ABOUT THE JIMMY NELSON FOUNDATION

OUR VISION

Indigenous and original knowledge can teach us invaluably much about ourselves, about others and about how to look after our planet. It can contribute to the planet’s modern vision on technology, science, even medicine – and provide us with examples of sustainable living.

 

In anticipation of losing cultural colours in the process of global change, we want to emphasise that these cultures have not “passed away” yet. In fact, we want to highlight they are there and celebrate that our world still guards all this richness in diversity!

 

Therefore we promote positive visibility and appreciation for indigenous cultures. Our goal: to empower young indigenous individuals and incite pride for their cultural heritage.

The Jimmy Nelson Foundation was set up in 2016 by the English photographer Jimmy Nelson to bring people from different worlds together.

HOW CAN YOU CONTRIBUTE?

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The Jimmy Nelson Foundation shares the wealth of a culturally diverse world. We fund cultural projects that celebrate, fortify and educate about our world’s cultures. With your support we can keep realizing fantastic ideas.

 

By making a contribution you are fostering an appreciation for cultural diversity and help to connect people from different cultures to learn from each other’s knowledge.

 

We need your involvement. You can join Jimmy today. By donating or becoming a Friend of the Jimmy Nelson Foundation, you enable our projects. Let’s celebrate the world’s cultural diversity.

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We fundraise to support your project. We invite people to present us their projects that can support the world to celebrate its polychromatic cultural identity.

 

We are looking for projects that are centred around cultural diversity and expression, with a focus on indigenous cultures. Projects we support are based on equal cultural exchange, have clear outcomes and a limited running time.

 

If you would like to know if your project meets the funding criteria, please see the open calls below and submit your project here.

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RECENT UPDATES

  • ‘As They Pass By – Walls of Connection’ Indigenous Mural in Mexico finsished! The Jimmy Nelson Foundation financed yet another round of As They Pass By – Walls of Connection, this time in Mexico! After the mural in Bogota (Colombia), Mexico was next on the list. In the cultur...

  • ‘As They Pass By – Walls of Connection’ A New Indigenous Mural in Mexico The Jimmy Nelson Foundation has started with yet another round of As They Pass By – Walls of Connection in South America! After a great success with the first mural in Bogota (Colombia), we are now reali...

  • Indigenous Mural Art by the Misak Misak in Bogota As They Pass By – Walls of Connection  The Jimmy Nelson Foundation and MasterPeace bundled their forces in an exciting mural art project this summer, which takes place throughout several Latino-American cities. Together with the indigenous Misa...

  • Overcoming obstacles of mis-representation & respecting the Sacred   Lumbee Tribe: Portrait of a Nation The Jimmy Nelson Foundation is excited about the arrival of its newest project “Lumbee Tribe: Portrait of a Nation’. Being part of the foundation’s “Celebrate Culture” call, this photogr...


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