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eBulletin • November 2011

What's New at NAMAC
Our Campaign and Policy Institute kicks off a busy month for NAMAC. Arts leaders from around the country touch down in D.C. next week for three days of intensive training in the art of advocacy. Click here for more information about the CPI, which runs December 6th through 8th.

We continue to release case studies from our 2011 Regional Report White Paper, Media Arts Organizations in the Evolving Digital Landscape. Check out two new case studies below, and look for the full report in the month ahead.

Frances Kunreuther and Caroline McAndrews of the Building Movement Project present a new NAMAC Telesalon, Structuring Leadership: Distributing Decision-Making in your Organization, on December 13th—space is limited to the first 20 members who RSVP, so don't delay.

It may seem like it's way off in the future, but Leading Creatively, NAMAC's 2012 conference, will be here before you know it. We're hoping you'll join us in Minneapolis, September 6th through 8th, 2012. We're also looking for a Conference Producer—if you think you could be it, click here, or see the notice farther down in the bulletin.

Finally, don't forget to check for the latest in telecommunications policy news. Thanks for reading, and keep on keeping on.

More from the 2011 Regional Report

Massachusetts Production Coalition and New England Talent and Crew
The Boston film community has been an active force for many decades. With a motion picture tax credit law passed in 2007, Boston has been attracting Hollywood films, creating jobs for a wide range of industry workers and benefiting smaller independent filmmakers as well. When the tax credit was threatened 2010, the community mobilized with the help of FacebookClick to read more.

Video Association of Dallas

When you meet Bart Weiss, with his shock of white hair and dark bushy eyebrows, his intensity hits you immediately. Without missing a beat, he’ll launch into whatever's on his mind. Bart’s incomparable energy and enthusiasm for the art of media continue to drive the Dallas Video Fest, now entering its twenty-fourth year. Click to read more.
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Upcoming Events

Webinar: Nonprofit Newsletters That Engage
December 2nd • 11am

Campaign and Policy Institute

December 6th through 8th

Webinar: IT Budgeting for Nonprofits
December 8th • 11am

Open Dialogue: Exhibition
December 9th • 10am

Telesalon: Structuring Leadership: Distributing Decision-Making in your Organization
December 13th • 11am

Webinar: Social Media that Supports Your Organization's Goals
December 14th • 11am

Open Dialogue:
Midwest States
December 15th • 10am

Webinar: The Key to Your Digital Fundraising Efforts—Discover Mobile
December 15th • 11am


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NAMAC Is Hiring

The National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture seeks a Conference Producer for our 2012 Conference, Leading Creatively, which will take place in Minneapolis from September 6th-8th, 2012.
NAMAC’s conference is a national gathering of representatives from our member organizations, as well as independent artists, funders, media and arts scholars, policy analysts and others concerned with and working in varied parts of the media and visual arts fields. To learn about past NAMAC Conferences, visit

Click here to read more about this position.

Member News

The Tribeca Film Festival announced on Tuesday that Frederic Boyer, who most recently ran the Directors' Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival, is its new Artistic Director. Boyer has served as Artistic Director and Head of Programming for the Directors' Fortnight since 2009; from 2004 to 2008, he headed the festival's Film Selection Committee.

“I could not be more honored and excited to begin this new chapter at Tribeca," Boyer said.

The 11th annual Tribeca Film Festival will be held April 18th-29th in New York City. Click to read more.


Reel Aging: Real Change, a new initiative from Working Films tying "compelling documentary films and transmedia projects that explore aging to ongoing policy work and grassroots campaigns supporting older populations globally," seeks applications from media makers for nonfiction projects that explore the aging experience. The initiative will begin with a four-day residency for accepted media makers, to be held this March near Washington, D.C. Deadline is January 6th, 2012. Find out more here.

The 2012 cycle for the Roy W. Dean Film and Video Grants opens December 1st, featuring three grants due, respectively, April 30th, June 30th, and September 30th, 2012. Find out more.

Initial applications are due December 16th for the James Irvine Foundation's new Exploring Engagement Fund, which seeks to help arts nonprofits "try new ways of engaging audiences and participants" and encourage experimentation. Find out more.

Elsewhere, a "living museum" in downtown Greensboro, NC, seeks fellows for ten-to-twelve week projects in areas including media (photo, video, audio, illustration) and archives (digital, library, historian). Fellows work 20-hour weeks and are housed and fed in the museum, free of charge. The deadline for fellowship applications is December 15th. Find out more.


Southwest Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association Annual Conference, February 8th-11th (Albuquerque, NM)

Digital Media and Learning Conference, March 1st-3rd (San Francisco, CA)

Boyle Heights Latina Independent Film Extravaganza, March 2nd-4th (Los Angeles, CA)

Save the date: Leading Creatively, NAMAC's 2012 conference, September 6th-8th (Minneapolis, MN)
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