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.