MCAT Media Assistance Grants
Dear Nonprofit Organization,
Hello, and thanks for requesting information for The Missoula Community Access Television (MCAT) production grant opportunity. There is a form below to fill out. The grant consists of up to twelve hours of MCAT staff time and all the television equipment needed to produce your program. MCAT staff will directly assist your organization in creating a program to highlight your organization. The program could describe the services or opportunities your organization offers, or you could choose to archive an event sponsored by, or relevant to, your organization's mission. The finished program will run on the MCAT channel.
There is no charge for this service, but if you would like to donate something to the fund that provides this service that would be a way to help out an organization or civic group that has no money or outreach at all!
You should expect to spend some staff or volunteer time to work with the MCAT staff in completing the project. MCAT staff will travel to a location within our service area, and you might have to send a representative of your organization to MCAT for post-production of the program, assisted by an editor. If you want MCAT to videotape a meeting or event that is NOT of your own group or organization, you must obtain written permission from that group or organization and present it with your application.
Missoula Community Access Television serves 17,000 households in the Missoula Valley. on Bresnan cable channel 7. Local government programming appears on Bresnan Cable Channel 11.
Your organization is the author of the program and must sign a program contract taking responsibility for program content. The completed program must premiere on the MCAT channel. If you have any questions about this production grant opportunity please contact one of us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 542-6228 (voice) or 721-6014 (fax).
Thanks for your interest!
Joel Baird, Lori Hudak, Christian Ackerman, Ron Scholl
For Missoula Community Access Television
- If your program is an event, we request that someone from your organization schedule a meeting with the MCAT staff person assigned to your project to go over details of the event, the site and shooting equipment.
- Experience has taught us that organizers have a large number of concerns just before a live public event. Please incorporate the videotaping of the event in this set of concerns. A good video program will not result without attention to the technical needs of MCAT staff assigned to your media grant. We require someone from your organization to meet MCAT staff at the event site, to help identify where to set up. The MCAT staff person may need access to the event sound system personnel, lighting, stage or facilities manager or other key elements to creating a successful record of your event. Please make sure that presenters are aware that the event is being recorded for presentation on the MCAT cable channels.
- For live events we request that a representative or your organization provide the following verbal credit announcement at the event:
"This event will be videotaped by Missoula Community Access Television as part of its Media Assistance Grants Program to nonprofit organizations.
For more information about the grant program please contact MCAT at 542-6228."
- Video programs that profile your organization will probably be less than 15 minutes, because of the time constraints of the grant. Please talk to us about ambitious projects – we can find some element of our service that we can use to help your organization.
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