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Science on Screen Grants
Beginning in January 2013, the Coolidge Corner Theatre Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation once again invite members of the Art House Convergence to apply for a Science on Screen Grant.
This grant provides support for non-profit art house cinemas to create their own Science on Screen programs. It includes an award of $7,000 for start-up costs associated with launching this program. This year, we are pleased to announce that we will be selecting 20 cinemas to receive this grant.
Upon selection, each cinema is expected to produce a minimum of three Science on Screen events during the course of the one-year grant period. One of the three films shown must be an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation film. You can view/download a full Science on Screen how-to guide here.
This grant is open to non-profit art house cinemas based in the U.S. that are members of the Art House Convergence. Previous grantees are eligible to reapply.
Application Guidelines and Deadlines
Please click here to view the 2013 application guidelines. Please send all completed application materials to the address listed below by the postmark deadline of July 15, 2013.
The Coolidge Corner Theatre Foundation
Attn: Cheryl White
290 Harvard Street
Brookline, MA 02446
All applicants will receive a response via e-mail no later than September 3, 2013.
There is no application fee.
About Science on Screen
The Coolidge Corner Theatre's Science on Screen series has expanded film and scientific literacy with this popular program, now in its eighth year. Throughout the academic year, SoS creatively pairs screenings of classic, cult films, and documentaries with lively presentations by notable science and technology experts. Each film is used as a jumping-off point for a speaker to introduce current research or technological advances in a manner that engages popular culture audiences - from the function of the amygdala in the zombie brains of Night of the Living Dead to how far epidemiology has come since The Andromeda Strain.
2012 Science on Screen Grant Recipients
In 2012, the Coolidge Corner Theatre and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation selected 20 independent non-profit cinemas from across the country to receive grants of $7,000 each to implement Science on Screen programs at their theaters.
The 2012 Science on Screen grant recipients are:
• Athena Cinema — Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
• Athens Cine — Athens, Georgia
• BAM — Brooklyn, New York
• Bryn Mawr Film Institute — Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
• California Film Institute, San Rafael, California
• Center for Contemporary Arts of Santa Fe — Santa Fe, New Mexico
• Cinefamily — Los Angeles, California
• Cinema Arts Centre, Huntington, New York
• Civic Theatre of Allentown — Allentown, Pennsylvania
• Grand Cinema — Tacoma, Washington
• Maiden Alley Cinema, Paducah, Kentucky
• Media Arts Center San Diego — San Diego, California
• Michigan Theater — Ann Arbor, Michigan
• Nickelodeon — Columbia, South Carolina
• Provincetown Film Society — Provincetown, Massachusetts
• Real Art Ways, Hartford, Connecticut
• SIFF Cinema, Seattle, Washington
• State Theatre — Traverse City, Michigan
• The State Theatre of Modesto — Modesto, California
• Tampa Theatre, Tampa, Florida
You can find a listing of past Science on Screen programs here.
About the Coolidge Corner Theatre
The Coolidge Corner Theatre is one of the nation’s most prominent independently operated movie theatres, run by the not-for-profit Coolidge Corner Theatre Foundation. A beloved movie house the Coolidge has been pleasing audiences with the best in cinematic entertainment since 1933. In addition to contemporary art-house and independent film, the Coolidge presents the prestigious annual Coolidge Award; high-definition opera, ballet, and theater broadcasts; Big Screen Classics; midnite screenings of cult films; science and environmental film series, and sneak previews and discussion of upcoming films as part of Talk Cinema. The Coolidge has won numerous awards and honors for its creative programming.
About the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
The New York based Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, founded in 1934, makes grants in science, technology and economic performance. Sloan’s program in public understanding of science, directed by Doron Weber, supports books, radio, film, television, theater, and internet to reach a wide, non-specialized audience.
Sloan’s Film Program encourages filmmakers to create more realistic and accurate stories about science and technology and to challenge existing stereotypes about scientists and engineers in the popular imagination. Over the past ten years, Sloan has partnered with six of the top film schools in the country – American Film Institute, Carnegie Mellon, Columbia, NYU, UCLA and USC – and established annual awards in screenwriting and film production. The Foundation has also sponsored screenwriting and film production workshops at the Hamptons International Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, and Film Independent’s Producer’s Lab. Sloan Feature Film Prizes in Science and Technology, awarded at the Hamptons International and Sundance film festivals, have gone to some of the nation’s leading filmmakers while helping to launch the careers of promising newcomers. For more information, visit www.sloan.org.