The world is full of interesting ideas that never turn into projects. Decapital provides funding to individuals to bring some of these wild ideas into reality.
We get excited by long-shots, we love once-in-a-lifetime projects, we don't care about your business plan or whether or not you have 501(c)3 status.
We’re seeking individuals or small groups who need funding for a project with a vision of society that is radically different than the world we currently live in—one that is more fair, more just, more artful, more playful, and more participatory.
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The last round of grants were given out Spring 2018. Applications are currently open. Recipients will be notified in early Spring of 2019. Provide some details about your project and why you need funding.
We will publish a short application in Winter 2018. You don't need anything special to apply. Just fill out a quick form. It'll probably take you 10-15 minutes. If you'd like an email when the application is open, we can send you an email about it.
Yes. Decapital funds individuals or small group of folks with a track record of making things. Creative and social projects of all kinds are welcome. You don't need to be a professional activist or have a fine art background to apply. You don't need 501(c)3 non-profit status or business plan. A track record of successful projects is more important than anything else. You may include links to previous projects in your application.
Beautiful, creative, and political projects. Decapital funds a wild variety of projects—protest art, DIY engineering, creative campaigns, fringe art, unusual things, participatory events, projects that challenge structures of power. Primarily, we provide funding for projects that are otherwise difficult to fund.
We want your project to been seen by people. In addition to funding, we would like to be involved in presenting your finished project with the world. After being selected, all projects funded by Decapital will come up with a plan to capture and share their project publicly —this could be with photos, video, writing, a show, or press coverage.
Decapital's funding comes from a small collective of individuals who contribute a portion of their income each month. We're organizers, artists, and diy'ers. It's an affinity group that pools resources to provide grants for creative trouble makers.