Hello, and thanks for requesting a Media Assistance Grant from Missoula Community Access Television (MCAT). We offer this free service to non-profit, non-commercial organizations. 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. The finished program/event will run on the MCAT channel.
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.
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/performers 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."
Missoula Community Access Television serves the Missoula area on cable channel 189 and 190.
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.
Thank you for your interest!