State & Main Conference News
Scholarship for Youth to Attend State & Main Conference
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.
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 Arts, NAMAC 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 Commissionâ€™s public docket on Net Neutrality. You can submit your own comments at http://www.fcc.gov/comments; 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 2015â€™s Indie Grits Festival.
Documenting Immigrant Stories
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.