Deadline: September 7, 2012
MacArthur Foundation Announces Open Call for Documentary Film Proposals
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation's Media, Culture, and Special Initiatives program supports the production and distribution of social-issue documentary films that address important contemporary topics and are intended for a broad audience, particularly in the United States. The program seeks to fund documentary projects that address the significant social challenges of our time or explore important but under-reported topics.
Applicants may request any funding amount, but the typical grant range is between $50,000 and $200,000. In each round of funding, the foundation is able to support eight to twelve projects.
Link to Complete RFP
Deadline: October 1, 2012
Grammy Foundation Accepting Letters of Inquiry for 2012-13 Grants in Music Research and Preservation Projects
by the Recording Academy, the Grammy Foundation's grant program
annually provides support for music archiving and preservation efforts
and for scientific research projects related to the impact of music on
the human condition.
The scientific research projects grant program awards funding of up to
$20,000 to organizations and individuals working to research the impact
of music on the human condition. Examples include the study of the
effects of music on mood, cognition, and healing; the medical and
occupational well-being of music professionals; and the creative process
underlying music. Priority will be given to projects with strong
methodological design as well those designed to address an important
Full RFP here.
Deadline: November 5, 2012
Tribeca Film Institute Announces Guidelines for Documentary Fund
The Tribeca Film Institute Documentary Fund provides grants and guidance to exceptional filmmakers with character-driven nonfiction works-in-progress that sit outside of the social issue landscape. By supporting work that engages in unexplored perspectives, the fund aims to help take audiences into someone else's environment and spotlight the journey of the individual.
Grants of at least $10,000 will be awarded.
The program will accept submissions beginning September 5, 2012, and close November 5, 2012.
Visit the TFI Web site for complete program guidelines and submission requirements.