AIR offers 2011 New Voices Scholarships to PRPD, deadline Aug 12

The Public Radio Program Directors conference is coming up Sept 20-23, and AIR is offering $20K in scholarships to attend. Contact the fabulous Erin Mishkin <> with any questions.



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AIR @ PRPD: Scholarships for New Voices




AIR will again offer $20,000 in New Voices scholarships to support independent producers and new station-based programmers attending the PRPD Programming Conference in Baltimore, MD September 20-23, 2011.  AIR offers these scholarships contingent on an anticipated signed agreement with the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

The goal of this scholarship is to advance innovation in local programming by exploring new pathways between stations and the extensive network of independent producers across the US. AIR invites bright program makers – producers and station programmers alike – to step forward with their ideas. AIR membership is not required to apply for a scholarship.

Applicants are invited to submit a brief statement outlining one big idea for how independent producers and stations can work together to blend broadcast and digital media tools to expand the tentacles of public radio stations into the local community. A panel will be convened to review applications and final decisions announced by August 19. Those who have never attended a PRPD Conference are particularly encouraged to apply.  If you’ve received a conference scholarship from AIR in the last 3 years, you are not eligible to apply (i.e. (New Voices 2010 or Making Creative Media 2009).

Individual scholarships of up to $1500 per individual will be awarded and must be used to offset costs associated with PRPD transportation, meals, hotel, and registration.

For more information, visit and also read our FAQ. To apply for a New Voices scholarship, please complete an on-line application. Those chosen to be a New Voice Scholar 2011 will be automatically eligible for the discounted early bird registration fee to the conference.

If you have any questions about AIR’s New Voices 2011, please contact Erin Mishkin at or 617-825-4400.

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New Voices information:
New Voices FAQ:
New Voices application:
PRPD Conference:

Funding for AIR comes from our members and the generous support of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), the Robert E. Davoli and Eileen McDonagh Charitable Foundation,, and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), which believes that a great nation deserves great art.

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P.O. Box 220400
Boston, MA 02122
Phone: 617-825-4400


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PO Box 220400

Boston, Massachusetts 02122

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