Sunday, March 30, 2008

Grants for Independent Film Or Radio Projects Relating Critical Social or Political Issues

From The Foundation Center...

Funding Exchange Announces New Guidelines for Paul Robeson Fund for Independent Media

Deadline: May 15, 2008

The Funding Exchange's ( ) Paul Robeson Fund for Independent Media supports media activism and grassroots organizing by funding the pre-production and distribution of social issue film and video projects as well as the production and distribution of radio projects made by local, state, national, or international organizations and individual media producers.

The fund invites applications for projects of all genres that address critical social and political issues, combine intellectual clarity with creative use of the medium, and demonstrate understanding of how the production will be used for progressive social justice organizing.

The fund makes grants to radio projects in all production stages and to film and video projects in the pre-production or distribution stages only. The fund does not support production or post-production costs for film and video projects. The fund does not provide support to project budgets or projects of organizations with annual budgets of more than $500,000.
The maximum grant award is $20,000; most grants range between $5,000 to $15,000.

See the Funding Exchange Web site to download complete program guidelines and an application form. RFP Link:

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