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Scholarship for Youth to Attend State & Main Conference

Conference Youth Scholarships, sponsored by Comcast and administered by PhillyCAM, are now available for youth to attend State & Main 2014. There are only 10 scholarships available and applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until all slots are filled. Scholarships are available to youth between the ages of 15 and 23 residing in Philadelphia County. Complete this form to apply.

Conference Scholarships for PA Arts Leaders 

Through the generous support of the Pennsylvania Council on the ArtsNAMAC will provide ten travel stipends of $250 each to Pennsylvania media arts leaders to cover travel or lodging stipends to attend State & Main 2014 in Philadelphia (Aug. 6 - 8). The application deadline is rolling until all ten stipends are awarded. Apply here.

Media Arts Around the Country

Creative Lab in Editing Nonfiction at Hampshire College

The Creative Lab is the fourth week of Hampshire College's Creative Media Institute. This Lab, held August 3 - 9, is designed to give advice and feedback to film-and-video makers who are nearing a locked picture and ready to screen their rough cuts for an intimate room full of experienced editors, directors, and technicians. A small group of practitioners will be invited to screen their rough cuts for an equally small group of unique advisors and in turn will be asked to act as advisor during other attending practitioners' rough cut screenings. Filmmaker Brett Morgen and producer Erica Huggins will be visiting guest artists during the Editing Nonfiction Creative Lab. NAMAC Members receive a 10% registration discount.

NAMAC Files Net Neutrality Comments

On July 15, 2014, a consortium of national arts and culture organizations -- led by the Future of Music Coalition -- submitted comments in the Federal Communications Commission’s public docket on Net Neutrality. You can submit your own comments at; reply comments will be due September 10. Read the joint comments.

Indie Grits Film Festival Wins NEA Our Town Award

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Jane Chu announced plans to award 66 Our Town grants totaling $5.073 million and reaching 38 states in the Our Town program's fourth year of funding. The Nickelodeon Theatre is one of those recommended organizations and will receive $50,000 for 2015’s Indie Grits Festival.

Documenting Immigrant Stories

This spring 8th grade Washington state history students at Denny International Middle School interviewed staff and students, capturing their immigration stories. The students worked with Jack Straw teaching artists at their school and in the Jack Straw studios to create Immigration Portraits: Voices from Denny, a series of radio pieces documenting the immigration experiences of Denny students and staff.  

What Are You Up To?

Sharing NAMAC Members' work with the national media arts community helps collectively strengthen the sector. Submit your announcements / news items for the August eBulletin via this link. 
The Joys of NAMAC Membership!

NAMAC/ACM National Conference
Remember to mark your calendars for this year's conference: "State & Main: Intersecting Networks, Communities & Generations," to be held in Philadelphia, August 6th through 8th, 2014.

Creative Media Institute:
10% Registration Discount

Hampshire College’s Creative Media Institute is a 4-week series of intensive screening seminars and creative labs led by visiting media artists and directed at filmmakers, media professionals, students, and academics. Applicants can choose to attend all four weeks or any one week of the Institute. Applications accepted on a rolling basis. Institute takes place July 13th through August 9th, 2014.

Comprehensive Data about the Media Arts Sector
In 2010 and 2013, NAMAC distributed more than one thousand Mapping the Field surveys to known media arts organizations in the United States. This first-ever comprehensive survey of the media arts field yielded astounding results about the field's size and scope. Share Mapping the Field results with your Board and community via this two-page summary.

Afterimage Subscription Discount
For over 40 years, Afterimage has been an important voice in the media arts. Now, NAMAC Organizational, Student, Independent, and Affiliate Members can enjoy a one-year subscription (six bimonthly issues) of the latest in-depth features, interviews, essays, reviews, and reports on contemporary media arts at a special discounted price!

Shutterstock Discount
NAMAC is thrilled to partner with Shutterstock to promote and facilitate creative production. Through this partnership, all NAMAC Members—including Student, Independent Professional, and Affiliates—receive a 15% discount on standard licenses for Shutterstock's vast library of royalty-free video clips and royalty-free images.

Organizational Membership Discount in NAMLE
NAMAC is pleased to announce a partnership with the National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE). In celebration of this important collaboration, NAMAC Members will receive a 10% discount on individual and organizational membership to NAMLE. Offer does not extend to Lifetime Memberships in NAMLE.

NTEN Membership and Webinar Discounts
NAMAC is proud to be in continued partnership with the esteemed team at the Nonprofit Technology Network. Through this partnership, NAMAC Members receive NTEN's renowned webinars at NTEN member rates, and free introductory membership or 10% discount on a renewing membership with NTEN.

NAMAC Members Featured on Twitter
Check out our NAMAC Members Twitter List for a quick glance at Member activities! You can also view this feed on our homepage. If you are a member and don't see yourself on the NAMAC Members Twitter List, let us know and we will add you right away.

NAMAC is committed to offering added-value service for your membership. Let us know how we can continue to foster your work in the independent media arts.

Media Policy Watch

Catch all the latest media policy news at State & Main 2014! It starts with a keynote speech by FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn on Thursday morning, the first time an FCC Commissioner has addressed either the ACM or NAMAC conferences.

From there, track policy-related conference sessions on the State & Main website. Outgoing NAMAC Executive Director Jack Walsh will moderate a panel discussion on the future of Net Neutrality. Future of Music's Casey Rae will moderate a panel on policy issues of relevance to community media and media arts organizations, including IP transition, broadband deployment, PEG support, and more.

Other panels will cover legal issues of specific relevance to community media centers, and what the latest series of major media mergers means for the community media and media arts fields.



Development Manager, Hack the Hood/Center for Media Change (Oakland, CA)—due Tuesday, July 29th

Development Assistant, Three Dollar Bill Cinema (Seattle, WA)—due Wednesday, July 30th

Consultant: Voices of Youth Citizens—UNICEF and Berkman Center Partnership Coordinator, UNICEF (New York, NY)—due Wednesday, July 30th

Teaching Artists (Theater, Digital Media, Music, Dance), Young Audiences New York (New York, NY)—due Wednesday, July 30th

Technology and Facility Coordinator, Bay Area Video Coalition (San Francisco, CA)—due Thursday, July 31st

Youth Development Professional/Tech Center Director, Boys and Girls Clubs of Santa Monica (Santa Monica, CA)—due Thursday, July 31st

CEO, Camara Education (San Jose, CA)—due Thursday, July 31st

School Programs Coordinator, Magic Box Productions (Pleasantville, NY)—due Thursday, July 31st

Teaching Artist, Magic Box Productions (New York, NY)—due Thursday, July 31st

Communications and Events Manager, Raw Art Works (Lynn, MA)—due Thursday, July 31st

Director of Development, Visual Communications and LA Asian Pacific Film Festival (Los Angeles, CA)—due Thursday, July 31st

Education Coordinator, Colorado Photographic Arts Center (Denver, CO)—due Friday, August 1st

Clubhouse Coordinator, New Media Learning (San Rafael, CA)—due Friday, August 1st

Program Coordinator and Digital Media Educator, Outside the Lens (San Diego, CA)—due Friday, August 1st

Education Manager, Meridian Hill Pictures (Washington, DC)—due Monday, August 4th

Communications Manager, Public Knowledge (Washington, DC)—due Monday, August 4th

Programs and Curricula Manager, Streetside Stories (San Francisco, CA)—due Monday, August 4th

Equipment Monitor, Midpeninsula Community Media Center (Palo Alto, CA)—due Tuesday, August 5th

Network Director—Media Action Grassroots Network, Center for Media Justice (Oakland, CA)—due Friday, August 15th

Development Associate (Corporate Sponsorship), Hamptons International Film Festival (Hampton, NY)—due Friday, August 15th

Development Associate, New York International Children's Film Festival (New York, NY)—due Friday, August 15th

Teaching Artist, Urban Arts Partnership (New York, NY)

Contemporary Art Teaching Artist, BRIC (Brooklyn, NY)—due Monday, August 18th

Executive Director, Berks Community Television (Reading, PA)—due Wednesday, August 20th

Instructional Coach, Educational Video Center (New York, NY)—due Friday, August 29th

Educational Programs Outreach Manager, REACT to FILM (New York, NY)—due Sunday, August 31st

Open until filled
Media Production Specialist, Access Humboldt (Eureka, CA)

Press and Media Relations Manager, Americans for the Arts (Washington, DC)

Content Coordinator, Arlington Independent Media (Arlington, VA)

Development Director, Belcourt Theatre (Nashville, TN)

Media Teaching Artist, BRIC (Brooklyn, NY)

Production Manager/Technical Director, BRIC (Brooklyn, NY)

Web Design Teaching Artist, BRIC (Brooklyn, NY)

Digital Strategist, Center for Democracy and Technology (Washington, DC)

Marketing and Communications Manager, Creative Art Works (New York, NY)

Program Manager/Coordinator, Creative Art Works (New York, NY)

Digital Campaigner, Free Press (Washington, DC)

Organizer, Free Press (Washington, DC)

Technology Coordinator (In-School), Free Spirit Media (Chicago, IL)

Director of Special Events, International Center of Photography (New York, NY)

Department Manager, Digital Media, The Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY)

Director of Publicity and Promotion, Music Box Films and Music Box Theatre (Chicago, IL)

Media and Strategy Fellowship, The Center for Internet and Society, Stanford Law School (Stanford, CA)

Youth and Media Program Manager, Steeltown Entertainment Project (Pittsburgh, PA)

Manager, Recording Operations, StoryCorps (Brooklyn, NY)

Regional Manager, StoryCorps (Atlanta, GA)

Senior Associate, Institutional Giving, StoryCorps (Brooklyn, NY)

Administrative Assistant, Venice Arts (Venice, CA)

Multimedia Teacher, Vision Education and Media (New York, NY)

Office Coordinator, Women Make Movies (New York, NY)
Grants and Awards
Call for Applications: BAVC Preservation Access Program
Discounts of up to 70% are available to small- and medium-sized arts and cultural heritage organizations interested in archiving historical works on video and audio. Services offered include consultation services; preservation planning services; collection assessment resources and training; and analog to digital video preservation transfer services. Deadline: Thursday, July 31st

Call for Entries: Chicago International Reel Shorts Film Festival
A festival created and designed to celebrate the art of the short film, the Chicago International Reel Shorts Film Festival welcome submissions from around the world. With four days of programming and various themed categories, the festival helps spotlight the best short films. Late deadline: Thursday, July 31st

Call for Entries: CineSol Film Festival
CineSol Film Festival is the premier film festival of the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas. Since 1993, CineSol has offered aspiring filmmakers opportunities to fuse with industry professionals in a social setting perfect for networking, learning about filmmaking, and enjoying quality entertainment from all over the world. CineSol seeks animation, documentary, shorts, comedy, drama, horror, and feature film submissions. Late deadline: Thursday, July 31st

BAYMN Fest: Call for Youth Media Submissions
BAYMN FEST is an interactive showcase of media produced by youth ages 12-24. Sponsored by The HIVE, this two-day event will be a unique opportunity for youth, educators and the general public to celebrate the work of talented young media makers. Free to submit. Deadline: Friday, August 1st

Call for Submissions: Dallas Video Fest
Submissions are open for the 27th Dallas Video Fest. Submissions may be feature films, documentaries, shorts, animated works, or experimental projects. Dallas Video Fest specializes in independent, alternative, and noncommercial media. Final deadline: Friday, August 1st

Leeway Foundation Art and Change Grants
Project-based grants of up to $2,500 are available for women and trans artists doing art for social change in the Delaware Valley region. Deadline: Friday, August 1st

Call for Entries: AFI Fest 2014
Submissions are now open and filmmakers are invited to submit narrative, documentary, experimental, animated and short films for consideration for the next edition of AFI Fest. The American Film Institute's annual celebration of international cinema from modern masters and emerging filmmakers, AFI Fest features nightly red-carpet galas, special screenings, conversations and tributes. Final deadline: Friday, August 8th

Call for Entries: Philadelphia Film Festival
Submissions are now open for the 23rd Annual Philadelphia Film Festival, taking place October 16th through 26th, 2014. Founded in 1992, the Philadelphia Film Festival is one of the longest-running film festivals in the city. Presented annually by the Philadelphia Film Society, the Festival is an outstanding showcase of cinematic excellence and imagination, featuring over 100 films with more than 50 filmmakers and industry guests at seven unique venues throughout the Greater Philadelphia Area. Without a Box extended deadline: Friday, August 8th

National Endowment for the Humanities Media Development and Production Grants 
Grants of up to $75,000 (development) and up to $650,000 (production) are available from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Development grants should result in a script and should also yield a detailed plan for outreach and public engagement; production grants support the production and distribution of films, television programs, radio programs, and related programs that promise to engage the public. Deadline: Wednesday, August 13th

Catapult Film Fund Summer 2014 Grants
Catapult Film Fund is currently accepting applications for its Summer 2014 Grant Application Round. Individual grants of up to $20,000 are available for documentary filmmakers who have a compelling story to tell and are ready to create a piece for fundraising purposes. Deadline: Monday, August 25th

Big Sky Documentary Film Festival
Held in Missoula, Montana each year, the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival is the largest documentary film festival in the American West. The festival includes nearly 200 screenings, a four-day industry event, filmmaker retrospectives, and juried competitions. Regular deadline: Monday, September 1st


NTEN Webinars

What's This Leading Change Summit Anyway?
Tuesday, July 29th
ʉۢ 10 to 11am
free for everyone!

How to Turn Your Program Into an Online Course
Wednesday, July 30th • 11am to 12pm
$30 for members, $60 for nonmembers

How to Make the Most of the Leading Change Summit
Wednesday, August 6th • 11am to 12pm
free for all registered 14LCS attendees

Work/Life Balance Tools for Tech Leaders in an Over-Connected World
Wednesday, August 13th • 11am to 12pm

$30 for members, $60 for nonmembers

How to Make the Most of the #14LCS Idea Accelerator
Thursday, August 14th • 11am to 12pm

free to anyone attending the LCS Idea Accelerator

Town Hall: October 2014
Wednesday, October 8th • 10 to 11am
free for everyone!
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