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Notices for partners, news for artists, announcements from the field, job postings.
Over 35 years, retiring leaders Carla Perlo and Deborah Riley developed a unique merger of artistic vision and bold leadership that prepared them to thoughtfully plan for succession while celebrating Dance Place’s capital and program expansion. Now in its 36th year, Dance Place is poised for its next stage of growth. The Board of Directors has established a search committee to identify a highly talented and experienced Executive / Artistic Director to lead Dance Place into the future. A highly qualified new leader will bring energy and expertise as the organization continues as a prolific dance presenter and leader of creative placemaking in Washington, DC.
Link to Dance Place’s website to read more about the position and download a full job description and instructions on applying by February 28, 2017.
The Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) in New Orleans is a multidisciplinary arts center dedicated to the presentation, production, and promotion of the art of our time. It expresses its mission by organizing world class curated exhibitions, performances, and public programs; educating and enlarging audiences for the arts; and encouraging collaboration among diverse stakeholders composed of artists, institutions, communities, and supporters throughout the world.
The CAC seeks an Associate Director of External Affairs, reporting to the Director & CEO. Expected start date is July 1, 2017.
The Associate Director of External Affairs is a senior staff member and department head responsible for planning and implementing sales and marketing programs, both short and long range, targeted toward existing and new markets. The External Affairs Department is responsible for devising and executing public relations, marketing, and advertising strategies to promote all exhibitions, performances, and events programmed by the CAC. Leading the External Affairs Department, the Associate Director will play a critical role in the success of the CAC’s strategic initiatives for audience development and artistic production.
Link to the CAC’s website for a full job description and information on how to apply. The CAC will keep the position open until a suitable candidate is chosen, but preference will be given to candidates who submit completed materials by May 1, 2017.
Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, invites applications for the position of Director of the Bates Dance Festival, an internationally renowned summer program celebrating its 35th anniversary of bringing together a diverse community of international choreographers, performers, educators, and students in a cooperative environment to study, perform, and incubate new work. Serving as a leader in the development and exposition of the performing arts on campus and throughout the world of dance, the Director is the producer, artistic curator, coordinator, and manager of a contemporary dance program that combines academic excellence, innovative programming, and community engagement.
Follow this link for full job description, qualifications and how to apply: https://apply.interfolio.com/39373
Review of applications begins February 10, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. The position will begin in summer of 2017.
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It’s that time of year and the NPN/VAN national office is working hard. Please note the following dates when the office is closed or lightly staffed:
Thanksgiving, November 24 – We’ll be with family and friends feasting and giving thanks
Friday, November 25 – closed (recovery day)
Staff begin to leave for Austin over the weekend.
Monday, November 28 – lightly staffed
Tuesday, November 29 through Monday, December 5 – closed – We’ll be seeing you at the NPN/VAN Annual Meeting in Austin!
Tuesday, December 6 – Friday, December 9 – lightly staffed
Friday, December 23, 2016 through Sunday, January 1, 2017 – closed
Happy New Year! – the NPN/VAN national office re-opens on Monday, January 2, 2017
Dance/USA is accepting applications for Engaging Dance Audiences (EDA), thanks to the support of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.
EDA will again fund the refinement of successful audience engagement programs. Dance or multidisciplinary organizations can apply to meet one of two objectives: 1) They can refine an existing engagement program, focusing particularly on the quality of the experience for the participating audience or community, or 2) They can refine programs that have a track record of engaging ALAANA (African, Latino(a), Asian, Arab and Native American) audiences, the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities, communities of faith, or incarcerated people and their families. Applicants can be organizations with 501(c)3 status or apply through a fiscal sponsor, and they do not need to be current members of Dance/USA.
Assistance includes town meetings in select cities as well as two webinars. In addition, applicants who have not been funded in the past may have a proposal coaching session with consultant Keryl McCord. All applicants are required to submit a letter of inquiry by November 10, 2016, at 5:30 Eastern time. For more information go to EDA Round Four Guidelines, which describes the funding structure, timeline and provides FAQs.
Ahead of the December Annual Meeting in Austin, the NPN/VAN staff and board met for a retreat and business meeting. It was the first led by new Chair Abel Lopez and President & CEO Caitlin Strokosch. Here are some photos from that weekend.
Philadelphia Young Playwrights seeks a full-time In-School Programs Coordinator to help administrate, organize and execute portions of our arts education programming.
The Coordinator, a new position within the organization, serves as the lead administrator for our signature program, the Core Playwriting Program, which serves nearly fifty schools and thousands of students throughout Philadelphia. The Coordinator also serves as administrative coordinator for departmental needs. Over the summer, the Coordinator intersects with our annual literary selection process by evaluating student plays and managing a body of our volunteer readers, serves as administrative coordinator for summer programs, and advances goals towards improving the Core program for the subsequent school year.
Applications will be accepted until September 22nd; however, candidates will be interviewed on a rolling basis. The anticipated start date for the position is mid-October.
See the full job description, requirements and how to apply using this link:
The Coleman Center for the Arts (CCA), in Coleman, AL, is seeking a passionate and dynamic Executive Director who will lead the organization into its next chapter of growth and impact. The Executive Director will oversee all aspects of the organization including creative programs, ﬁnances, grant writing, fundraising, and hiring and managing staﬀ. The Executive Director will work with the Board of Directors to set strategic goals and vision, and continue to develop the CCA as a model for long term collaboration between artists and communities.
Position is open until filled.
Download the full job description here.