The National Endowment for the Arts is offering a webinar covering the basics of the next Media Arts funding deadline – August 8, 2013. The webinar will include how to apply to the NEA, selecting work samples, and advice on preparing a strong application. There will be time for Q and A with NEA staff.
The NEA’s Art Works grants support the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse and excellent art, lifelong learning in the arts, and the strengthening of communities through the arts. Within these areas, innovative projects are strongly encouraged.
The NEA Media arts category offers grants ranging from $10,000 to $100,000 to support the development, production, distribution, preservation, restoration, and archiving of projects that demonstrate media as art and media about the arts. Media arts, as defined by the NEA, includes narrative and documentary films, television and radio programs; experimental, animated, transmedia, or interactive work; platforms can include the Internet, mobile, and tablet technologies, video game consoles, and satellite-delivered content. Please note: under these guidelines an organization can submit more than one application to the Arts Endowment if they are for separate projects.
Visit the guidelines for Media Arts projects: http://1.usa.gov/10NWeMm, for complete information.
A sample of recent Media Arts grants:
- Allied Media Projects in Detroit, MI received $40,000 to support a multimedia performance installation by hip-hop artist Invincible.
- Appalshop in Whitesburg, KY received $100,000 to support a multimedia project based on photographer Wendy Ewald’s approach to teaching.
- Chicago Symphony Orchestra in Chicago, IL received $75,000 to support the creation of the CSO Media Portal, a web site through which audiences can listen to concerts, podcasts, commentary and radio broadcasts.
- Endangered Language Alliance in New York, NY received $50,000 to support post-production costs for a documentary film by award-winning filmmaker, David Grubin.
- George Eastman House in Rochester, NY received $75,000 to support “100 Years of Color: Preserving the Technicolor Legacy” including Cecil B. DeMille’s The Ten Commandments and The King of Kings.
- Global Lives Project in Mountain View, CA received $75,000 to support the expansion of the Interactive Virtual Video Library, a website devoted to media artists documenting the human life experience.
- Gray Area Foundation for the Arts in San Francisco, CA received $100,000 to support the development and implementation of a mobile immersive theater project.
- KCET in Burbank, CA received $75,000 to support Artbound, a transmedia arts journalism initiative exploring Southern California’s cultural landscape.
- Public Radio International in St. Paul, MN received $100,000 to support the production and distribution of Studio 360 with Kurt Anderson.
- Raymar Educational Films in Oakland, CA received $60,000 to support the production of the documentary film Guangzhou Dream Factory.
To see the full list of recent NEA Art Works grants in Media Arts, click here.
Please feel free to share this information and encourage interested applicants to visit the NEA’s website at www.arts.gov for more information and contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have after the webinar.
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