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Preservation Access Program

Preservation Access Program 2018 Applications are open.

Some people wait all year for BAVC's Preservation Access Program! Why? Because, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the 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. NEA 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 2018 round of our Preservation Access Program are now closed. Questions can be answered by calling 415-558-2158 or by emailing

Recent participants in the Preservation Access Program include: 

  • Video Data Bank
  • The VideoFreex
  • New Orleans Video Access Center
  • David France and Public Square Films 
  • MediaBurn Archive
  • The Poetry Center 
  • Chicago Film Archives
  • SF Media Archive
  • Dance Theater of Harlem
  • Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater
  • and artists June Watanabe, Doug Hall, Wendy Rogers, Nancy Karp, Alfred Young, and Janis Lipzin.

To learn more about the services being offered, and how to qualify, listen to the presentation below while scrolling through the embedded slideshow: