#GivingTuesday Is November 29th!
Help us reach our #GivingTuesday goal of $5,000! Make a gift to the National Black Programming Consortium.
The National Black Programming Consortium is committed to supporting media makers of African descent. The black experience is rich, diverse and global — and we help ensure it’s represented often and accurately, on screens large and small.
Now in its fifth year, Giving Tuesday is a global day of generosity. Through social media and collaboration, charities, families, businesses, community centers and students around the world come together to celebrate the spirit of giving back.
Why give to NBPC?
If you believe black lives matter and black voices make a difference, then the answer is simple: because we help amplify black voices so that stories about black lives reach audiences worldwide.
Throughout the years, we’ve supported classic independent content like Eyes on the Prize and Daughters of the Dust; produced award-winning series like AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange and 180 Days: A Year Inside an American High School and backed exciting projects like POPS+Life and Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise.
Since its founding in 1979, NBPC’s professional development programs have bolstered thousands of black artists. In fact, filmmakers Shola Lynch (Free Angela), Thomas Allen Harris (Through A Lens Darkly), Michele Stephenson (American Promise) and Laurens Grant (Jesse Owens) — participants in NBPC’s previous professional development program and recipients of NBPC grants awards — were among the list of artists invited to join the Motion Picture Academy for 2016.
Our biannual 360 Incubator & Fund — which has fostered award-winning work such as My Africa Is — offers professionally-led training, dedicated mentoring and up to $100,000 pilot funding to producers of content about the global black experience.
Now approaching its ninth season, our celebrated documentary series “AfroPoP” — hosted by influencers such as Nicole Beharie, Jussie Smollett, and Yaya DaCosta — introduces viewers to black stories everywhere from Kingston, Jamaica; to Oakland, California; to Sao Vincente, Cape Verde and beyond.Our web series Black Folk Don’t, co-produced with filmmaker Angela Tucker, sparks conversations about modern-day misconceptions by taking an interview-based look at stereotypes such as Black Folk Don’t: Listen to Classical Music and Black Folk Don’t: Join the NRA. dialogues and screenings of NBPC-funded programs in cities near you.
November 29th is Giving Tuesday — so begin by giving! Click the “Contribute” button and donate to NBPC today.
Here are a few ways your contribution can help:
- Funding workshops and webinars. These sessions cover vital information for independent producers, such as project budgeting, funding and audience development. They help filmmakers develop essential lifelong skills such as project pitching and relationship building.
- Underwriting a scholarship. The last 360 cohort included three producers from outside of New York who would not have been able to take advantage of the incubator program had NBPC not provided them with partial funds for living and travel expenses.
- Supporting mentorship. Last year’s mentors for our 360 Incubator + Fund included award-winning filmmakers Sam Pollard (Slavery By Another Name), Michelle Stephenson and Joe Brewster (American Promise), Terence Nance (An Oversimplificationof Her Beauty), and Arthur Jafa (Dreams are Colder than Death).
For corporate sponsorship or larger gifts, please contact Leslie Fields-Cruz (firstname.lastname@example.org).