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What's NAMAC Up To?
EARLY BIRD CONFERENCE REGISTRATION OPEN!
Register for the 2014 NAMAC / ACM National Conference and read a preliminary overview of the Conference Program on our new website: stateandmain2014.com. Thanks to Vanessa Maria Graber for designing the State & Main 2014 website!
If you can fly in a few days early, check out the nationally recognized Black Star Film Festival in Philadelphia (July 31 - August 3). Festival passes are currently sellling at a discounted, pre-sale rate of $100!
Afterimage Subscription Discount for NAMAC Members!
For over 40 years, Afterimage has been an important voice in the media arts, covering important issues and debates within art history, visual and cultural studies, media studies, and related fields. Now, NAMAC Organizational, Student, Independent & Affiliate Members can enjoy a one-year subscription (6 bimonthly issues) of the latest in-depth features, interviews, essays, reviews, and reports on contemporary media arts at a special discounted price!
Cool Stuff to Know
Culture, Creativity, and an Art House Cinema: Placemaking in Columbia, SC
Executive Director Andy Smith explains how The Nickelodeon Theatre's cultural offerings have been able to play a role in the economic re-development of Columbia, SC. Part of NAMAC's ongiong series detailing trends identified in our 2013 Regional Gatherings.
The Video Association of Dallas Celebrates the Films of the Dallas VideoFest
The long-standing, 27-year-old VideoFest ( Oct. 9-19, 2014) is now the oldest and largest video festival in the United States and continues to garner critical and popular acclaim. VideoFest prides itself on bringing films to the theater that are rarely available to be seen anywhere else. â€œEvery year, we like to program films that will challenge us, help us see life from a different perspective, educate us and, of course, entertain the VideoFest audience. And this year, this is especially so,â€ said Bart Weiss, founder and artistic director of Dallas VideoFest.
Educational Video Center Turns 30!
If you're in New York or surrounding areas on June 4, head to the Lincoln Center to celebrate Educational Video Center and their 30 years of groundbreaking leadership in youth media and community storytelling.
Call for Curators: Venice Arts Fresh Perspectives Visiting Curator Exhibition
Venice Arts' Visiting Curator program seeks to engage innovative perspectives on documentary work in photography, film/video, and/or digital media, and to offer established and emerging curators in Los Angeles County the opportunity to present an original documentary exhibition in a professional nonprofit gallery. Deadline to apply: June 1.
Filmmakers Rally Behind Susi Walsh and Her Family
A group of filmmakers connected to the Center for Independent Documentary (CID) launched a fundraising effort last week to support CID's Executive Director, Susi Walsh, as she and her partner recovered from a house-boat fire. Fortunately no one was hurt, but valuable items were lost. Filmmakers came together to offer their support and raised about $12,000 in their recovery effort. A wonderful testament to the strong ties among creative communities.
Host a Screening of ART21 Season for Free!
Americans for the Arts Annual Convention
ART21 is celebrating a new season â€“ Season Seven â€“ of Art in the Twenty-First Century
. This season's themes: Fiction, Secrets, Legacy, Investigation. NAMAC Members are invited to host a free preview screening of the new season from September 1- November 30, 2014
. Please visit art21.org/access
to register to host a screening. As in prior years, there is no cost to become a host partner. Access screening events are held worldwide at museums, galleries, universities, libraries, community centers, and other cultural organizations. Register now to secure your free screening tool kit. Every venue is welcome!
For nearly 60 years, Americans for the Arts has convened an annual convention for arts and community leaders to network and discuss strategies for building stronger towns, counties, and cities through the arts. This year continues the tradition in Nashville, TN, June 13 - 15.
Call for Playwrights
The Second Street Dreams Audio Network is looking for new plays for its latest venture, Feeding Thespis, an audio read-thru of new plays. What is a "new" play? One in its second or third draft which has not yet had a production. No deadline to submit your scripts for a Feeding Thespis reading!