eBulletin • June 2011
What's New at NAMAC
Our Recent Advocacy Work for Members by Jack Walsh
Executive Director Jack Walsh discusses the various policy and advocacy activities NAMAC
has been involved with on our members' behalf during the second quarter of 2011.
Many of you have asked about when and where NAMAC’s next national conference will be. We are currently narrowing down our potential conference cities and plan to announce our host city and conference dates in early July. Currently, we are looking at times between August and October 2012 to hold our next convening.
Going to Alliance for Community Media Conference?
If you are attending the Alliance for Community Media Conference
this July in Tucson, I will be speaking on a panel entitled But What About Grants?
on Friday, July 29
at 10:30 a.m. We will explore best practices in seeking grants to start new or grow existing projects at community media centers. Please stop by and say hello.
Members-Only TeleSalon: How Ready Are You? Readiness Planning as a Leadership Activity
Register Now! Readiness planning is probably not the first thing on your to-do list today. Or tomorrow. But it should be - we all should be prepared with a Plan B in case we're hit by a small or large emergency that affects our operations. Having a readiness plan is a type of insurance. Presented by Mollie Lakin-Hayes of South Arts. June 29
at 12:30pm PDT/3:30 EDT. Members, learn more and register
Did you miss our May Open Dialogue on Community Media? Read a synthesis of the discussion written by Rachel Allen.
Did you miss our May Blog Salon Networking Artists: Rethinking Artist Services in the 21st Century
? Read this synthesis
of the week-long discussion—not to be missed if you are working to support artists in any capacity.
JUST ANNOUNCED: 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
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