Media Futures is a 10-month paid digital media workforce program that supports youth (ages 18-24) towards pursuing careers in film & media. Youth develop portfolios, career skills, and gain industry certifications through producing a “work-for-hire” with a community client under the mentorship of professionals. Alumni are then placed at 4-month paid apprenticeships with our industry partners across Philadelphia. Alumni can also train towards becoming Big Picture Alliance teaching artists and staff.

Grants Awarded to Media Futures

$200,000 - Awarded May 2021

Focus areas
Movement Media
Media Training
Representation in Media
Community-Centered Journalism
Digital Literacy

This two-year operating grant will support the expansion of BPA's school, summer, and workforce digital filmmaking programs including the launch of “Media Futures,” a paid professional development & leadership program for BIPOC youth seeking careers in film and media.

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