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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: 3 GRANTS WITH FEBRUARY DEADLINES

1.  POV DIVERSE VOICES PROJECT
New Deadline:  5 PM, February 18, 2011
http://www.pbs.org/pov/filmmakers/diverse-voices-project.php

POV, public television's premier showcase for independent, non-fiction film is seeking to support emerging filmmakers through its Diverse Voices Project, a co-production fund supported by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. 

POV, public television's premier showcase for independent, non-fiction film is seeking to support emerging filmmakers through its DIVERSE VOICES PROJECT, a co-production fund supported by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. POV values exemplary storytelling, well crafted aesthetics, compelling characters and real-life drama shaped by the unique perspective of a filmmaker with something to say to a large audience. POV believes in presenting the work of filmmakers that reflect experiences not commonly represented on television, offer a springboard for discussion, and provide a deeper understanding of the world we live in.  All submissions must be received by 5 PM, February 18, 2011. This is an arrival deadline, not a postmark deadline. Submissions received after January 14th shall be entered in the following submission cycle unless an extension is granted by POV. 

Diverse Voices Project
American Documentary | P.O.V.
32 Broadway, 14th floor
New York, NY 10004-1635
Tel: 212-989-8121
http://www.pbs.org/pov/filmmakers/diverse-voices-project.php
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2. FIRELIGHT MEDIA PRODUCERS LAB
Deadline: Ongoing
http://firelightmedia.org/producers-lab

Firelight Media’s Producers’ Lab is a mentorship program for independent producers of color. Participating producers work with award-winning filmmaker, Stanley Nelson, and his team of senior producers, writers, editors, new media, and fundraising specialists to complete their projects for a national broadcast.  The Lab also provides quarterly workshops and seminars to their producers on relevant and contemporary topics.

Mable Haddock spearheads this exciting project as Director. Haddock served as founding President and CEO of the National Black Program Consortium (NBPC) for 25 years.

Firelight Media started the Producers’ Lab as a way to provide infrastructure support for producers of color to help overcome some of the barriers to completing their film or video. Services include support and consultation in the areas of writing, treatments, budgeting, script development, editing, and other areas as needed. In the future, they will have editing suites, a screening room, and a safe place for producers to create and complete their work.

Mable Haddock
Director, Producers’ Lab
Firelight Media
68 East 131st Street, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10037
Tel: 212-234-1324
Email: mable@firelightmedia.org
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3. "smARTpower" Artists Exchange Initiative of the Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
Deadline: February 28, 2011
http://www.bronxmuseum.org/smartpower

smARTpowers will send fifteen U.S. artists abroad to work with local artists and young people around the world to create community-based art projects. Travel opportunities of up to 45 days will be awarded to selected artists to design and develop programs in cooperation with local arts organizations in host countries including China, Ecuador, Egypt, Ghana, India, Kosovo, Lebanon, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Philippines, Kenya, Sri Lanka, Turkey, and Venezuela. smARTpower will support the development and implementation of community-based art projects that engage youth and other local residents, including artists. The projects are strongly encouraged to create a tangible legacy of the work accomplished through smARTpower in a variety of visual arts media, including but not limited to painting, sculpture, drawing, video, installation, photo-based work, public art, and interdisciplinary projects. Participatory work is strongly recommended and encouraged. Artists will address a full range of relevant subjects including, but not limited to, women's empowerment, the environment, health, education, and civic engagement.

Emerging to mid-career artists are encouraged to apply. Finalists will be identified through open competition and selected by a national advisory panel of artists and art professionals. Each recipient will be provided with an honorarium of up to $11,000.00, travel funding, a budget for materials of up to $10,000.00, resources for documentation (including photography, video, and web posting), and on-site logistical support. Proposals must be submitted ONLINE ONLY by midnight, February 28, 2011.
For complete information, visit: http://www.bronxmuseum.org/smartpower
Mailed applications will NOT be accepted. NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE.

smARTpower is an initiative of the Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
administered by The Bronx Museum of the Arts 
Email: egrady@bronxmuseum.org

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NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts

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