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Grant Writing Technical Workshop: Firelight Media's Spark Fund


About the Event

Co-presented with Black Public Media (BPM) and Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB), please join us and Firelight Media on Monday, December 6 at 12pm ET for a technical workshop about applying for the Spark Fund, which offers support to established independent documentary filmmakers who self-identify as Black, Indigenous, and/or people of color (BIPOC).

The Spark Fund will provide 36 stipends of $50,000 to selected filmmakers over the period of one year, for their use in alleviating financial hardship and work disruptions endured from the COVID-19 pandemic. Selected filmmakers must be working on a humanities-themed project. The Spark Fund is particularly interested in supporting filmmakers whose projects are aligned with the NEH’s “A More Perfect Union” initiative.

Workshop Overview:

  1. Welcome Remarks – Marcia Smith, President, Firelight Media

  2. Application Instructions Overview – Michon Boston, Spark Fund program manager

  3. Attendee Q&A (via Webinar Chat) – Moderated by Spark Fund coordinator Antonia Thornton

Live closed captions and simultaneous Spanish translation available.