Media Burn’s new Artist-Engaged Archiving Program funded by NEA

We’re thrilled to announce that we have been recommended for funding of $15,000 through the National Endowment for the Arts Art Works program. The Art Works category is the NEA’s largest funding category and supports projects that focus on the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse and excellent art, lifelong learning in the arts, and/or the strengthening of communities through the arts. For more information on projects included in the NEA grant announcement, visit

We will select two Artists-in-Residence for 2018, who will submit up to 15 videotapes each for preservation and inclusion in the Media Burn Archive. We will collaborate with the artists throughout the process of selecting the materials, digitizing, describing, providing contextual information, editing short clips, and creating public events to screen the finished works.

Please stay tuned for updates!

Below is a small selection of the video producers and artists whose work is already in the Media Burn collection. (Left to Right, Top to Bottom: Ant Farm, Eddie Becker, Judy Hoffman, Skip Blumberg, Tom Weinberg, Nancy Cain)

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Media Burn at Wounded Galaxies 1968: Paris, Prague, Chicago Festival and Symposium in Bloomington IN Feb 8-11

Wounded Galaxies: 1968 – Beneath the Paving Stones, the Beach is a festival and symposium produced by The Burroughs Century Ltd., welcoming scholars, writers, artists, archivists, filmmakers, performers, and others interested in exploring the intellectual and aesthetic legacy of 1968, during its 50th Anniversary year. Programs focus on the events that occurred in Paris, Chicago, and Prague of ’68 and examine their relationship to, and resonance with current struggles in the US and around the world.

The symposium will feature films, music, and performance, with keynote speeches by film critic J. Hoberman, music critic Greil Marcus, and cultural theorist McKenzie Wark.

Sara Chapman will be presenting on a panel entitled “Preserving the Guerilla Television Movement” with Tom Colley (Video Data Bank) and Faye Gleisser (Indiana University).



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