Bay Area Video Coalition

Bay Area Video Coalition

2727 Mariposa St., 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 558-2170

Jeremy O’Neal
Interim Executive Director

Year organization became a 501(c)(3): 1977
Year of first fiscal sponsorship: 1977
Number of sponsored projects: 45

Fiscal sponsorship fee:
7% administrative fee.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Aligned mission/values
  • Other: All projects must be of a noncommercial nature. Must be a member of the Bay Area Video Coalition.

Types of projects or services we sponsor:

  • Arts and culture
  • Education
  • Environment/sustainable growth
  • Festivals and events
  • People or communities of color/minorities
  • Political advocacy/social justice
  • Women
  • Youth development
  • Other: New media and interactive, social justice, journalism

Services we offer projects:

  • Receiving property and stock donations

Organization description:
Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC) is the largest and most advanced nonprofit media arts center in the nation. BAVC was launched in 1976 as a way to make emerging video technology accessible to independent mediamakers. Today, with that mission still at its core, BAVC has evolved into a media arts teaching hospital. We provide video editing suites and a number of media services at subsidized rates to independent projects. We train hundreds of industry professionals each year in our workshops, teach low-income youth to create media, host networking events and offer discounts to BAVC members, provide fiscal sponsorship to noncommercial video projects, preserve aging audiotape and videotape with significant cultural and artistic value, train other nonprofits how to use media arts technology for their own constituents, and give awards, residencies, and project completion grants to media artists.