For more than four decades, Black Public Media has maintained a proud legacy of supporting media makers who create content that reflect the diversity and nuance of the global Black experience. Throughout the year, we offer a range of funding and training, distribution opportunities to our creative community.
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AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange has delighted audiences for over 10 years. Its stories are as beautiful as they are poignantly told. Black Public Media (BPM) is committed to bringing to the American public dynamic stories that celebrate the art, culture, history and creativity of people of African descent from the US and around the world.
We are looking for strong stories that will capture the breadth and scope of the diversity of the Black experiences. Programs can be about music, art, human rights, sports, politics, health, or anything in between. Programs should be accessible to a broad audience, have the potential for a national broadcast, and can be used for effective outreach and engagement activities to reach audiences beyond the public television broadcast. Completed programs must be able to meet PBS technical and editorial standards. We seek primarily documentaries but will consider narrative shorts that are 30 minutes or less. Submissions are accepted year-round.
For programs selected for AfroPop, Black Public Media provides competitive licensing rates for broadcast and/or digital platform distribution.
AfroPoP is produced in partnership with WORLD Channel for broadcast and/or digital release.