The Independent Call For Proposals

Independent Media Publications Seeks Proposals from Parties Interested in Acquiring Publication Rights and Assets of The Independent 

The Independent Call for Proposals

Deadline: March 1, 2019

Since 1976, The Independent has been a leading source of information for independent, grassroots, and activist media-makers, providing inspiration and information for their films and video projects, as well as creating connections to the larger independent media community.

After over 40 years in publication, The Independent, an historic publication dedicated to independent film and filmmaking, seeks a new parent organization. Originally started by the Association of Independent Film & Video Makers (AIVF) in 1976, it has been operated by the 501(c)(3) nonprofit Independent Media Publications, Inc. (IMP) under the direction of Board President Michele Meek since 2007.

The Independent has operated solely as an online publication since 2007. The print archives (1976-2006) have been digitized under IMP’s direction, and they are now accessible freely online in their entirety through the Internet Archive and UMass Amherst and housed in complete print collections at university and film collective libraries and archives throughout the country.

In 2019, Independent Media Publications, INC will transition the publication of The Independent and its assets to another organization, and the current board of directors seeks to receive proposals from interested parties no later than March 1, 2019.

Your proposal should address the following:

Mission: How your organization’s mission aligns with the historic mission of The Independent? Please provide bios.

Team: Who would be the leaders of The Independent in your organization?

Technical Plan: What technical experience and plan would your organization and team bring to The Independent?

Sustainability: What would be the team’s sustainability plan to ensure the future success of the publication?

Needs: What would your organization or team require from the existing board and team for the transition?

Please submit proposals in PDF to board@independent-magazine.org.

Address any questions to Board President, Michele Meek at michele@independent-magazine.org.

More information is at http://www.independent-magazine.org/

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