Upper Manhattan Classical Theatre Youth Workshop 2013

The Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center is now accepting applications for the Upper Manhattan Classical Theatre Youth Workshop 2013, to be held from 15 July to 11 August 2013. Application deadline: 8 February 2013.

The Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center (The Shabazz Center) in Washington Heights is now accepting applications for their newest project, the Upper Manhattan Classical Theatre (UMCT) Youth Workshop 2013.

The UMCT Youth Workshop 2013 will take place from 15 July to 11 August 2013. It will pair 15–20 upper Manhattan high school students with teaching artists from the Classical Theatre of Harlem in a four-week summer intensive. The workshop will culminate with a weekend of public performances at an outdoor amphitheatre in upper Manhattan.

The application can be found in English and Spanish at www.UMClassical.org/applications or by visiting The Shabazz Center directly at 3940 Broadway NY, NY 10032 (165 and B’way).

The deadline for applications is 8 February 2013.

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Tribeca Film Festival – 2013 Film Fellows class

Each year the Tribeca Film Institute selects twenty of New York’s most talented high school filmmakers to participate in a storytelling academy, culminating in an immersive experience at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Each year the Tribeca Film Institute selects twenty of New York’s most talented high school filmmakers to participate in a storytelling academy, culminating in an immersive experience at the Tribeca Film Festival. Fellows work closely with a professional film mentor who helps them develop their film proposals and pitch their projects in competition for a college scholarship in the amount of $2,500. Throughout the year Fellows receive individual academic support in preparation for statewide and nationwide exams, including Regents and the SAT, as well as support in the college application process. Fellows gain access to Tribeca Passport, a cultural initiative that provides them free or low cost access to theater houses, museums, and related arts institutions. In addition, Fellows are eligible for continued production support for their films through grants and access to filmmaking equipment and organizational resources.

For more information, visit http://apply.tribecafilminstitute.org/apps/film_fellows.

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National Museum of American History – Goldman Sachs Junior Fellowship opportunities next summer

The National Museum of American History is offering junior fellowship/internship opportunities.

The National Museum of American History is offering junior fellowship/internship opportunities.

  • Intern & Fellows Office (IFO) Multicultural Junior Fellow – AFRO-LATINO PUBLIC PROGRAM INTERN The student will learn about developing a public program. The series they will be focusing on celebrates the legacy of Afro-Latinos in the United States. For example, Arturo Schomburg, a black Puerto Rican bibliophile who African-American scholars like Carter G. Woodson, The Father of African-American History, benefitted from his collection of Pan-African scholarly works. Summer 2013 – $6,000/400 hours (10-20 weeks).
  • Intern & Fellows Office (IFO) Multicultural Junior Fellow – 2013 IMTAL CONFERENCE INTERN The student will learn about organizing a conference with the Daily Programs division of the museum. The 2013 IMTAL Global Conference will focus on creativity and innovation in today’s Museum Theatre. In 2013, Museum Theatre is a proven, tested, educational approach in the field of museum studies. It is also an art form bringing the best of performance to museum visitors of all ages. But how is the field continuing to evolve? The 2013 Global conference will bring together practitioners, researchers, performers, and museum professionals from around the world to discuss, debate, present, and share examples of how the field is evolving and innovating. For more information, please visit http://americanhistory.si.edu/events/imtal-2013. Summer 2013 – $6,000/400 hours (10-20 weeks). GRADUATE STUDENTS ONLY.
  • Intern & Fellows Office (IFO) Multicultural Junior Fellow – 2013 NATIONAL YOUTH SUMMIT INTERN The student will learn about the development of the National Youth Summit and its pre-session materials. Working under the supervision of the education outreach division, the fellow would assist in the design and development of lessons and activities that prepare high school students to participate in the Summit. The fellow would also support the Department of Education and Public Programs in coordinating high level concept meetings for the panel discussion and in contacting and confirming panelists for the program. Summer 2013 – $6,000/400 hours (10-20 weeks).
  • Development/Fundraising Junior Fellow – DEVELOPMENT INTERN The position will focus on fundraising projects within the Development and Special Events Offices and work with all members of the staff in those departments as well as with Curatorial staff and the Museum’s Sr. leadership. We really do want someone who is a strong writer—so that is the most important quality for us and, if the Fellow has an interest in/love for history. We seek a motivated, self-driven, creative individual with strong inter-personal skills. Summer 2013 – $6,000/400 hours (10-20 weeks).
  • American Enterprise Exhibit Junior Fellow – AMERICAN ENTERPRISE INTERN Participate in the development of a new 8,000 sq ft exhibition, American Enterprise. Intern will participate in exhibition planning meetings, examine collections already in the museum, seek new artifacts for the exhibition, and research specific topic areas. Additionally, the intern will participate in a variety of museum wide opportunities such as colloquiums, tours, and general meetings. Summer 2013 – $9,600/640 hours (16 weeks).

To apply you must create an account on SOLAA by Feb 1, 2013

You must be enrolled in a degree-seeking program in an institution of higher education. Recent graduates can apply if their graduation date is no earlier than Dec 2012.

Multicultural Junior Fellows (the first three opportunities above) applicants must be part of a U.S. minority group (i.e. African-American, Latino-American, Asian Pacific Islander-American, Native American)

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Social Justice Artists’ Collaborative meet and greet

The Social Justice Artists’ Collaborative (SJAC) invites artists, activists, organizations and funders working toward social justice to attend an after-work holiday mixer, Tuesday 18 December.

Social Justice Artists' Collaborative (SJAC)The Social Justice Artists’ Collaborative (SJAC) invites artists, activists, organizations and funders working toward social justice to attend an after-work holiday mixer.

Date: Tuesday 18 December 2012, 6:30–9:30 p.m.

Location: Cornerstone Center, 178 Bennett Avenue, New York, NY 10040

This informal gathering intends to create space to share ideas, plug into the Collaborative’s next steps, and reconnect. Food and drink will be provided.

Space is limited so please RSVP today. Reservations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

A special thank you to those that completed our survey on arts practices and sustainability. Have a preview of the latest report.

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Emergency Relief Resources & Information Seminar for Artists, Thursday, December 13, 5:00-7:00pm

CUE will host an information and resources seminar for artists who have been affected by Hurricane Sandy on Thursday 13 December 2012, 5–7 p.m.

The following message was sent by the Cue Foundation

CUE will host an information & resources seminar for artists who have been affected by Hurricane Sandy. Susan Schear [founder of ARTISIN, LLC; former Board Member of CERF+ (Craft Emergency Relief Fund + Artists’ Emergency Resources), and former Board representative to “The Coalition” (National Coalition of Arts’ Preparedness and Emergency Response [NCAPER]), a cross-disciplinary, voluntary task force involving over 20 arts organizations (artist/art-focused organizations, arts agencies, and arts funders) and individual artists, spearheaded by Craft Emergency Relief Fund/Artists’ Emergency Resources (CERF+) and South Arts] and Amy Schwartzman [since 2008, consultant to NCAPER: drafted its National Blueprint for a nationwide safety net for the arts sector post-mass disaster and 2 guidelines/workbooks for organizations looking to create arts relief and recovery systems post-disaster; former Information Officer, New York Arts Recovery Fund 2001/2; former Executive Director, Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (1996-2000)] will provide attendees with disaster relief resources, and respond to participant questions throughout the evening. The panelists will help artists to navigate what comes next, knowing that the weeks following a disaster like the hurricane can be both confusing and overwhelming.

Participants are invited to submit any questions they have or issues they’ve faced in advance, and Ms. Schear and Ms. Schwartzman will shape the program to best fit artists’ needs.

The event is free and open to the public, though space is limited and will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Please RSVP, indicating whether you reside in New York or New Jersey, and submit any questions to Jessica Gildea, Programs Coordinator: jessica.gildea@cueartfoundation.org

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$1,000 grants for cultural organizations recovering after Sandy

When downstate New York was hit hard by Hurricane Sandy many of the state’s cultural organizations sustained major damage: libraries lost collections, historic sites were compromised, and museums were forced to close their doors for extensive clean up. To assist in the recovery efforts for these important community assets, the New York Council for the Humanities is offering grants of up to $1,000.

The following message was sent by the New York Council for the Humanities.

When downstate New York was hit hard by Hurricane Sandy many of the state’s cultural organizations sustained major damage: libraries lost collections, historic sites were compromised, and museums were forced to close their doors for extensive clean up. To assist in the recovery efforts for these important community assets, the New York Council for the Humanities is offering grants of up to $1,000 to defray costs for staff members working on storm related clean up.

Eligibility
Any New York State cultural groups that sustained physical damage to buildings, grounds or collections after Sandy is eligible to apply. Organizations that have already received Council grant support in 2012 may also apply, however volunteer-run organizations are not eligible.

How to Apply
Applications for these special grants will be accepted on a rolling basis until January 31, 2012 with notification within four weeks of the receipt of an application. For more information and to submit your application via online form visit http://www.nyhumanities.org/grants/recovery12.php.

Additional Resources
We’ve also continue to compile a list of other resources for individuals, organizations and hope this will also help you to receive all the support you need.

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FEMA registration deadline: 31 December 2012

Now that damage assessment is well underway, FEMA application processing is expected to speed up.

The following message was sent by the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.

Now that damage assessment is well underway, FEMA application processing is expected to speed up. We anticipate that FEMA will begin setting up Kick-Off meetings in the coming days for those organizations who have registered (by completing FEMA’s Request for Public Assistance – RPA – forms).

If your organization intends to seek Public Assistance grants through FEMA, or even if you are not sure about eligibility but wish to explore the possibility of applying, it is essential to register with FEMA immediately if you have not already done so. The original registration deadline (which was December 2nd) has been extended. The new deadline for registering with FEMA is now Monday 31 December 2012.

To access the RPA form and related information, go to: http://www.dhses.ny.gov/oem/recovery/documents/4085-PNP-Checklist.pdf. Email the completed form to John Grubsick at jgrubsick3[at]dhses.ny.gov

Be sure to keep a record of your registration (or the email you submitted) for your files so, if needed, your records can be tracked with the State.

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NoMAA Newsletter – 6 December 2012

NoMAA workshops and other happenings :: local events :: events around town :: opportunities

Greetings! As we approach the end of the year, we would like to thank you for your unwavering support to NoMAA and the arts community in the Heights, and wish you happiness, prosperity and health in the upcoming 2013. I would also like to welcome and thank the new NoMAA members. Read the complete issue »

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AfroBembé Cultural Networking Series kicks off 6 December 2012

The Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute launches its “AfroBembé Cultural Networking Series,” a sequence of African Diaspora-themed parties from December 2012 to February 2013, to build community support for renovation of their building.

AfroBembé Cultural Networking SeriesThe Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) is excited to announce the launch of its “AfroBembé Cultural Networking Series,” a sequence of African Diaspora themed parties to build community support for renovation of the landmark firehouse that will be the center’s new home in El Barrio.

Attendees will meet New York City’s most creative “doers and shakers” and celebrate the vibrant heritage of diverse cultures across the globe. Parties will be held twice a month from December 2012 to February 2013 and will feature DJs, live bands and the sights, sounds and tastes of the African Diaspora. This innovative and dynamic series pays homage to the diverse international community of El Barrio.

The kick-off event is the Afro-Cuban themed “Machito and Chango’s Day” on Thursday 6 December 2012 at 5 p.m. with DJ Micha and The Cimarron Project featuring Román Díaz. Parties continue through February 2013:

Upcoming Dates

  • 20 Dec 2012, 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
    French West African Theme with DJ Diego Sans and Makane Kouyate Band
  • 3 Jan 2013, 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
    Ghanaian Afrobeat and Fela Celebration with DJ Stormin’ Norman and Francis Akrofi Band
  • 17 Jan 2013, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
    Afro-Latin Theme: Women Celebration with DJ Sabine Blaizin and Legacy Woman Band
  • 31 Jan 2013, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
    Brazilian Celebration (Samba/Forro/Bossa Nova) with DJ Eli Efi and Forro Trio
  • 7 Feb 2013, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
    Puerto Rican Celebration (Bomba/Plena) with DJ David Medina and Alma Moyo Band
  • 21 Feb 2013, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
    Afro-Caribbean Diaspora Mash-Up with DJ Lumumba (aka Revolution) and Ilu Aye Band

Location: CREOLE Restaurant & Music Supper Club, 2167 Third Avenue (@ 118 Street) New York, NY 10035

Cost: $8 in advance, $10 at the door; purchase tickets at http://afrobembeseries.eventbrite.com/

For more information on this series, contact (212) 307-7420 Ext. 3000, 3004, 3011 or visit http://www.cccadi.org/

Special thanks to our partners: East Harlem Business Capital Corporation, Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance and Asho Productions.

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