We love storytelling. Uncovering truths. Discovering the world. We live for print galleries, documentaries and books. So does our friend Matt from the Looking Sideways Podcast, the show in which he uncovers the most interesting stories in surfing, skateboarding and snowboarding.
That’s why we’ve joined forces to launch the Db x LS Fund.
Together, we want to find the next generation of creatives, and help them tell the tales the world needs to know.
If you’re a photographer, a writer, a podcaster, a journalist, an artist or a film-maker with a story to tell, we want to hear from you. And we want to help you get your project out there,
Db x LS Fund - What we’ll offer you
This year, we will choose two winners and help them tell their stories. These winners will receive:
- A budget of up to €5000 to make your project a reality.
- Mentorship from our unrivalled team of creatives. Together, we’ve made books, films, podcasts, events, exhibitions and everything else. Whatever your idea, we’ll match you up with people who can help guide you every step of the way.
- A full Db Ramverk collection
- The chance to be featured in our Pack Heavy, Chase Light documentary series directed by Sam Moody.
- The chance to be interviewed about your project on Matt’s Looking Sideways Podcast.
- Help getting your finished project out into the world.
Db x LS Fund - What we ask
The chance to tell your story, mentor you through the process and permission to feature your work and process on our sites and social channels.
To find out more about Looking Sideways, the show in which he uncovers the most interesting stories in surfing, skateboarding, snowboarding and the outdoors, click here.
Application deadline: July 31st
Adventures we've fuelled
You don’t have to be the biggest, the bravest, the boldest or the most nuts because the Db Fund isn’t necessarily about thrill-seekers, adrenaline junkies or daredevils. It’s just here to help you, do what you want. We’re just happy to help our ambassadors, athletes, creatives and friends tick one more thing off their bucket list.
So, are you up for it?
Pedal to the Metal
You probably all know Nikolai, but if you don’t – a quick Youtube search of his name and you’ll soon suss him out. Niko is an out-and-out thrill-seeker, and applied to the Db Fund to help him head to Tromso to ski ‘the most fun lines’. We suspected it would be more than just ‘fun lines’. We were right. 6-7 hours ski touring, 12.5km and a gradient of 52° in parts. Whether you’re a skier, boarder or just an apres enthusiast, switch off the emails and find 12 mins to lose yourself in Norway’s avalanche terrain – enjoy being on the safe side of the screen.
If you knew Nikolai, you won’t know Jonathan. He actually works here but he wrote a book that we’ve featured excerpts on the site and we actually sell his book here. There's a bunch of different ways we can help and for some a platform or promotion is where you might need help as we did with Jonathan.