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Eddie Bauer and The Outbound Collective have announced a new partnership to elevate BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, people of color) voices in the outdoors: the One Outside Film Grant. The program earmarks six $10,000 grants for filmmakers working on projects relevant to the outdoors who identify as members of BIPOC communities.
“In acknowledgement that outdoor spaces are not always a welcoming place for all, it’s our mission to bring the benefits of the outdoors to all communities, particularly those who have been underrepresented,” said Eddie Bauer in a statement announcing the grant.
The grant is restricted to residents of the United States—including Puerto Rico—age 18 and older. Along with the money, Eddie Bauer will provide production and promotion support to grantees.
The program marks the latest in a series of collaborations between Eddie Bauer and Outbound Collective, a a community-driven media platform that produces original films highlighting outdoor industry leaders from marginalized communities. Eddie Bauer has produced films with the group before, and also lent support to Outbound Collective’s Writers Residency Program for Underrepresented Storytellers.
Qualified filmmakers can apply for the grant on Eddie Bauer’s website. Applications will be accepted through April 18 at midnight PST.