Bay Area Video Coalition was awarded $4,018,000 between 1986 and 2017, including 16 grants in Policy Research, MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions, and Journalism & Media.

$900,000

2017 • 3 years • Journalism & Media

The Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC) is a nonprofit organization that provides a multifaceted set of services to filmmakers in the Bay Area and across the United States. BAVC’s National MediaMaker Fellowship is a ten-month program designed for diverse filmmakers who are at work on social issues and journalistic documentary projects and in need of support and professional development opportunities. The National MediaMaker Fellowship program includes an intensive set of resources, including direct support, workshops, mentorship, exposure to new modes of production, and access to technology and training. This grant supports an expansion of the National MediaMaker Fellowship to include more filmmakers and add project funding for all fellows, ultimately resulting in more diverse narratives reaching and informing the American public.

$25,000

2016 • 4 months

BAVC is a nationally recognized media production and training center. The MediaMaker Fellowship Program is one of several BAVC programs that provides comprehensive support to documentary filmmakers. The MediaMaker program is especially designed to nurture filmmakers from diverse backgrounds pursuing social issue film or multimedia projects. This grant supports travel expenses for the 2016 cohort of fellows to attend the International Documentary Association's biennial conference, a key convening for documentarians. It also provides support for travel and meeting expenses associated with a final workshop for the fellows. 

$200,000

2010 • 1 year • Journalism & Media

To develop and test the Impact Dashboard, an online platform for tracking and analyzing media use across platforms and venues.

$1,000,000

2010 • 1 year • MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions

To create endowment and innovation funds, and to make improvements to office space.

$43,000

2009 • 1 year • Journalism & Media

To develop "Virtual Mine", an interactive, three-dimensional online game in connection with a documentary film about the economic and environmental trade-offs of coal mining.

$900,000

2008 • 3 years • Journalism & Media

In support of the Producers Institute for New Media Technologies (over three years).

$150,000

2007 • 2 years

In support of research and development projects utilizing new media technologies, particularly mobile technologies, for public and community benefit (over two years).

$450,000

2006 • 2 years • Journalism & Media

In support of the Producer's Institute for New Media Technologies, a national pilot training program on producing for multiple platforms (over two years).

$25,000

2000 • 1 year • Journalism & Media

To support the Artist Equipment Access Program.

$10,000

2000 • 11 months • Policy Research

To publicize research findings regarding information technology workforce development programs.

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