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Al Larvick North Dakota Grant (ALNDG)

Grants to North Dakota Organizations,
Institutions, and Individuals for Video Preservation

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Al Larvick Conservation Fund (ALCF)

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Grants of up to $5,000 to North Dakota individuals, institutions, and organizations for the conservation of home and amateur audiovisual materials and their digital transfers. Funding is intended to help cover the costs of products and services by professional film and video labs for the preservation of personal and public cultural histories. ALCF seeks to educate and provide public access to home and amateur audiovisual recordings to reveal their cultural significance, both for one’s personal family history and for society at large.

This grant is limited to works recorded in the state of North Dakota (or collections which primarily consist of footage captured in North Dakota). The fund tries to accommodate most media formats, although there may be occasional limitations.

Funds may be used for:

- Evaluation of original materials
- Repair and cleaning of original materials as appropriate
- Capture resolution choices of Standard Definition, High Definition, 2k & up resolution (options
dependent upon sponsor)
- Color correction (dependent upon sponsor)
- Return original materials and packaging (boxes, cases, canisters, reels, etc.)
- One drive (Mac/PC formatted)
- Digitally transferred files including a digital master and digital access files (SD transfers to not include access files. Only digital master files)
- Shipping costs to and from lab

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 162322

Number of Grants:

One or more

Estimated Size of Grant:

Total budget of $5,000 to be used for in-kind services or money paid directly to other service providers.

Term of Contract:

All work must be completed within a 12-month timeframe.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grants are open to individuals, institutions and organizations. Applicants are allowed one submission per grant per year. Previous applicants and grantees are welcome to apply for future grant cycles.

Funds cannot be applied to the purchase of equipment by grantee. Funds are only applied to the lab work done by ALCF partnering labs and cost associated with that work such as shipping and hard drive costs.

Grants do not support commercial, educational, industrial, informational, pornographic works or materials depicting criminal activity. Additionally it does not support multi-media installations, commercial or art film and/or video productions.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are due October 29, 2018. The decision process can take up to 3 months from the initial submission deadline of the application until final decisions are made. If there are applications and budgets that prove more involved and complicated than expected, the decision process can take a little longer. Chosen applicants for an ALCF grant award. Applicants will be notified via email of award decisions by an ALCF board member.


General FAQs:

Important: Grantees do not receive any funding directly. These budget amounts are applied to work done at partnering film and video labs for the conservation and digital capture of analog audiovisual (moving image) material, which fall under the categories of home movies or amateur cinema as defined by the ALCF committee and board. If budgets come under projected amount, grantees do not receive residual cash.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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Al Larvick Conservation Fund
Planetarium Station
P.O. Box 302
New York, NY 10024

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Geographic Focus:

USA: North Dakota