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Grants to USA Nonprofits and Agencies in Multiple
States to Host Screenings of Independent Films

GrantWatch ID#: 177014
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Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation (MAAF)

12/02/16 11:59 PM EST

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Grants of $2,400 to Delaware, Washington, D.C., Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and the USA Virgin Islands nonprofits and government agencies to screen recent works of independent American filmmakers in area communities, with the goal of increasing accessibility and appreciation for film through direct audience engagement.

Regional nonprofit venues and arts organizations actively participate in the program by serving as host sites for the touring filmmakers through a partnership with the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation (MAAF).

Grants to tours new independent American films and their respective filmmakers to communities across the mid-Atlantic region.

How It Works:

- Six films and filmmakers are collectively selected to tour by the participating host sites through a competitive film submission and review process managed by MAAF.
- Tours are scheduled during six months of the program year (September-October-November 2017; FebruaryMarch-April 2018). Each selected filmmaker is scheduled to tour for approximately two-to-three weeks during one of the months the program is active and visit each participating host site.
- Each engagement on a tour includes a public screening preceded or followed by a question and answer session with the filmmaker, and a community engagement collaboratively developed by the filmmaker and the local host site.

For a $5,000 participation fee, host sites receive:

- Six public screenings of the selected films preceded or followed by a question and answer session with the filmmaker.
- At least six community engagement activities related to the selected films (e.g. meet-the-filmmaker luncheons, classroom visits, receptions, panels, etc.). Engagement activities are developed by the filmmaker and host site to best serve the local community.
- Each host site is awarded a grant, in the amount of $2,400 to cover the cost of filmmaker stipends and insure specific funding is earmarked for this purpose. Stipends are paid directly by the host sites to the filmmakers ($400 per filmmaker).
- Participation in a competitive film review process organized by MAAF which enables host sites to select from a wide range of film submissions.
- Filmmakers’ travel and accommodations are coordinated and paid in full by MAAF, which also provides filmmaker per diems.
- Full administrative coordination of the scheduling process and general tour management by MAAF staff.
- MAAF provides host sites with downloadable electronic promotional materials (including program logos, web banners, high-resolution photographs, filmmaker biographies, and film synopses); a marketing toolkit; and maintains the On Screen/In Person blog.

Six films and their creators are selected for touring annually.

- Tours are scheduled during six months of the program year (September-October-November 2017; February-March-April 2018). Each selected filmmaker is scheduled to tour for approximately two-to-three weeks during one of the months the program is active and visit each participating host site.

To be eligible, organizations must:

- Be designated by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization or a unit of local or state government.
- Be located in Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, USA Virgin Islands, Virginia, or West Virginia.
- Possess or have access to adequate screening facilities and well-maintained, digital projection equipment.
- Have a minimum of five days available to schedule the screenings and filmmaker engagements during the months the program is active.
- Be in good standing with MAAF at the time of application with no overdue or outstanding required reports and/or grant documents.

Organizations selected as host sites are required to:

- Identify a representative(s) with appropriate expertise to participate in the review of submitted films.
- Send a representative at its own cost to the final film selection meeting held in Baltimore, Maryland.
- Communicate with each participating filmmaker about the development and scheduling of community engagement activities (in addition to pre or post-screening discussion session).
- Provide recommendations to the filmmakers for clean, safe, affordable lodging in the host community.
- Provide an honorarium of $400 to each of six touring filmmakers through a grant from MAAF.
- Provide qualified projectionist and well-maintained, functional projection equipment.
- Market and promote the film series in their community in advance of the screenings through print and electronic media, as well as radio and television outlets, whenever possible.
- Provide MAAF with a participation fee of $5,000.

To learn more about the program and eligibility requirements, please review the program guidelines attached below (see Supporting Documents section) carefully prior to submission.

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

To access the online eGRANT© application, click the following link and select the 2017-2018 On Screen/In Person Host Site application once logged in:

For questions concerning the program or application process, please review the Guidelines then contact Kimberly Steinle-Super at 410-539-6656 x101 or

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USA: Delaware;   Maryland;   New Jersey;   New York City;   New York;   Pennsylvania;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   West Virginia

USA Territories: Virgin Islands (USA)

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