About Meerkat Media Collective
Meerkat Media Collective is an artistic community that shares resources and skills to incubate individual and shared creative work. We are committed to a collaborative, consensus-based process that values diverse experience and expertise. We support the creation of thoughtful and provocative stories that reflect a complex world.
Our work has been broadcast on HBO, PBS, and many other networks, and screened at festivals worldwide, including Sundance, Tribeca, Rotterdam and CPH:Dox.
Founded as an informal arts collective in 2005 we have grown to include a cooperatively-owned production company and a collective of artists in residence.
Cooperatively-Owned Production Company
The Meerkat Media Worker Cooperative is a democratically run production company that produces artful and impactful films with an emphasis on narrative storytelling, visual craft, and a dedication to the highest production value.
Our commissioned projects range from documentary features to web videos for foundations, news magazines, publishers and non-profits. We value a deeply collaborative relationship with our clients, and work hard to produce the most useful, powerful and professional films possible within the available timeline and budget.
As a cooperative, we value democracy, cooperation, and equity in all we do, and seek to break down traditional power structures in our industry. We are proud members of the New York Network of Worker Cooperatives, the Cooperative Economics Alliance of NYC and the U.S. Federation of Worker Cooperatives and strive to follow the cooperative principles.
Meerkats in Residence are a dedicated group of independent artists that are actively working on projects (individually or collaboratively) and are supported by the collective resources, based in our work space in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Residents provide mutual aid for one another’s projects and artistic development, receive a monetary stipend determined through an annual budgeting process, have access to production and post-production equipment, and attend an annual creative retreat.
We hold an open call for new residents each year in the spring.