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Resources for Producers

Here are some organizations that support the work of producers who create content for public broadcasting:


Center for Asian American Media (CAAM)
CAAM seeks engaging and provocative project proposals from independent media producers. The Media Fund, made possible with funds from CPB, aims to increase visibility of Asian American programs on public television and the way in which Asian Americans are perceived and understood.

Independent Television Services (ITVS)
ITVS funds, distributes and promotes new programs produced by independent producers primarily for public television and beyond. ITVS is looking for proposals that increase diversity on public television and present a range of subjects, viewpoints and forms that complement and challenge existing public television offerings.

Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB)
Latino Public Broadcasting funds projects through a competitive grant proposal process. Decisions about which projects are funded are made by an independent panel of broadcast professionals.

National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC)
NBPC funds, commissions, acquires and awards talented makers of quality African American film and video projects. Selected programs reflect a variety of subjects and production styles. NBPC funds every phase of the production process – i.e., research and development, scripting, production, and post-production.

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)
1100 Pennsylvania Ave.
Washington DC 20506
Phone: (202) 682-5400
Fax: (202) 682-5611

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
NEH is an independent grant-making agency of the United States government dedicated to supporting research, education, and public programs in the humanities. The NEH accepts Planning, Scripting, and Production Grant applications.

NEH, Division of Public Programs
1100 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington DC 20506
Phone: (202) 606-8269

National Science Foundation (NSF)
4210 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington VA 22230
Phone: (703) 306-1234
Fax: (703) 306-0250

Native American Public Telecommunication, Inc. (NAPT)
Proposals are requested for programs in many genres including documentary, performance, cultural/public affairs, children’s and animation. Projects submitted to this solicitation must be intended for national public television broadcast. NAPT is looking for quantity and quality of Native American participation in creative, technical and advisory personnel.

Pacific Islanders in Communications
Projects selected under the Media Fund must present the Pacific Islander experience in an authentic and educational manner, as well as meet PBS’ high standards of journalistic balance, storytelling, and technical quality.

PBS continues to seek programming drawn from the broad areas of News and Public Affairs; Science and History; Travel and Adventure; Natural History; Drama and Performing Arts; and Children’s Programming.  Programs and proposals offered to PBS for consideration should enhance and/or complement the current schedule of programs.

Southern Humanities Media Fund
The SHMF is devoted to exploring topics of widespread Southern significance and of regional or national interest. This does not mean that the subject matter of an SHMF project cannot be specific to a certain locale or state. The concern here is intention and point-of-view: the goal is to support media that aspire to an embracing outlook, without slighting the necessary particularity that promotes depth of understanding.


Association of Independents in Radio
A membership alliance of independent producers, programmers, marketers, stations, networks, media arts centers, attorneys, teachers… in short, anyone committed to creativity and vision in public radio.

Public broadcasting’s trade newspaper offers links to independent radio producers.

Public Radio Exchange
A nonprofit service for distribution, peer review, and licensing of radio pieces

Third Coast International Festival
A celebration of the best feature and documentary work heard worldwide on the radio and the Internet.

An experiment in channeling new work and voices to public radio.


AFI Dallas International Film Festival
1155 Broom St.
Dallas TX 75202
Phone: (214) 720-0555

Dallas Producers Association
P.O. Box 3977
Dallas TX 75208
Phone: (214) 343-3749

Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA)
P.O. Box 13406
Austin TX 78711-3406
Phone: (512) 463-5535
TTY Phone: (512) 475-3327
Toll-free message phone: (800) 252-9415
Fax: (512) 475-2699

Humanities Texas
3809 South 2nd St.
Austin TX 78704-7058
Phone: (512) 440-1991
Fax: (512) 440-0115

The Texas Film Commission
P.O. Box 13246
Austin TX 78711
Phone: (512) 463-9200
Fax: (512) 463-4114

The Texas Filmmakers’ Production Fund
Austin Film Society
1901 E. 51st St
Austin, TX 78723
(512) 322-0145

Video Association of Dallas
1405 Woodlawn Ave.
Dallas TX 75208
Phone: (214) 948-7300

Women in Film, Dallas
2600 Stemmons Freeway, Suite 117
Dallas TX 75207
Phone: (214) 954-4488
Fax: (214) 954-0004

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