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MacArthur Foundation Documentary Film Grant Info for Grant Seekers

MacArthur's goal in media grantmaking is to provide the public with high-quality, professionally-produced documentary films, deep and analytical journalism, and well-produced news and public affairs programming. In a media environment characterized by proliferating information sources of varying degrees of reliability, the Foundation seeks to support serious, fact-based journalism for television, radio and the web, the type of original reporting that is likely to be blogged about, linked to, tweeted, and otherwise circulated throughout the Internet. Programs supported by the Foundation inform and educate their viewers about important and under-reported topics, provide balance and accurate information, encourage global conversations, and use technology to tell stories in engaging and interactive ways.
MacArthur accepts applications for documentary production funding once a year through the Documentary Open Call.

The 2015 MacArthur Foundation Documentary Open Call is not yet open.
To apply:

Visit MacAruthur Foundation's Media: Documentary Film Grant Guidlines for more information about the application process.

Steeltown Entertainment

Connecting you and the entertainment industry.

Visit Steeltown's Film Factory for more information about opportunites including casting calls, funding for production of original screenplay shorts, networking with Pittsburgh's freelance community, and more .


Creative Capital Awards for Moving Image and Visual Arts

Applications for Creative Capital Awards for Moving Image (formerly Film/Video) and Visual Arts projects accepted February 3-28 2014.

Letters of Inquiry for this award accepted again in February 2018.
To apply:

Visit Creative Capital's Awards Process for more information about the application process and for other opportunities for artists.

PA Partners in the Arts

If you'd like to hold a performance, exhibit, reading or other art project in your community, we encourage you to apply to Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PA Partners) for up to $2500! Projects can be any genre—visual art, dance, theatre, music—and must be open to the public. In short, we're looking for well-planned projects that will bring high quality art to people who might not already have many arts experiences available to them.

last deadline was June 20, 2014

For information about this grant visit Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council

GPAC Artist Opportunity Grants

Awarded three times a year, Artist Opportunity Grants help artists hone their skills and craft by funding important professional development opportunities, such as travel to work with a mentor, participation in a festival or artist residency.

Next Deadline:
October 20, 2014
To apply:

Visit Artist Opportunity Grants for more information.

Creative Capital Moving Image and Visual Arts Award

Creative Capital helps artists realize specific projects while building their capacity to sustain their careers for the long-term.

Letters of Inquiry accepted February 1-28 of 2018
To apply:

Visit Creative Capital - How to apply for more information about the Moving Image and Visual Arts Award process.


Quantum Theatre Freelance Media Producer

Quantum Theatre is currently looking for a Media Producer to create high-quality, meaningful media (video/photography) to be used by company in promotion of its productions. Individuals with an interest in working for a progressive and innovative theater company, furthering Quantum’s reach into the community are encouraged to apply.

Duties & Responsibilities
The Consultant will work closely with Quantum Theatre’s staff to develop, plan, and execute video/photo media to be used for promotional purposes for Quantum’s three productions in its 2014-15 season.

Desired Skills & Experiences
The successful candidate must be an excellent communicator and will use superior interpersonal, organizational and execution skills to complete a diverse array of projects in a team-oriented environment. Candidate also must possess:
The curiosity and ability to quickly grasp and understand Quantum’s mission
Demonstrated success with video production (creativity, skill, efficient editing, etc.)
Understanding and experience working in promotional video production.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to respond/act quickly, organize and plan shoots in often a small window of time, and turn around product quickly.
Flexible schedule and good time management. Ability to fit Quantum projects into your existing schedule (including scheduling time to plan with team, read/understand play, and watch rehearsal when necessary).
Superior organization and attention to detail
Ability to prioritize & work independently
Working technical knowledge of equipment, video editing software and Youtube. Must have the ability to operate these programs without much supervision or training.
Must own equipment and video editing software
A person with an interest in social entrepreneurship preferred.

Desired Skills & Experiences
Quantum Theatre has reserved a medium sized budget to deliver serveral promotional shorts for the 2014-2015 season.

To apply:
Send cover letter, resume or description of experience, and references to

Submit a Post

Production Services accepts submissions advertising legitimate, paid, professional freelance work. Submissions will be moderated and no advertisements will be re-posted. Please include detailed contact information, compensation, job description.

Contact Information:
Submit your post here


Pittsburgh Magazine

Pittsburgh Magazine offers part-time internships for upperclassmen. We typically hire marketing and editorial interns each semester. To be considered, applicants must be enrolled in an accredited college or university.
Internships are unpaid. Interns must receive college credit for the experience, and they are acknowledged in the magazine's masthead.

Summer 2014: March 7, 2014
Fall 2014: July 1, 2014
Spring 2015: November 1, 2014

Contact Information:
To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Kristina Martin, associate editor and internship coordinator, at kmartin/at/pittsburghmagazine/dot/com

PF: Video Production

Production Services interns assist with all aspects of our small production team. On-set and off-set, you gain hands-on experience from pre-production to post and produce marketing deliverables for PF/PCA programs and events. 126 hours unpaid work with small stipends for occasional grip work.
For more information, view our Video Internship Channel, Production Services's reel, and submit applications beginning April 15, September 15.  Internships begin May 15 and October 15 for upcoming semesters.