eBulletin • October 2013 | Connecting the NAMAC Community
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Media Arts news you can use from NAMAC Members and Allies.

Nonprofits & Crowdfunding: Recording of NAMAC Hangout (VIDEO)
Featuring Erica Ginsberg, Kiley Kraskouskas, and Nathaniel James.

Low Power FM Filing Window Now Open
Deadline extended to November 14. Follow the Prometheus Radio Tumblr for stories about groups they've helped build stations with or groups who are going to apply during this next round at the FCC.

Fledgling Fund Launches Directory of Engagement Professionals and Organizations
See also the PBS directory of engagement professionals.

Participate in a Crowdsourced, Fair Use / Remix Arts Project
Public Knowledge, in collaboration with artist in residence, Elisa Kreisinger and Eyebeam Art and Technology Center, launches art project, Fair Use(r) to investigate remix culture and contemporary threats to fair use.

The LAMP (Learning About Multimedia Project ) a non-profit organization educating and equipping people to shape the media today announces the official launch of a free, online remix tool, Media Breaker. The launch event will be held at New York University’s Engelberg Center on Innovation Law & Policy on Tuesday, October 29 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm.

Artists & Health Insurance Survey Results Now Available
In August, the Future of Music Coalition and the Artists' Health Insurance Resource Center launched the Artists and Health Insurance Survey to gather information from artists of all types about their health care status and how that might change with the Affordable Care Act. Over 3,400 U.S.-based artists completed the survey. Results available here.

Standby Program Celebrates 30 Years!
A leading preservation and post-production house in NYC turns 30 this year! Celebrate with them on October 25 at this gala. Many congratulations and thank you for your continued service to the media arts!

Carnegie Mellon launches Arts Management & Technology Laboratory
A research center of Carnegie Mellon University's Master of Arts Management program, the Arts Management and Technology Laboratory (AMTLab) serves as an exchange, a catalyst for innovative ideas, and a conduit for knowledge circulating at the intersection of arts, management and technology.

Center for Social Media is now the Center for Media & Social Impact
The newly re-designed and renamed Center for Media & Social Impact more clearly expresses the Center's "ever-growing research agenda on measuring impact—and designing media—for social good." Congratulations on a timely and appropriate evolution!

Assoc. for Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) launches fiscal sponsorship program
To be considered, you must be an AMIA member and your project must be a non-commercial work – not intended as a for-profit business opportunity – and fall within AMIA’s mission, which is dedicated to the preservation and use of moving image media. 

Key Facts on U.S. Foundations, 2013
Foundation Center releases annual study of the nation’s foundation community and the grantmaking priorities
of the largest foundations.

Ted Hope Steps Down as San Francisco Film Society Director
While Ted may be moving on to creative pursuits, the conversations he sparked - about the relationship between entrepreneurship and filmmaking - should certainly continue.
Member Benefits

Master of Arts Management Scholarship
The Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon University offers NAMAC Members (including Affiliates) a $6,000-per-semester minimum scholarship to their full-time, Master of Arts Management degree program. Deadline: Friday, January 10th

Shutterstock Image and Video Licensing Discount
Receive a 15% discount on standard licenses for Shutterstock's vast library of royalty-free video clips and royalty-free images. This offer is open to all NAMAC Members—Student, Professional, Organizational, and Affiliate. Redeem your Shutterstock discount here. Offer through Sunday, December 1st

NAMLE Membership Discounts
NAMAC Members receive a 10% discount on individual and organizational membership to the National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE). Offer does not extend to Lifetime Memberships in NAMLE. Learn more here.

NTEN Membership and Webinar Discounts
NAMAC is proud of its continued partnership with the esteemed team at the Nonprofit Technology Network. Through this partnership, NAMAC Members receive NTEN's renowned webinars at NTEN member rates, and free introductory membership or 10% discount on a renewing membership with NTEN. Learn more about what the NTEN membership will mean for you here.

NAMAC Members Featured on Twitter
Check out our NAMAC Members Twitter List for a quick glance at Member activities! You can also view this feed on our homepage. If you are a member and don't see yourself on the NAMAC Members Twitter List, let us know and we will add you right away.

NAMAC is committed to offering added-value service and support for your membership. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with ideas on what types of services, programming, and membership benefits would best foster your work in the independent media arts.

Calls to Action

Rally Against Mass Surveillance
On October 26th in Washington, D.C., on the 12th anniversary of the signing of the USA Patriot Act, the coalition is holding the largest rally yet against NSA surveillance. They'll march from Columbus Circle to the National Mall to deliver more than a half-million petitions to Congress to remind them that they work for us — and we won’t tolerate mass surveillance any longer.

Documentary about Corporate & Government Surveillance Screens on Capitol Hill
Terms & Conditions May Apply will screen for lawmakers on Tuesday October 29th, in an event hosted by Congressman Justin Amash (R-MI). Questions & RSVP to


Program Director, Arts Corps (Seattle, WA)—due Sunday, October 27th

Development Associate, New York Women in Film and Television (New York, NY)—due Monday, November 4th

Executive Director, Pickford Film Center (Bellingham, WA)—due Sunday, November 10th

Development Coordinator, Individual Giving, Facets Multi-Media (Chicago, IL)—due Wednesday, November 27th

Assistant Professor, Proto- and Early Cinema, Binghamton University (Binghamton, NY)—due Friday, December 6th

Associate, Washington Jewish Film Festival (Washington, DC)—due Monday, December 16th

Open until filled

Assistant Professor of Film/Video Productions, Binghamton University (Binghamton, NY)

Facilities Manager, BRIC (Brooklyn, NY)

Operations Manager, Coral Gables Art Cinema (Coral Gables, FL)

Program Director, Free Speech TV (Denver, CO)

Evening Receptionist, Manhattan Neighborhood Network (New York, NY)

Cable Administrator, Montgomery County Government (Rockville, MD)

Director of Development, San Francisco Film Society (San Francisco, CA)

Video and Production Equipment Manager, School of Visual Arts (New York, NY)

Development Associate, Communications, StoryCorps (Brooklyn, NY)

Director, Institutional Giving, StoryCorps (Brooklyn, NY)

Senior Coordinator, OutLoud, StoryCorps (Brooklyn, NY)

Director of Programs, Streetside Stories (San Francisco, CA)

Multimedia Teacher, Vision Education and Media (New York, NY)

Development Coordinator, Working Films (Wilmington, NC)

NTEN Webinars

Product Spotlight: Beyond Excel and Access—A Buyer's Guide to Choosing a Nonprofit CRM
Thursday, October 24th • 11am to 12pm
free for everyone!

Town Hall: October 2013
Tuesday, October 29th • 12:30 to 1:30pm
free for everyone!

30 Essential Tips for Your Nonprofit—Strategy, Fundraising, Marketing, and More!
Wednesday, October 30th • 11am to 12:30pm
$30 for members, $60 for nonmembers

The Strategic Project Manager
Thursday, October 31st • 11am to 12:30pm
$30 for members, $60 for nonmembers

2013 Year in Review—The NTEN Community Shares a Year of Impact
Monday, November 4th • 11am to 12:30pm
free for everyone!

Nurturing Your Small-Dollar Donors
Wednesday, November 6th • 11am to 12pm
$25 for members, $45 for nonmembers

Keys to Post-Implementation Tech Project Success
Monday, November 11th • 11am to 12:30pm
$30 for members, $60 for nonmembers

Ready, Aim, Fire! How Not to Choose a Donor Database
Tuesday, November 12th • 10 to 11:30am
$30 for members, $60 for nonmembers

When Your Clients Tell the Story of Your Impact
Wednesday, November 13th • 11am to 12pm
$25 for members, $45 for nonmembers

Austin Workshop—Technology Champion Master Class
Thursday, November 14th • 8:30am to 3:30pm
$35 for members, $65 for nonmembers

Product Spotlight: Peer-to-Peer Fundraising—Communicating with Your Peer-to-Peer Fundraisers Where They Are
Thursday, November 14th • 11am to 12pm
free for everyone!

Introduction to User-Centered Design: The Problem You See May Not Be the Problem to Solve
Friday, November 15th • 11am to 12pm
$30 for members, $60 for nonmembers

Ask the Expert: Working with Remote Staff
Monday, November 18th • 11am
free for members!

Content Marketing for Nonprofits
Tuesday, November 19th • 11am to 12:30pm
$30 for members, $60 for nonmembers

Product Spotlight: Making the Case for Mobile
Wednesday, November 20th • 11am to 12:30pm
free for everyone!

What the Heck Is Wrong with You People? What the Heck Just Happened?
Thursday, November 21st • 11am to 12pm
$30 for members, $60 for nonmembers

Grants and Calls

ARTEPRENEUR Professional Development
ARTEPRENEUR is a six-month professional development program for Spanish and other international artists and cultural managers in the United States. Program starts in November. Deadline: Wednesday, October 30th
Call for Entries: 100 Second Film Fest
Easton Community Access Television is proud to announce the first CALL FOR ENTRIES to the 100-Second Film Festival. Seeking films and works of visual art that are 100 seconds or less in length. Deadline: Thursday, October 31st
Frameline Completion Fund
The Frameline Completion Fund provides grants to emerging and established filmmakers.Grants up to $5,000 are available for films in various genres that represent and reflect LGBTQ life in all its complexity and richness. Deadline: Thursday, October 31st
If you're looking to gain exposure for your feature, short film, and/or music video, head on over to to submit your film to be considered for a screening slot at the Film Festival. Official deadline: Thursday, October 31st

Turkey Land Cove Foundation Residency
Turkey Land Cove Foundation offers personal, individual, working retreats for motivated women from New England and New York to pursue their professional, educational, and artistic goals away from the distractions of daily life. Need-based grants provide room and board and cover reasonable transportation expenses. Deadline: Friday, November 1st
This residency program offers established and emerging artists in diverse disciplines—Writing, Visual Arts, and New Media—an opportunity to explore the creative use of sound in a professional atmosphere through residencies in the Jack Straw recording studios, participation in various presentation programs, and support from established sound engineers and professionals. Artists may apply to only one program per year. Deadline: Monday, November 4th
The longest-running film festival in the Americas, the San Francisco International Film Festival, recognized throughout the world for its eclectic, intelligent and adventurous programs and events, is accepting submissions to SFIFF57 (April 24- May 8, 2014). Works in all genres, forms and lengths are considered. Regular deadline: Monday, November 4th
One of the largest and most highly attended film festivals in the United States, with 250 feature/documentary films and 150 short films SIFF has an audience of over 155,000 annually, and is consistently cited as one of the best "audience festivals" in the world. Regular deadline: Monday, November 4th

Tribeca Film Institute Documentary Fund
The TFI Documentary Fund furthers the development of exceptional character-driven, non-fiction works-in-progress that spotlight contemporary themes with an original focus and bold, creative filmmaking. This fund allows TFI to fund exceptional films that fall outside of the social issue landscape. Funding is for films, based anywhere, that are in advanced stages of development or in production or post-production. Grants of at least $10,000. Deadline: Tuesday, November 5th

San Diego Latino Film Festival
Media Arts Center San Diego is now seeking films and videos for 20th Annual San Diego Latino Film Festival, to be held March 13th through 23rd, 2014! SDLFF 2014 is seeking innovative works that are "by," '"bout," or "for" the Latino community that have been completed between 2013 and 2014. Films must be submitted with English subtitles if the dialogue is in a language other than English. More on eligibility here. Late deadline: Friday, November 8th

Nebraska Arts Council: Individual Artist Fellowships in Filmmaking/Performing Arts
The Nebraska Arts Council announces call for entries for the 2014 Individual Artist Fellowship award program in Filmmaking and Performing Arts, recognizing exemplary career achievements by Nebraska artists. Deadline: Friday, November 15th
Elementary schools in Maryland can win up to $10,000 while learning about electric safety. Baltimore Gas and Electric is challenging students in eligible schools to re-make their own version of BGE's "Wires Down" TV commercial which aired in the year 2000 and warned about the dangers of downed electricity lines. Students in grades Kindergarten through 5th in eligible schools may submit a 30-45 second video through their facilitator. Videos must use the same lyrics as the original "Wires Down" commercial. Deadline: Monday, November 18th
Visual Communications is pleased to announce that the submissions period will open on August 21 for the 30th-anniversary edition of the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival. Established in 1983, the Film Festival is the largest showcase for Asian Pacific cinema in Southern California. To learn more about the film festival, visit last year's site. Submit your film via Withoutabox hereFinal deadline: Tuesday, November 26th
The Oregon Media Arts Fellowship(s) provides financial and other support for production expenses to enable Oregon film or video artists to create or complete new work or works in progress. Deadline: Monday, December 2nd
The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival is now accepting submissions for the 17th-annual festival, which will be held April 3rd through 6th, 2014, in Durham, North Carolina. Short and feature documentaries completed after January 1st, 2012 are eligible for consideration. Late deadline: Friday, December 6th

California Collaborative Project Grants: Nonprofits, Literary, and Performing Arts
The Creative Work Fund grant program emphasizes the creation of new work through a collaboration between an artist and a nonprofit organization. The principal collaborating artists and organizations must live or be located in the Northern or Central California counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Monterey, Napa, San Benito, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, or Stanislaus; and have been there for at least two years. More information here. Deadline: Friday, December 6th
MAP Fund seeks applications from artists, ensembles, producers and presenters of a high artistic standard, whose work in the disciplines of contemporary performance embodies this spirit of exploration and deep inquiry. MAP is particularly interested in supporting work that examines notions of cultural difference or "the other," be that in class, gender, generation, race, religion, sexual orientation or other aspects of diversity. Full proposal deadline: Monday, December 9th

Kartemquin's Diverse Voices in Docs
Applications are open for Kartemquin Films' Diverse Voices in Docs, a professional development and mentorship program for emerging documentary filmmakers of color, co-organized with the Community Film Workshop of Chicago. Applicants should have played a principal role in a completed production and should have experience that demonstrates a commitment to social issue documentary. Deadline: Friday, December 13th

NAMAC fosters and fortifies the culture and business of independent media arts. Through dialogue, collaboration, research, and advocacy, we connect, organize, and develop organizations. Take a look at our member benefits.
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