The Interledger Foundation (ILF) believes that financial inclusion is a right, not a privilege and that financial systems should work for everyone, everywhere. They are stewards of the (Interledger Protocol or ILP), an open standard, built on the interconnectivity of the web to create an open payments network, making all systems and services interoperable, inclusive, and accessible.
The ILF are building a community of creators and innovators to realise a future where how you earn or share money and where you live do not impact the financial services you can access. ILF recognise the critical role of artists in reflecting the voice of communities, excluded from systems that do not serve them.
Their ambition for global financial inclusion relies on visionary artists to imagine a future where it already exists. To inspire people to believe change is possible and activate change in old systems, with new thinking.
FUTURE|MONEY, the first open grant opportunity for 2023, seeks artists of any discipline to reimagine outdated financial systems that currently exclude 1.7 billion people from accessing essential services to make and receive payments. ILF ask artists to envision a world where financial systems were built to serve everyone, everywhere, always. Where borders aren’t barriers to supporting each other financially as well as emotionally. Where services aren’t built in silos and organisations are intentionally interoperable. All expressions of that future are welcomed
This grant opportunity will fund up to eight projects at $25,000 USD over an eight-month project timeline. The final results will be exhibited during the ILF Summit 2023; a travel stipend for the artist will be provided by the Interledger Foundation.