From PRX – New funds for global stories

If you're not already familiar with PRX, you should be. Below is another reason why.

Left Behind, Dropping Out

PRX is excited to announce the Global Story Project.
This is an open call for great audio.

We're looking for really groundbreaking and gotta-keep-listening stories — long-form works, segment length pieces, and reversioned materials — about people and situations outside of the U.S. that will help American listeners better understand the rest of the world.

We're not looking for 'foreign reporting' per se. In fact we have some cool projects underway that get to some of that necessary and timely stuff.

For the Global Story Project, we want story to drive the audio. And creativity.

Time is short and we have about $50,000 to work with. PRX has fueled a lot of projects over the years, helping struggling and talented producers make great work. One of these previous PRX funding efforts actually lead to The Moth Radio Hour. We want to make a memorable and meaningful impact on listeners.

So, we'll be taking your pitches online for only a few short weeks. The criteria (please read it!) and application form are here.

Then, some people you know and some you don't will help PRX decide where to invest. We want all of the chosen works posted to PRX before the end of the year. We'll award the funds based on the proposed budgets, the ambition of the projects, the application criteria, and the overall ability of the applicants to deliver the goods.

At a time of shrinking independent funds for radio and audio productions, the Global Story Project is a sign of hope. Thank the Open Society Foundations for its vision and dedication to risk and audio storytelling. We're proud to be part of this.

Dream big; review your archives from that overseas reporting trip or the audio diary you might have kept in the Peace Corps; reach out to friends outside the U.S. and let them know. Let's see what jewels the Global Story Project can unearth.


John Barth
Managing Director, PRX

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