Grantee Profile

Association of Independents in Radio

Grants to Association of Independents in Radio

  • $200,000Active Strategy

    2015 (Inactive Grant)

    Journalism & Media

    BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS — The Association of Independents in Radio (AIR) is a network of audio producers founded in 1988 to advocate and provide professional development opportunities for independent/freelance producers working in public radio across the United States. Since 2008, AIR has organized a series of national competitions in which independent producers and local public television and radio stations apply to work with one another on new local reporting projects that tell the underreported stories of each community using emerging technology. Throughout 2015-2016, AIR's Loca/ore: Finding America competition invites local public media stations to identify the issues they would like to cover in their communities, and producers to apply to design reporting projects to help cover them, using multiple media platforms and citizen-generated stories. AIR will select fifteen stations and match them with fifteen producers to work at the stations together for a nine-month period. AIR will then produce a single collaborative documentary that combines the stories of each city into a look at the issues facing the U.S., through the stories surfaced in these fifteen diverse communities.

  • $250,000Active Strategy

    2009 (Inactive Grant)

    Journalism & Media

    BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS — In support of Public MediaCraft, an effort to develop programming for radio and digital platforms (over two years).

  • $75,000Active Strategy

    2007 (Inactive Grant)

    Journalism & Media

    BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS — In support of general operations (over two years).

  • $225,000Active Strategy

    2003 (Inactive Grant)

    Journalism & Media

    BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS — In support of general operations (over three years).

  • $225,000Active Strategy

    2000 (Inactive Grant)

    Journalism & Media

    BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS — In support of general operations and for special support training of independent producers (over three years).

  • $38,000

    1994 (Inactive Grant)

    Media

    BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS — To support organizational development for this national membership organization of independent radio producers, station and network-based producers, and audio artists.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Association of Independents in Radio $1,013,000 between 1978 and 2016.

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