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SAW Video offers a variety of grants to video artists in all stages of their careers. Each grant provides a combination of equipment access, material costs, membership fees and workshop subsidies.

JumpStart Mentorship Program

Up to six grants awarded per year

Deadline: May 1, 2017

SAW Video Production Fund

Up to three grants awarded per year

Deadline: May 1, 2017

Indigenous Voices Mentorship Program

Up to two grants awarded per year

Deadline: October 2, 2017

Cultural Equity Fund

Up to three grants awarded per year

Deadline: This grant program is currently under review.

*if the date falls on a weekend or statutory holiday, the grant deadline moves to the next business day.

 

GENERAL CRITERIA

Applicable to all SAW Video Grants

SAW Video grants have varying deadlines but are each awarded once a year. Proposals are assessed by independent juries and successful applicants/grant recipients have 12 months to complete their projects. Applicants should not submit material that cannot be replaced.

Artists retain copyright of their productions but must provide a copy of their final production for the SAW Video archives.

Applicant Eligibility

As the majority of project support is provided in the form of equipment and facilities access, SAW Video grants are intended for residents of Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec. Applicants do not have to be Canadian citizens, permanent residents of Canada, or have an application pending for permanent resident status.

Artists crossing over from other disciplines are welcome (i.e. music, theatre, performance, writing, visual arts and dance).

Applicants need not be members of SAW Video.

Project Eligibility

SAW Video supports independent artistic work initiated by the artist and behind which the artist is the driving force. Eligible projects are those which the artist maintains creative and editorial control over.

SAW Video grants do not support the production of feature-length projects. All projects funded by SAW Video must be under 60 minutes.

All genres are accepted (i.e. experimental, drama, documentary, animation, video installation, new media, etc.).

All grants are for video projects but may also include projects transferred to video from film.

SAW Video grants are intended to assist artists in the production and post-production of their projects and are not to be used exclusively for scriptwriting, research and development, or other pre-production purposes.

Access to SAW Video equipment is in the form of waivers that may be used solely for the awarded projects.

For more detailed information about eligibility criteria, the grant assessment process, formatting concerns, and what to submit with an application, please see the guidelines and application forms for each grant.

Questions may be directed to SAW Video's administrative coordinator at sawvideo@sawvideo.com or 613-238-7648.

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JUMPSTART MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

Up to six grants awarded per year

Deadline: May 1, 2017

Established in the 1980s, JumpStart is SAW Video's longest-standing production incentive program, providing artists new to video an opportunity to explore the medium. In 2009, SAW Video launched a new incarnation of the production fund designed to provide even greater support for artists making their first videos. In addition to monetary and equipment support, the new JumpStart program offers a mentorship component aimed at supporting emerging artists throughout the production cycle.

Projects must be in the pre-production phase, and all post-production and editing must be done at SAW Video. (JumpStart budgets must take these costs into consideration.)

Participants are assigned a mentor whose role is to advise them throughout the process. Completed projects are screened a year after the start of the program.

Successful applicants receive:

  • a one-year producing membership at SAW Video
  • a $400 honorarium to cover material costs
  • 20 hours of consultation with a personal mentor
  • two mandatory introductory workshops in production and post-production
  • two elective workshops
  • up to $1,200 in access to SAW Video equipment
  • an opportunity to screen their completed work at Club SAW

Applicants must be available to complete the JumpStart program during the 12 months following receipt of the grant. During that time, they must attend three pre-set group meetings, four consultations with their mentors, and complete two mandatory workshops (one production, one post-production).

See the SAW Video JumpStart Guidelines and JumpStart Application Form here.

Questions? See General Grant Guidelines, or contact the Administrative Coordinator at 613-238-7648 or sawvideo@sawvideo.com.

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SAW VIDEO PRODUCTION FUND

Up to three grants awarded per year

Deadline: May 1, 2017

The SAW Video Production Fund assists mid-career and established artists with independent video, new media, or multi-media projects either in production or post-production.

Each successful applicant receives:

  • a one-year producing membership at SAW Video
  • $250 towards two elective SAW Video workshops
  • a $500 honorarium
  • up to $2,500 in access to SAW Video equipment

 

Find the SAW Production Fund Guidelines and Application Form here.

Questions? See our General Grant Guidelines,or contact the administrative coordinator at 613-238-7648 or sawvideo@sawvideo.com.

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INDIGENOUS VOICES MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

Two grants awarded per year

Deadline: October 2, 2017

SAW Video is pleased to announce the relaunch of its long-standing Aboriginal Voices grant into a new mentorship fund aimed at encouraging new indigenous talent. In 2014, with the support of the Community Foundation of Ottawa, SAW Video consulted with past and present grant recipients to determine parameters for a newly expanded grant, using the template of our JumpstART Mentorship program.

SAW Video’s Indigenous Voices Mentorship Fund provides production support for emerging First Nations, Métis and Inuit media artists who wish to explore the creative potential of video. In addition to monetary and equipment support, the fund offers a mentorship component aimed at supporting emerging artists as they make their first independent work.  Two grants will be awarded per year.  Participants will have one year to make their videos and will be assigned a mentor whose role is to advise them throughout the process.

Aimed at individuals new to video, Indigenous Voices welcomes mid-career and established artists in other disciplines seeking to make their first video.Successful applicant receives:

•    a one-year producing membership at SAW Video

•    a $400 cash honoraria

•    a minimum of 20 hours of consultation with an Indigenous mentor

•    up to $1,200 in access to SAW Video production and post-production equipment

•    2 mandatory workshops in production + post and 2 elective workshops
 

Indigenous mid-career and established media artists are encouraged to apply to SAW Video’s Production Fund grant. 

Questions? See the General Criteria section, the SAW Video Grant Guidelines and Application Form, or contact the administrative coordinator at 613-238-7648 or sawvideo@sawvideo.com.

Made possible by the support of the Community Foundation of Ottawa

 

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CULTURAL EQUITY PRODUCTION FUND

Up to three grants awarded per year

Deadline: This grant program is currently under review.

The Cultural Equity fund is a production support program that provides opportunities for visible minority artists to express themselves creatively through the medium of video. Applicants may be at any stage of their careers: emerging, mid-career or established.

Each successful applicant receives:

  • a one-year producing membership at SAW Video
  • up to $1,200 in access to SAW Video equipment
  • a $250 credit towards any SAW Video workshops
  • up to $300 cash

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