November 30, 2007

healing art awards

Society for the Arts in Healthcare Invites Applications for Healing Arts Awards
Deadline: January 21, 2008

The Blair L. Sadler International Healing Arts Awards recognize individuals or teams of individuals -- including both professionals and students -- for exemplary literary, visual, performing, multidisciplinary, or media arts projects that have had a measurable impact on the quality of the healthcare experience for patients, families, and/or caregivers. The program seeks to promote research-based "best practice" programs that can be spread throughout the world, and is presented in partnership with the Society for the Arts in Healthcare http://www.thesah.org

Awards will be given to both students and professionals in any of the following art forms: Literary Arts; Media Arts; Multi- disciplinary Arts; Performing Arts; and Visual Arts.

First-place professional winners will receive $1,000 each (per individual or team), while first-place student winners will receive $500 each (per individual or team). First-place winners also will receive a complimentary general conference registration (limited to two per team) for the 2008 Society for the Arts in Healthcare Conference, "Embracing Our Past, Shaping Our Future: 21st Century Innovations," April 16-19, 2008, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

All primary applicants must hold a current membership with the Society for the Arts in Healthcare. Non-members can join immedi- ately in order to become eligible. Applicants must have partnered with a healthcare organization to complete the project.

Complete program information is available at the Society for the Arts in Healthcare Web site. RFP Link: http://fconline.foundationcenter.org/pnd/10009985/thesah

grant for native american artists

National Museum of the American Indian Accepting Applications Visual and Expressive Arts Grants
Deadline: January 15, 2008

The National Museum of the American Indian ( http://nmai.si.edu/ ) Visual and Expressive Arts Grants program offers support to a wide range of arts activities with the goal of increasing the knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of contemporary Native American arts. NMAI considers the recognition of living artists of the Western Hemisphere to be of primary importance and will direct support to projects that strengthen the scholarship in this underserved field and create opportunities for new and innovative work.

Applications are accepted in two program areas:

1) The Visual Arts Program provides funding in two areas: Ex- hibitions and Installations -- funding of exhibitions and/or installations (including installation art) of contemporary Native American art in the United States at not-for-profit venues; and Publications and Critical Writing -- funding of publications on contemporary Native art, including, but not limited to, exhibition catalogs, special editions of journals, etc. At least 50 percent of the proposed project artists/au- thors/curators must be Native American.

The amount of each award will be $7,500 to $15,000 per project. Grants will be awarded to nonprofit or education-based organizations such as community art centers, artist-run galleries, museums, arts organizations, and college or university galleries or museums.

2) The Expressive Arts Program provides funding to promote the creation and presentation of new works (or existing but never- before-performed works) by Native artists, with particular empha- sis on collaboration. Applications from two or more artists who wish to collaborate are strongly encouraged. Artists may create presentations that include (but are not limited to) music, dance, spoken word, electronic media, film/video, costume design, mask making, set design, performance art, photography, painting, and other forms of expressive culture.

Grants of up to $10,000 each will be awarded to selected artists. This call is open to all indigenous peoples who hold American citizenship. Tribal affili- ations are not required for non-Native collaborators, although the primary applying artist must be Native.

Complete program information is available at the NMAI Web site. RFP Link: http://fconline.foundationcenter.org/pnd/10009978/nmai

For additional RFPs in Arts and Culture, visit: http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/rfp/cat_arts.jhtml

story fund grant in ca

California Council for the Humanities Announces Guidelines for Story Fund
Deadline: February 4, 2008

The California Story Fund is an ongoing grant program of the California Council for the Humanities ( http://www.calhum.org/ ). The council will award competitive grants to public humanities programs that bring to light compelling stories from California's diverse communities and provide opportunities for collective reflection and public discussion.

The Story Fund is intended to encourage Californians from many communities to share their stories, thus promoting greater understanding and appreciation of the richness and complexity of the state. The council is especially interested in projects that will engage California youth in interpreting and reflecting on their experience through humanities-based programming. Organizations serving youth are strongly encouraged to apply.

Projects should use grant funds to identify or collect stories from community members, present and communicate the stories to the general public, and foster public discussion of the meaning and significance of the stories. One or more of the following formats may be used to present and communicate these stories: photography and interpretive exhibit; radio documentary; digital media; dramatic presentation; inter- pretive artwork; poetry readings; storytelling events; film festivals; and community conferences. Other formats may also be eligible.

Projects must host a face-to-face community discussion component that engages people in discussion of the stories and their relevance to the community, and must involve at least one humanities expert (in addition to the project director) in the design and implementation of the project.

Program guidelines and descriptions of previously funded CSF projects are available at the CCH Web site. The online application will be available on the Web site beginning January 2, 2008. RFP Link: http://fconline.foundationcenter.org/pnd/10009977/calhum

For additional RFPs in Arts and Culture, visit: http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/rfp/cat_arts.jhtml

how to write proposals

A STRONG PROPOSAL CAN SPELL SUCCESS.

Register now for the Foundation Center's acclaimed proposal writing courses, coming in December to New York, San Francisco, and Washington,

D.C. PROPOSAL WRITING SEMINAR is for every grantseeker who wants to write proposals geared to foundations.

PROPOSAL WRITING SEMINAR II is for more advanced proposal writers who want to tailor a basic proposal to appeal to particular funders.

PROPOSAL BUDGETING WORKSHOP is for everyone who wants to learn the nuts and bolts of budget preparation to support their project proposals.

View courses, cities, and dates and register now: http://fconline.foundationcenter.org/pnd/10009990/pwseminar

Grant: Investing in Artists

The Center for Cultural Innovation (CCI) is pleased to announce that the Guidelines and Application Forms for Round II of the Investing in Artists grants program are now available for download at www.cciarts.org/funding

Applications for Round II must be received in CCI's San Francisco office on January 11, 2008.

The Investing in Artists grant program is designed to enhance the working lives and creative environment for California artists by funding tools and market strategies that will allow them to create their best work more consistently, and distribute that work more broadly to new audiences. To support those aims, Investing in Artists provides grants in two categories: 1) Artistic Equipment & Tools; and 2) Presenting & Marketing Work.

Response to Round I of the Investing in Artists grants program was extremely encouraging, but we know that there are still many artists in California that we have yet to reach. Please help us in spreading the word about this unique funding opportunity by forwarding this email to artists in your networks.

If you have any questions about the Center for Cultural Innovation or the Investing in Artists program, please contact Emily Sevier, Programs Manager, at (800) 418-1671 (toll-free number) or by email at grants@cciarts.org

two playwriting opps

1) Second Generation is seeking submissions of one-act plays by writers of Asian-American descent for possible production next year.

Submission deadline: December 15, 2007

Selected manuscripts will receive full production in a proposed four-week run, dates and location to be determined, in the spring or summer of 2008. Authors will receive a stipend and other contractual payment in accordance with Equity Showcase Code (status pending).

Submissions should be original, unproduced, written specifically for the stage, and approximately 10 to 45 minutes long. Previously submitted plays and multiple submissions are welcome.

Scripts may be submitted by mail to:
Second Generation - New Play Submissions, 80-17 Bell Blvd., Hollis Hills, NY 11427
Submit by email to: casting@2g.org

For complete guidelines and rules, email: info@2g.org or call 212-334-4777.

2) Icicle Creek Theatre Festival in Leavenworth, Washington is seeking submissions for their 2008 Festival of new plays in August.

Submission deadline: February 15, 2008.

ICTF's support to playwrights includes providing professional actors, dramaturgs, rehearsal space, stage management, round-trip transportation, shared resort lodging, meals, and an honorarium of $500. All artists, including playwrights, reside in very large modern cabins. CTF is looking for plays that tell original and compelling stories, and we welcome communication from playwrights with unproduced projects.

For more information: www.iciclecreekact.com

November 29, 2007

the strike, your marriage and you

teaching the arts

* Multiple Faculty Positions Troy University (Alabama) (date posted: 11/26/2007) http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000535771-01&pg=e

* Assistant/Associate Professor of Theatre Arts Westmont College (California) (date posted: 11/26/2007) http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000536658-01&pg=e

* Choral Conducting Yale University (Connecticut) (date posted: 11/26/2007) http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000536831-01&pg=e

* Assistant Professor of Dance Jacksonville University (Florida) (date posted: 11/28/2007) http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000537235-01&pg=e

* Multiple Open Faculty Positions Illinois College (Illinois) (date posted: 11/26/2007) http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000535414-01&pg=e

* Assistant Professor of Dance Grand Valley State University (Michigan) (date posted: 11/26/2007) http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000535247-01&pg=e

* Multiple Positions: Art, Biology, Communication, English, Equine Science, Justice Systems, Mathematics, Music, Spanish, Theatre, Business, Education, Health Science, Exercise Sciences, Speech-Language Pathology Truman State University (Missouri) (date posted: 11/26/2007) http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000535850-01&pg=e

* Assistant Professor of Acting/Directing Nebraska Wesleyan University (Nebraska) (date posted: 11/26/2007) http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000536858-01&pg=e

* Senior Directing Faculty Carnegie Mellon University (Pennsylvania) (date posted: 11/26/2007) http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000535203-01&pg=e

* Theater Instructors Institute of Creative Arts (South Korea) (date posted: 11/26/2007) http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000536701-01&pg=e

* Multiple Position Openings Lamar University (Texas) (date posted: 11/26/2007) http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000535788-01&pg=e

* Professor of Violin and Coordinator of Strings Sam Houston State University (Texas) (date posted: 11/28/2007) http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000537249-01&pg=e

* Director of Orchestral Studies Sam Houston State University (Texas) (date posted: 11/28/2007) http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000537247-01&pg=e

* Assistant Professor - Applied Violin University of Texas-Pan American (Texas) (date posted: 11/28/2007) http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000537160-01&pg=e

* Assistant Professor, Department of Theatre Emory & Henry College (Virginia) (date posted: 11/26/2007) http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000536090-01&pg=e

workshop in nyc: shakespeare as muse

Shakespeare as Muse: The Therapeutic Use of Shakespeare to Heal & Create
Facilitators: Lucy McLellan & John Rainer
Date: Saturday, December 8th
Time: 9:30am-5:30pm
CEU Hours: 7
Fee: $125 (Full time students: $65)

It's one week away! If you would like to register, please email Meredith Dean at dramatherapy@institutefordramatherapy.com

Further information can be found on our website, www.institutefordramatherapy.com

November 25, 2007

check out silver sparrow



Check out Daily Creator 2@#$ %$^&3 *&)9! (can't reveal a superhero's identity) Silver Sparrow series on either YouTube or at MySpace.

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or
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teaching the arts

* Music - Piano
California Baptist University (California)
(date posted: 11/20/2007)
http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000536409-01&pg=e

* Art Design /Illustration, Graphic and Digital Media Technical Theater
California Baptist University (California)
(date posted: 11/20/2007)
http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000536359-01&pg=e

* Assistant Professor Positions
Spelman College (Georgia)
(date posted: 11/19/2007)
http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000534552-01&pg=e

* Director - Center for Creative and Performing Arts
Wesleyan College (Georgia)
(date posted: 11/19/2007)
http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000534486-01&pg=e

* Assistant/Associate Professor
DePaul University (Illinois)
(date posted: 11/19/2007)
http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000534233-01&pg=e

* Theatre and Speech Communication - Tenure Track
Salem State College (Massachusetts)
(date posted: 11/16/2007)
http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000535562-01&pg=e

* Instructor of Dance
University of Southern Mississippi (Mississippi)
(date posted: 11/19/2007)
http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000534467-01&pg=e

* Post Graduate Fellow in Dance
University of Southern Mississippi (Mississippi)
(date posted: 11/19/2007)
http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000534474-01&pg=e

* Assistant Professor Design for Theatre and Dance
State University of New York College at Potsdam (New York)
(date posted: 11/19/2007)
http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000535924-01&pg=e

* Multiple Positions
Kenyon College (Ohio)
(date posted: 11/19/2007)
http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000534750-01&pg=e

* Director of the School of Theatre
Ohio University Main Campus (Ohio)
(date posted: 11/19/2007)
http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000535049-01&pg=e

* Theatre-Scenic Designer / Technical Director
East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania)
(date posted: 11/19/2007)
http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000535052-01&pg=e

* Director of Orchestral Activities
Gettysburg College (Pennsylvania)
(date posted: 11/19/2007)
http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000536114-01&pg=e

* Director of Bands/Instrumental Music Education Specialist
Gettysburg College (Pennsylvania)
(date posted: 11/19/2007)
http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000536112-01&pg=e

* Assistant Professor - Soprano Mezzo-soprano, or Alto Voice
University of South Dakota (South Dakota)
(date posted: 11/16/2007)
http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000535537-01&pg=e

* Assistant Professor - Tenor, Baritone, or Bass
University of South Dakota (South Dakota)
(date posted: 11/16/2007)
http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000535727-01&pg=e

* Assistant Professor (or above) of Western Drama & Acting and Directing
National Taiwan University (Taiwan)
(date posted: 11/19/2007)
http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000534369-01&pg=e

* Assistant Professor of Theatre
Texas Christian University (Texas)
(date posted: 11/19/2007)
http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000535956-01&pg=e

* Applied Voice, Assistant Professor
University of Texas at El Paso (Texas)
(date posted: 11/19/2007)
http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000534990-01&pg=e

* Multiple Faculty Openings
West Texas A&M University (Texas)
(date posted: 11/19/2007)
http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000534481-01&pg=e

elizabeth johnson animated short




CHECK OUT DAILY CREATOR ELIZABETH JOHNSON'S ADORABLE ANIMATED SHORT - PERFECT TO WARM UP YOUR HOLIDAY SEASON!!!

November 20, 2007

Casting in NYC

CASTING
Performance Space 122 in association with Chez Bushwick, Movement Research and Instituto Cervantes are seeking dancers, actors, writers, directors, choreographers, and visual artists to participate in an exploratory workshop with Spanish choreographer Juan Domínguez.

From… to… in New York will be the fifth of six workshops that will happen in 2007 (Madrid, Beijing, Montevideo, Rio de Janeiro, New York and Vienna).
The workshop will take place in New York City December 17-21, five hours in the afternoon per day, final times and schedule TBA. This is a free workshop, no pay.

Juan Domínguez is performer and choreographer and studied ballet, contemporary dance and video in Spain and USA. He received several grants to study at Movement Research in New York, city where he also studies different techniques and yoga. Since 1987 he works as a performer and artistic assistant with different choreographers and companies in Europe. Since 1992 he develops his own work.

To apply: Please send a letter of interest and your resume to Shoshona Currier shoni@ps122.org

Casting in LA for female Othello

Announcing OPEN AUDITIONS
Monday November 26th, 2007
for Los Angeles Women's Shakespeare Company's
co-production of an all-female production of
OTHELLO
with The Theatre @ Boston Court

Directed by Lisa Wolpe
Starring Fran Bennett as Othello and Lisa Wolpe as Iago
opening February 23rd, 2008 at the Theatre @ Boston Court

Audition Schedule:
Monday, November 26, 2007 2pm - 5pm, 6pm - 8pm
Sign-up begins at 1:30pm on a first come, first served basis
Boston Court, 70 North Mentor Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91106

This will be a 9-Actor, All-Female Production.

November 16, 2007

the office is closed

grants

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Accepting Applications For Manhattan Community Arts Fund Grants
Deadline: January 22, 2008

The Manhattan Community Arts Fund, an initiative of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council ( http://lmcc.net/grants/boroughwide/manncommartfund/index.html ), supports local arts organizations and artists that have little access to other government funding sources by providing small grants to local artists and arts projects serving the Manhattan community. Funds are intended to enable grant recipients to eventually leverage financial support from other sectors and to prepare applicants for the process of obtaining public funds. Through the fund, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council will award a total of approximately $125,000 this cycle, with grants ranging from $500 to $2,000 each to individual artists or nonprofit organizations.

Last year, 69 grants were awarded. Applications will be accepted from Manhattan-based individual artists or nonprofit organizations. Nonprofits such as arts organizations, social service agencies, senior centers, faith- based organizations, folk societies, and cultural centers are eligible. However, they must have proof of nonprofit status and their projects must be implemented in Manhattan. Similarly, individual artists must live in Manhattan.

Applications may be submitted for ongoing or new projects in any discipline for which activities will take place between April 1, 2008, and December 31, 2008. Proposals may only be submitted by applicants who have not applied by the September 18, 2007, appli- cation deadline. In addition, first-time applicants are required to attend program information sessions.

Visit the LMCC Web site for complete program details, eligibility restrictions, and dates and locations of information sessions.

RFP Link: http://fconline.foundationcenter.org/pnd/10009820/lmcc

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NAMM Foundation Announces New Grant Initiatives for Music Makers and Researchers
Deadline: Various

The NAMM Foundation ( http://www.nammfoundation.org/ ), a non- profit organization dedicated to advancing active participation in music making by people of all ages, has announced its 2008 Request for Proposals initiative.

The foundation is accepting proposals for the following five initiatives:

Disney's High School Musical: The Music in You Grant Program will award ten public middle and high schools a grant of $5,000 each and license to put on their own school stage production of Disney's "High School Musical." (Deadline: November 30, 2007.)

The Sounds of Living: The Impact of Music Making initiative will support research that examines the role of active participation in music for children, youth, adults, and seniors. Research funded under the initiative explores the effects of music learning and music making outside of formal educational settings and ex- pands the understanding of the role of music making in health, wellness, socialization, and the inter-connections between mind, body, and spirit that contribute to wellness and overall quality of life. (Deadline: January 2, 2008.)

Program Grants support innovative music learning programs from nonprofit public service organizations that reach new audiences with new protocols, and that further the NAMM Foundation's mission of creating more active music makers of all ages. (Deadline: January 4, 2008.)

The Sounds of Learning: The Impact of Music Education initiative supports research that examines the role of music education in the lives of school-age children. (Deadline: January 15, 2008.)

Scientific Grants support leading researchers and research teams in the fields of music research, neuroscience, psychology, edu- cation, and/or health-related fields to explore the effects of hands-on music making. (Deadline: January 15, 2008.)

Applicants may only apply to one program. For detailed information about the programs, eligibility restrictions, and application procedures, visit the NAMM Foundation Web site. RFP Link: http://fconline.foundationcenter.org/pnd/10009821/nammfoundation

For additional RFPs in Arts and Culture, visit: http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/rfp/cat_arts.jhtml

cause & effect - plot exercise

I admit it, I'm swamped and as a result, I totally stink about keeping the Creativity exercises coming. I hope everyone can forgive me. The book is due mid-December and I promise, after that, I'll be a good little blogger.

Today, though, I do have a writing exercise for you. One to help with plot.

DAILY CREATIVITY EXERCISE:

Tear a sheet of paper into 12 even slips. On four of those slips, write the name of your character and an action they are taking such as:

Elizabeth tore up the envelope.
Elizabeth dumped her purse onto the bed.
Elizabeth answered the phone.
Elizabeth shot her sister.

They can be small actions. They can be grand actions. You can do four slips for the same character or you can mix it up and choose four different characters from the same piece.

THESE ARE YOUR "CAUSE" SLIPS. Set them aside.

Now, create your "EFFECT" slips. Take your remaining 8 slips of paper and write on them general things that happened. Don't include a character name. This is a general statement of something that happened such as:

Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, flooding her childhood home.
The Bible was lost in the move.
The dinner was a disaster.
Her neighbor knocked on the door asking for milk.
Everything fell apart.
The toilet overflowed.
They reunited.
The camera stopped taking pictures.

Very, very general statements such as these. You can even flip through random books to pull sentences so you're not thinking too much.

Put your Cause slips in a bowl and your Effect slips in a bowl. Pick one from each.

Write for ten minutes and explain how your Characters Action in the Cause slip resulted in What Happened from your Effect slip.

Do this four times. Give yourself 10 minutes for each Cause/Effect. See what you learn.

November 15, 2007

why the strike - from the daily show

a must see site

Fox News Porn shows you exactly how "conservative" Fox News has become - for a network dedicated to "family values and the protection of our country's value system" - it's rather amazing how many naked young women they have cavorting in their newscasts.

I don't know about you, but I prefer my soft core on HBO's TELL ME YOU LOVE ME where at least I'm not getting a lecture as I'm bombarded by T&A.

Click on http://foxnewsporn.com/ or check out the clip on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHEXzlNHC8Q

teaching the arts

* Multiple Positions - Music Northern Arizona University (Arizona) (date posted: 11/12/2007) http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000533166-01&pg=e

* Faculty Position in Dance Douglas Anderson School of the Arts (Florida) (date posted: 11/12/2007) http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000532934-01&pg=e

* Faculty, Dance Miami Dade College (Florida) (date posted: 11/9/2007) http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000534496-01&pg=e

* Assistant Professor of Drama Transylvania University (Kentucky) (date posted: 11/9/2007) http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000534301-01&pg=e

* Assistant Professor, Music and Entertainment Syracuse University (New York) (date posted: 11/14/2007) http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000535099-01&pg=e

* Artist In Residence, Theatre Technology (Assistant Technical Director) Oklahoma City University (Oklahoma) (date posted: 11/13/2007) http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000535061-01&pg=e

* Multiple Positions Penn State Berks (Pennsylvania) (date posted: 11/12/2007) http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000533473-01&pg=e

November 13, 2007


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Each Savery for delicious living is a handmade, one of a kind expression. There are no patterns, no forms, no reproductions. Truly. I design, crochet, stitch, assemble, name and label each bag in my Burbank home. A one-woman operation, there are no sweatshops; no farmed out assembly. I create each bag with my own two hands. Once completed, each bag is given a woman’s name. Perhaps the name of a woman who has inspired, moved, loved, encouraged, or impressed me; perhaps simply a name that suits my feeling about the bag. You will find the name of your Savery original stitched in the lining. These bags are more than an accessory. They’re personality, comfort, attitude, style. Savery handbags are season-less, timeless, ageless, and priceless.

teaching the arts

* Assistant/Associate Professor of Music and Music Program Chair Huntingdon College (Alabama) (date posted: 11/7/2007) http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000533949-01&pg=e

* Associatei Professor (Adjunct)/Professor (Adjunct) in Acting Yale University (Connecticut) (date posted: 11/5/2007) http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000531479-01&pg=e

* School of Music and School of Theatre Faculty Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (Hong Kong) (date posted: 11/5/2007) http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000532128-01&pg=e

* Faculty Positions Community College of Baltimore County (Maryland) (date posted: 11/5/2007) http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000532170-01&pg=e

* Faculty Positions Westfield State College (Massachusetts) (date posted: 11/5/2007) http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000531663-01&pg=e

* Assistant Professor of Film Production St. Cloud State University (Minnesota) (date posted: 11/5/2007) http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000532135-01&pg=e

* Director of Bands/Trumpet University of Montana at Missoula (Montana) (date posted: 11/7/2007) http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000533683-01&pg=e

* Multiple Positions Ithaca College (New York) (date posted: 11/5/2007) http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000532397-01&pg=e

* Assistant or Associate Professor of Dramatic Literature and Dramaturgy State University of New York at Buffalo (New York) (date posted: 11/4/2007) http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000532181-01&pg=e

* Director of the School of Theatre Ohio University (Ohio) (date posted: 11/5/2007) http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000532107-01&pg=e

* Instructor/Costume Design Faculty Southeastern Oklahoma State University (Oklahoma) (date posted: 11/5/2007) http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000532644-01&pg=e

* Instructor of Dance/Accompanist Winthrop University (South Carolina) (date posted: 11/5/2007) http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000532096-01&pg=e

* Multiple Positions University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (Tennessee) (date posted: 11/5/2007) http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000532116-01&pg=e

* Assistant Professor Cinema/Film Virginia Commonwealth University (Virginia) (date posted: 11/5/2007) http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000532534-01&pg=e

grants for docs, playwrights and painters

Independent Television Service Announces International Call
Deadline: February 1, 2008

The Independent Television Service ( http://www.itvs.org/ ) International Call enables independent producers from outside of the United States to create documentaries for U.S. tele- vision. The ITVS International Call seeks programs that bring international perspectives, ideas, events, and people to U.S. television; content that represents diverse communities and advances underrepresented points of view; content that explores globally significant themes and inspires public dialogue; single documentaries of standard broadcast-hour length; programs that have already begun production and can be realistically completed within one year of contract; and co-production projects with either international broadcast partner(s) or co-productions with producers from different countries.

Applicants must be "independent producers" who have artistic, budgetary, and editorial control of their project and the ability to grant ITVS the right to reversion for broadcast. The primary applicant must be a citizen of another country who does not reside in the U.S. Dual foreign/U.S. citizens are eligible if they do not reside in the U.S. American citizens may only participate as co-applicants in a co-production relationship with a non-U.S. primary applicant.

Applicants must have previous film or television production experience in a principal role (producer, co-producer, director or co-director). Students are not eligible. U.S. residents, regardless of citizenship, are not eligible to apply as a primary applicant. International Call funds must be used as production completion funds for the project. The range of production funds offered for each project will vary.

Visit the ITVS Web site for complete program information. RFP Link: http://fconline.foundationcenter.org/pnd/10009734/itvs

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Pew Fellowships in the Arts Program Offers Support for Philadelphia-Area Artists
Deadline:
December 10, 2007 (Playwriting);
January 7, 2008 (Folk & Traditional Arts and Painting)

Pew Fellowships in the Arts ( http://www.pewarts.org/ ), a program of the Philadelphia Center for Arts and Heritage ( http://www.pcah.us/ ) established by the Pew Charitable Trusts ( http://www.pewtrusts.org/ ), awards grants to artists working in a wide variety of performing, visual, and literary disciplines. The grants provide financial support directly to the artists so that they may have the opportunity to dedicate themselves to creative pursuits exclusively. PFA makes awards to artists working in twelve different discipline categories, which rotate on a four-year cycle.

In 2008, applications are being accepted in the areas of folk & traditional arts, painting, and playwriting. Fellowships may be awarded to artists at any stage of their career development, from early to mature, and to artists work- ing in a wide range of aesthetics and traditions. Fellowship recipients are determined according to two primary criteria. First, and most important, applicants are judged on their artistic accomplishment and future promise. Second, panelists consider the impact that a fellowship will have on the applicant's career and artistic development.

Applicants must be practicing artists of demonstrated commitment and professional accomplishment, and must have resided in the five-county Philadelphia area (Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery) for at least two continuous years at the time of application. Up to twelve fellowships are awarded annually. As of the 2008 award cycle, the fellowship amount has increased to $60,000 from $50,000.

Visit the PFA Web site for complete program information. RFP Link: http://fconline.foundationcenter.org/pnd/10009735/pewarts

For additional RFPs in Arts and Culture, visit: http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/rfp/cat_arts.jhtml

November 07, 2007

strike info in LA

Daily Creator Esther Chae sends us this information about how to join the picket lines in Los Angeles.

Dear fellow Writers, Actors, Directors & Friends of the Creative Community.

I don't have anything free, except Free T-Shirts. That's right. Actually this is really about workers being compensated fairly for labor. So, the WGA is continuing our strike at all the major studios. Our new fight the power T-shirts are in, so come out and march. Grab a T-Shirt, a picket sign and march with us. It's still not too late to join us before the fun is over. I'm a strike captain over at Paramount Pictures so I'll be there Wednesday starting a 8:30 am for the morning shift that goes til 1pm. Second shift begins at 1 til 5 pm. But come anytime. Doesn't matter if you are late. The main gate at Melrose and Windsor is the party place.

We've had over 3000 WGA members picketing over 14 studios the each day the first two day. We were join by SAG, DGA, PGA, Teamsters, IATSE friends and supporters. Also there has been the world press and honking cars and trucks of supporters.

Click on the link below for other places you can show up and show your support.

http://wga.org/subpage_member.aspx?id=2536

Big Picket Line: There will be one picket for all WGA members and our supporters at Fox on Friday November 9th at 10:00 am. Thousands at Fox on Friday.

November 05, 2007

request a tree in nyc

You can request that the Parks Department plant a tree on your street by following this link:
www.nyc.gov/portal/site/nycgov/menuitem.a57f189830ce7553e333cd5701c789a0/index.jsp?subView =request_street_tree

As the Parks Department begins implementing Million Trees NYC, the agency is introducing a more systematic approach to tree planting on streets, parks and other public lands by targeting specific NYC neighborhoods. Neighborhoods are being selected for tree planting activities based upon high prevalence of asthma among residents coupled with cumulative tree planting opportunities identified by the 2006 Tree Census sponsored by the Parks Department. By focusing public resources on targeted neighborhoods, communities will experience a more dramatic change in their urban landscape-at the same time, public resources will be utilized more effectively and efficiently.In tandem with the agency's neighborhood tree planting strategy, the Parks Department will continue to fulfill individual street tree requests.

In order to have your street tree request considered for the spring planting season (March-May), your request must be received no later than December 1st. To have your street tree request considered for the fall planting season (October-December), your request must be received by July 1st. Due to timing and the number of request the Parks Department receives, your request may take longer that expected. Please be aware that underground utilities, low electrical wires, light posts and building entrances may prevent the Parks Department from being able to fulfill street tree requests. The Parks Department will let you know if your site is unsuitable for planting.New York City home and land owners also have the ability to plant a street tree by obtaining a Tree Planting Permit from the Parks Department and hiring a landscape contractor to plant an approved street tree.

To request a free permit to plant a street tree in front of your home or business, call 311.For one-stop street tree permitting and, planting the New York Tree Trust can assist in site and species selection, permitting and the planting process. For more details, contact the New York Tree Trust at 212-360-TREE.

lark submissions

Are you a playwright searching for a supportive and rigorous environment in which to hone your craft? Have you heard fellow writers recounting their positive Lark experiences? Did you attend a roundtable, BareBones, or Playwrights' Workshop here and become interested in joining our growing community of artists?

The FIRST STEP towards having your play developed at the Lark is to submit your play for Playwrights' Week consideration. A submission to this annual festival is the ONLY way that the Lark is able to support unsolicited play submissions.

The Lark's annual Playwrights' Week Festival focuses exclusively on developing new and unheard voices for the theatre through targeted outreach efforts, growth opportunities for playwrights and theatre artists, and organized forums for community discussion. Playwrights selected for the festival are provided with creative teams, ten hours of rehearsal time, and a public presentation to address specific developmental goals.

For guidelines and an application: http://www.larktheatre.org/programs/submission.

office share in nyc

Office share to sublet:

Voice & Vision Theater is looking for a small organization or self-employed individual to share one half of our office suite in ART/New York’s Spaces at 520 Eighth Avenue. Share is 88 square feet, half of a bright, clean, large office with large window on 3rd floor of elevator building with 24 hour access and security. Rental includes built-in shelving and desk. Rent is $550, utilities included. Use of copier at cost is also available. Shared floor kitchen, plus rehearsal/conference rooms available to rent. Voice & Vision is a small theater company that develops and produces plays by women, with two part-time employees, plus occasional interns and freelance staff. Our hours are generally 10-6, Monday-Friday. Share available as of November 15.

Please call 212-268-3717 or email vandv@vandv.org if interested!

November 01, 2007

teaching the arts

* Faculty of Contemporary Technique and Choreography California Institute of the Arts (California) (date posted: 10/30/2007) http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000532510-01&pg=e

* Theatre Department- Tenure Track Faculty Metropolitan State College of Denver (Colorado) (date posted: 10/29/2007) http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000530954-01&pg=e

* Cox Family Visiting Scholar/Artist University of Colorado at Boulder (Colorado) (date posted: 11/1/2007) http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000532700-01&pg=e

* Chair of Production Design Savannah College of Art and Design (Georgia) (date posted: 10/26/2007) http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000531754-01&pg=e

* Professor of Movement and Combat Savannah College of Art and Design (Georgia) (date posted: 10/26/2007) http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000531749-01&pg=e

* Assistant Professor of Dance, Department of Theatre and Dance Ball State University (Indiana) (date posted: 10/29/2007) http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000530133-01&pg=e

* Colllege of Arts and Letters Michigan State University (Michigan) (date posted: 10/29/2007) http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000531292-01&pg=e

* Assistant Professor - Performance Wayne State University (Michigan) (date posted: 10/31/2007) http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000532692-01&pg=e

* Multiple Positions Ithaca College (New York) (date posted: 10/29/2007) http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000531440-01&pg=e

* Teacher of Directing Actors New York University (New York) (date posted: 10/29/2007) http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000530196-01&pg=e

* School Director, Professor in the School of Dance, Theatre, and Arts Administration University of Akron (Ohio) (date posted: 10/29/2007) http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000530636-01&pg=e

* Assistant Professor of Theatre Design Allegheny College (Pennsylvania) (date posted: 10/29/2007) http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000530424-01&pg=e

* Theatre/Communications Faculty Northampton County Area Community College (Pennsylvania) (date posted: 10/29/2007) http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000532148-01&pg=e

* Assistant or Associate Professor of Art/Art Education and Studio Seton Hill University (Pennsylvania) (date posted: 11/1/2007) http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000532582-01&pg=e

* Executive Director Black Hills Playhouse The University of South Dakota (South Dakota) (date posted: 10/29/2007) http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000531282-01&pg=e

* Chair, Department of Fine and Performing Arts Texas A&M International University (Texas) (date posted: 10/29/2007) http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000528736-01&pg=e

* APPLIED PIANO University of Houston Main Campus (Texas) (date posted: 10/30/2007) http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000532284-01&pg=e

* OPERA COACH/CONDUCTOR University of Houston Main Campus (Texas) (date posted: 10/29/2007) http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000532278-01&pg=e

* School of Arts Available Positions Virginia Commonwealth University (Virginia) (date posted: 10/30/2007) http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000532518-01&pg=e

* School of the Arts Faculty Positions University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee (West Virginia) (date posted: 10/29/2007) http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000530364-01&pg=e