Nominations for the 2020 Arts Awards are open now! Recognize the amazing accomplishments of creatives, arts and cultural organizations, and local individuals committed to enriching our community through the arts by submitting your nominations for each of the four awards categories: Leadership, Collaboration, Imagination and Inclusion. Submit your nominations here and save the date the 2020 Spokane Arts Awards on Saturday, September 26!

Aritistic Discipline: Film, Music

2020 will be the third year of Music Video Jams, which pairs emerging filmmakers with emerging musicians to create a brand-new music video that is conceived, shot, produced, and distributed locally. Through their collaboration, each team (both filmmakers and musicians) will have the chance to learn from other artists, showcase their own talent, find a bigger platform to share their work, meet new artists in the community, and much more.

Each team of filmmakers will create a music video of the musician/band’s work. In addition to producing a music video to be publicly screened on September 13, the filmmaker team will agree to provide film & b-roll footage to the organizers. Each selected band or musician will walk away from the collaboration with a produced music video they can use to promote their work and further their artistic career. The winning filmmaker/band team will be eligible for a cash prize. Filmmaker teams and musician teams will be paired by the organizers; they will not be self-selected. Teams will be announced on August 24 at the kickoff event, to be held at the CMT studios (104 W. 3rd, Suite B) and broadcast live by KYRS.

Musicians are asked to submit at least 1 (max of 2) samples of produced music. Get all the details and submit to the musicians form here.

Filmmakers are asked to submit 2 samples of a short project (1-6 minutes long, maximum). Get all the details and submit to the filmmakers form here.

May 11- June 30: Submissions open for filmmakers. Deadline is Tuesday, June 30 at 11:59 p.m.
July 1-15: Jury selects and then notifies artists/artist teams
Monday, August 24: Kickoff at Community Minded Television (CMTV14)
Filming/Production: August 24- September 7
Tuesday, September 8: Deadline for video submission

September 13: Screening

Preference will be given to emerging filmmakers who would benefit from this experience versus more established filmmakers with significant portfolios. Questions? Contact Juan Mas ( for clarification. Preference will be given to emerging musicians who would benefit from this experience versus more established filmmakers with significant portfolios. Questions? Contact Karli Ingersoll ( for clarification.

Music Video Jams is brought to you by these partners: Purple Crayon Pictures, Community Minded Television, KYRS, The Big Dipper, Lucky You Lounge, Global Credit Union, and Spokane Arts. 

City/Region: Spokane
Expires: June 30, 2020