Macarthur Foundation Grants
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has awarded $550,000 in grants to 22 local media centers and national media organizations. The awards were made to media centers in 11 states for film and video projects in three categories: those that foster community engagement; those that serve and involve children and youth; and those that stimulate community discussion about issues related to welfare, workforce development and economic opportunity.
911 Media Arts Center, Seattle, WA
In support of "Reel Grrls," an after-school program in which 20 diverse teenage girls will work with professional media artists to create videos about images of young women in mainstream media. 911 has been awarded a total of $162,000 by the MacArthur Foundation since 1987.
American Indian Film Institute, San Francisco, CA
In support of a pilot project, the Tribal Touring Program, which will tour a condensed version of the American Indian Film Festival, with presentations by media artists and media production workshops for youth, to Indians living in rural and tribal communities in California, This is the Foundation's first grant to the American Indian Film Institute.
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Publication information: Article title: Macarthur Foundation Grants. Contributors: Not available. Journal title: Afterimage. Volume: 28. Issue: 5 Publication date: March 2001. Page number: 3. © 2008 Visual Studies Workshop. COPYRIGHT 2001 Gale Group.
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