Author: Michelle Coe


Articles Written by Michelle Coe:

Funder FAQ: Experimental Television Center

When and why did the Experimental Television Center (ETC) come into being? ETC was founded in 1971, an outgrowth of a media access program established by Ralph Hocking at Binghamton University in 1969. The center’s original programs involved individuals from the arts, education, and regional community in activities that included access to portable video equipment… Read more »

Funder FAQ: Texas Filmmakers’ Production Fund

When and how did the Texas Filmmakers’ Production Fund (TFPF) emerge? The TFPF was established in 1996 in an effort to redress the loss of public funds for filmmakers, most notably the end of the National Endowment for the Arts’ Regional Regrants program in 1994. Austin Film Society artistic director Richard Linklater, who received $2,600… Read more »

Funder FAQ: Independent Television Serivce

When and how did ITVS emerge? Community and viewer activists, and local and national coalitions of independent producers (including AIVF) worked together to lobby Congress to ensure that public television monies were allocated to independent makers. In 1988, Congress passed legislation directing the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) to negotiate with a national coalition of… Read more »

Funder FAQ: Creative Capital Foundation

What is the Creative Capital Foundation? Creative Capital is a new national organization that will manage a revolving tax-exempt fund designed to support artists who are pursuing innovative, experimental approaches to form and/or content in the visual, performing, and media arts. How, when, and why did Creative Capital come into being? All kinds of developments… Read more »

Creative Capital Foundation

What is the Creative Capital Foundation? Creative Capital is a new national organization that will manage a revolving tax-exempt fund designed to support artists who are pursuing innovative, experimental approaches to form and/or content in the visual, performing, and media arts. How, when, and why did Creative Capital come into being? All kinds of developments… Read more »

The National Asian American Telecommunications Association

When was NAATA created? NAATA was created in 1980. In 1982, it secured funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) to present Asian Pacific American programming to the PBS system. What is its on-going relationship to CPB? The taxpayer-supported CPB gives NAATA funding each year to re-grant to Asian American filmmakers with the goal… Read more »