Bay Area Video Coalition was awarded $4,544,400 between 1986 and 2020, including 18 grants in Policy Research, MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions, and Journalism & Media.

$525,000

2020 • 2 years • Journalism & Media

The Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC) is a nonprofit organization with a mission to inspire social change by empowering media makers to develop and share diverse stories through art, education and technology. It provides media education for youth and adults (teens and transitional aged-youth); artist development mentorship and grants for diverse independent film and media makers; preservation services for small arts and cultural institutions; community media services (public access tv); workforce development programs; and production services to create original content for social impact organizations and government agencies. This award supports BAVC's MediaMaker Fellowship, which is a ten-month program designed for early to mid-career filmmakers from underrepresented communities who are at work on social issues and journalistic documentary projects and in need of support and professional development opportunities. The 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. The intended outcome of this grant is that diverse nonfiction multimedia storytellers receive multifaceted support to enable their work to realize its full potential for impactful social and cultural change.

$1,400

2018 • 1 month • 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 issue and journalistic documentary projects and in need of support and professional development opportunities. 

This award supports travel and accommodation expenses for two BAVC staff members to attend the 2018 International Documentary Association Getting Real conference September 25-27 in Los Angeles, and to attend a daylong convening of MacArthur Foundation Nonfiction Multimedia Storytelling grantees on September 24. This will result a more representative group of attendees at both events.

$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).

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