December 20, 2007

more teaching jobs

* Costumes or Sets in Alaska! University of Alaska at Fairbanks (Alaska) (date posted: 12/18/2007)

* Multiple Tenure Track Pre-Tenure Track Faculty Positions Gallaudet University (D.C.) (date posted: 12/17/2007)

* Mutliple Career Opportunities Savannah State University (Georgia) (date posted: 12/17/2007)

* Assistant Professor of Theatre History/Theory University of Georgia (Georgia) (date posted: 12/17/2007)

* Director of Instrumental Ensembles / Assistant Professor of Music Full Time Tenure Track Saint Xavier University (Illinois) (date posted: 12/17/2007)

* Theatre and Speech Communication Faculty (Tenure-track) Salem State College (Massachusetts) (date posted: 12/16/2007)

* Teacher of Viola Michigan State University (Michigan) (date posted: 12/15/2007)

* Assistant Professor, Dance Oakland University (Michigan) (date posted: 12/17/2007)

* Associate Dean Wayne State University (Michigan) (date posted: 12/17/2007)

* Assistant Professof or Voice/Movement and Acting, tenure-track St. Cloud State University (Minnesota) (date posted: 12/17/2007)

* Faculty Positions in the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts University of Nebraska at Lincoln (Nebraska) (date posted: 12/17/2007)

* Multiple Openings New Mexico Highlands University (New Mexico) (date posted: 12/17/2007)

* Assistant Professor of Music in Music Theatre Belmont University (Tennessee) (date posted: 12/17/2007)

* Music Director, Opera University of Houston Main Campus (Texas) (date posted: 12/15/2007)

* Modern Dance Faculty Evergreen State College (Washington) (date posted: 12/14/2007)

* Faculty: Tenure-track positions available in Art, ESL, International Studies, Mathematics, Music, and Speech/Theatre Peninsula College (Washington) (date posted: 12/19/2007)

December 13, 2007

teaching the arts

* Open Faculty Positions California State University at Los Angeles (California) (date posted: 12/10/2007)

* Assistant Professor of Dance Goucher College (Maryland) (date posted: 12/10/2007)

* Director of Design and Technical Curriculum, Music and Theater Arts Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts) (date posted: 12/10/2007)

* Director of Choral Programs Music Center of South Central Michigan (Michigan) (date posted: 12/10/2007)

* Assistant Professor of Musicology Oakland University (Michigan) (date posted: 12/10/2007)

* Head of School of Drama Carnegie Mellon University (Pennsylvania) (date posted: 12/10/2007)

* Applied Piano University of Houston Main Campus (Texas) (date posted: 12/13/2007)

* Assistant Professor of Theatre, Lighting and Scenic Design West Texas A&M University (Texas) (date posted: 12/12/2007)

* Various Faculty Positions Open, School of Communication and the Arts Regent University (Virginia) (date posted: 12/7/2007)

December 07, 2007

holiday party for schmoozing

Columbia University EntertainmentInvites All NYU Grads to a Holiday Party
RSVP to Jim Latham:

Thursday, December 13th, starting at 7 pm at historic MEMPHIS

Come one, come all, and let's usher in the last of 2007 New York style! In lieu of a white Christmas, CUE is creating an East Coast vibe withour comrades from Tisch School of the Arts and any other NYU school.

We welcome those from the creative, technical, and business areas of the entertainment industry, as well as those interested in creating fraternity with fellow alumni and New York expats.

We'll gather at the historic bar/restaurant Memphis, one of the last residential buildings remaining on central Hollywood Blvd. Originally designed as a luxurious residence, Memphis became a private school for the children of silent-era movie stars. And now, for one night, it's ours!

Free Admission / Cash Bar / Guests Welcome
RSVP to Jim Latham:

6541 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Phone: 323-465-8600

Valet parking, or DIY on nearby lots / streets

Special thanks to Jeff Gund and

one more grant

Journalists Invited to Apply for Ted Scripps Fellowships in Environmental Journalism
Deadline: March 1, 2008

The Center for Environmental Journalism ( ), an initiative of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the Univer- sity of Colorado at Boulder, offers the Ted Scripps Fellowships in Environmental Journalism to help provide professional journal- ists with the knowledge necessary to cover the environment more effectively and enrich the public's understanding of this subject.

During the nine-month program, Scripps fellows audit classes, conduct in-depth research, and reflect on critical questions without the pressure of deadlines. Through seminars and field trips, the program brings participants together with leading environmental specialists. The fellowships cover tuition and fees.

In addition, a $47,000 stipend will be paid for the 2008-09 academic year. Five Ted Scripps Fellowships are awarded each year. The program is open to all full-time U.S. print or broadcast journalists interested in deepening and broadening their knowledge of envi- ronmental issues. Prior experience in covering the environment is not required.

Complete program guidelines are available at the CEJ Web site. RFP Link:

For additional RFPs in Journalism/Media, visit:


Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Foundation Invites Grant Proposals

Deadline: January 15, 2008

The Academy Foundation, the educational and preservation wing of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences ( ), distributes through its Institutional Grants Program funding to film-related nonprofit organizations, schools, and colleges. Academy Institutional Grants are awarded only to nonprofit film organizations and to film programs within schools, colleges, uni- versities, and other institutions and nonprofit organizations.

Grants are not awarded to individuals or to for-profit companies or organizations. In 2007, the Institutional Grants Program distributed a total of $500,250 to fifty-six institutions. Typical award amounts range from $5,000 to $15,000 per institution. Please note that under this program, funds are not awarded directly to individuals engaged in the performing arts, or to cover the expenses of developing scripts, producing films, or funding educational expenses of any kind. Nor are funds awarded to film festivals. (The academy has a separate Festival Grants Program.)

Complete program information and examples of funded programs are available at the academy's Web site. RFP Link:


American Philosophical Society Accepting Applications for Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research

Deadline: February 15, 2008

The American Philosophical Society's ( ) Lewis and Clark Fund encourages exploratory field studies for the collection of specimens and data and to provide the imaginative stimulus that accompanies direct observation. Although applications are invited from disciplines with a large dependence on field studies, such as archeology, anthropology, biology, ecology, geography, geology, linguistics, and paleontology, grants will not be restricted to these fields. Grants will be available to doctoral students. Postdoctoral fellows, master's degree candidates, and undergraduates are not eligible.

The competition is open to U.S. residents wishing to carry out research anywhere in the world. Foreign applicants must either be based at a U.S. institution or plan to carry out their work in the United States.

Grant amounts will depend on travel costs, but will ordinarily be in the range of several hundred dollars up to about $5,000 each. Grants are payable to the individual applicant. Budgets should be limited to travel and related expenses, including personal field equipment.

Visit the American Philosophical Society Web site for complete program guidelines. RFP Link:


Jerome Foundation Travel and Study Grant Program Open to Artists in Minnesota and New York City

Deadline: February 13, 2008

The Jerome Foundation Travel and Study Grant Program awards grants to emerging creative artists in Minnesota and New York City. Funds support periods of travel for the purpose of study, exploration, and growth. The 2008 Travel and Study Grant Program will support artists working in literature, film/video, and dance. (In 2009, artists working in music, theater, and visual arts will be eligible to apply.)

In literature, writers of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and spoken word may apply. In film, film and video directors may apply. And in dance, choreographers may apply. Minnesota-based executive and program administrators working for nonprofit arts organizations in literature, film/video, or dance are also eligible to apply due to a specific contribution for that category. Applicants must live in Minnesota or one of the five boroughs of New York City at the time of application and must have lived in that location at least one year prior to the application deadline.

Grants of up to $1,500 each will be awarded for short-term travel of three to six days. Grants of up to $5,000 each will be awarded for trips of one week or longer. The program is designed to support individuals rather than organizations. Multiple-person partnerships may apply on one application form if the monies requested do not exceed $5,000.

Visit the Jerome Foundation Web site for complete program information. RFP Link:

For additional RFPs in Arts and Culture, visit:

December 06, 2007

check out dan poliner "year of sublets"

vote to help a dance company

Dear fellow NYU Alum, friends and advocates for the performing arts,

I hope you are well. I wanted to let you know about a new series of free web tools that we are developing to serve the performing arts and to ask for your help in getting the word out about an opportunity that we have to win $10,000 to help us create them. The contest runs for all of December, but the votes between now and Dec 7th are the most important so if you can help spread the word in the next few days that would be especially appreciated. I hope you will vote too!

Thank you for your consideration. I send my best wishes!

--Chris Elam, Misnomer Dance Theater, NYU Tisch MFA graduate 2001

In addition to creating dances, Misnomer Dance Theater has put together a proposal to build online tools for the dance world. Please take two minutes to vote for us on IdeaBlob to win $10,000 toward building these tools to share with dance and theater artists to help them increase bookings and revenue and give online audiences more engaging experiences. The web has created new opportunities for artists and we are asking you to help enable us to build these resources for the arts. This first round of voting ends December 7th, so we need you to support our idea on IdeaBlob today! With your vote and this $10k, we'll be creating exciting ways for people to discover arts online!

Vote here:

What will Misnomer do if we win $10,000 for this idea?Your vote will help us:

1) BUILD web-streaming capabilities for rehearsals enabling audiences to "attend" live rehearsals online and interact directly with artists.

2) CREATE an online theater in which visitors can watch and direct performances from multiple perspectives including back stage views, and performers' point of view via body mounted cameras.

3) DEVELOP tools to request and display the geography of artist's online audiences. Venues in new cities can then have ready-made audience bases.

We hope these online tools will help transform artist's websites into sites of participation. We anticipate this will create great impact in the arts world!
VOTE FOR US on IdeaBlob (reg req'd)!

Or, heck, register your own idea!

December 05, 2007

nick fellowship for tv writers

Call for Entries: The Nickelodeon Writing Fellowship

Nickelodeon is offering writing fellowships in live action and animated television to writers with diverse backgrounds and experiences. Participants will have hands-on interaction with executives writing spec scripts and pitching story ideas. The program, developed to broaden Nickelodeon's outreach efforts, provides a salaried position for up to one year.

The next submission period runs from January 2 - February 28, 2008.

Applications and submission guidelines are available on our website at
Information via phone: 818.736.3663
Information via email: