|eBulletin • October 2012
We are happy to announce that throughout the next few months, NAMAC will launch the second edition of our national survey of media arts organizations! Begun in 2010, Mapping the Field
provides robust data for understanding the media arts field, including information about annual revenues, total hours of programming, audience numbers, and much more. View our initial findings at Mapping the Field
Be a part of this groundbreaking project to create longitudinal information about our sector, our economic impact, who we serve, and the social, cultural, and educational significance of our work. Equipped with this information, you can strengthen your advocacy efforts when seeking funding and in reaching out to elected officials.
If you would like to participate* in this endeavor to fortify the field through comprehensive study, please join us! Request a survey at firstname.lastname@example.org. Mapping the Field surveying will close on January 31, 2013.
Jack Walsh, NAMAC Executive Director
*NAMAC members and our partner organizations who participated in Mapping the Field in 2010 will automatically receive the 2012 survey.
NAMAC Member Benefits
Make a Film Fun and Fast!
KDHX Community Media is offering NAMAC Members a generous discount registration rate for the National Film Challenge. Share with the filmmakers in your community! Deadline to register is Thursday, October 18th. Read more about the Challenge and how to receive your discount code here!
Carnegie Mellon University’s H. John Heinz III College is proud to announce the 2012 Heinz College/National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture Scholarship. Heinz College is offering a $6,000 per semester minimum scholarship for NAMAC members enrolling in their full-time Master of Arts Management degree program. Read more about the scholarship and how you can apply here.
NTEN Webinars at Discounted Rate
NAMAC is proud to continue our partnership with the Nonprofit Technology Network to provide our members with webinars at NTEN member rates. You can see the list of upcoming NTEN webinars in the right hand column of this eBulletin. To learn how to apply the discount code, click here.
Leading Creatively 2012 Epilogue
Though it has been one month since our NAMAC 2012: Leading Creatively
conference, we are still seeing some of the impact!
Read about what people learned, whom they met, and what they gained in these blogs that have emerged since our last eBulletin. Thank you to everyone who took time to write these well-crafted, thoughtful pieces!
As you might recall, our friends at Native American Public Telecommunications fully supported six Native producers from all around the country to attend NAMAC 2012. Those producers detailed the insights they gained from attending the conference. Access a digest of those blogs here!
Wide Angle Media's High School Coordinator attended the NAMAC conference for the first time. Here, he offers his thoughts on the benefits reaped from convening with other youth media organizations.
An inspiring interview with Gülgün Kayim, Director of Arts, Culture and Creative Economy, Minneapolis. Thanks to volunteer blogger, Ima B. Musing, for all your help in conducting and writing this important reflection on the meaning of creative placemaking!
Ima was not familar with NAMAC nor our work before having found a call-for-volunteers on the Springboard for the Arts Job Board. She shares her takeaways from her first exposure to the NAMAC community in this blog.
A big thank you
to all of our conference volunteers, and to all who took the time to complete our Leading Creatively 2012 conference survey
. Your feedback will be instrumental in shaping future convenings and in making sure that our member services are meeting you or your organization’s needs.
To reminisce fondly on conference events, view photos of the event in our NAMAC 2012 Facebook album!
Tag yourself, “like” your favorites, and share with friends!
Thanks so much for the tireless efforts of volunteer photographers: Julia Van Wagenen, of juliavanwagenen.com
, and Jamie Francis, courtesy of NAPT
/Vision Maker Media.
The Squealer Call for Writings
: Squeaky Wheel's
media arts publication, seeks writings for its 2013 issue. Submissions should be responses to experiences in media art. These arts can include but are not limited to screenings of film and video, media exhibitions and installations, performances (dance, drama, music) that include technology, mobile media apps and events, websites, or any other media art work that demands attention. Submit writings here
The Black Maria Film Festival's
regular deadline approaches. Submit films online through Withoutabox or mail in your submission by Monday, November 26th
. Detailed instructions here.
Distance Learning Consultations
, through the New York Foundation for the Arts, will provide visual artists living outside New York City an opportunity to receive one-on-one feedback from NYFA consultants. Inaugural sessions are Friday, October 19th and Friday, October 26th with experienced consultant Almitra Stanley, founder and principal, Art Maven Consulting.
Each consultation is thirty minutes long and costs $50. Participants are limited to one appointment only.
SOMArts Cultural Center
is accepting Letters of Intent for its 2014 Commons Curatorial Residency
. This proposal period ends Tuesday, October 30th
at 11:59pm. Applicants invited to submit a full application will be notified in mid-November. Share this opportunity with your networks to make sure SOMArts receives a rich and varied pool of applications. Forward this link: eepurl.com/p7b-r
Tribeca Film Institute Documentary Fund Accepting Applications
. The TFI Documentary Fund provides grants and guidance to exceptional filmmakers with character-driven, non-fiction works-in-progress that sit outside of the social issue landscape. By engaging in unexplored perspectives, the TFI Documentary Fund aims to take audiences into someone else’s environment and spotlight the journey of the individual. A new extension of the Fund, the TFI/ESPN PRIZE
, will award one annual grant of $30,000 to a feature-length documentary work-in-progress that captures the human element of the sports world—and brings the dramatic stakes of competitiveness to vivid life. Submission deadline: Monday, November 5th
Creative Placemaking: Call for 2013 Proposals
Deadline: November 1st
ArtPlace launches its third round of grant applications to support creative placemaking in communities across America. Creative placemaking is a means of investing in arts and culture through integrated strategies to drive vibrancy and diversity so as to transform communities. Grants will be awarded to projects that involve arts organizations, artists and designers working in partnership with local and national partners to produce transformative impacts on community vibrancy.For more information on how to apply, visit this link: artplaceamerica.org/loi
Spanish Film Club Grant
: Submissions are now open for universities interested in applying for grants to organize Spanish Film Club Festivals on their campuses during the 2013 fall semester (January through May 2013). Deadline to apply is Tuesday, November 1st
. Learn more about this program here
. Spanish Film Club,
an initiative by PRAGDA
, supports and facilitates the organization of Spanish and Latin American Film Festivals in universities and cultural institutions in North America. Check out the schedule and line-up of the universities holding their festivals in the following months here.
NAMLE Conference Call for Proposals
: The 2013 NAMLE conference
will reflect the reality that education is at a cross roads, with opportunities to push the boundaries in mixing old and new media, as well as combining no-, low-, and high-tech interactions that encourage society to share in the cultural production process of sense and meaning making. Deadline for submissions: Friday, January 7th
. More information about NAMLE’s 2013 Conference (to be held July 12th and 13th in Torrance, CA) can be found here.
Calls to Action
Stand with Independents: PBS Needs Indies
When PBS thought to move Indepenedent Lens and POV to low-viewership Thursday nights, filmmakers and audiences around the country rallied to house independent media on a night that would allow indies to stay competitive. Thanks to these efforts, "Independent Lens" and "POV" will now air on Mondays at 10pm on PBS. But it is up to audiences to drive traffic to these Monday night screenings.
In the words of ITVS President Sally Jo Fifer, “once viewers tune in to 'Independent Lens,' they stay tuned in—so we just have to get them there!" Please join us in promoting indies by following these steps:
1. Download the #StandWithMe card.
2. Write your name. Have someone take a photo of you holding it.
3. Tweet it using #StandWithMe. Facebook it.
4. Submit it to Tumblr!
Free Press asks: What Does Public Media Mean to You? Share your thoughts with them at this link, and they will share your message with legislators.
Marketing and Administration Manager, Belmont Media
(Belmont, MA)—due Saturday, October 20th
Media Education Director, Nickelodeon Theatre
(Columbia, SC)—due Monday, October 22nd
Executive Director, Global Film Initiative
(San Francisco, CA)—due Friday, October 26th
Campaign and Communications Manager, Public Knowledge
(Washington, DC)—due Tuesday, October 30th
Youth Media Program Coordinator, Gandhi Brigade
(Silver Spring, MD)—due Wednesday, October 31st
Production and Operations Manager, CounterPULSE
(San Francisco, CA)—due Monday, November 5th
Assistant or Associate Professor of Cinema, Department of Cinema, San Francisco State University
(San Francisco, CA)—due Saturday, November 10th
Open until filled:
Assistant Director, The Exploratorium
(San Francisco, CA)
Bilingual Mobile Facilitator, StoryCorps
Digital Media Specialist, YWCA of the City of New York
(New York, NY)
Executive Director, New York International Children's Film Festival
(New York, NY)
Managing Director, Seattle International Film Festival
Marketing Manager, Women Make Movies
(New York, NY)
StoryCorps@yourlibrary Coordinator, StoryCorps
Video Teaching Artist, T.R.U.C.E. Arts and Media
(New York, NY)