Scholarships granted are to help offset conference costs in hopes of encouraging ACM regional leadership, invite greater diversity of participation, enhance and expand your access experience, improve production skills and expand your knowledge of public, education, and government access organizations.
The scholarships are provided by the ACM Central States Region. The Region will grant each applicants selected full conference registration plus a stipend to help offset costs incured at attendance.
Who is Eligible?
Assistance is limited to those current, paid individual members of the Alliance for Community Media who reside in the 4 Central States (OH, KY, IN, MI) or (b) you must be an active producer, board or staff member affiliated with an organizational member of the ACM (ask your access manager to see if your organization qualifies). You will be expected to submit a report of your experiences to the Grassroots Committee within two weeks after the conference.
How to Apply
Please provide the following information in a letter: Your name, mailing address, phone, fax. And the name, address of the ACM affiliated organization you belong to and a brief statement outlining:
(1) How will you benefit by your attendance at the 2016 Alliance For Community Media Central States Philo Festival?
(2) What have you done to support PEG access in your community? For how long? Why do you think PEG access is important to your community?
(3) If selected, how would you use the knowledge gained to invite an even greater diversity of “voices” in your community?
4) Are you an individual member of the ACM? Is your affiliated access organization a member of the ACM? You must include acknowledgement from your access center documenting your involvement in local programming, this can be done by the Volunteer Coordinator or Executive Director with a signature.
Email your letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org
When to Apply
Deadline for submissions for 2016 Philo-ween Festival of Media Arts is Friday, October 7, 2016.
Scholarship applications will be evaluated according to the following:
Applicants must be currently an ACM national member or a member in good standing of an ACM organizational member and live in one of the four states of the Central State Region. You must be active as a producer, community volunteer, board member or staff person working in access. ALL producers and volunteers are encouraged to apply.
Before receiving the scholarship, recipients must sign a waiver indemnifying ACM and the Central State Region from all liability arising out of attendance at the conference: not limited to incidents involving travel, lodging, transportation. Grants will be made at discretion of the Central States Region Board of Directors Scholarship Committee; decisions are final and not subject to appeal. ACM Central States Region reserves the right to revoke scholarships before conference dates. Please submit a report of your experiences to the Board within two weeks after conference.