The PBS Ignite Mentorship for Diverse Voices & PBS Accelerator Fellowship for Diverse Voices Begins in Spring 2023
ARLINGTON, VA; May 17, 2023 – Today, participants in two key programs that are part of a larger Diverse Voices Initiative were announced at the 2023 PBS Annual Meeting. The PBS Ignite Mentorship for Diverse Voices & PBS Accelerator Fellowship for Diverse Voices support the careers of early and mid-career filmmakers from underrepresented communities to further diversify public media.
“PBS is proud to support creators who have unique ideas that will resonate, foster dialogue, and bring new engagement across the public media system,” said Sylvia Bugg, Chief Programming Executive and General Manager, General Audience Programming at PBS. “We look forward to the contributions these talented individuals will bring to our wide variety of PBS content.”
To help reduce barriers and increase access for diverse filmmakers within the public media system, PBS launched a robust mentorship program for early-career filmmakers. Through immersive experiences, PBS will support these filmmakers as they build relationships within the public media system and produce content for public media platforms.
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