Upcoming Professional Opportunities for August 2014

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

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 August.


We are pleased to announce the launch of the San Francisco – Napa Valley regional segment of the 2015 Great Wine Capitals “Best of Wine Tourism Awards.” The awards celebrate innovation and excellence in wine tourism throughout the ten greatest wine regions in the world. At this time, we invite all wine tourism businesses located in San Francisco & Napa Valley to participate. Entries are accepted until August 29, 2014 in seven categories:

  • Accommodations
  • Architecture & Landscapes*
  • Art & Culture*
  • Innovative Wine Tourism Experiences*
  • Sustainable Wine Tourism Practices*
  • Wine Tourism Services
  • Wine Tourism Restaurants

* Open to wineries only

To enter your business for a Best Of Wine Tourism Award, please complete the entry form.

This program provides an opportunity for wineries and other visitor-serving businesses in each region to gain exposure on a local and international level for their commitment to excellence in delivering quality experiences to visitors.

Regional winners will be recognized at a local awards ceremony in October, in PR outreach, and be entered to compete for the International Awards determined at the Great Wine Capital’s Annual General Meeting, held this year in Mendoza, Argentina, in November.

YoungArts Foundation Invites Applications for 2015 Young Artists Prize

The National YoungArts Foundation provides emerging artists (between the ages of 15 and 18 or in grades 10-12) with opportunities to work with renowned mentors, access to significant scholarships, national recognition, and other opportunities to help ensure that the nation’s most outstanding young artists are encouraged to pursue a career in the arts.

To that end, YoungArts is accepting applications for its 2015 prize cycle. Support is offered in ten artistic disciplines: cinematic arts, dance, design, jazz, music, photography, theater, visual arts, voice, and writing.

To date, YoungArts has honored more than 17,000 young artists with over $6 million in awards; facilitated in excess of $150 million in college scholarship opportunities; and enabled its participants to work with master teachers who are among the most distinguished artists in the world, including Mikhail Baryshnikov, Jacques d’Amboise, Plácido Domingo, Bill T. Jones, Quincy Jones, and Martin Scorsese. In addition, YoungArts serves as the exclusive nominating agency for the U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts, the country’s highest honor for young artists.

Each year up to seven hundred students are selected from across the country as national winners. Each winner will receive a grant of up to $10,000, have the opportunity to attend YoungArts programs, and partake in master classes with internationally renowned artists, workshops, interdisciplinary activities, performances, and exhibitions.

Application materials must be received no later than October 17, 2014. Applicants will receive notification of their status via email by the end of November and written confirmation by the end of December.

Citizens or legal residents of the United States or its territories between the ages of 15 and 18 on December 1, 2014, or in grades 10-12, may apply. International students who are studying in the U.S. on a student visa are eligible to apply.  YoungArts reserves the right to extend eligibility on a case-by-case basis, provided the applicant’s birth date falls within ninety days before or after the designated guidelines.

Link to Complete RFP

The Cultural Exchange Fund | The Association of Performing Arts Presenters

Deadline: 08-14-2014

The Cultural Exchange Fund is a travel subsidy program supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to assist U.S. based presenting professionals and their organizations and companies in building partnerships and collaborations with international touring artists, companies and their collaborators and to experience the work of artists from around the world in its cultural context.

All applicants must be members of the Association of Performing Arts Presenters and must be one of the following:

  • Individuals from presenting organizations who are part of the decision-making process for programming and presentations;
  • Independent presenters, managers, agents or producers who are working with a presenter or group of presenters to develop a project or tour with foreign artists and who can demonstrate a mission and history of relationship building, or project development that serves the presenting field, presenting organizations or a particular community;
  • Groups of presenters from different presenting organizations who may be collaborating to develop or advance a project or program initiative;
  • Individual professional artists


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


Game Changing Leadership: The Secrets to Unlock the Power of Your Group (Free)

Foundation Center
San Francisco, CA
Date: 2014-07-24

The Alliance for California Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program Now Open

The Alliance for California Traditional Arts (ACTA) Apprenticeship Program encourages the continuity of the state’s traditional arts and cultures by contracting master artists to offer intensive, one-on-one training to qualified apprentices. Each $3,000 contract will support a period of concentrated learning for apprentices who have shown a commitment to and a talent for a specific folk & traditional art form or practice.

How do I apply?
Guidelines and application forms are available for download below.
FECHA LÍMITE: Agosto 1, 2014
Roundtable Discussions on Remixes, First Sale, and Statutory Damages

The Berkeley roundtable will take place the following day, July 30th, 2014 at UC Berkeley School of Law, Booth Auditorium, 215 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA.

The roundtables will focus on: (1) the questions set out in the October 3rd Federal Register Notice, http://www.ntia.doc.gov/files/ntia/publications/ntia_pto_rfc_10032013.pdf; (2) the issues raised in the stakeholder comments filed both before and after the Dec. 12 meeting, http://www.uspto.gov/ip/global/copyrights/green_paper_public_comments.jsp; and (3) points made at the December 12th public meeting.

A Creative Capital webinar with marketing strategist Brian Tate

Monday, July 28, 2014, 7pm
Presented by Creative Capital
Price: $25.00


About the Webinar   

If we’re committed to being in the world, to making art about that experience, and to helping foster conditions where others can do the same, then our stories must be told. Marketing is key to that process. But what are its rules, and how can we turn them to our advantage?

This webinar will examine the Seven Elements of Strategic Marketing in detail. We will also apply marketing theory to the careers of Ornette Coleman, Margaret Atwood, the Coen Brothers, andKara Walker, with references along the way to a mix of creators, from Miles Davis and Elizabeth Streb to Patricia Highsmith and Hector LaVoe. We’ll also examine the marketing messages of Steve Jobs, Johnnie Cochran, George W. Bush and Barack Obama at peak moments in their lives. Your questions and ideas will be welcomed throughout, followed by a Q&A with all participants.

To attend this webinar, you will need access to a computer with speakers and an Internet connection (hard-wired is preferred over wireless). There is no special software needed.


Marketing Makeovers for Artists

Why You Need One NOW! San Francisco, CA, Monday, August 18th, 5:00 PM to 6:00 PMTickets $20 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/marketing-makeovers-for-artists-why-you-need-one-now-tickets-12292746937