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Upcoming Professional Opportunities for May 2014

May. 05, 2014 | Arts Council Napa Valley

Take it to the next level and take advantage of some of these upcoming opportunities.


It's time to receive acknowledgement for all that hard work. See some upcoming professional opportunities for reviews and competitions this May.

 

Napa County Fair & Fireworks Annual Multidisciplinary Competitions

Whatever your passion may be, share it with your community and have the chance to win those highly coveted Napa County Fair & Fireworks blue ribbons…or even, Best of Show!

Registration is open now for you to join the fun.

 

Aesthetica Art Prize 2014: Call for Entries

The Aesthetica Art Prize, an annual celebration of outstanding contemporary art from across the world, is now open for entries.

The Art Prize is a fantastic opportunity for artists amongst your network at Arts Council Napa Valley to showcase their work to a wider audience and influential figures from within the arts sector.

Prizes include:

  • 12 week group exhibition at York St Mary’s hosted by York Museums Trust and Aesthetica – visit www.aestheticamagazine.com/art-prize-exhibition to see the current exhibitors
  • Up to £1000 in cash
  • Art supplies
  • Collection of art books
  • Editorial coverage in Aesthetica Magazine
  • Publication in the accompanying Aesthetica Art Prize Anthology – visit www.aestheticamagazine.com/shop#ap to see the current issue

Q&As on the Aesthetica Blog

We are really keen to engage with artists in America and hope that artists within your network will be interested in submitting.

 

 

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

 

National Center for Arts Research REPORT

Exploring the State of the Arts

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

5:00 p.m. Report Presentation

Reception immediately to follow

Omni San Francisco Hotel

500 California Street

San Francisco, CA 94104

Featuring: Dr. Zannie Voss, NCAR Director and Chair, Arts Management & Arts Entrepreneurship, SMU Meadows School of the Arts and Cox School of Business

Register at smu.edu/ArtsResearchRSVPSF

 

2014 AMERICAN EXPRESS NGEN FELLOWS PROGRAM

The American Express NGen Fellows Program gives emerging nonprofit leaders an exceptional opportunity to strengthen their capacity for future impact. Over the course of twelve months, Fellows collaborate with other talented leaders age 40 and under, interact with established mentors, and contribute to Independent Sector's work on nonprofit impact and leadership.

http://www.independentsector.org/surveys/survey.cfm?code=NGen_Fellows_Application_Form_2014

Applications are due May 22, 2014 at 11:59 pm ET.

Must be currently employed at an IS member organization to apply.

 

CREATIVE COMMUNITY FELLOWS PROGRAM

THE KRESGE FOUNDATION

National Arts Strategies believes that arts and culture are vital to community life. We also believe that community is vital to arts and culture. We’ve seen that the leaders who thrive are the ones who understand and connect with their communities. They partner with other local organizations and take part in civic initiatives. Most importantly, they listen to community members. This kind of connectivity and relevance is the key to sustainability.

With the support of The Kresge Foundation, we’ve built the Creative Community Fellows program for leaders working at the intersection of culture and community. These individuals are using culture to respond to local needs and contribute to healthy neighborhoods. We will give them tools, training and access to others working in this space. This combination will fuel their visions for community change, sparking new ideas and helping put them into action. We will also provide a platform for Fellows to connect their work to their communities and to the field.

This will create a global dialogue about the ways in which culture can restore and animate communities.The Creative Community Fellows program, presented in partnership with the University of Pennsylvania, incorporates a residential and an online track but we are creating a single, unique community of entrepreneurs. All Fellows enter the program with an idea for a cultural project that responds to a problem they want to solve in their communities.

PROGRAM DATES

Application open

March 26 - May 7

Residential convening

July 27-August 3, 2014

Distance learning

Fall 2014

Funder feedback session

January 2015

To learn more or apply, go to artstrategies.org/creative_community_fellows

 

Speed-Date with a Publishing Professional — Publishing Consults

Start: 10 May 2014 2:00 pm

Venue: Napa Bookmine

Ms. Sari Friedman, MFA (Columbia University), Pushcart Nominated and National Award-Winning Author and Poet, and Editor at Fearless Books, offers twenty minutes of publishing and writing advice for $20. Reserve a time by visiting or calling Napa Bookmine, 964 Pearl Street, Napa CA 94559, (707) 733-3199. Online payments can also be made at www.sari-friedman.com. Fearless Books is an independent publisher in Napa offering a wide range of editorial and Assisted Publishing services to writers at all levels.  Times available at 2:00, 2:30, 3:00, and 3:30.

 

Oxbow Art School Rolling Admissions for High School Students

Oxbow is in Rolling Admissions and is accepting applications for the Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 semesters including applications from international students. We have space available so if you or someone you know is interested in applying to Oxbow our application information can be found on our web site at www.oxbowschool.org. You can reach Admissions directly by email at admissions@oxbowschool.org.

 

SF MusicTech Summit

The SF MusicTech Summit will take place May 20 in San Francisco and brings together visionaries in the evolving music/business/technology ecosystem, along with the best and brightest developers, entrepreneurs, investors, service providers, journalists, musicians, and organizations who work with them at the convergence of culture and commerce. There will be panels, parties, presentations, elevator pitch and speed networking sessions, and tons of opportunities. View the current list of speakers and attendees! For more information, please visit http://www.sfmusictech.com and use code "FoM " for $25 off your ticket.

 

The Sixth Annual Arts Festival Conference

Join artists, art fair directors and staff, promoters, and other art festival insiders at the sixth annual Arts Festival Conference on Aug. 28 - 29, 2014, in Portland, Oregon, immediately preceding the Art in the Pearl Fine Arts & Crafts Festival. This two day professional development event is designed for and includes sessions that benefit the entire art fair field and is presented by ZAPP® and regional arts nonprofit, WESTAF.

Conference attendees can look forward to all of the following and more:

  • Networking and partnership opportunities with artists, event administrators and others in the field.
  • A visit to the Art in the Pearl Fine Arts Festival and conference receptions
  • Sessions focused on strategic planning, public relations and marketing for small businesses and nonprofits, social media, and sales
  • A portfolio review session to show how images and an artist’s body of work presents during an art fair jury process
  • A thought-provoking symposium led by an expert panel discussing high-level ways to address how evolution and the changing art landscape can be positive for festivals

Take advantage of the best rates by securing your conference registration before the early-bird pricing ends on June 1, 2014. Single, group, and day-pass registrations are all available. To learn more about the conference and register today, visit the conference website at bit.ly/zappcon14. You can also contact the ZAPP® team with questions by emailing contactzapp@westaf.org.

 

EMEREGENCE 2014

Monday, June 2, 10am - 5pm  
The Women's Building
3543 18th St, #8
San Francisco, CA 94110

Emergence provides a collaborative platform for Bay Area arts and culture workers to connect, share ideas, and elevate their work and voices.

About Emergence
This year marks the fourth iteration of our annual day of convening, revolving around four overarching themes: networked approaches, open systems, regenerative practices, and research and development. Each theme is contextualized in the current state of the Bay Area arts sector to both investigate and interrogate buzz words such as diversity, engagement, and community as it relates to issues of relevancy, innovation, audience, and money.

Registration opens next week!

Look out for an announcement with registration details, schedule information, and a list of speakers. For day-to-day updates, please follow us on Facebook and make sure to invite your friends and colleagues!

Interested in volunteering for Emergence14?  Volunteers receive discounted admission.  ContactJen Ontiveros, Network Coordinator, for more information.

Join artists, art fair directors and staff, promoters, and other art festival insiders at the sixth annual Arts Festival Conference on Aug. 28 - 29, 2014, in Portland, Oregon, immediately preceding the Art in the Pearl Fine Arts & Crafts Festival. This two day professional development event is designed for and includes sessions that benefit the entire art fair field and is presented by ZAPP® and regional arts nonprofit, WESTAF.

Conference attendees can look forward to all of the following and more:

  • Networking and partnership opportunities with artists, event administrators and others in the field.
  • A visit to the Art in the Pearl Fine Arts Festival and conference receptions
  • Sessions focused on strategic planning, public relations and marketing for small businesses and nonprofits, social media, and sales
  • A portfolio review session to show how images and an artist’s body of work presents during an art fair jury process
  • A thought-provoking symposium led by an expert panel discussing high-level ways to address how evolution and the changing art landscape can be positive for festivals

Take advantage of the best rates by securing your conference registration before the early-bird pricing ends on June 1, 2014. Single, group, and day-pass registrations are all available. To learn more about the conference and register today, visit the conference website at bit.ly/zappcon14. You can also contact the ZAPP® team with questions by emailing contactzapp@westaf.org.

The Business of Music - Entrepreneurial Training for Musicians

Jun 21 - Jun 22, 2014

Japanese American Cultural & Community Center (JACCC), 244 S. San Pedro Street

Los Angeles, CA 90012

Future of Music Coalition (FMC) and the Center for Cultural Innovation (CCI) present a new workshop focused on the unique needs and challenges of working musicians. Modeled after CCI’s signature Business of Art™ workshop series and FMC’s Artist Revenue Streams research, this two-day workshop will bring working musicians together with industry experts to explain the tools and considerations crucial to entrepreneurial success and independence in today’s music marketplace. Our experts represent all facets of the industry and lead participants in learning key business skills to help advance their art, develop ideas, and increase financial independence.

The two-day program will cover:

  • Identifying your income sources and assets, both tangible and intangible;

  • Spending money, including project budgets, creating cost projections, and recordkeeping;

  • Managing projects, including setting income goals, raising funds, and managing cash flows;

  • Business basics, including taxes, organizational structures, and building your team;

  • Sustainability in a changing industry; and

  • Long term financial planning and goal-setting.

With plenty of time for questions, free-flowing discussion, and the exploration of case studies, this program offers a chance for musicians to dig in on what about their business model is working, and what needs to change. What income streams are working, and what has changed over the years? What have you learned about managing your money or assets that you would share? What services and tools have been useful? How do you plan in a world where you have very little control?

The program fee includes two days of training and discussion, lunch, and curated reference materials provided in advance of the workshop.

See more at: http://www.cciarts.org/cgi/page.cgi/calendar.html?evt=415#sthash.TVEYuiWP.dpuf

 

Marketing and Self-Promotion for Artists

Blue Line Gallery

Roseville, CA

Date: 05-24-2014

Website: http://bluelinearts.org/education/adult-workshop-series.html

Instructor: Michelle Andres

Saturday, May 24th, 11am-12:30pm

Members: $15 | Non-members: $20

Part of being an independent artist is marketing yourself and self promotion. In this workshop, you will identify avenues to get the word out on your artwork, learn how to tell people what you do, and how to make valuable contacts. You will brainstorm ideas and create a rough marketing plan that can kickstart your career.

 

Register for the Courageous Creativity Conference

The California Arts Project (TCAP) and Disney Imagineering present the Courageous Creativity Conference June 23-25, 2014 at Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel. This unique conference is open to educators and administrators in K through 12th grade, post-secondary, district and state levels and provides insight into the link between visual and performing arts education and arts, media and entertainment careers. Learn more.

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