NoMAA Newsletter – 31 October 2013

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

NoMAA Artists’ Salon: Potluck, orientation sessions for NoMAA re-grants, Uptown Arts Stroll poster contest, as well as information on other local events, events around town, and opportunities for artists. Read the entire issue »

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Call for Submissions: New York Musical Theatre Festival’s 2014 Next Link Project

Are you a musical theatre writer? Have you written a show that you’d like to produce in New York? Submit your show today to the New York Musical Theatre Festival’s Next Link Project. Submission deadline: 11 November 2013.

The New York Musical Theatre Festival, the largest annual musical theatre event in the nation, is now accepting submissions for the 2014 Next Link Project.

Are you a musical theatre writer? Have you written a show that you’d like to produce in New York? Submit your show today to the New York Musical Theatre Festival’s Next Link Project.

The Next Link Project is NYMF’s primary writer service program. It empowers emerging musical theater writing teams by providing entrepreneurial training, career networking opportunities, dramaturgical support, and other services, culminating in a subsidized production in the Festival. The Next Link Project is open to any writer — produced or unproduced, with or without agency representation.

This year’s Next Link Project Grand Jury includes:

  • Abrams Artists Agent Beth Blickers
  • TONY award winning actor Michael Cerveris
  • OBIE and Drama Desk award winning actress Donna Lynne Champlin
  • TONY and Outer Critics Circle Nominee actor Hunter Foster
  • TONY nominee composer and lyricist Amanda Green
  • TONY nominee director Thomas Kail
  • Associate Producer of the Old Globe Eric Louie
  • Outer Critics Circle Nominee director and choreographer Josh Prince
  • TONY and Drama Desk Nominee actor and writer Tony Sheldon
  • TONY nominee and Grammy winner composer Lucy Simon
  • and more to be announced …

Next Link Project participants receive the following benefits:

  • A $5,000 subsidy towards their production at NYMF 2014
  • Additional savings in production fees, and discounted technical and marketing support
  • Dramaturgical support
  • Seminars and workshops geared toward helping them successfully prepare, present, and promote their NYMF production
  • Access to exclusive industry networking events

The following application materials are required as electronic files:

  • Complete script (PDF files only, please)
  • Demo recording, containing at least 75% of the songs in the show
  • 2-3 page synopsis
  • Script sample consisting of 15 consecutive pages
  • Author bios and Production History

Deadline for submissions: midnight, Monday 11 November 2013

Submission fee: $75

For more information, visit:  http://www.nymf.org/get-involved/submit-show/

Submit your show today to be considered for the 2014 Festival.

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Opportunity: Van Lier Visual Artist Fellowship

The Van Lier Visual Artist Fellowship is a one-year artist fellowship that will be awarded to two (2) New York City–based artists, who are 30 years of age or younger (born in 1984 or after) and are not currently enrolled in a degree-granting program. Application deadline: 20 November 2013.

The Van Lier Visual Artist Fellowship is a one-year artist fellowship that will be awarded to two (2) New York City–based artists, who are 30 years of age or younger (born in 1984 or after) and are not currently enrolled in a degree-granting program.

The fellowship provides emerging artists from culturally diverse backgrounds valuable mentorship opportunities, including learning from the curatorial staff about the creation and interpretation of exhibitions and arts programming, as well as working with artists and arts professionals to define career paths over the course of the program (January through December 2014).

Van Lier Fellows will be given a studio space during the Winter Workspace Program and a solo show in the Sunroom Project Space.

Application deadline: 20 November 2013

Info session at Wave Hill: 3 November 2013 at 3 p.m.

For more information and to apply online, interested artists can go to: www.wavehill.org/arts/artist-guidelines/

Projects by this year’s Van Lier Visual Artist Fellows, Onyedika Chuke and Francisco Donoso, are currently on view through Sunday 20 October 2013.

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Call for Artists: The Past, Present and Future of the Civil Rights Movement

The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on 28 August 1963 was a historic event that propelled the Civil Rights Movement. A half-century later, we celebrate that moment but also look forward. Artists and photographers are encouraged to submit images of work that reflects the struggles and victories of the Civil Rights Movement past, present and future, as well as those individuals who have advanced the cause. Submission deadline: Friday 22 November 2013

The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on 28 August 1963 was a historic event that propelled the Civil Rights Movement. A half-century later, we celebrate that moment but also look forward. Artists and photographers are encouraged to submit images of work that reflects the struggles and victories of the Civil Rights Movement past, present and future, as well as those individuals who have advanced the cause.

Submission deadline: Friday 22 November 2013

Exhibition dates: 22 January – 26 February 2014

All submissions should include:

  • A brief description of proposed artwork or artist’s statement.
  • Up to 15 slides, photos or images on a CD-ROM of representative work. Do not send original work.
  • Slide list, numbered to correspond to slides or photos with title, date, materials used and the dimensions of the work.
  • Artist’s résumé.
  • Self-addressed, stamped envelope (we cannot return submissions without a SASE).
  • The work can be incomplete at the time of submission, but if so, please provide a summary or sketch.
  • Exhibition proposals will be reviewed and selected by the Ebony Society.
  • All media are considered, but please note that the gallery has a very limited capacity for 3-dimensional work. Artwork may only be hung from moldings by use of monofilament and hooks.

Incomplete proposals will not be considered. Applicants will be notified whether their work has been accepted for exhibition by 6 December 2013.

Proposals can be sent to:

Arsenal Gallery, NYC Parks & Recreation
The Arsenal, Central Park
830 Fifth Avenue, Room 20
New York, NY 10065
artandantiquities[at]parks.nyc.gov

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Opportunity: New York Academy of Art Summer Residency Program

The New York Academy of Art is very happy to announce our NEW Summer Residency program. Application deadline: 15 December 2013.

New York Academy of Art Summer Residency ProgramThe New York Academy of Art is very happy to announce our NEW Summer Residency Program. The residency is open to currently enrolled undergraduate juniors entering their senior year in a Bachelor of Fine Arts or a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art program within the United States. The residency is from June 1 to July 31, 2014, at the New York Academy of Art, and open to 1–3 students.

Residents will receive the following at no charge (please note room and board is not included):

  • A private studio at the Academy
  • A New York Academy of Art MFA mentor
  • Their choice of Continuing Education classes

Application deadline: 15 December 2013
Notification: 15 February 2014

Applicants need to complete the following:

  • Online application form
  • E-mail 6–12 images of their work (JPEG format) to admissions[at]nyaa.edu
  • One letter of recommendation (recommender must email to admissions[at]nyaa.edu with the subject line “Academy Summer Residency”)
  • One unofficial transcript to admissions[at]nyaa.edu

Applicants have the option to send hard copy materials to address below:

New York Academy of Art
Attention: Summer Residency Program
111 Franklin Street
New York, NY 10013

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A Literary Festival Means No Effrontery to Brooklyn

It’s not that the literarily inclined of Washington Heights in Manhattan begrudge Brooklyn all the attention being lavished upon its writers, artists, musicians, brownstones, outfits, bars, restaurants, flea markets, renegade craft shows and artisanal mayonnaise shops.

[From the New York Times] — It’s not that the literarily inclined of Washington Heights in Manhattan begrudge Brooklyn all the attention being lavished upon its writers, artists, musicians, brownstones, outfits, bars, restaurants, flea markets, renegade craft shows and artisanal mayonnaise shops. It’s just that they feel it is high time the spotlight swung north. read more »

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Concert: History of Tango

Quintet of the Americas, a woodwind quintet that champions music from Latin America, will be joined by world-renowned bandoneonist Daniel Binelli and tango master pianist Polly Ferman for a program of music that spans the history of tango from the habanera to Piazzolla and the modern tango. Date: 21 November 2013.

History of TangoQuintet of the Americas, a woodwind quintet that champions music from Latin America, will be joined by world-renowned bandoneonist Daniel Binelli and tango master pianist Polly Ferman for a program of music that spans the history of tango from the habanera to Piazzolla and the modern tango.

Date: Thursday 21 November 2013, 7 p.m.

Venue: Our Saviour’s Atonement Lutheran Church, 178 Bennett Avenue, New York, NY 10040

Members of the Quintet:
Karla Moe – flute
Matt Sullivan – oboe
Nicholas Gallas – clarinet
Barbara Oldham – horn (Director)
Maureen Strange – bassoon

Suggested donation: $10.
Event includes concert, pre-performance talk and reception.

The 8th Annual Latin American Cultural Week (LACW) in New York City is part of an on-going collaboration with PAMAR (Pan American Musical Art Research, Inc.) that will take place 14–25 November 2013, and features all artists who present works in music, dance, film, theater, literature, visual and performing arts from or influenced by the diverse cultures of Latin America.

For more information, visit www.lacw.net.

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