Not only has the APA assured long-standing protection of its members’ interests, it works as a source of information across the audiovisual sector and ensures cultivation of the Czech audiovisual environment.
The APA promotes professionalism and education in the field of production by means of financial scholarships/subsidies for producers. The “Programme in support of the participation of producers in educational programmes” was created at the initiative of the producers themselves and has operated officially since 2013.
This support is not granted automatically. The BoD of the APA decides who a stipend will be awarded to. Scholarships are granted up to the value of 50% of a course fee (or up to a maximum value of EUR 1,000). Students of film schools or producers who are not members of the APA may also apply for a stipend. Applicants must submit a completed application form, including annexes. The deadlines for submitting applications this year are 30 April, 31 August and 20 December and applicants receive confirmation of financial support no later than three weeks after the deadline. Support is only awarded retroactively in exceptional cases.
Applications for a stipend are submitted as scans and sent to the email address firstname.lastname@example.org
After completing the educational programme, the recipient of a stipend must submit a final report, which is subsequently published on the APA website.