The Production Fund is intended to support digital media works that encourage social change. The grant requires that all works funded are available for free online viewing upon completion in order to reach the widest possible audience. The Production Fund supports artists with varying levels of experience, both to recognize accomplished individuals, as well as to provide opportunities for young and emerging artists.
Last year, Voqal Fund and Chicago Filmmakers announced that in its sixth year of funding, the Production Fund had awarded a total of $100,000 in grants to nine Chicago-area digital media artists' projects in amounts ranging from $2,200 to $18,000. This year, the Production Fund will once again award $100,000 in grants up to $20,000 each for independent digital media projects that seek to advance progressive social change.