We have heard from many stations that are interested in seeking more funding for the digitization of their audio-visual materials. Today, I was made aware of a wonderful opportunity offered by the Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC), a non-profit organization committed to inspiring social change by empowering media makers to tell diverse stories through art, education and technology. The BAVC Preservation Access Program partners with libraries, museums, arts organizations and artists to preserve and digitize precious works of media art and other cultural artifacts. You can learn more about BAVC at https://www.bavc.org/preservation.
Through generous funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, BAVC is offering tools for collection assessment, preservation planning support, and deeply discounted preservation transfer services through an application process. Qualifying artists, arts organizations, and collections with arts-related content can receive a 30%- 70% subsidy on all services.
1st Round participants include Video Data Bank, VideoFreex, New Orleans Video Access Center, Media Burn Archive, The Poetry Center, Chicago Film Archives, San Francisco Media Archive, Dance Theater of Harlem, Wisconsin Center for Film & Theater, and artists Janis Lipzin, June Watanabe, Wendy Rogers, Nancy Karp, and Alfred Young.
- To learn more about this program see: http://www.bavc.org/preservation-access-program.
- You can watch a recorded info session here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ez1br24eZwM&feature=youtu.be
- Or simply see the slides here: http://bavc.org/preservation-access-program-presentation
I encourage you to learn about this opportunity submit your applications. The application for the program is due January 15, 2014, and it can be found here: https://www.bavc.org/PresAccess-application