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I will be at South By Southwest this weekend checking out the Film and Interactive conferences. On Saturday, stop by the Meet the Insiders Panel that I will be doing with staff from IFP, Chicken and Egg, Sundance, ITVS and more. We’ll be giving insider advice on how to approach funders and other [...]
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Controversial tweets and racist sock puppets aside, one notable takeaway from the 2013 Oscars is the winner of the award for Best Documentary Short, Inocente. This win represents a major achievement for the nonprofit arts sector, as the film was produced by Shine Global, a 501(c)(3), and largely funded by 294 individual donors on a [...]
Last month, we rolled out live, detailed, and filterable financial statistics for our fiscal sponsorship program. These stats provide information on thousands of artists and arts organizations across the country within the fiscal sponsorship program. You can select filters to see how much they’ve raised and how it has been spent by sorting by discipline [...]
Next week we’re headed to Texas! My first stop is at Spacetaker in Houston where I’ll meet with artists to talk about fiscal sponsorship and crowdfunding. After that, I’m headed to Austin for the SXSW film and interactive festival. I’m moderating a panel on grants and am pleased to join panelists from Cinereach, Chicken & [...]
A Chjàna, a fiscally sponsored project of Fractured Atlas took the prize for Best Short Film in the Controcampo Italiano section of the 2011 Venice International Film Festival. A Chjàna is an 18-minute short film about the plight of West-African immigrants living in Italy.
Emily Gray (our Director of Liability Insurance), Ian Moss, (our Research Director), Adam Natale (our Director of Partnerships and Business Development), and I have proposed panels and presentaions for the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival taking place in March of 2012 in Austin, Texas. The SXSW festival and conference is a convergence [...]
The MAP Fund has announced their 2012 application schedule. The MAP Fund grant review cycle includes the submission of a mandatory online Letter of Inquiry that precedes the full application. Letters of Inquiry (LOIs) will be reviewed by outside evaluators and MAP staff. Based on that [...]
Working with an international production team, Cary McClelland gives us an inside glimpse of Pakistan. His film “Without Shepherds” reveals the tensions and promise within the country through interviews with six Pakistanis from different backgrounds. Cary draws on previous experience from theater, screenwriting, and peacebuilding to create a singular film about a country at a [...]
Drawing on the influences of Johnny Cash and Loretta Lynn, Kate Greer brings a history of storytelling to her work. This actress, writer, and voiceover talent turned to filmmaking as a new challenge. Her short film “That’s What She Told Me” takes viewers on a trip that explores the meaning of family, reality, and more. [...]
Two abundantly creative and curious beings who are open to working in all kinds of media, Meryl & Marina have grown by working together as artists. After deciding to embark on a working relationship together on a seemingly aimless, but fateful bike ride in Red Hook in the late summer of 2009, the duo have [...]