KPBS opens Request for Proposals for Explore Project

KPBS invites independent producers to submit their ideas for the KPBS Explore Local Content Initiative. KPBS Explore is designed to grow our line-up of local program favorites. Content creators are encouraged to submit ideas for a series that will highlight unique people, places and activities in San Diego. 

All submissions will be judged on a number of criteria including the program’s “explorer spirit,” a unique sense of place and how well each story is told. Programs for KPBS Explore should be about San Diego’s unique lifestyle, community and “big picture,” not about news, public affairs or children’s programs. All submissions will be reviewed by a KPBS committee and the top selection will be funded for the production process.

KPBS will provide seed money for the project. It is advised content creators explore additional sources, such as corporate funding, grants or their own funds. A budget must be submitted with all applications and any letters of interest from organizations interested in the project would be helpful as well. 

Interested applicants should watch the online video
that explains the project in detail or join the interactive screening onWednesday, June 18, 2014 at 2pm where you can ask direct questions. Proposals are to be submitted online and are dueJuly 31st. Applicants must submit an outline that describes their idea along with links to examples of their work that portray their skills. For all the details and criteria visit the KPBS Explore 
website. An announcement recognizing the winner will be made mid-September.

Last year KPBS sought community member submissions as part of the second annual KPBS Explore Project. Of the 32 entries submitted, Snapshot and Animal R&R were selected. Both began airing on KPBS-TV this spring and can be viewed online at 
Stay up to date on KPBS’ Diversity Activities- follow them on Twitter @KPBSEngage!