We leverage our partnerships in order to source amazing and talented artists, projects & content. We partner with arts and cultural organizations, film festivals, and within the Industry.
IllumiNative is a Native woman led racial and social justice organization dedicated to building power for Native peoples by amplifying Native voices, stories, and issues. Our Native Artists and Storytellers Program invests in and trains a wide-range of Native artists and creatives to catalyze conversations, organizing, and action essential to shifting culture to advance racial and social justice for Native peoples. The Program helps ensure that Native artists and creatives have access to the resources and platforms they need.
MoCADA uses the visual arts as a point of departure for exploring new artistic production across a variety of disciplines, inciting dialogue on pressing social and political issues.
Through live shows, a podcast, and workshops, The Moth promotes the art and craft of storytelling, while honoring the diversity and commonality of human experience.
Open Call is The Shed's large-scale commissioning program for early-career NYC-based artists from across disciplines who have never been commissioned by a major arts organization. Chosen by competitive panel review, selected artists receive a commissioning fee, robust production support, and resources to further nurture their practices and expand their audiences.
This robust program provides invaluable hands-on filmmaking experience from pre-production through premiere. Participants are paired with mentors at the top of their respective fields, and receive personalized guidance to help move their projects and careers forward. Each year, 30 filmmakers from diverse backgrounds are given the opportunity to hone skills, form creative partnerships, create short films and gain industry access needed to succeed as working artists.