If you have a fabulous idea for creating or furthering radical fat queer and trans community in your area but need a financial jumpstart to get your project off the ground, Nolose is ready to help.
Maybe you’re thinking, “Gosh, would I love to have a local fat positive event, and I’ve got this great idea!” or “I would love to get some work done on this book/video/performance about awesome fat people!” or “There’s an event happening in my community for LGBT folks, People of Color, Disabled folks, or another marginalized group, and I’d really like to contribute something about fat people to this gathering.” If so, PLEASE apply for a SPAL (Small Projects Across the Land) grant!
Nolose is offering grants of $100-$1,000 to support projects that expand the reach of fat queer and trans activism. In past years, SPAL projects have included day conferences in New York and Boston, a roller-skating party in Philadelphia, a fat clothing flea in Austin, and Flabulous!, an evening of drag, cabaret, and burlesque in San Francisco.
We are looking for projects that:
- Support Nolose’s goals and mission
- Provide resources, access and/or voice to groups that have historically been marginalized within fat activist communities and to under-resourced regions with less visible fat activist communities.
- Explore and celebrate intersectionalities
- Are challenging, weird, boisterous, empowering and FUN!
Applications will be reviewed by the Nolose SPAL Review Team and funding recommendations made to the Nolose Board of Directors based on the criteria outlined in the application form. Decisions will be announced in late December 2017. Complete the form below or email your answers to spal at nolose dot org by October 15, 2017. We look forward to hearing about your awesome plans!
The Nolose SPAL review team includes community volunteers as well as board members. If you’d like to volunteer to be on the review team, contact spal at nolose.org by Saturday, September 24. Each member of the review team will spend about 20 hours on the project between October 1 and November 15.
SPAL Application Questions
Please submit your answers by October 15, 2017, 11:59PM Pacific Standard Time. Thanks!