What Are You Up To?
Sharing your work with the national media arts community helps collectively strengthen the sector. Submit your announcements / news items for the May eBulletin via this link.
What's NAMAC Up To?
Early Bird Conference Registration
Register for the 2014 NAMAC / ACM National Conference and pre-conference events at special discounted rates through July 8.
Are you an alumnus of the NAMAC Leadership Institute who could use another injection of inspiration, tools and support? If so, plan to attend a special pre-conference professional development workshop designed just for you. As leaders we are working with others in a rich ecosystem beyond the walls of our own organization and we are encountering increasingly diverse voices and cultural perspectives. During this highly interactive day, you and other NAMAC leadership alums will explore emerging practices and principles of network leadership, identify areas for growth in working through conflict, and sharpen your intentions as â€œleader-learners.â€
Pennsylvania Conference Scholarships!
Through the generous support of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, NAMAC will provide ten travel stipends of $250 each to Pennsylvania media arts leaders to attend State & Main.
Stipends will be paid as reimbursement for travel or lodging expenses.
The application deadline is rolling until all ten stipends are awarded.
Media Arts Around the Country
FCC Chair Tom Wheeler Visits Media Literacy Project
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler will visit New Mexico on June 30, 2014 for Nuestras Voces/Our Voices: A Youth Dialogue. Media Literacy Project will host a panel discussion from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on June 30 with Chairman Wheeler and media advocates in New Mexico, covering topics such as telehealth, net neutrality, prison phones, Lifeline, and the recent telecommunications mergers. The event is organized by a Media Literacy Project and a youth committee. Young adult voices will be prioritized. All are welcome and will have ways to take action. Questions can be asked of the panel via Twitter (#ourvoicesnm) via phone, or in person. For those who can't make it to Albuquerque, there will be a live webcast
of the event.
National Core Arts Standards Public Launch
The new national standards for dance, media arts, music, theatre, and visual arts were publicly launched in a national webinar earlier in June. The PreK-12 grade-by-grade standards are intended to guide educators seeking to provide quality arts education for Americaâ€™s students, define artistic literacy, and support 21st century skills and college and career readiness. These National Arts Standards also represent the first time that Media Arts is recognized and established as its own independent and vital discipline. Watch a webinar
discussing the Standards and their implications for K12 education.
Stories Change Lives: A Day in the Life of a Social Worker
The Journalism Center on Children & Families is partnering with the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) to collect multimedia stories about the ways in which social workers engage with children, youth and families across the lifespan. We will assign, edit, produce and publish a dozen diverse stories that explore social issues and present a fresh, nuanced portrait of social workers and the clients and communities they serve. The goal of this project is to open a window into the world of the social work profession, as well as model best practices for reporting on complex human problems. This will be done through honest, powerful narratives told through the use of audio, video, photography, text, animation and other innovative forms of journalism. Each journalist who gets an assignment will be paid $2500 for their finished content. Deadline: July 1, 2014.
Host a Screening of ART21 Season for Free!
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!