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Media Shift

A narrative storytelling project

Media Activism - Documentary - Storytelling


Media Shift is an 14 week intensive training and production program to work with you to tell a non-fiction local story through media.

The program is designed to help BIPOC creators use their voice to create media with impact.

$1,000 stipend for participants

Hands-on training in all aspects of the production process will be provided including pre-production, production and post production.

Receive mentorship, training, and production equipment to produce a three to five minute documentary or video story.

Participants meet weekly on Saturdays from 1PM - 5 PM from September 10 - December 17th

A screening will be planned and held in December 2022

Participants will be chosen through an application process. 

Spaces are prioritized for Black/BIPOC creators in the City of Kalamazoo.


Application deadline is Wednesday August 31st at 11:59 PM

Applicants chosen to participate will be notified on or before September 6th

Participants who will receive a $1,000 stipend for completing their documentary and access to Public Media Network's production resources to continue producing local videos for distribution.

Media Shift Members will commit to 7-12 hours per week of instruction and production work to complete their short documentary within the parameters of the program.

Program is funded in part by support from the Stryker Johnston Foundation.