Call for Proposals:
Production, Training, and Development Grants
2021 - 2022 Granting Periods: January 1st - March 1st, March 1st - May 1st, May 1st - July 1st, July 1st - September 1st, September 1st - November 1st, November 1st - January 1st
Please read all information below before applying! Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Online Video Project Grants (up to $400 of equipment access in any category)
These awards are for fiction, documentary and 'vlog' style projects created specifically for sharing on the internet. Video done for promotional purposes does not qualify.
- New Web Series Projects (no previous ‘episodes’)
- "One-off" Projects (not episodic)
Audio-based Project Grants (up to $350 of equipment access in any category)
- Podcasts with a content focus on art or issues that are of importance to artists
- Audio Documentary Projects
- Music Video Projects
Media Arts Project Grants (up to $700 of equipment access in any category)
- Media Arts Projects intended for display in a gallery, institutional, or similar setting
- Media Arts Projects to be distributed online
Examples include but are not limited to installation or performance based works, live or performative video production, mixed media works, or other non-traditional video or audio based works.
Special Production Grants for Artists from the BIPOC or Deaf Communities: $2,000 + equipment support + 1 year Ed Video Producer membership
NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
Over the years, Ed Video’s production grant program has been supporting media art creators by granting no-cost access to our equipment and education resources. In these exceptional times we recognize the importance of supporting artists in the making of work, and have created two new granting streams providing an artist fee as well as Ed Video membership and equipment access.
The two granting streams are:
Special Production Grants for BIPOC Artists
Special Production Grants for Artists from the Deaf community
Successful applicants will receive a $2000 artist fee, access to no-cost equipment rentals, and a year long Ed Video Producer membership.
Projects eligible for funding include film and video work, documentaries, web series, pod casts, audio documentaries, music video projects, live or performative video production, mixed media works, or other non-traditional video or audio based works.
Projects must have a strong artistic component to qualify, and all projects must adhere to the spirit and terms of Ed Video's Code of Conduct. It is important to Ed Video’s mandate to offer support which encourages a diversity of perspectives, abilities, and voices. Artists of all experience levels are encouraged to apply.
These grants are specifically designated to support artists from the BIPOC or Deaf communities. The application and project must be in full creative control of a member of the BIPOC or Deaf communities.
These grants may not be used for corporate work, educational projects, promotional videos, or work done for individuals or community groups.
Information about these Grants
i) Cycles are two months in length. You should apply for the cycle that encompasses your production dates.
Eligibility of Applicants and Projects
i) Applicant must be the primary creative force of the project (e.g. Director)
ii) Applicant must be 18 years of age or older
iii) Open to Ontario residents in Brant, Dufferin, Halton, Hamilton-Wentworth, Peel, Waterloo and Wellington Counties/Regions
iv) Productions must occur within the boundaries covered under Ed Video’s insurance
v) The applicant must own all rights to the work they are creating
vi) The project must adhere to Ed Video’s Mandate, Vision and Code of Conduct.
If there is a high volume of applications for any cycle, then (at the discretion of staff) a committee may be formed to jury the applications. In these situations, projects will be assessed on the following criteria, as demonstrated in the application: feasibility of the project, relevance of the project to the grant category, impact of the grant on the career or development of the applicant, impact of the project on the community of which the artist is a part of.
Membership Requirements/Terms and Conditions
i) Grants are subject to our standard rental procedures, policies and requirements. Violating these will result in the instant revocation of the grant award.
ii) Applicants may request to include the cost of membership in their application.
iii) Current and lapsed members must be in good standing (no balance owed on previous rentals or membership fees) to apply.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, or with questions. Questions about the awards and the application process are welcome!