Indie media artists have found a home at "the Center" in many cities. That center being a place within the community that welcomes, encourages, and helps support the independent voice through video, film, and multimedia production. This article identifies a number of community centers that support the indie artist. Check out these supportive environments for the indie artist.
Pittsburgh Filmmakers. This is one of oldest indie media art centers in the US. It's goal is to facilitate the advancement of artistic film, video, photography, and digital media.
911 Media, Seattle. This Media Arts Center is considered Washington State's premier Media Arts Center. Its mission is.." to support the expressive use of innovative media tools by providing the access, training and environment needed to create/exhibit works of enduring merit and artistic excellence."
Media Arts Center San Diego. The purpose of this center is to nurture and support media artists who work in film, video, audio, and multimedia. The center seeks to "... provide a forum for and promote the diversity of interests of San Diego Border Region media artists through regular screenings, educational outreach, distribution, film festivals, production and technical assistance, scholarships and fiscal sponsorship."
NW Film Center and School. The Center is a regional media arts organization founded to "...encourage the study and appreciation of the moving image arts; foster their artistic and professional excellence; and to help create a climate in which they may flourish. The Center provides a variety of film and video exhibition, education and information programs."
Street Level Youth Media. Chicago, IL. The goal is educate Chicago's inner city youth in media arts and emerging technologies for use in self-expression, communication, and social change. Street-Level's programs build critical thinking skills for urban youth who have been historically neglected by government and mass media. Using video production, computer art and the Internet, Street-Level's young people address community issues, access advanced communication technology and gain inclusion in our information-based society.
Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC). The coalition provides access to media, education, and technology in a state-of-the-art video/multimedia/telecommunications access center located in San Francisco. BAVC offers extensive production facilities, training workshops, media arts resource publications, and other programs and services. The Coalition's mission " ... is to be the nation's most advanced noncommercial media access and training center."The Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC). Plesantville, New York. A nonprofit cultural arts center dedicated to: presenting the best of independent, documentary, and world cinema; promoting visual literacy; and making film a vibrant part of the community.