Got a great idea for a web project? Maybe a narrative or documentary web series you can make happen with a $20,000 grant? You do?
Well, you're in luck! BlackPublicMedia.org and the National Black Programming Consortium will provide two grants of up to $20,000 for producers working on original web content, to be published on BlackPublicMedia.org in the summer of 2013.
You'll recall past web series from Black Public Media and the National Black Programming Consortium that we've featured on S&A – Black People Don't…, and the ongoing Ask A Muslim series.
BlackPublicMedia.org's Digital Open Call awards project requests of up to $20,000 for web series concepts. Selected projects will be published on BlackPublicMedia.org, made available for public broadcasting options, and executive produced by the National Black Programming Consortium.
**THE SUBMISSION DEADLINE FOR THE 2013 OPEN CALL IS SEPTEMBER 18th , 2012**
Series proposals must fall under one of the following categories:
• Social Satire
• Narrative Fiction
• News & Documentary
• Public TV/Radio
• Serious Gaming
All projects must be completed within five (5) to six (6) months from their granting date.
Episodic series must have between eight (8) and twelve (12) episodes.
Projects are launched during the summer of the first contract year on BlackPublicMedia.org.
There's a lot more info for you to read on this, so, if you're interested in applying, you're strongly encouraged to read the full guidelines, and learn how to apply by clicking HERE.
Remember, September 18th is the deadline, so you've got about 3 weeks.