Applications are Now Open for the 2018 Chicago Digital Media Production Fund

March 15, 2018


A project of Voqal and the Chicago Filmmakers, the Chicago Digital Media Production Fund is now accepting grant proposals for 2018. The Chicago Digital Media Production Fund is intended to support digital media works that encourage social change. The fund supports artists with varying levels of experience, both to recognize accomplished individuals and to provide opportunities for young and emerging artists.

Up to $20,000 is available for independent digital media projects that seek to advance progressive social change. The deadline for applications is April 23, 2018 and requires that all works funded are available for free online viewing by no later than July 15, 2019 to ensure they reach the widest possible audience.

Last year, Voqal and Chicago Filmmakers awarded a total of $100,000 in grants to nine Chicago-area digital media artists’ projects in amounts ranging from $2,200 to $18,000. This year, the Chicago Digital Media Production Fund plans to again award $100,000 in grants.

Chicago Filmmakers is a not-for-profit media arts organization that empowers local artists to create new work through production funding, equipment access, fiscal sponsorship and other filmmaker services and resources. It also encourages the professional advancement of media artists through seminars, panel discussions, lectures, rough-cut and open screenings, as well as networking events and other opportunities for artistic exchange. In addition, it nurtures the development of aspiring filmmakers of all ages by offering classes, workshops and summer camps. Finally, Chicago Filmmakers develops diverse film-going audiences through its year-round film and video exhibition programs and two annual film festivals.

To learn more about the 2018 Chicago Digital Media Production Fund or to submit a proposal visit the Chicago Filmmakers website.