ Foundation also provides custom funding options up to $100.000 based on investments from WelkerMedia Inc., external funds, co-investors and partners. If you want to join our partner list and get an access to exclusive early-stage projects, please reach our funding team.

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