Mission: The bay area video coalition (bavc) inspires social change by enabling the sharing of diverse stories through art, education and technology.
Programs: Training and resources:bavc's training programs provide industry-certified video, digital audio, web design and multimedia training to more than 6,000 students per year. Bavc offers free or subsidized training to over 600 individuals per year. Bavc also offers career counseling, soft-skill development workshops and job and internship placement services. For over 40 years, bavc has trained a diverse mix of artists, experienced media professionals, educators, low-income adults, nonprofit and community based organizations and industry partners in various multimedia technologies. Bavc's adult training programs are certified by the california bureau of private postsecondary education. Bavc is also the sector operator for the city of san francisco's techsf workforce development initiative.
next generation program:bavc's next generation (youth) programs provide comprehensive free year-long digital media storytelling training to between 180 and 200 low-income and at-risk bay area youth per year. Bavc's next gen program includes the digital pathways program, which provides a comprehensive model of industry-standard digital media youth training and artistic development, offering training in video and audio production and creative open source software programming in a supportive, artist-led environment, aiming to diversify the pool of skilled artists, digital media producers and innovators in the field. The program bridges a pathway to higher education and the workforce for youth facing multiple barriers to education and employment. Over the last five years, bavc's youth programs have offered opportunities for creative expression, self-discovery and leadership to over 550 youth. Next generation programs also include professional develop programs for educators, including the adobe youth voices program, providing training and support to educators to help them integrate digital media into their classrooms.
preservation and technologyhundreds of hours of rare and unique audio and video material preserved; free and open source software designed for the audiovisual archiving community; development of an educational platform to assist with prioritizing audiovisual collections; in-depth collection assessments performed for organizations in need-2016 was a year of continued growth and development for bavc's preservation department. The completely restructured department made tremendous strides, solidifying its reputation as a leader in the field while conceiving bold new ideas for the future. In keeping with the general trajectory of the department, fee-for-service work was balanced by a range of exciting grant-funded endeavors. Bavc preservation was supported by the national endowment for the humanities and the knight foundation (qctools), the national endowment for the arts (the preservation access program), the andrew w. Mellon foundation (av compass). Throughout the year, staff members participated in numerous conferences and events including the american moving image archivists (amia), american library association (ala), the american institute for conservation of historic & artistic works (aic), extending the department's reputation for educational leadership and advocacy in the field. Just as bavc as an organization has transcended its video origins, bavc's preservation department has adapted to the needs of the digital world while staying true to its core mission: to democratize access to tools of media making and media preserving.