Request for Proposals: Videographer

Oregon Humanities is committed to bringing people together across difference. Each year, we offer hundreds of public conversations and programs and offer tens of thousands of dollars in grants to organizations across the state. We publish several dozen essays, photographs, films, and audio recordings, in our magazine and on our website, that explore the thoughts, perspectives, and experiences of Oregonians, especially those who have been ignored, generalized, or oppressed.

We are looking for a videographer to work with us to create a series of short videos to introduce the facilitators of our newest Conversation Project discussions. These videos are posted on our website and seen across the state by Oregonians who are interested in bringing challenging conversations to their communities. We want to work with someone who believes, like we do, in the power of people in rooms listening, learning, and struggling together.

These videos will be filmed on May 18, 2018, in downtown Portland with a possible make-up date later in the summer to be determined. Each video is about a minute to a minute and a half long, and we will need somewhere between fifteen and twenty videos produced this year. Final cuts of the videos will need to be delivered by the week of June 22, 2018. You can see examples of past work by clicking on the individual titles on this page:

If you’re interested in working with us on this project, please send a letter outlining your interest in the project, as well as your experience, links to recent projects—preferably ones that include interview footage, and projected budget range to Eloise Holland, communications associate, at We’ll review proposals beginning Sunday, April 22, 2018.