Club Saw: Cultural Equity Production fund

I am kind of thinking about doing this but I would need to purchase a video camera right?
Here is the details:

SAW Video is pleased to announce the launch of the Cultural Equity Production Fund, a video production support program aimed at providing opportunities for visible minority artists living in the Ottawa-Gatineau area.

SAW Video is a not-for-profit centre for the media arts committed to providing assistance to independent videomakers to help ensure the continued success of a vibrant and diversified community. With this fund, visible minority video artists can follow in the footsteps of artists such as Khanhthuan Tran (2001 recipient) and Tasha Waldron (2006 recipient), building on their production and post-production skills to bring their video ideas to life.

“The Cultural Equity Fund is a wonderful opportunity. Granting programs like this are important in providing opportunities for visible minority artists such as myself to have the ability and access to express myself creatively through the medium of video. This fund has been extremely important to me as I would not have been able to create my project without it. It was a great first grant for me to learn how to apply for funding from an organization and it has also helped me secure additional funding for a new project.”

Tasha Waldron

2006 Cultural Equity Production Fund recipient

Applicants to the fund can be at any stage of their career: emerging, mid-career or established. Up to three awards will be given. Proposals are assessed by an independent jury and the successful applicants have one year to complete their project.

Eligible projects are those over which the artist has creative and editorial control. All genres are accepted (i.e. experimental, drama, documentary, video installation, and new media). Artists crossing over from other disciplines (i.e. theatre, writing, visual arts, and dance) are also welcome. Feature-length projects, however, are not eligible. In addition, editing of successful projects must take place at SAW Video.

The successful applicants will receive a one-year producing membership at SAW Video, up to $1,200 in access to SAW Video equipment, $250 credit towards workshops offered by SAW Video, up to $200 in cash, and a copy of the SAW Video Production Handbook.

More information on the Cultural Equity Production Fund is available on SAW Video’s website:

SAW Video is an artist-run-centre committed to support ground breaking artistic production, presentation and programming of independent video and media art. SAW Video provides many services to its membership including affordable technical facilities, and a wide range of programmes designed to create an atmosphere that will inspire production through the exchange of ideas around form, content and style.


For more information :       Denise MacDonald, Communications Coordinator

                   SAW Video / 613:238:7648


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