Sporadic describes the L.A. marginal art screenings, for example, one Sunday or Monday night per month.
Here is an abbreviated history of both organizations: the Community Film Workshop of Chicago has a 27-year history of training over 800 emerging and mid-career film makers. CFWC has provided film history and aesthetic instruction, equipment/facility access, exhibition, and media literacy and training in schools.
Consortiums of organizations working together is a great idea - especially in the initial enthusiastic phases when funding is being secured, and the opportunity for projects are being dreamed up.
But in reality, it takes tremendous commitment on the part of the individuals and groups involved to forge long-lasting partnerships which actually make good on their promises.
Space. Think about your organization’s for a moment. Does it inspire you to achieve the lofty goals of your mission? Are you and your constituents incarcerated or liberated by it? Does it invite creativity and connection? In the summer of 2004, the late Dirk Koning of Grand Rapids Community Media Center wrote in the Community Media Review about the need to reconsider how media arts organizations think about space. He challenged his colleagues not to see their spaces as solutions to problems, but rather as expressions of missions rooted in deeply held beliefs and visions for the future. How well does your facility hold up against this litmus test?