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eBulletin • September 2011

What's New at NAMAC
On Leading Creatively NAMAC's Executive Director Jack Walsh discusses the 2012 NAMAC Conference and the upcoming policy battles for public funds for the arts and net neutrality.

We are proud to announce that NAMAC's first Campaign and Policy Institute is happening from December 6-8, 2011 in Washington, D.C. The Institute will bring together twenty leaders from intermediary arts organizations for advocacy training. This intensive three-day workshop is designed to build participants’ capacity to influence national level policies that affect their organizations, constituents and the field.  There will be a special focus on connecting how media and technology policy affects the arts across disciplines. Applications are due October, 21 2011. Find out more about NAMAC's Campaign and Policy Institute.

NAMAC's Open Dialogue on Media Distribution is happening this Thursday, September 29.

Want to learn more about NAMAC's research project Mapping the Field? Check out these brand new infographics by talented graphic designer Billy Brown.

Featured Leader
Joseph Douillette, the Teen New Media Program Manager at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, also coordinates RYMAEC, New England’s Regional Youth Media Arts Education Consortium. Previously he ran the Do It Your Damn Self!! National Youth Video Festival in Cambridge, Mass., and served as President of the Board of Cambridge Community Television for six years. As a video artist he has produced several multimedia dance performance pieces and was a Digital Fellow at the Dance Theater Workshop in New York City in 2006. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Broadcasting and Film from Boston University’s College of Communication. Read Joseph's answers to our five questions.

Featured Organization
The mission of the Anthology Film Archives is to preserve, present, and promote independent, avant-garde, and artist cinema. It strives to advance the cause and protect the heritage of cinematic art that is created outside the commercial mainstream and is in particular danger of being lost, overlooked, or ignored. It screens around 1,000 public programs annually; publishes historical and scholarly books and catalogs; maintains a collection of approximately 20,000 films and 5,000 videos; and preserves approximately 25 films each year (with 800+ preserved to date). Its research library holds the world’s largest collection documenting the history of American and international film and video as art. Read their answers to our five questions.
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About Us

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.

Upcoming Events

Open Dialogue: Media Distribution

 September 29 • 10am

Campaign and Policy Institute
December 6-8 • Washington, D.C.


Mapping the Field
Open Dialogue Archives


From the Blog

Tapping Tiny Screens, Walking City Streets: Eyebeam's Associate Director of Residencies Roddy Schrock talks about two creative uses of locative media.

From The Blog

August 2011 Meeting of the FCC Consumer Affairs Committee: Traci L. Morris reports on attending a meeting of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Consumer Affairs Committee (CAC).

From The Blog

Tell The Story Right: The Jobs Plan We Need: Part 1 and Part 2: Arlene Goldbard advocates for major investment in public-sector jobs.


The Tribeca Film Institute is accepting applications for four of its programs for narrative, documentary and new media filmmakers. The TFI Documentary Fund, the TFI Sloan Filmmaker Fund, Tribeca All Access, and the TFI Latin America Media Arts Fund are all open for applications. Read more about the grants and submission guidelines.

Filmmakers and Media Artists: Are you looking for artist residencies to apply to? The Alliance for Community Artists offers a "Residency Search" feature on their website that allows you to search through over 500 programs in the U.S. and double that overseas. Search for Artist Residencies on the Alliance for Community Artists Website.

The Yellow House Fund Arts Education Initiative is inviting Arts Organizations to apply for grants. Eligible applicants provide arts and cultural programming directly to underserved communities. Read more about the grant and guidelines.

The Creative WorK Fund is inviting media and performing artists and non-profits in Northern and Central California to apply for collaborative project grants. Read about the grant and submission guidelines.

The Office of Research and Analysis at the NEA is offering grants to research the value and impact of the arts. Read for more information and application guidelines.


The National Arts Marketing Project Conference (November 12-15) is a great opportunity to learn more about engaging new audiences. A program by Americans for the Arts, the conference brings together over 100 experts from all over the country to share experiences and strategies. Learn more about the 2011 NAMP Conference.

Future of Music Policy Summit, October 3-4 (Washington, DC)

Grantmakers in the Arts 2011 Conference, October 9-12 (San Francisco, CA)

Independent Sector Conference, October 30 - November 1 (Chicago, IL)

The Conference for Community Arts Education, November 9-12 (Boston, MA)

The AMIA Conference,
November 16-19, (Austin, TX)
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