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KEEP AUSTIN LEARNING.

 

KEEP AUSTIN CREATING.

 

KEEP AUSTIN WORKING.

 

How do you successfully engage the arts & culture community in a city that promotes itself as a creative destination, if crucial services are consistently shut down, priced out, or displaced?

 

 

The main barrier we have seen with Austin’s sustainability is affordability. Generations of communities and families are being barred from reaching their potential due to socioeconomic disadvantages. One of our most important objectives as an organization is not to only serve those who are active in the arts but for those who have yet to be, by creating unique programming for the community. Opening doors and making it a financially viable option by providing alternative education and a community space to grow. Together.

Motion Media Arts Center is a 501c(3) non-profit independent film, art, and technology center that supports every aspect of production from creation to presentation. Our goal is to empower, support and educate emerging artists of all ages to become active participants in shaping our culture, and to engage with our communities in order to rethink the way we view film, art and technology as a whole. We provide alternative ways to work, learn, create, and consume the arts in the digital era.

WHY IT MATTERS

We serve 10,000+ people year-round and 67% require financial assistance to access education, resources and to build successful futures.

We do this through programs such as Austin School of Film (offering over 500 classes in art, film, and creative technology each year) and Austin Cinemaker Space, the only low-cost nonprofit co-working makerspace in ATX.

Your support plays a vital role in continuing our mission to pave the way for future generations to work, learn and create!

 

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KEEP AUSTIN LEARNING.

 

KEEP AUSTIN CREATING.

 

KEEP AUSTIN WORKING.

 

How do you successfully engage the arts & culture community in a city that promotes itself as a creative destination, if crucial services are consistently shut down, priced out, or displaced?

The main barrier we have seen with Austin’s sustainability is affordability. Generations of communities and families are being barred from reaching their potential due to socioeconomic disadvantages. One of our most important objectives as an organization is not to only serve those who are active in the arts but for those who have yet to be, by creating unique programming for the community. Opening doors and making it a financially viable option by providing alternative education and a community space to grow. Together.

Motion Media Arts Center is a 501c(3) non-profit independent film, art, and technology center that supports every aspect of production from creation to presentation. Our goal is to empower, support and educate emerging artists of all ages to become active participants in shaping our culture, and to engage with our communities in order to rethink the way we view film, art and technology as a whole. We provide alternative ways to work, learn, create, and consume the arts in the digital era.


WHY IT MATTERS

We serve 10,000+ people year-round and 67% require financial assistance to access education, resources and to build successful futures.

We do this through programs such as Austin School of Film (offering over 500 classes in art, film, and creative technology each year) and Austin Cinemaker Space, the only low-cost nonprofit co-working makerspace in ATX.

Your support plays a vital role in continuing our mission to pave the way for future generations to work, learn and create!

 
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WHAT MMAC MEANS TO OUR COMMUNITY

 
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Amanda Farmer,
Filmmaker

I don't know if there's anywhere else in Austin that is as affordable, flexible, and hands-on in supporting small filmmakers as Motion Media Arts Center.

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Tyra Clark,
Austin Metro Drug-Free Coalition

I cherish this space so much! I’ve met so many multi-talented, skilled, unique, inclusive, hard working, optimistic, helpful rays of light in the space it’s ridiculous. It’s affordable and welcoming and any one you meet is a potential collaborator in your next project. It’s that immediate. We’re like a family.

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Leng Wong,
Lucky Chaos

Since our re-organization last year, we’ve been looking for a space as our base. Jeff “DaShade” Johnson, a regular collaborator of Lucky Chaos, told us about the space. It’s been great. We feel welcomed, and most of all, we feel ACCEPTED. The creative energy here is amazing.

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Fabian Villa,
Essentials Creative

It is truly a trial to find affordable space for artists in Austin. When we were no longer able to stay at our location, Austin Cinemaker Space appeared to us like a blessing. We love this space!

 

With your help, we can continue our mission to serve the ever-growing Central Texas community!

 
 
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IMPACT & GROWTH

A YEAR IN NUMBERS: 2017-2018

 
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500+ CLASSES, EVENTS, & EXHIBITS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC EACH YEAR

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SERVICE TO OVER 10,000 ARTISTS, ARTS NONPROFITS, & SMALL BUSINESSES

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EMPLOYING 275 LOCAL CREATIVES EACH YEAR THROUGH OUR PROGRAMS

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50,000+ PATRONS PER YEAR AT MMAC PROGRAMS, EVENTS, & EXHIBITS

 
 
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$2.5 MILLION SPENT DIRECTLY IN AUSTIN (FOOD, DRINK, HOTEL, & ENTERTAINMENT) BY MMAC PARTICIPANTS + ATTENDEES

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$1.5 MILLION IN SCHOLARSHIPS & 65% CERTIFICATE GRADS PLACED IN JOBS

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20,000 SQUARE FOOT FACILITY MANAGED DAILY WITH FULL TIME STAFF IN EAST AUSTIN
 

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175 STUDIO SPACE RENTALS WITH 100+ ON WAITLIST & NUMBERS RISING DAILY

 
 
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HOSTING FOR 20 OTHER LOCAL NONPROFITS & THEIR PROGRAMS

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72% OF MMAC PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS ARE ARTISTS OF COLOR & 59% ARE WOMEN

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78% OF MMAC PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS CONSIDERED LOW INCOME

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55% OF YOUTH SERVED CONSIDERED AT RISK

 
 
 

SPOTLIGHT: DONOR OF THE MONTH

 
 
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thank you *so much* for your support!!