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Upcoming Professional Opportunities for February 2015

Feb. 03, 2015 | Arts Council Napa Valley

Volunteer Opportunities

 
 
The County Executive Officer announces two (2) openings on the Napa County Arts and Culture Advisory Committee:
  • One (1) District 3 representative with the term of office to commence upon appointment and expire September 30, 2018.  To qualify for the District 3 opening, applicants must be a resident in the unincorporated area of District 3.
  • One (1) City of St. Helena representative with the term of office beginning immediately and expire September 30, 2016.  To qualify for the City of St. Helena opening, applicants must be a resident in the incorporated area of St. Helena
 
The Arts and Culture Advisory Committee meets on the 4th Monday of January, April and October at 9 a.m.  
 
Anyone interested in consideration for appointment must submit a completed application form and apply directly to the County Executive Office, temporarily located at 2741 Napa Valley Corporate Dr. Building 2, Napa, no later than 5 p.m. on Feb. 13, 2015.  The application form is available on the county website at www.countyofnapa.org.  Click on the Committees and Commissions link in the left-hand navigation under County Info.  To submit an application online, click “application for appointment” and follow the application
 
The Napa County Arts and Culture Advisory Committee is comprised of ten (10) members, appointed by the County of Napa Board of Supervisors, one from each of the five incorporated cities/town, and one from unincorporated areas of each of the five (5) Supervisorial Districts.   Potential members must demonstrate knowledge of or appreciation for cultural and artistic activities or practice in the field of architecture, visual arts, performing arts, public arts, art history, historic preservation or arts administration.  For more information visit the Arts Committee website http://www.countyofnapa.org/ceo/arts/.
 
The Board of Supervisors and staff of Napa County are dedicated to preserving and sustaining Napa County for present and future generations as a community with generous open space, a thriving agricultural industry and a quality human and natural environment.  Visit us on the Web at www.countyofnapa.org.
 

Be at the top of your game and take advantage of these professional opportunities!

 
Don't miss this invaluable seminar on the essentials of income tax for individual artists of all disciplines. Learn how artists and artists groups can efficiently track income and expense throughout the year and how to correctly file their taxes. Topics will include record keeping, form 1040, Schedule C, and self-employment schedule, deductions, hobby losses, home offices and more.
California Lawyers for the Arts
2015 J Street, Suite 204
Sacramento, CA 95811
 
 
CompassPoint workshop participant Kad Smith's attendance in Communicating Across Differences: Why Culture, Power, and Privilege Matter prompted him to reflect on power and privilege and how sightlines on these issues can shift depending on the lens you place on your personal experience. We're pleased to share Kad's first-person account "A Sense of Self & My Low-Income / Black Privilege" here. His viewpoint may surprise and challenge you.
Register for our next workshop on Communicating Across Differences: Why Culture, Power, and Privilege Matter (March 5 in Redwood City). Learn and practice a set of communication skills that you can use to work more effectively across differences of race, class, gender, and positional power in your organization.
   
 
Monday, March 16th | 7 – 9 pm
The Foundation Center - San Francisco
312 Sutter Street (accessible by Muni and BART)
Admission is free
 
In partnership with The Foundation Center - San Francisco, we invite you to bring your marketing issues and let our community of Northern California non-profit arts marketing experts “hack” at ‘em and give you solutions and feedback.
 
No problem is too large or small to hack at. For instance:
 
-       How can I use social media to promote our company?
-       How can I get the press to cover us?
-       How can I attract a diverse audience?
-       Do you know a good printer? Caterer? Designer?
-       Why is no one reading my eblasts?
-       Should I still make posters for every production?
-       Can you loan me $50,000?  OK. Not this question. Hey…we’re non-profits!
 
Your question can be very specific or broad. Participants will sit at tables and each person will have 5 minutes to ask one question and have the rest of the table hack at it. Then, we’re on to the next problem, and so on.  At the end, we’ll talk about some of the problems and the whole room can participate.
 
You’ll leave this meet up with answers to your question plus lots of other ideas.  You do not want to miss this opportunity.
 
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm   Marketing #Hack 2015
8:30 pm – 9:00 pm   Social time (nibbles and beverages) to meet fellow arts marketers
 
While our meetups are usually limited to marketing staff, we are opening this meeting to include non-marketing staff of performing or fine arts organizations. Due to limited seating, an organization can have up to three representatives attend (each will sit at a different table).
 
To RSVP, please email me at ArtsMarketingBA@gmail.com. Seating is limited and on a first-come basis. Each individual must email a separate RSVP request. Please do not send more than one name per email. Each request should be sent from each individual’s email address.
 
You may even find answers to some of your questions with the fantastic classes and resources at The Foundation Center. Click here and see the amazing things they offer (most of them free!).
 
For more information, follow Arts Marketing Bay Area on Facebook here.
 
 
March 30 - 31, 2015
San Francisco, CA
The Fort Mason Center
Building C, Room C205
2 Marina Blvd.     
Early-bird tuition fee through Friday March 6, 2015 : $300.00
Standard tuition fee: $350.00
 
The Healing Children through Creativity: Art Therapy Training Workshops introduce counselors, educators, mental health and medical professionals to the basic principles and practice of art therapy with emotionally, behaviorally, developmentally and medically challenged children and adolescents. These two-day workshops blend theories and experiential exercises offering a thorough introduction in the therapeutic use of visual art as a powerful treatment modality.

Artistic ability is not necessary to participate fully in this workshop.

 

Apply: Bridges Fellowship

Calling 18-26 year-olds! Impact your life, career and community for the better. Apply to Next Gen's Bridges Fellowship.

Investigate how artists and start-up innovators have succeeded in their fields while exploring the connection between media-making and social justice. Sessions start this summer. Applications due April 1.

 
Save the date: EMERGENCE 2015, Saturday May 30, 2015
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission Street, San Francisco
 
It's going to be that time of year again, when you decide what "conference" you'll attend and to decide what opportunity to connect with others will be the MOST inspiring for the remainder of the year. I recommend you save May 30th for EAP's fifth annual EMERGENCE, a day of uncommon learning filled with calls to action and time to rejuvenate/refresh practice as a Bay Area Arts Administrator.
 
We will be updating everyone on our annual convening via this newsletter.  If you have any questions do not hesitate to email us at info@emergingsf.org.   
 

FREE Online Course: Arts and Culture Strategy, from U Penn and National Arts Strategies

Arts and culture leaders have a rewarding but tough task: creating sustainable organizations that deliver real social value. There is a lot of competition out there. Being an effective leader means constantly adapting, cleverly using the best tools to reach as many people as possible. This course is designed to help leaders at any level do just that.

 

Competitions & Award Opportunities

 

The National Poetry Series competition for book-length (48 - 64 pages) poetry manuscripts

Five prizes of $10,000 each, and publication. Deadline for submission: February 15, 2015; $30 entry fee.

 

Nelligan Prize for short fiction

$2,000, and publication in Colorado Review. Deadline for submission: March 14, 2015; $15 entry fee.

 

The Redwood Writers Genre Contest

$100 / $50 / $25 prizes for  2,500 word Mystery, Thriller, Suspense or Horror stories. Deadline for submission: March 31, 2015.

 

Narrative Winter 2015 Story Contest 

$2,500 / $1,000/ $500 prizes for fiction or non-fiction less than 15,000 words. Deadline for submission: March 31, 2015; $22 entry fee.

 

Water Conservation Student Art Contest

Attention teachers, parents, and administrators! We invite you to participate in the Conservation Creativity Challenge Poster Contest. Students are invited to invent fun and unique ways to reduce water use and illustrate their best idea with an original poster design.The contest aims to educate students about the serious matter of California's drought, and to help raise awareness of everyday water conservation practices through the arts and creativity. All California students in 4th and 5th grade are eligible to participate and win prizes! Read More.

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