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Monday, January 14, 2013
WHAT IS THE NEW MEDIA PROJECT GRANT?
The New Media Project Grant provides funding for one innovative cross-platform or interactive media arts project. Successful applicants will demonstrate excellence in storytelling, innovation, and artistry in the media arts. The grant recipient will receive $50,000 to create his/her proposed project.
The purpose of this grant is to support a project that demonstrates the unique power of media artists to illuminate compelling points of view, and to inspire and engage people to respond to them. Projects will use innovative ways to reach a wider audience, pushing the boundaries of traditional distribution outlets.
Projects may be fiction or nonfiction stories; they must include a cross-platform or transmedia component designed to engage new audiences in imaginative ways.
The $50,000 grant can be used for a project in pre-production, production, or post-production. One grant will be given in 2013; production and outreach platforms must be completed within two years from the time of the grant.
The selected project will have access to media mentors/collaborators experienced in the artist’s medium as well as in additional media platforms. IFP will connect the artist with mentors, technical experts, and/or organizations that further the project’s vision.
The grant winner will be announced during the last week in April.
WHAT TYPE OF PROJECT WILL THIS GRANT SUPPORT?
Works made for all available media platforms are eligible, such as the Internet, interactive and mobile technologies, and digital games, as well as radio, film/video, and television.
Examples of projects that could be eligible for funding:
Examples of cross-platform projects have been collected here (courtesy of Ingrid Kopp, Tribeca Film Institute.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS AND SUBMISSION RULES
In order to qualify for the New Media Project Grant, applicants must comply with all of the following requirements.
All applications must be submitted through this online form. You must include:
You may submit your work as a URL, or upload it as an attachment to the online form, or as a DVD. If your work is on DVD, please submit two copies.
APPLICATION DEADLINE IS MONDAY, JANUARY 14, 2013
IFP staff will determine eligibility of the applications. Eligible projects will be judged by a national juror with broad expertise in media arts.
Judging criteria will include:
Applicants may be asked for an in-person or phone interview prior to the final decision.
SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION
Completed applications must be received no later than 6:00 PM on Monday, January 14, 2013. This is an in-office deadline. Your online application must be submitted by that time.
If you are submitting your media work samples as DVDs, please mail them to:
New Media Project Grant
2446 University Avenue West
St. Paul, MN 55114
All other materials must be submitted as part of the online application form.
Attend a free information session or webinar to learn more about the New Media Project Grant.
Tuesday, October 9th, 6pm
Wednesday, October 24, Noon
IFP MN Center for Media Arts
2446 University Ave. West
Wednesday, November 7, 6:30pm
163 Tower Drive
Thursday, October 25, Noon
Check IFPMN website and Facebook page for information on how to log in.
Questions? Please contact Lu Lippold, firstname.lastname@example.org, 612-998-0915.
The New Media Project Grant is supported by The McKnight Foundation.