Localore projects secure funding for second year, with ITVS signing on

By Ben Mook

The Association of Independents in Radio is joining forces with Independent Television Service for the next round of funding for Localore, the $2 million innovation initiative that pairs independent producers with public stations.

Boston-based AIR spearheaded the first year of  Localore with funding from CPB, the National Endowment for the Arts and two foundations. Localore projects include a multimedia look at the impact of the oil boom in North Dakota and an alternate-reality game challenging students to stay in school, Ed Zed Omega.

On Wednesday, AIR and San Francisco-based ITVS said they would partner to support a second phase of development for selected Localore projects. ITVS has invited producer-station teams to apply, with funding decisions coming next month.

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