The Westphal Grant

The Westphal Human Rights Film & Art Grant Program provides funding for filmmakers and artists living in North Dakota & Moorhead, MN, creating works that relate to the discussion of human rights, environmental rights or social justice.

All narrative and documentary filmmakers, and 2D, 3D and performance artists are invited to apply. Innovative and original projects are encouraged to apply.

Grant Requirements

The 2017 grant amount for projects is up to $500. Projects may be brand new or a current project under production. Completed projects are not eligible for grant awards. Projects should have a goal to engage and seek to educate and facilitate discussion around human rights, environmental rights or social justice. 

Grant recipients should promote their projects in their communities, and acknowledge in print and otherwise the Human Family as a sponsor.

Grant applications were due midnight, Friday November 10, 2017. Award winners will be announced at the 2017 North Dakota Human Rights Film and Arts Festival’s Art Reception and Awards Ceremony on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at the Spirit Room in downtown Fargo.

Have a question? Email us at grants@human-family.org 

Grant applicants should be filmmakers or artists currently living in North Dakota or Moorhead, MN.

Projects relate to the discussion of human rights, environmental rights or social justice.

The online grant application should be completed and submitted by midnight November 10, 2017.