As part of JIPFest Fringe program, National Geographic Society (NGS) will present its Storytelling Grants Program and meet storytellers who are interested in applying the grants and fostering a strong connection with NGS for future opportunities.

The Storytelling Grants Program provides seed funding and support to individuals who are working to address critical challenges, advance new solutions, and inspire positive transformation. Funded projects will incorporate science, storytelling, and/or education, and must align with one or more of the five focus areas: Ocean, Land, Wildlife, Human History & Cultures, and Human Ingenuity. The Storytelling Grants Presentation is open to the public, with online reservation.

In the Portfolio Review, selected storytellers will get an opportunity to have 1-on-1 meetings with Sana Ullah, a US-based Program Officer in Storytelling at NGS who will be flying in directly to Jakarta to conduct the meetings. Interested storytellers can apply to have the meeting on the link below.


Schedule: 20-22 September, 14:00-15:30
Venue: Lamandau House, Jl. Lamandau III No.5, Kramat Pela, South Jakarta, Google Map


  • Aged 18 and above.
  • Have received a minimum of 3 doses of Covid vaccine.
  • Have a working portfolio, preferably a website.
  • To have a project idea in mind is a plus.


  • Fill up the application form by 28 August.
  • Notification of the selected applicants: 1 September


Schedule: 23 September, 15:00-16:30
Venue: Bulungan Theater Jl. Bulungan No.1, Kramat Pela, South Jakarta, Google Map
Click here to register

If you have any questions, please contact us at or +62 856-4306-7397 (Agoes)..

JIPFest is scheduled for 9-25 September 2022 in Blok M, Jakarta. The festival is supported by the Indonesian Tourism and Creative Economy Ministry and Jakarta Tourism and Creative Economy Department.