[Videolib] WARNING: Non-copyright question :WARNING

Syp, Marc P. (MSyp@SLPL.LIB.MO.US)
Tue, 21 Sep 2004 14:30:57 -0500

Hi everybody.

I have a question for you folks working in media collections at public
libraries. When I used to run a non-profit, university-affiliated film
series, we applied for and received funding from all of the major local arts
granting programs. The situation here at the public library is obviously
quite different because of our funding sources, and currently we don't
receive grants from any arts agencies. I just completed a grant for the
Human Rights Video collection but this is a one-time project. So, my
question -- what grant resources are generally available to public
libraries? Are there funding resources for exhibitions, guest speakers, and
so on? I like having a blanket PPR license but I would LOVE to be able to
pay for real film prints and/or honorariums for filmmakers and guest
speakers.

Thanks in advance.

Marc Syp
Supervisor, Film Library
St. Louis Public Library
314.206.6704