Organization Fund Description
Black Public MediaNBPC360The 360 Incubator and Fund is a funding initiative of the National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC) devised to help launch multi-part, non-fiction broadcast projects, non-fiction and scripted web serial content, as well as interactive or "trans-media" projects, about the Black experience.
California HumanitiesCalifornia Documentary Project GrantThe California Documentary Project (CDP) is a competitive grant program that supports the research and development and production stages of film, audio, and interactive media projects that enhance our understanding of California and its cultures, peoples, and histories. Projects should use the humanities to provide context, depth, and perspective and be suitable for California and national audiences through public and educational screenings and presentations, broadcast, distribution, and/or online.
ITVSDigital Open CallITVS is looking for exceptional stories on any subject. They provide up to $30,000 in research and development funding to help you take your original digital content idea to the pilot stage for distribution on public media. Digital Open Call is only open to pre-production projects.
National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)Funding Opportunities in Media ArtsThe National Endowment for the Arts provides several funding opportunities for organizations working in media arts.
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)Media Projects: Development GrantsThe Media Projects program supports film, television, and radio projects that engage general audiences with humanities ideas in creative and appealing ways. All projects must be grounded in humanities scholarship in disciplines such as history, art history, film studies, literature, drama, religious studies, philosophy, or anthropology. Projects must also demonstrate an approach that is thoughtful, balanced, and analytical (rather than celebratory). The approach to the subject matter must go beyond the mere presentation of factual information to explore its larger significance and stimulate critical thinking.
New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA)Electronic Media & FilmElectronic Media and Film (EMF) advances artistic exploration and public engagement in the media arts. EMF is dedicated to experimental and creative expression in all genres of time-based and moving image media, including emergent technology. Support is provided for projects that employ electronic media, film and technology as an art form, including historical and rarely seen works that enable media arts appreciation.
POVPOV Digital LabPOV Digital Lab is a weekend media incubator with a track record of launching funded, highly viewed, and Webby- and Emmy-award nominated media.
Tribeca Film InstituteTFI New Media FundFunding and support to non-fiction, social issue media projects which go beyond traditional screens—integrating film with content across media platforms, from video games, apps, social networks and Web. For projects based anywhere in advanced development or beyond. Grants range from $50,000 to $100,000.
Tribeca Film InstituteTribeca All Access: InteractiveCelebrating twelve years, TAA supports working filmmakers and producers based in U.S. and Puerto Rico who come from communities underrepresented in the film industry and whose projects are in all stages of development, production or post-production.
Vision Maker MediaPublic Media Fun: New MediaVision Maker Media invites proposals for programs intended for Public Television that represent the experiences, values and cultures of American Indians and Alaska Natives. It provide funding for filmmakers to research, produce and complete innovative "short form" (no more than 20-minute) projects for primary distribution over the Internet and/or another Public Media platform, and include vignettes, webisodes and other new media content.

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Last Updated: 2/17/2017