2019 Initiatives and Scholarships

Each year Art House Convergence offers initiatives and scholarships to improve access to the Conference’s educational, networking, and professionalization opportunities. These programs are intended to cultivate diverse leadership, support first-time attendees, encourage Conference participation by underrepresented members of our field, and strengthen the Conference and the organizations it serves by making them more inclusive.

CONFERENCE INITIATIVES

EMERGING LEADERSHIP INITIATIVE

To support independent cinemas’ visionaries of tomorrow, Art House Convergence is pleased to invite emerging leaders, thinkers, and creatives to apply to attend the 2019 Conference at a discounted registration rate of $450.

We want to hear from house managers, front of house staff, projectionists, part-time employees, coordinators, and assistants who have big ideas about the future of film exhibition. People who are passionate about mission-driven cinema, have never attended the Conference before, or are in the first five years of their career are strongly encouraged to apply.

Share your ideas about social justice, equity, collaboration, technology, and new ways of working.

The deadline to apply to this initiative has expired.

The number of Emerging Leadership registrations are limited, submitting an application does not guarantee being selected for the Emerging Leadership program. If we are unable to offer you this registration you will have an additional one-week window to register at the Early Bird Rate, even if it has expired.

ALLIANCE FOR ACTION INITIATIVE

The Alliance for Action Initiative seeks to combat racism and inequity by inviting creative leaders and changemakers whose work makes our field more diverse, just, and equitable to participate in the Art House Convergence Annual Conference. Funding is extended by invitation to individuals working to counteract ongoing inequities in representation and participation in the film industry. If each delegate contributes $20 at registration Alliance for Action will meet its goal of hosting 7 creative leaders working to diversify and strengthen our field.

Interested in this opportunity? Email Conference Manager Makenzie Peecook at makenzie@arthouseconvergence.org.

CONFERENCE SCHOLARSHIPS

PICTURESHOW SCHOLARSHIPS

Intended to support the ongoing appreciation of cinema as an art form and high quality cinema presentation, PictureShow Scholarships support Conference participation by independent, non-profit cinemas. Directors, programmers, and other Art House cinemas enthusiasts who are currently key staff for independent, brick-and-mortar cinemas are strongly encouraged to apply. Special consideration will be given to applicants and organizations with limited resources.

The number of scholarships are limited, submitting an application does not guarantee being selected for the scholarship program. If we are unable to offer you this registration you will have an additional one-week window to register at the Early Bird Rate for you and your organization, if necessary.

Sponsored by Boston Light & Sound

The deadline to apply to this scholarship for 2019 has passed.

CHANGEMAKER SCHOLARSHIPS

Changemaker Scholarships support Conference attendance by diverse participants in the Art House cinema field and recognize people who are thinking creatively about how media organizations can enrich their communities. Staff from small organizations, micro-cinemas, media arts organizations, film societies, universities and nascent organizations, as well as independent programmers and cinema professionals committed to making Art House cinema more accessible, dynamic, and responsive are encouraged to apply. Special consideration will be given to applicants and organizations with limited resources. This scholarship is open to professionals in all stages of their careers.

The number of scholarships are limited, submitting an application does not guarantee being selected for the scholarship program. If we are unable to offer you this registration you will have an additional one-week window to register at the Early Bird Rate for you and your organization, if necessary.

Sponsored by MoviePass and Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

The deadline to apply to this scholarship for 2019 has passed.

Interested in sponsoring an Art House Convergence Scholarship?
Email Managing Director Alison Kozberg at alison@arthouseconvergence.org