eBulletin • July 2011
What's New at NAMAC
White Paper: The Color Line and US Cultural Policy: An Essay With Dialogue
, by Roberto Bedoya. From time to time, NAMAC publishes white papers on issues of relevance to the cultural sector. Roberto Bedoya, Executive Director of the Tucson Pima Arts Council
, wrote a paper entitled, "The Color Line and US Cultural Policy," that we are offering as a downloadable pdf.
The Supreme Court sided with NAMAC, the Media Access Project
, Fractured Atlas
and Future of Music
in Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Association
striking as unconstitutional California’s attempt to ban the sale of violent video games to minors. Our Policy Strategist Belinda Rawlins gathered reactions from Andrew Jay Schwartzman and Casey Rae-Hunter on this big win for Free Expression. Learn More
We'd like to welcome our new summer intern Evie Yang
to the NAMAC Team. Evie is a third year college student at the United International College in Zhuhai, Guangdong Province, China studying Arts Management. Evie will be helping us analyze data from our Mapping the Field
Last week the U.S
. House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee began the budget process for FY 2012 by approving a $20 million cut in funding to the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). If enacted, this would be the deepest cut to the NEA in 16 years. Send a message to your member of Congress today and tell them to reject these cuts! Learn More.
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Did you miss our June Open Dialogue on Media Exhibition? Read a synthesis of the discussion written by Rachel Allen.
Apply for our Capacity Building Support
NAMAC's Capacity Building Support program helps organizations plan for and invest in valuable capacity building projects. For 2011, there are two types of support available for NAMAC members: Organizational Planning Support
and Study Trip Support
. Deadline to apply: September 1, 2011. Read our guidelines and get more information
Cece Hughley Noel is the Executive Director of Portland Community Media (PCM) and is responsible for overseeing all operations of the organization, including fiscal management, human resources, board governance and staff supervision. PCM provides training in video production for the general public, nonprofits and youth and programming for six cable channels in Portland, Oregon. Cece became involved with PCM after producing a talk show for former Portland City Commissioner Dick Bogle in 1992 when she was a member of his staff. Cece has remained actively involved in advocacy and political action around issues of access, engagement and democracy. Read Cece's answers to our five questions.
The Rutgers Film Co-op/New Jersey Media Arts Center
is New Jersey's only venue dedicated exclusively to the non-commercial exhibition of independent, classic, international, experimental, and progressive cinema. As a non-profit media arts center, the Rutgers Film Co-op/NJMAC
provides an exhibition alternative to the dominant, industry-produced work which, bound by commercial constraints, has traditionally limited its audience's exposure to the full range of cinematic expression, underrepresented cultural perspectives, and critical inquiry. The bi-annual New Jersey Film Festival and New Jersey International Film Festival which are our primary showcases for outstanding films also offer filmmaking workshops taught by industry professionals. Read their answers to our five questions