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Support for Voices for Change is made possible by The Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo, a grant from the Kalamazoo Community Foundation, and a grant from the John E. Fetzer Institute Fund of the Kalamazoo Community Foundation.

Voices for Change Documentary Collaborative puts the control of media in your hands to share authentic stories and shift existing narratives in media. 

The Spring 2021 Collaborative prioritizes LGBTQ+ members of our community to engage in the creative process of creating a short documentary. The goal is to amplify stories and experiences of people in the greater Kalamazoo area who identify as queer, transgender, nonbinary, and/or intersex.  

Participants will be encouraged to research an issue of personal and community relevance, receive mentoring and training about media production and complete the program by producing a short-form narrative video to be shared in a public screening and discussion and broadcast aired on Public Media Network.

Each participant will have access to our professional community media team and resources. This will include the access to Public Media Network’s production equipment library, technical training, and mentoring needed to develop artistic and media making skills.

Participation in Voices for Change is determined by application. Space is limited.

Participants may apply to receive a stipend to assist with travel needs or other costs that may prohibit participation in the program, up to $200.

Applications are now open for the Spring 2021 Voices for Change Program 


 Fast Facts about the Voices for Change program

Start date: Saturday, April 17, 2021

End Date: June 26, 2021

Public Screening Event: To be determined by participants

Meeting days: Saturdays, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm. Open production lab times to be determined based on participant availability.

Cost to participate: Free

How to join:Sign up here by 5:00 pm on April 9. You will be notified by April 13 if your application has been approved for the program.