2017 • 3 years • Journalism & Media
The National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC) is the only national nonprofit organization that funds documentary films exclusively by filmmakers from the African Diaspora through an open call, and helps place these films on public television. NBPC also curates and presents the public media documentary showcase AfroPop. In addition, NBPC supports the next generation of black American digital storytellers through its 360 Incubator + Fund, which provides training, mentorship, and funding to a cohort of filmmakers at work on new digital and broadcast series. MacArthur support allows NBPC to support nonfiction work created for new media platforms, and strengthen its network of media makers, technologists, and social justice organizations to help inform this work and ensure it is impactful, ultimately resulting in more diverse narratives reaching and informing the American public.