YADA! Scholarships for Education in Fundraising

On World Day for Audiovisual Heritage 2009, AudioVisual Preservation Solutions announced the Your Archive Deserves Advocacy! Initiative (YADA!), an effort focused on promoting the people and stories behind archives as well as providing resources that support advocacy. AVPS is offering three annual awards to help offset the cost of attending Foundation Center training classes (http://www.foundationcenter.org/).

How does Fundraising Relate to Advocacy?
The activities involved in caring for audiovisual collections extend well beyond daily efforts such as arrangement, cataloging, reformatting, and providing access. These other activities involve an equally extensive set of endeavors that can roughly be defined as advocacy.

The Details
Three applicants per year will receive registration to onsite or online Foundation Center classes plus actual travel cost reimbursements, up to $1000 total combined per award.

Open to employees of non-profit institutions who work with audio, video, or motion picture film collections. While the award is managed through the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) Awards Committee, applicants do not need to be an AMIA member. No preference will be given for the applicants’ institution, collection type or make up, or experience level.

To Apply
Click the link below to download the application. Applications must be received no later than June 15, 2011.