Stipends from the Prometheus Radio Project to promote community radio

Interesting opportunity from the folks at the Prometheus Radio Project. Details below.


Hit the Road! Go on tour to expand community radio!

The passage of the Local Community Radio Act has opened up the possibility of thousands of new community radio stations. Now, we have about a year to mobilize social justice organizations and community groups around the country to take advantage of this amazing one-time opportunity and get their own radio stations.

We need to make sure that this historic moment in radio expansion is not wasted and that real community groups and organizations working for justice know about this opportunity and have the information they need to successfully get their own station.
Prometheus is offering $500 stipends for people to go on tour to spread the word about community radio and what groups need to do to prepare.
If you would like go on tour to support the largest expansion of community radio in our country's history this is what you need to know:
Goal of the tour
The goal is to get organizations in your region thinking about how radio can be a powerful tool in their work and to explain the process by which they can get their own community radio station. We also want to connect groups to resources and other organizations who can support them to successfully apply for a license.
In addition to the $500 stipend you can expect that we will:
  • Check in with you by phone or email
  • Help you identify resources you might need
  • Help to connect you with allies in your touring area
  • Promote your event on our websites, Facebook pages, and email list
  • Provide training for using the Popular Education Tools
  • Follow-up with participants who want more information
In exchange for our support, we need a few things from you:
  • Logistical information about your events so we can help promote it
  • Good communication with our staff and volunteers who want to help you
  • Pictures, videos or audio from your event
  • A follow-up call to let us know how the event went and to help you wrap up
  • Timely return of contact data – either online or by mail
Proposing a tour
To be considered for the stipend you must review the Radio Summer Toolkit and propose a tour including:
  1. the dates when you plan on touring,
  2. the towns or cities you plan to visit,
  3. the groups you plan to meet with or have connections with,
  4. how you will do outreach to meet other groups, and
  5. what kinds of events you will hold
You will also need to provide two references who can speak to your organizing skills. And that's it!
Tour stipends will be awarded on a rolling basis until the end of August or until the six stipends are awarded. We'll call you if your proposal has been accepted to work out more details!
Stipends will be awarded based on the following priorities. We are eager to find organizers who have experience outreaching to communities who have been historically marginalized from participation in the media. Priority will be given to proposed geographic areas that we don't have strong ties to and with populations that we don't have connections with. We'll also value the setting of realistic goals in your proposed tour.
To propose your tour, email

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