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Preservation Access Program

BAVC Preservation Access Program 2019 Discounted Digitization and Archiving for Artists and Cultural or Historical Organizations


Some people wait all year for BAVC's Preservation Access Program! Why? Because, with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, BAVC offers reduced rates on video and audio preservation services to artists and small- to mid-sized arts and cultural heritage organizations. Services include analog-to-digital preservation transfers at a discounted rate based on organizational budget size. Join the ranks of artists and organization who have had their works digitized and preserved by BAVC Preservation! Mellon funding also supports BAVC’s efforts to advance audiovisual preservation practice and theory based on new and innovative developments in the field.

Applications for the Spring 2019 round of our Preservation Access Program are now closed. The Fall 2019 Application will open in September. Questions can be answered by calling 415-558-2158 or by emailing

Recent participants in the Preservation Access Program include: 

Friends of Knoxville Country Library
The VideoFreex
Global Village
Planet Drum
Visual Studies Workshop
Kodaly Center
and artists Bill Viola, Bonnie Sue Stein, Sherry Erskine, Chip Lord, Nancy Karp, Paula Levine, and Jordan Belson

To learn more about the services being offered, and how to qualify, you can flip through the embedded slideshow: