Production Grant Program

2018 Deadlines: February 1st, April 1st, June 1st, August 1st, October 1st, December 1st

Ed Video’s Production Grant Program supports media art creators by granting no-cost access to our equipment resources. These grants may not be used for corporate work, educational projects, promotional videos, or work done for individuals or community groups. 
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.
These are not cash awards.
Please read all information below before applying! Incomplete applications will not be awarded.
 
Categories
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.

Film and Video Project Grants (up to $700 of equipment access in any category)
These grants are for theatrical-style fiction of any length, documentary, video art, or art which includes a video component. 

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

Career and Skills Development (up to $200 of equipment access in any category)
- No-cost Workshop Access
- Technique Development (for developing a technique that could be used in a future project)

 
Information about these Grants
i) Cycles are two months in length. You should apply for the cycle that encompasses your production dates.
ii) If your production dates take place in two different cycles, you will have to apply separately for each.
iii) 2018 cycles begin February 1st, April 1st, June 1st, August 1st, October 1st and December 1st. 
iv) Grants expire on the first day of the next cycle.
v) You may apply for one project at a time.
vi) You may apply for up to three grants per project. If applying again, demonstrate significant progress from your first grant.
vii) Applicants are encouraged to apply before the beginning of the cycle they want to use a grant in, but late entries will be considered. 
viii) Please allow at least 10 business days for us to review and respond to your application. 

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 residents of Brant, Dufferin, Halton, Hamilton-Wentworth, Peel, Waterloo and Wellington Counties/Regions
iv) The production 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.

Competition
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.
The number of times an applicant has accessed the grant program, and the progress demonstrated in those program cycles, may also be considered.
In the event that any cycle becomes competetive, you may be required to submit additional information or materials.

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.
iv) Grants may not be applied to any rentals or use which occured before the grant was awarded, or to any use other than the project described in the application.
v) Recipients are strongly encouraged to provide staff with updates on the progress of their project, photos for sharing on social media, tags on social media, etc.

How to Apply
Applications can be submitted through this link https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GCZ33WW
You must complete all questions relevant to the award you are requesting to be considered.
 
Please contact angus@edvideo.org for more information, or with questions. Questions about the awards and the application process are welcome!