June 15, 2009

another job in new york

* Assistant Production and Facilities Manager; Performing Arts Center
Adelphi University (New York)
(date posted: 6/8/2009)

Jobs in NYC

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER/ Nickelodeon Creative Adv/NYC:

7+yrs exp. Prod&Shooting in OnAirPromo/Adv, Strng Creat/Concept, Prod Sense/Aesth, Strng Org/Mgmt Skills, A+ EOE/M/F/D/AAP.

Apply http://enews.cynopsis.com/m/bbdGdS9pJo7LAGVNIQgIlTX17mwn0YWbbH1YtgGPo6DaOsoDaA (6/17)


Est NY prod co seeks highly exp'd docu-soap whiz to produce, work w/talent, craft storylines, oversee staff, create a hit show. Previous docu-soap series an absolute must.

Res: http://webmailbb.netzero.net/webmail/new/8?folder=Inbox&msgNum=0000Ne00:001ADV7p00003l_e&block=1&msgNature=all&msgStatus=all&count=1245080218&content=central# (6/16)

June 11, 2009


June 16

Squeaky Wheel’s four-week International Artist-in-Residence program, funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, allows mid-career film and media artists the time, space, and equipment to expand their practice and learn new technologies. Inter-media, performance, and installation artists are also welcome to apply. Residents receive accommodations, travel, and a $1,000 stipend, and have access to the center’s cameras, production and post-production systems, editing software, and found-footage library. As part of the residency, each artist curates an evening screening of films or video and teaches a local media art workshop. To apply, mail the application form, typed response to the application questions, a one-page résumé or artist bio, and one or two clearly labeled work samples; see the downloadable PDF for acceptable submission formats and full details.

June 22

The JT3 Artist Awards, a program of the Jesse Thompkins III Foundation for Young People in the Arts, provides grants to talented, hardworking filmmakers living in Brooklyn who demonstrate real potential for growth. Artists must be between the ages of 18 and 30. At least one $2,000 JT3 Artist Award will be granted, as well as one or more other awards under $2,000. To apply, submit the application form, personal essay, resume, screenplay (short or feature length), short film of no more than 10 minutes written and directed by the applicant, proof of residency, and a list of any additional completed works or works in progress to be considered as part of your body of work (note that these do not need to be limited to screenplays and films).

June 24

The Field’s Artward Bound is a 10-day group artist residency which gives participants the opportunity to make new work, participate in Fieldwork (the Field’s mixed discipline workshops program), and focus on personal career development. This program is open to artists who create original work in dance, music, performance art, text, and theater. To be eligible, applicants must be members of the Field; based in the greater New York City area or be a Field Network administrator, facilitator, or program participant; have worked professionally for a minimum of three years; and have publicly presented at least 60 minutes of original material. The program is free, including lodging, meals, and transportation from New York City. To apply, complete the application with your personal information, work history, and production history, and submit by email by the deadline date. For full details, see the website or download the PDF Application Form.

June 26

NYFA’s statewide Fellowships Program is seeking designs for a poster and postcard to promote next year’s competition. The winner will receive $500 and have his/her design used on NYFA’s Fellowships materials; second- and third-place winners receive $300 and $100 each. Submissions must include two separate layouts, one for the poster (11 x 14 inches) and one for the postcard (4 x 6 inches), as well as the necessary Fellowships text. To apply, send an email by 5 p.m. on the deadline date with your name, address, phone number, and two JPEG attachments of your designs to contest@nyfa.org. Images should have a resolution of 72 dpi with maximum dimensions 700 x 700 pixels and maximum size 2 MB. Members of NYFA’s Staff, Board of Trustees, and Artists’ Advisory Committee are ineligible to apply. For further details, and the full text to include with each design, see here.

June 26

The annual frieze Writer’s Prize is an international award for discovering and promoting new writers in the field of arts criticism. Entrants should be emerging critics, with a maximum of three pieces on art having been published in any national or regional newspaper or magazine (previous online publication, however, is permitted). The winner receives ₤2000 and will be commissioned to write a review for the October issue of frieze magazine. To apply, submit by email one previously unpublished review of a recent contemporary art exhibition, approximately 700 words in length. The judges of this year’s award are critic and art historian James Elkins, novelist and critic Ali Smith, and coeditor of frieze magazine Jennifer Higgie.

July 1

A.I.R. Gallery, a nonprofit gallery space advocating for women in the visual arts since 1972, invites artists working in all media to submit artwork to be considered for its fall 2009 exhibition “Mother/mother.” Curator Jennifer Wrobleski is seeking work (by women and men) made during a pregnancy or within five years of the birth of the artist’s child. Submissions need not be specifically about parenting or childbirth, though the curator is particularly interested in work resulting from changes in artistic processes or new thematic concerns that arise out of pregnancy. Proposals must be postmarked or hand delivered to the gallery on or before July 1, 2009 at 6 p.m., and online submissions must be received on July 1 by 11 p.m.. A downloadable application is available here.

July 3

Obscureterrain is seeking artists, performers, and community members to participate in a multi-rooftop spectacle of performances and events on Saturday, October 17, 2009 from 2-7 p.m. Taking place in Gowanus, Brooklyn, on rooftops along the F train where it emerges from underground at 4th Avenue and descends at Carroll Street, this happening invites participants to harness the subway commute as an opportunity to lift fantasies and potentials out of the mundane, and invent/imagine alternative modalities for transforming the urban landscape. Submit a brief description (no more than 250 words) of the project you would like to contribute, including your name, phone number, and email address to: obscureterrain@dtek.net. You do not have to secure a roof prior to your submission.

July 15

Supporting Women Artists Project (SWAP), a nonprofit organization whose mission is preparing the next generation of women artists for successful and fruitful careers, offers a year-long Residency and Mentor opportunity to women artists. Free studio space is provided in exchange for mentoring and teaching art classes to NYC public school girls at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. The weekly commitment is two hours per week, as well as two enrichment programs per semester, which might include a gallery visit or a lecture. (Note that applicants must have prior experience with young people) More information and an application is available here.

July 15

The Experimental Television Center’s Artists in Residency Program of Oswego, NY, provides artists with time and space to create new work which approach media as a contemporary electronic and cinematic form. The self-directed environment also offers personalized instruction, access to the media library, and use of a unique imaging system. Artists have unlimited access to the studio during their stay, and are encouraged to explore the boundaries and intersections within narrative, documentary, and social-issue traditions as well as experimental forms. To apply, send a brief project description, a current bio or résumé, a prioritized set of dates for attending the residency between September 1, 2009 and January 31, 2010, and a sample of completed work. More information and an application are available at on the ETC website.

Ongoing NYFA is launching a new program, an affordable workspace opportunity to NYFA-affiliated artists and organizations. The program provides a desk station and office amenities in NYFA’s air-conditioned DUMBO offices, and is open to past and current NYFA fellows, SOS and BUILD recipients, Immigrant Artist Mentors and Mentees, and currently fiscally sponsored artists and emerging organizations (contract fees up-to-date). Program participants pay a discounted rate of $200 a month, and receive a private workstation in the NYFA space, high-speed wireless Internet access, meeting space available by appointment, free and discounted printing and copying rates, access to NYFA’s in-house library of art resources and publications, and a fully equipped kitchen with hot coffee, tea, and filtered water. Individual phone service is available for an additional fee. NYFA’s offices are located five minutes from the York stop on the F train in Brooklyn’s DUMBO arts district, a 10-minute ride from Manhattan. See here for pictures of the space and full details on program benefits, office hours, and submitting an application.

For thousands more deadlines and ongoing opportunities, visit NYFA Source, the most comprehensive database of programs for artists of all disciplines in the country.

June 10, 2009

doc call for entries, funding, more...


Project Found Sound: Students for the Environment is accepting short environmental student films & PSA's for a monthly series. Submit entries by June 11.

Last Call for the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival is June 15, 2009.

POV's 2010 Call for Entries Deadline is June 30, 2009.


Chicken & Egg Pictures Open Call for submissions is now open for non-fiction projects that are dedicated to progressive social change. Deadline is June 30.


Till June 18 in Los Angeles, don't miss the 24th Israel Film Festival.

In Atlanta, the Fourth Annual Latin American and Caribbean Film Festival is from June 11-June 14.

And the 4th Annual DOKU.ARTS Int'l Festival for Films on Art is June 11-14 in Amsterdam.

From June 22-28, check out the Philadelphia Film Market.


The New India screening series continues till June 18 at MoMA in NYC.

June 05, 2009


IDA Documentary Awards 2009

Early bird Deadline is June 11, 2009!
Enter Online Now!

The IDA Documentary Awards is the foremost event dedicated to the art of documentary film. All winners will be announced at the IDA Documentary Awards in Los Angeles on December 4, 2009. To apply for IDA Documentary Awards, please go to Withoutabox.com to submit your entry online.

IDA Distinguished Award Main Categories

FEATURE: Individual, stand-alone documentary, more than 40 minutes long. Student feature projects not eligible in this category and should submit as an entry in the IDA/David L. Wolper Award below. Award recipient - Limited to two persons, one of whom must be the credited Director who exercised directorial control, and the other of whom must have a Producer or Director credit.

SHORT: Individual, stand-alone documentary, less than or equal to 40 minutes long. Student short projects not eligible in this category, and should submit as an entry in the IDA/David L. Wolper Award below. Award recipients - Limited to two persons, one of whom must be the credited Director who exercised directorial control, and the other of whom must have a Producer or Director credit.

LIMITED SERIES: A limited series of episodes with a specific, continuing theme, topic or subject. (Sin City Law, The Supreme Court). Student projects are not eligible in this category. Award recipients - Limited to two persons. While co-production partners may be credited, only the Series Producer(s) will be presented with the award.

CONTINUING SERIES: An ongoing series. (American Masters, Nova, This American Life). While co-production partners may be credited, only the Executive Producer(s) of the continuing series will be presented with the award. Student projects are not eligible in this category. Award recipients - Limited to two persons.

IDA/DAVID L. WOLPER STUDENT DOCUMENTARY ACHIEVEMENT: A short or feature film/video, produced by registered, degree-seeking student(s). This award recognizes exceptional achievement in non-fiction film and video production at the university level and brings greater public and industry awareness to the work of students in the documentary field.

Special Recognition Awards

Not all five main categories of awards are eligible for every special recognition award listed below. See each one below for specific rules relating to which categories can be submitted for special recognition.

IDA/ABCNEWS VIDEOSOURCE AWARD for the best use of news footage as an integral component in a documentary. “News footage” is defined here as factual footage, contemporary or historical, shot for use in context such as newsreels, news specials, magazines or nightly news. “Integral component” is defined here as footage which is central to the structure, meaning and impact of the work. All main categories are eligible for this award.

IDA/PARE LORENTZ AWARD In keeping with the nature of Pare Lorentz's films—a successful candidate for the Pare Lorentz Award will demonstrate one or more of Lorentz's central concerns—the appropriate use of the natural environment, justice for all and the illumination of pressing social problems—presented as a compelling story by skillful film-making. A Pare Lorentz film will exhibit the highest production values: objective research, artistic writing, and outstanding music composition along with skillful direction, camerawork and editing. All main categories are eligible for this award.

IDA/HUMANITAS AWARD is given to a documentarian whose film strives to unify the human family by exploring the stories of human beings who are different in culture, race, lifestyle, political loyalties and religious beliefs in order to break down the wall of ignorance and fear that separates us. Only entries into the Distinguished Feature main category may apply for this award. Student projects are not eligible in this category.

IDA MUSIC DOCUMENTARY AWARD is given to a filmmaker for an outstanding documentary communicating the cultural importance of music and its power to enrich the human spirit. The entry must have all rights cleared. The award goes to ONE recipient: the credited individual who exercised creative control. Only stand-alone entries into the Distinguished Feature or Short main category may apply for this award. Student projects are not eligible in this category.

JUDGING is based on overall creative excellence. A committee of documentary filmmaking professionals screens all entries and selects all nominees. A Blue Ribbon panel picks the award winners.

To apply for the 2009 IDA Documentary Awards, please use the online submission process at Withoutabox.com.


Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Offers Travel Subsidies for 2009 Performing Arts Exchange

Nonprofits in the Mid Atlantic region and the U.S. Virgin Islands that have not sent representatives to the Performing Arts Exchange since 2005 can receive grants of up to $950 to cover regristration fees and travel expenses for this year's conference....

Posted on June 3, 2009
Deadline: June 30, 2009

National Endowment for the Humanities Announces Picturing America School Collaboration Projects Grant Opportunity

Grants of up to $75,000 will be awarded to collaborative projects between humanities scholars and educators to develop K-12 coursework related to American art....

Posted on June 3, 2009
Deadline: October 7, 2009

North Dakota Council on the Arts Announces Technology Grant Program

The new program will award grants of up to $600 each to North Dakota nonprofit arts organizations to support development of their Web sites, equipment purchases, and software upgrades....

Posted on June 1, 2009
Deadline: Rolling

June 02, 2009

CEI Pilot Program Call for Applications


Los Angeles - The City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) launched the second round of its Cultural Exchange International (CEI) Pilot Program and released the second set of guidelines for new applicants. CEI is a two-year fellowship program intended to enhance Los Angeles as a national and international center for the arts and foster cultural understandings through the expansion of networks and the exchange of knowledge between creative professionals.

CEI provides fellowship support to creative professionals (artists, arts administrators, arts/cultural educators and scholars, curators, presenters, creative entrepreneurs, cultural innovators, and cultural experts) traveling abroad for intensive residencies
(two weeks to three months), or creative professionals coming to Los Angeles for intensive residencies (also two weeks to three months), who have planned collaborative relationships with Los Angeles organizations to host their residencies. The program has been designed to support individual professionals or small groups (with a limit of three to four people per group).

In the first round of fellowship awards, 7 creative professionals, often leading teams of artists; 1 Los Angeles for-profit company; and 4 Los Angeles non-profit organizations were recommended for support with $88,000 for fellowship projects in Bolivia, Brazil, Cuba, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Poland, and Rwanda. All of these projects will also culminate in free public presentations in Los Angeles. An additional $12,950 is being awarded to three of these projects, which take place in Latin America, by the National Performance Network (NPN) for a total of $100,950 in funding support.

The two-year pilot program was made possible with seed funding from the City of
Los Angeles and the Durfee Foundation. The Durfee Foundation’s funding supports
Los Angeles artists traveling abroad. Funding from the National Performance Network focuses on exchanges between Los Angeles and Latin America and the Caribbean.

To date, several respected sponsor-partners have enlarged the pool of funds committed over the two-year pilot project to more than $550,000. For CEI’s second round of fellowships, partnerships have been extended to include the Foundation for International Cultural Activities (SICA) in the Netherlands, the Sacatar Foundation in Brazil, and the Trust for Mutual Understanding, which supports exchange between the United States and Russia, as well as Central and Eastern Europe.

Local creative professionals and businesses, and non-profit organizations are encouraged to find DCA’s CEI Program Grant Guidelines online at:


The postmarked deadline for submission of all application materials is Friday, June 26, 2009. An informational workshop will be held at DCA’s main office at 201 North Figueroa Street, Suite 1400, Los Angeles, CA 90012, on Monday, June 8, 2009 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. For more information about the CEI Pilot Program guidelines and application, please contact Joe Smoke, DCA’s Cultural Grant Program Director at:


About DCA:

The Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) both generates and supports high quality arts and cultural experiences for Los Angeles residents and visitors. DCA advances the social and economic impact of the arts and assures access to arts and cultural experiences through grant making, marketing, public and community arts programming, arts education, and creating partnerships with artists and arts and cultural organizations in every community in the City of Los Angeles.

DCA grants $3.2 million annually to over 280 artists and nonprofit arts organizations and awards the Artist-in-Residence (A.I.R.) and City of Los Angeles (C.O.L.A.) Individual Artist Fellowships. The Department provides arts and cultural programming in its numerous Neighborhood Arts and Cultural Centers, theaters, and historic sites, and manages several arts and education programs for young people. It directs public art projects and manages the City’s Arts Development Fee and Percent for Arts Programs, and the Art Collection and Murals Programs. DCA markets the City’s cultural events through development and collaboration with strategic partners, design and production of creative promotional materials, and management of the culturela.org website.