We are excited to announce Philadelphia-based Big Picture Alliance as the first recipient in the second year of the Sony Create Action grant program. Big Picture Alliance’s mission is to empower Philadelphia youth to define their own narrative through filmmaking and digital media by providing them with transformative learning experiences to have their voices heard and reach their full potential. As winners of the grant, the organization will receive $50,000 in cash to continue and expand their work, a custom short film telling their story, $50,000 in Sony Electronics products to support their action plan, and collaboration and partnership with Sony.
Learn more about Big Picture Alliance, a Philly-based nonprofit with a mission to empower youth through filmmaking and digital media and the first winner in our second year of the Create Action grant program.
Big Picture Alliance offers a pathway of school, summer and workforce programs that provide youth with the tools they need to tell their own stories and the skills they need to succeed in school, life and career. Through partnerships with schools, industry and cultural institutions, Big Picture Alliance brings project-based programs into classrooms and communities across Philadelphia.
The nonprofit amplifies marginalized voices, annually serving hundreds of Philadelphia youth (ages 12-24) from marginalized communities who lack access to media education, and working to cultivate new generations of storytellers toward a more equitable society. Through their work, youth develop digital literacy, self-expression, social-emotional empowerment and 21st-Century skills through producing films from script-to-screen.
Sony looks forward to working with Big Picture Alliance and the opportunity to support their mission in empowering youth through filmmaking and digital media arts.
Learn more about Big Picture Alliance at bigpicturealliance.org.
The second year of the Create Action grant program is open through March 31, 2023, and will provide grants to 10 organizations total, with one new grant awarded each month. After initial submission, each application will be within consideration throughout the entirety of the program. Learn more and see how your organization can apply at alphauniverse.com/createaction.