Scribe Video Center was founded in 1982 by Pew and MacArthur Fellow Louis Massiah as a place where individuals and communities learn media-making and explore the use of video as both an artistic medium and a tool for progressive social change. A nationally known and community-based media arts center, Scribe has compiled more than 350 documentary works that represent a history of Philadelphia told by its citizens.
New staff positions and media production equipment will enable Scribe Video Center to revamp its workshop curriculum, offer more virtual programming, and advance its role as a resource for artists and community makers in telling their stories through film and video. With guidance from curriculum and marketing consultants, Scribe will seek to strengthen its organizational infrastructure while examining and refining its business model, audience outreach practices, and processes for program delivery, teaching, and media production support.
The total grant amount represents project funding plus an additional 20% in unrestricted general operating support.