Goldman Fund Applications for Palestinians Attending Glasgow WorldCon Are Open

Dream Foundry is thrilled to announce that applications for grants from the Goldman Fund for Palestinian creatives and fans seeking to attend the 2024 World Science Fiction Convention in Glasgow are now open! The preferred application window is 31 July – 5 November 2023, though applications outside this window may be considered for any remaining funds. 

This is the Goldman Fund’s inaugural year. Offered through Dream Foundry’s Con or Bust program, the fund has a total of £8,000 per year for five years, and will assist citizens of Palestine and self-identified members of the Palestinian diaspora with expenses incurred from travel to and attendance at the annual WorldCon. The fund was created by Farah Mendlesohn in memory of her mother, Carole Goldman. 

Con or Bust is a grant-making program that provides greater access for creators and fans of color to science fiction conventions, events, and professional development opportunities. Since its relaunch as a Dream Foundry program in 2023 it has provided direct support to fifteen individuals, and hosted multiple networking and support events. Dream Foundry is actively accepting donations and endowments to expand this program.

The find more information about Con or Bust, or apply for support from the Goldman Fund, visit