Mozilla’s Creative Media Awards Funding For Black Artists Exploring AI ($245,000)

Mozilla is announcing $245,000 in funding for Black artists who use art to spotlight how AI can reinforce — or disrupt — systems of oppression.

Grants will be made in amounts ranging from $10,000 to $30,000, and awardees may be based anywhere in the world. Winning projects could be interactive websites, short films, browser-based games, or other digital media capable of reaching a broad online audience.

The funds constitute Mozilla’s third annual Creative Media Awards, which support people and projects on the front lines of the internet health movement — from creative technologists in Japan, to tech policy analysts in Uganda, to privacy activists in the U.S. Creative Media Awards are supported by the NetGain Partnership, a collaboration between Mozilla, Ford Foundation, Knight Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, and the Open Society Foundation. The goal of this philanthropic collaboration is to advance the public interest in the digital age.


  • Nominations are due by September 14, 2020, 12 pm EDT.
  • Full applications will be due on October 15, 2020, 12 pm EDT.


  • Awards support in-progress works at either the conceptual or prototype stage.
  • Works must be screen-based media of an artistic or journalistic nature.
  • Works must be freely available on the web.
  • Works should be suitable for a non-expert audience and demonstrate the potential to be broadly shared.
  • Creators must demonstrate an understanding of who their audience is and how they want their project to impact this audience.
  • Applicants must demonstrate an ability to be able to execute their plan via past experience or a prototype.
  • Applicants should self-identify as Black (African, African-American, Afro-Latino, Afro-Caribbean, African-diasporic or of African descent).
  • These awards are open to all applicants regardless of geographic location or institutional affiliation, except where legally prohibited.

We do not support:

  • Apps for proprietary ecosystems (eg iOS, Android)
  • Productivity tools
  • Software libraries
  • Works that can only be experienced in person such as gallery works

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