The Barcid Foundation is a tax exempt 501c3 nonprofit organization that oversees several Native American endeavors, including the LA Skins Fest. Barcid was founded in 2004 to offer educational opportunities to Native American communities through multimedia programs. Barcid projects include preservation of decaying library materials that pertain to Native American history, video production of PSAs for local Native American non-profits, and the LA Skins Fest.
The Barcid Foundation is a nonprofit media arts organization founded to foster understanding of the culture, traditions and issues of contemporary Native Americans.
The foundation serves Native American and non-Native populations throughout Native Youth Multimedia Workshops which teach participants writing, directing, camera operation, and video editing; the Los Angeles Skins Film Festival, a film festival that takes place in Los Angeles during November and it promotes Native America cinema; Native American Director and Writer Workshops which mentor Native American artists on a professional level; and the Los Angeles Skins Music Festival, a summer music concert that promotes Native American contemporary musicians. Barcid Foundation’s goal is to use media as a tool for cultural, educational, technological and economic development.