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eBulletin • August 2012

Leading Creatively 2012

Leading Creatively 2012 is less than two weeks away! A few announcements:

First, NAMAC is excited to announce that music producer, audio innovator, and media entrepreneur Hank Shocklee—founder of the rap group Public Enemy—has joined the lineup for the conference. Shocklee will participate in plenary sessions on Friday and Saturday, September 7th and 8th. Scroll down to read more about Shocklee, or check out the post from the 2012 Conference Blog.

Second—through tomorrow, August 22nd, discounted hotel rooms are still available for the conference. Take advantage of this this opportunity while it lasts. Looking to book with another attendee to save money? Already booked your room but not sure how you're getting to Minneapolis? NAMAC's room and ride share board is the place to look.

Finally, remember that is your guide to everything related to Leading Creatively, from the current schedule, to the NAMAC Party Planner.

See you in September!

Read Excerpt from Community Radio Telesalon
On August 2nd, NAMAC hosted its Community Radio and the Arts: How Stations Sustain Creative Communities telesalon, presented by the Prometheus Radio Project. Now, you can read the text of the talk that the Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center's Danielle Chynoweth gave during the salon.

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NAMAC Welcomes Aggie Ebrahimi Bazaz
NAMAC is pleased to welcome Aggie Ebrahimi Bazaz as our new Program and Member Services Manager. Aggie holds a Master’s degree in Multicultural Literature and Women’s Studies from the University of Georgia, where she served as a digital researcher and content writer for the Emmy Award-winning preservation and education project, the Civil Rights Digital Library Initiative. In 2008, Aggie was named a University Fellow at Temple University and thus began a three-year tenure to earn her MFA degree in Film and Media Arts. While at Temple, Aggie wrote and directed three documentary films exploring issues of the Iranian diaspora.
As a media professional and educator, Aggie is interested in using film, video, and new media tools to inspire critical thinking, cultural understanding, and civic participation.

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Hank Shocklee

From the Blog

Pathbreaking Music Producer and Audio Innovator Hank Shocklee to Address Digital Rights and Artist Leadership at NAMAC 2012

The National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture is honored to announce that Hank Shocklee, the breakthrough music producer and audio innovator, and the founder of the rap group Public Enemy and the Bomb Squad music production outfit, will join Leading Creatively 2012, the NAMAC National Conference in Minneapolis on September 6th, 7th, and 8th.

Shocklee will participate in the Friday plenary session "Artists As Leaders," as well as a Saturday morning panel titled "Digital Frontiers," which explories digital rights, censorship, and other issues of online media and culture.

"We’re thrilled to have Hank Shocklee join us for these conversations," said Senior Policy Strategist Belinda Rawlins. "His work as a pioneering sampling and remix artist, and his commitment to creator’s rights and social justice, are deeply relevant to NAMAC’s constituents in the media and visual arts fields."

Shocklee’s producer/creator credits include landmark Public Enemy recordings such as "It Takes A Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back," and a lifelong career creating powerful musical vehicles for the life- and culture-changing messages of rap and hip-hop. With a collection of platinum and multi-platinum albums, and work at the executive level with MCA and Def Jam records, Shocklee also has produced recordings with Mary J. Blige, Janet Jackson, Ice Cube, Madonna, Peter Gabriel, Anthony Hamilton, and others.

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Cal Humanities


Cal Humanities has announced new guidelines for its California Documentary Project grants program. Projects "must use the humanities to provide context, depth, and perspective." Grants rage from $10,000 to $50,000 and are available to applicants with tax-exempt organizational status or tax-exempt fiscal sponsors. An informational webinar will be held on August 28th, in addition to a grant workshop on September 5th.

The New York City Venture Philanthropy Fund is offering a one-year cash grant of $6,000, applications due August 31st, to nonprofit arts organizations with budgets of $500,000 or less. The grant also includes free technical assistance from VPF members and partners and access to professional networks.

Southern Exposure is now accepting applications for Round 6 of its Alternative Exposure Grant Program. Applicants are eligible for grants of up to $5,000 and can be groups, art venues, gathering spaces, publications, collectives, events, etc., but must be based in San Francisco or Alameda County. Applications are due September 19th.

The Vilcek Foundation has announced its second annual dARTboard Call for Entries in Digital Art. The chosen artist's work will be exhibited on the dARTboard beginning in early 2013, and the artist will receive a $5,000 honorarium. Entries are due October 22nd.

October 31st is the deadline for the National Coalition Against Censorship's Youth Free Expression Project Film Contest. Videos should describe and respond to incidences of book censorship and should not be more than four minutes long; filmmakers are eligible for prizes including cash awards and film scholarships, as well as trips to New York for the contest awards screening.
Public Radio Programming Conference


Besides Leading Creatively 2012, here's what's on our calendars:

Las Vegas hosts the 25th annual Public Radio Programming Conference this
September 11th through 14th at LVH—Las Vegas Hotel and Casino.

Chicagoland's Third Coast Conference convenes again this October 5th, 6th, and 7th at Northwestern University in Evanston.

The 9th annual
International Film Festival Summit touches down in Austin this December 2nd, 3rd, and 4th at the Hyatt Regency Austin.
Three Dollar Bill Cinema


Executive Director, Three Dollar Bill Cinema (Seattle, WA)

Program Director, National Guild for Community Arts Education (New York, NY)

Visual Director, Film Biz Recycling (Brooklyn, NY)—due August 27th

Curriculum Manager, Jacob Burns Film Center (Pleasantville, NY)—due August 30th

Projectionist, Jacob Burns Film Center (Pleasantville, NY)—due August 30th

Communications Associate, Center for Democracy and Technology (Washington, DC)—due August 31st

Enrollment Advisor, Bay Area Video Coalition (San Francisco, CA)—due August 31st

Youth Program Coordinator, Children's Creativity Museum (San Francisco, CA)—due September 3rd

Senior Video Producer, UNICEF (New York, NY)—due September 12th
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