DECAPITAL

Funding for radical projects


Up to $1000 for creative, activist or DIY projects.

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.

Applications are open now. The deadline is January 10, 2018.
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FAQ

How does this work?

Applications open in Fall 2017. Provide some details about your project and why you need funding. Decapital will review applications and may reach out with any questions. Recipients will be notified in early Spring of 2018.

How do I apply?

We will publish a short application in Fall 2017. You don't need anything special to apply. Just fill out a quick form. It'll probably take you 10-15 minutes.

Should I apply?

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.

What kinds of projects?

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.

Expectations

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.

What is Decapital?

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.