Engagement Grants Available for Digital Series
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KCPT is offering ten $10,000 community engagement grants to create a local community engagement and promotional campaign in support of the new immersive documentary series: RE:Dream. The RFP deadline is Friday November 20th, 2015.
RE:Dream is an immersive, digital first project taking a look at what it means to “make it” in the 21st century. How do people define “success” and how do they prepare themselves to reach it?
Forty micro-documentary portrayals of average Americans from the D.C. area, Kansas City, Detroit, Georgia, and L.A. will share the hopes and struggles of everyday U.S. residents. The series will ask what opportunities they feel they have access to and how issues of identity (race, gender, geography, sexuality) impact their ability to grasp those opportunities.
Each of the forty videos will be 4- to 7- minutes in length and will be released over the course of eight weeks, one video per day every weekday between February 26 and April 22. During this “blitz” release, stations across the country will host community engagement events in addition to running individualized marketing campaigns along with implementing one or more guerilla marketing tactics.
Screening events with discussion - Successful past screening events have seated attendees at 8-person round tables and have followed each video with a 5- to 10- minute discussion allotment.
Town hall meetings- A moderated town hall discussion for attendees to discuss the nature of opportunity in their community in the 21st Century.
Dream parties - A dream party allows networking and mingling in a space where folks are encouraged to write their dreams on butcher paper or large white/chalk - boards regarding their city, their neighborhood, and their own lives.