• WelkerMedia Digital Activism School
    WMCF School. How To Lead The Rebellion
    WMCF School is a warm place for rebellious voices and an award-winning program that pairs elements of the accelerator
    and personalized school in order to help creative minds and changemakers to be educated, guided, funded and noticed

Driven by WM Fund, industry-trusted founders, experienced experts and the global community, our comprehensive program reflects the approach, methods and experience accumulated and spreaded by our peers across our network and chapters. School participants are provided with the different opportunities and perspectives from personalized education, guiding and mentoring to options like co-producering, media coverage, funding and much more. We also provide special fellowships for underserved groups and minorities who can not afford to participate on general terms.

WelkerMedia Digital Activism School

Program 2017

Format
WelkerMedia School is a result of long-term work with young talents and creatives across our network, WM Fund and beyond. We pair various elements of startup accelerators, media programs and creative education in order to deliver comprehensive development process driven by experienced co-producers and leaders, personalized guiding and further support within our network.

Route
Each of our participants is provided with a personal guide, advisory board (experts) and a development route that includes:
  • Education blocks, knowledge and various goods;
  • 1 on 1 meetings;
  • Board meetings;
  • Interview meetings;
  • Coverage & media;
  • Demo days.

Timing & Batches
Our program helds 3 months. To the date we organize 2 batches per year (Autumn & Spring). Each of batches includes a selection process within a region and categories for specific groups of participants.


Development. I Matrix

The program matrix includes 4 main levels: creative development, project development, resources development and media development. Each of these areas imply specific tools, mentors (who are selected depending on the specific block) and sessions that cover the most crucial parts of your journey from "creator mindset" and skills building to resources and coverage.

Be Educated
It's a kind of "personal / creative development". Within this block we are working on your personal skills, abilities and various areas of knowledge that are necessary as a part of founder / creator mindset and intellectual background.

Be Guided
It's a kind of "project development". It's focused on the constant guiding, weekly / monthly sessions and working with mentors who are on the mission to grow your project and improve current works. We collaborate both with internal and external experts in order to bring more value for you.

Be Funded
It's a kind of "resources development". It reflects all resources are necessary in order to bring your projects to the life, including human resources, co-creators, investors and partners.

Be Noticed
It's a kind of "media development". It has a goal to drive an attention your personality and works, leveraging our network, peers and outlets. It includes such elements as weekly / monthly interviews, coverage and special demo days.


WelkerMedia Digital Activism School

Development. II Process

During the program our participants come through a personalized journey that combines various elements like 1 on 1 sessions, guiding, working with co-producers and much more. In particular, it includes:

Personalized Plan & Development
Our education process is based on weekly and monthly goods (premium content), meetings, independent work and collaborations. It's important to mention that we focus on a practical work and co-creation as a basis for your progress.

Personalized Guiding
Our participants are provided with an assistant whose goal is to help you to be in touch with a program from the beginning to the final. You always can ping your assistant regarding important questions and issues.

Co-Producers & Expert Board
Your expert board includes the main co-producer (advisor) and external experts who can be leveraged within the specific goals and competences. We organize weekly and monthly meetings in order to track your progress and develop your projects.

Media & Community
Participants have an access to our media outlets and network. During the process you have an opportunity to present your work to our community and network within weekly and monthly coverage.


Development. III Projects

The mission of The WelkerMedia's School is not only to support and develop creative youth, but also to increase the amount of promising projects within our network and beyond (as a part of The Warmplace 2020 Project).

To the date we are focused on 2 main tracks that represent the key fields of WelkerMedia's expertise including digital activism and creativity. It allows us to provide you with relevant resources, co-creators and media access, leveraging our network and community.

#CoAct - Activism & Social Change
  • Creative ventures;
  • Digital activists;
  • Socialpreneurs.
#CoCreate - Media, Art & Creativity
  • Mediapreneurs;
  • Art entrepreneurs;
  • Bloggers and journalists;
  • Artists and creators;
  • Other creatives.
If you are not sure regarding your project's category, feel free to reach us.


WelkerMedia Digital Activism School

Network & Ambassadors

Network

WMCF School works both locally and globally. Locally our chapters help us to find promising projects and individuals. At the same time our network is a valuable resource for our participants who would like to present their works to the global community or find relevants peers and co-creators.

Mentors

Mentors are experienced experts who responsible for guiding and supporting our participants. There is a more than hundred of successful creatives, entrepreneurs and experts who participate in our mission within particular activities and sessions. Our mentor pool is formed of WelkerMedia founders, the expert commission and community councils. We also attract external experts who come from different background including media, creativity, art and tech.

Program ambassadors

We also provide an ambassador program - a special intiative that allows young creatives spread a word about our school and other activities. Feel free to reach us, if you want to become an ambassador within a certain region. We grant our volunteers with 15% royalty for attracted applicants who were rolled for WMCF School.

Fellowships & Special Categories

WM Fund

WM Foundation (The Future Youth Fund) is a nonprofit venture fund and a WelkerMedia' sister organization that supports ventures and projects focused on building better ecosystems for future creative youth. In particular, this organization is aimed to support our school and provide fellowships within specific categories and groups using own and external resources provided by our partners and donors.

Since, our fellowships are limited, prizes are provided on the competition basis within an annual selection. Please, contact us in order to learn more about our fund's opportunities.

Special Categories

  • Disabled Fighters. Projects and ventures driven by youth with disabilities or health issues.
  • Minority Fighters. Projects and ventures driven by founders who represent minorities (including sexual and ethnic).
  • Sisterhood. Projects and ventures driven by female founders who represent underserved communities.



  • WelkerMedia Digital Activism School

    Enrollement Guidelines

    If you want to enroll for the next WMCF School' batch, please study our guidelines and feel free to fill a participant application.

    Ellegibility
    Our program is designed for the extraordinary youth and young creatives. However we accept applications from individuals with ideas or existing projects without any geographic, gender or demographic limitations. Our participants become a part of the special groups (up to 10 persons) driven by industry-trusted producers and mentors.

    Selection
    There is a certain selection process conducted by our committee and experts. However don't hesitate to reach us regarding available groups and batches. In case, if current groups are filled, we just enroll your application for the further batches.

    Program Pricing
    Just after the selection (or if there is an available slot within the next batch), you will get an agreement and intro package that includes the main conditions and the school process details. Since it meets your expectations, you can pay it. Full cost of the program varies from $2.999 to $4.999. Our pricing depends on the particular region, group and category. Also we provide fellowships and discounts which cover the full or partial costs for the specific groups and fund's competition winners. Please, reach us in order to check the price for your region and category.

    Program Start
    Once an agreement is concluded and payment is received, you become a student of WMCF School. During the whole process you are provided with a personal mentor / guide who can answer any questions regarding the program or organizational process. You can also refund your money during 2 weeks since the beginning of program.

    If you have any other questions regarding the program, process, payment or refund policy, please check our full guidelines or reach us directly.


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    WMCF School. Frequently Asked Questions

    What is WMCF School?

    WMCF School is a WM Fund's initiative and a lean-driven program that combines elements of accelerator, school and highly-personalized educational program focused on young talents, individuals (mostly 18-30 years old) and early-stage projects in the fields of creativity, art, social change and media.


    What's the main mission of the program?

    As a part of The Future Youth Fund (WelkerMedia Fund), our school is aimed to find and support promising creative youth who are looking for the comprehensive ecosystem and resources in order to grow their projects and potential.


    What's the main difference from existing programs?

    WMCF School is the only one program designed exsclusively for creative youth involving own media network, fund and fully-personalized approach.


    What's the main value for participants?

    Our format implies the 3d principle, which includes development within the 3 main fields: project development, skills and personal development, network development (including funding) and much more.


    Do you accept individuals or projects?

    We accept applications from individuals with ideas or existing projects.


    Are the demographic limitations?

    We accept applications without any geographic, gender or demographic limitations.


    How to become a participant?

    You need to fill our applicant form. If everything is ok, we share all the documents including an agreement and intro package. Since it meets your expectations, you can pay it. Once an agreement is concluded and payment is received, you become a student of WMCF School. During the whole process you are provided with a personal mentor / guide who can answer any questions regarding the program or organizational process.


    Do you provide refund options?

    You can refund your money during 2 weeks from program's beginning. But since our groups are highly selective, it's important to provide us with a reason of this decision.


    Is there a preliminary selection process?

    There is a certain selection process conducted by our committee and experts. However don't hesitate to reach us regarding available groups and batches. In case, if current groups are filled, we just enroll your application for the further batches.


    Which is typical size of groups?

    It differs from region to region. But usually we form our groups up to 10-15 participants in order to deliver a better experience for each student.


    What is a Guide?

    Guides are assistants whose goal is to help you to be in touch with a program from the beginning to the final. You always can ping your assistant regarding important questions and issues.


    What is a Mentor?

    Mentors are experienced experts who responsible who guiding and supporting our participants. To the date we mostly rely on internal mentors. Our pool is formed of WelkerMedia founders, the expert commission and community councils. However, we also attract external experts who are willing to dedicate their time in order to support our initiatives.


    What is a Producer and Expert Board?

    Your expert board includes the main co-producer (advisor) and external experts who can be leveraged within the specific goals and competences. We organize weekly and monthly meetings in order to track your progress and develop your projects.


    How is WelkerMedia's network involved to the School?

    WMCF School works both locally and globally. Locally our chapters help us to find promising projects and individuals. At the same time our network is a valuable resource for our participants who would like to present their works to the global community or find relevants peers and co-creators.


    Do I need to visit WM chapters in order to enroll for the program?

    No. You don't need to visit or reach our chapters. Our school program is held in an online format. But since we grant our participants with an access to our community and network, you can participate in some offline activities and events depending on your region.


    Do you provide any kind of certification documents?

    Yes. Just after the demo day we provide our alumni with special documents.


    Can I apply from the [country name]?

    We accept applications regarding participant's location. So you can apply from any country or location.



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