eBulletin • August 2011
What's New at NAMAC
Save the Date! NAMAC 2012 Conference – Minneapolis – September 6-8 -
The 2012 National Conference will take place at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Minneapolis. Join us for the most up-to-the-minute information on open source media, transmedia, locative media and new technologies as we showcase innovative ways that arts organizations are incorporating these strategies into their everyday work. Hear about the issues, trends and research related to leadership development across the creative sector. Four simultaneous tracks will offer panels, workshops, and open spaces targeted to the needs and interests of the media arts and other creative sectors. We’ll also include plenty of “beyond the conference” cultural events including receptions, Twin City nonprofit arts’ site visits, and our signature NAMAC Awards to a media artists, media arts organization, and creative sector philanthropist. Mark your calendars and watch future eBulletins for updates!
NAMAC is pleased to announce the participants in our third Leadership Institute for Visual Arts Organizations (LIVAO).
These leaders have demonstrated a commitment to leading in their local communities and/or the national field, and to their own professional development, as determined by a peer review panel of LIVAO alumni. NAMAC will bring these leaders together September 19-23, 2011 at the Silver Falls Conference Center in Oregon for a five-day intensive intergenerational workshop is designed to encourage and sustain visionary leadership. Find out more about the 2011 Leadership Institute for Visual Arts Organizations Cohort.
White Paper: "Towards Accountability: An Essay in Collaborative Activist Media Production"
by Lawrence Daressa. From time to time, The National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture publishes white papers on issues of relevance to the cultural sector. Lawrence Daressa
, Co-director of the California Newsreel
, wrote a paper entitled, "Towards Accountability: An Essay in Collaborative Activist Media Production," that we are offering as a downloadable pdf
to fill out our Website Satisfaction Survey
. The survey closes this Friday, August 26th.
Did you miss our Open Dialogue on Media Policy? Beth McConnell, Executive Director of The Media and Democracy Coalition, wrote an excellent summary for the MadCoNewsBlog.
is the Executive Director of The Peoples Channel and Durham Community Media
, a nonprofit community media center and public access TV station serving Chapel Hill and Durham, NC. He has been with the organization for 7 years and was also a board member of the Alliance for Community Media in Washington, DC for 3 years.
Chad is a media activist and advocate mainly focused on the development and protection of Public, Educational and Government Access Television. However, Chad also advocates on issues such as LPFM
radio, development of broadband for community use, media reform, and network neutrality. Read Chad's answers to our five questions.
The mission of the Video Data Bank
is to promote artists’ video and media art through a range of programs in order to increase awareness and scholarship of the history and contemporary practice of video and media art across a wide array of communities and audiences. VDB
is committed to: serving the artists represented in the collections; providing access to the collections; and ensuring that the future of the collections is guaranteed for generations to come. To this end VDB
actively catalogs, archives, distributes, preserves, digitizes, programs and exhibits its historically important collection of video art and artist interviews. Read their answers to our five questions.