Thank you for applying to one of BAVC's Youth Programs!  

Next Gen

In Next Gen, students ages 14-17 will learn how to tell their own story and stories of people they care about through video production and animation using industry-standard equipment and software in a supportive, collaborative environment. Under the instruction of award-winning filmmakers, animators, practicing artists, and musicians, Next Gen participants receive unparalleled technical training in a creative community of peers, along with opportunities for professional growth and direct access to industry professionals that includes client-project experience and a $250 stipend.


Next Gen is now a year-long program that is broken up into two semesters (fall semester + spring semester). Completion of the program requires participation in both semesters.

Students will receive a $500 incentive upon completion of the program (both semesters).

COVID-19 Vaccination + Booster is required to participate in program

Class Schedule:

Video Production: The Factory

Fall Semester: October 18th - December 15th

Spring Semester: January 10th - May 4th

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5:00-7:00 PM

Location: IN PERSON at KQED Headquarters in San Francisco


Fall Semester: October 18th - December 15th

Spring Semester: January 10th - May 4th

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5:00-7:00 PM

Location: IN PERSON at KQED Headquarters in San Francisco


Next Gen Tracks:

The Factory (Video Production)

Through storytelling techniques using DSLR cameras, creative cinematography 

           techniques, audio, and post-production, participant filmmakers will 

           create fiction, non-fiction documentaries, music videos, experiment pieces and 

           public service announcements.  Filmmakers are encouraged to explore issues 

           important to them while also making videos that touch on issues of social



Participants with an interest in visual art and animation will learn essential 

techniques for studying and creating motion.  Explore a number of different 

techniques that range from traditional frame animation to experimental styles

and stop-motion.  Then bring your imagination to life through individual projects

and collaborative exercises.  No animation experience required!

Next Gen Programs
Select the Next Gen Program you'd like to apply for:

Current Contact Information
Now some basic information that will us know get to know you and be able to get in contact with you. We will be contacting you via email and phone, so please make sure this information is as accurate as possible.  Make sure is added to your contacts.

Current Street Address

Ex: 2727 Mariposa St. Suite 200 

ex: San Francisco

Parent / Guardian / Ally

Household Information
BAVC Next Gen aims to serve a diverse population of young people in the San Francisco Bay Area, particularly those identified as low-income and extremely low-income based on the Housing and Urban Development regulations. 

Some of the following information may be difficult to answer based on your current living situation and resources available at the time of this application. Please answer to the best of your ability. 

This information is subject to verification upon acceptance. 

Demographic Information

We ask for the following information for the purposes of helping our staff use the most respectful language when addressing you, understanding our population better, and fulfilling our grant reporting requirements. The information provided in this form is kept confidential.

Gender identity is one's personal experience of one's own gender. Gender identity can correlate with assigned sex at birth, or can differ from it completely. People can have many identities that you use. 

Through this program, BAVC hopes to meet the needs of young people who have faced multiple barriers to academic or career success. All of the information in this form is kept confidential. 

The Bay Area Video Coalition, a Bay Area non-profit, has been an advocate for artists and media makers since 1976, supplying the tools, resources, and support they need to tell their stories. Find out more at

BAVC inspires social change by supporting and amplifying media makers to develop and share diverse stories through art, education and technology.