Media Arts Peterborough is a channel for content created co-operatively by the community.
MAP (Media Arts Peterborough) is a new community organization dedicated to nurturing local media artists. Working closely with Media Lab and ARTSPACE, MAP delivers access to resources, training, and equipment to established and emerging regional Media Artists. MAP is developing collaborative community projects helmed by an artist-in-residence – filmmaker Lester Alfonso.
“We started out by asking: how can we get like-minded people in Peterborough together working on each others’ projects?” Says local filmmaker Lester Alfonso, who will be directing a documentary series about art and life in Peterborough. Through collaboration with emerging and established local Media Artists, MAP will create a community film crew and post-production studio at Artspace.
While providing artists increased access to resources and the opportunity to build their body of work, MAP delivers support through training and consultation. Local and emerging filmmakers will receive micro-grants to make short films for the upcoming webseries hosted on the MAP channel.
MAP will host a weekly drop-in at ARTSPACE to provide an opportunity for local networking and skill-sharing sessions. By providing deadlines, grant writing experience, and matching mentors with apprentices, people can walk-in with their creative ideas and works-in-progress and take them to the next level with help from the MAP network. MAP will also be hosting socials, screenings, talks and workshops.
With bold new initiatives to nurture the local talent pool, MAP certainly intends to put this region on the map.