BAVC wins MacArthur Award
In a multimedia project developed at the Bay Area Video Coalition, online mapping helped enhance a documentary about how a social entrepreneur was helping children in India halt the spread of malaria in their poor neighborhood.
It was creative projects like "The Revolutionary Optimists" that helped the nonprofit San Francisco organization, which advocates social change through the integration of storytelling with the latest media technologies, win a $1 million grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
"We're creating effective new models for getting stories out and making lasting change," said coalition creative director Wendy Levy. "We're now putting artists and technologies together to do things they never would have done on their own."
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This report (PDF 3.8MB) offers guidance for community organizations and those who fund social change in how best to harness the power of local media-making for community health improvement. Spanish-language version is now available. Una versión en español de este informe esta en la web.