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The Association of Performing Arts Presenters, a prominent national performing arts service organization based in Washington, DC, seeks a knowledgeable, dynamic, and creative conference director to provide senior-level leadership and operational oversight of the organization’s premier event, the annual members conference in New York City each January. The conference attracts 4,000 participants who attend for professional development and networking opportunities, and to participate in the world’s largest performing arts marketplace. The conference director will oversee the implementation of the organization’s annual member event and will participate in setting the long-term objectives of the conference. The incumbent holds primary responsibility to ensure a well-attended, well-planned and smoothly executed conference.
The ideal candidate has significant experience in conference planning of similar scale and complexity in New York or other major metropolitan market, and understands the protocol of working with union personnel. The candidate will need to demonstrate: a deep knowledge of conference, meeting and event complexities and solutions; the ability to build teams and maintain relationships; a sensitivity to communicating to a diverse range of member types; demonstrate facility with qualitative and quantitative analysis in order to create and oversee a budget of over $1 million; have the ability to provide steady management of the conference department; and be able to articulate a direction for the department’s efforts. Must have 7- 10 years of senior-level management experience, and demonstrated ability to lead a team. Experience and/or strong interest in the performing arts highly desirable, CMP certification preferred.
Arts Presenters offers outstanding benefits and a competitive salary commensurate with experience. Both full time and contract candidates will be considered. Interested applicants should email cover letter, resume, and references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include “Conference Director” in the subject line. No phone calls please. Principals Only
Deadline Extension NPN Opportunity for International Exchanges
PERFORMING AMERICAS CREATIVE EXCHANGE: For projects happening between August 1, 2012 and July 30, 2013
Mandatory Phone Consultations with PAP Staff: January 3 – May 9, 2012
DEADLINE EXTENDED- Application Deadline: May 9, 2012
What is Performing Americas Creative Exchange?
The NPN will fund extended creative residencies by Latin American and Caribbean performing artists and arts professionals conducting residencies at NPN and other affiliated sites, and U.S. performing artists and U.S. based arts professionals conducting residencies in Latin America and the Caribbean. The Creative Exchange Program is flexible by design, allowing participating organizations to exercise their creativity in structuring projects. Residencies can support, for example, the creation of a new work, intensive technique workshops and master classes, arts administration and technical theater seminars, and/or the setting of a work by the residency artist on a host company or a group of local artists. Activities such as master classes, lecture demonstrations, and workshops are considered standard practices. Projects may also involve collaborations with other arts and community-based organizations that have parallel institutional purposes
Who should participate?
If you are an artist that would like to travel to Latin America to conduct a 3-5 week residency with a host you know, or if you are a U.S. based arts organization that would like to host an artist from Latin America or the Caribbean, then the Creative Exchange is for YOU! Although the fund is typically only open to NPN Partners and La RED members, through Ford Foundation support, NPN has extended this opportunity to Diverse Spaces Grantees.
How can I find out more information about the Performing Americas Creative Exchange?
See attached guidelines or Click here
For the 2012 Performing Arts Exchange, Alternate ROOTS will produce a performance showcase to display some of the fine talent that we have to offer through our network. This is a great opportunity to get your work seen by southern presenters.
Here’s what you need to know:
Asian Arts Initiative is a multi-disciplinary community-based arts center in Philadelphia offering performances, exhibitions, and workshops for artists, youth, and adults of all racial backgrounds who need a space to develop their cultural “voice.” Asian Arts Initiative was founded in 1993 and is entering a new phase of growth, with the acquisition of our building and the vision to develop it as a multi-tenant facility to be shared with fellow artists and peer organization.
The development director is a senior-level staff member who participates in setting strategic direction and priorities for the organization. S/he is responsible for ensuring fiscal soundness and alignment of resources with program priorities. Over the next few years, in addition to maintaining a strong base of grant support, the development director will have a particular focus on expanding individual giving and cultivating major gifts as part of a capital campaign.
We are seeking an energetic, forward-thinking director of education programs to lead the growth of our youth arts and education programming. The ideal candidate will have a positive attitude and collaborative spirit, and be a great motivator and supervisor working with artists and staff on program and curriculum development, school and community outreach, classroom and group management, and artistic production.
Please link to asianartsinitiative.org to read full job descriptions.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Please Contact: Stanlyn Brevé, Director of National Programs
email@example.com or 504.595.8008 ext. 204
The National Performance Network (NPN) and the Visual Artists Network (VAN) are pleased to announce the acceptance of eight new Partners to the Network: five new NPN organizations and three new VAN organizations will begin partnership July 1, 2012.
NEW NPN PARTNERS
NEW VAN PARTNERS
NPN/VAN’s new Partner search is a two-year process. In September 2010, staff and board members met to review the criteria for the 2011/12 search. In summer 2011, NPN/VAN announced an open call for nominations, closing the nomination process in September 2011. A slate of nominees that met the criteria were invited to submit full applications. Full applications for Partnership were submitted in January 2012 and the slate of new NPN/VAN Partners was selected by NPN’s Board of Directors in February 2012.
The National Performance Network (NPN) is a group of diverse cultural organizers, including artists, working to create meaningful partnerships and to provide leadership that enables the practice and public experience of the arts in the United States. The Visual Artists Network (VAN) is a national network of visual artists, curators and exhibitors that provides professional opportunities and touring subsidies to contemporary artists and arts organizations.
NPN/VAN is supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Ford Foundation, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Andy Warhol Foundation, Nathan Cummings Foundation, Japan Foundation – Center for Global Partnerships, Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission, Joan Mitchell Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, MetLife Foundation, American Express, Office of Cultural Affairs/Louisiana Division of the Arts, Open Society Foundations, Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, and South Arts.
by Vanessa Adams
The New Orleans Community Printshop was founded in 2009 by a dedicated group of print makers seeking to create an affordable and accessible printmaking space for artists and community members alike. This was both a dream and a necessity — we were motivated both by our collective desire to develop and support a thriving printmaking community and by our real need for equipment to continue to make new work. Printmaking equipment is bulky and expensive, and many of the chemicals needed require special care and disposal. At the time, the only printmaking facilities around town were in universities or private print shops. There wasn’t anywhere in New Orleans that served the wider community, so we built one!
Three years in the making, the Community Printshop is the only art space of its kind in New Orleans. We are a silkscreen shop, black and white darkroom, and community gallery, all in one and are entirely run by a core of committed volunteers. We host Drop-In-Nights three times a week, where anyone in the community can use our facilities. Through Drop-In-Nights we serve a diverse community of local artists, youth, community members and entrepreneurs. We help Drop-In-Night visitors of all skill levels to explore print media, to plan and develop artistic projects, and to build their printmaking and photography skills, as well as providing access to our discounted printmaking equipment and supplies.
The Community Printshop is not only an invaluable resource for the broader community, it is also a vital resource for the core group of volunteers who keep it running. We, the volunteers who organize and staff the print shop, have 24-hour access to the shop’s equipment and resources. We use this time to make new work and continue our printmaking practice.
What else happens at the print shop? Besides teaching people how to print, we want to showcase the variety, chaos, talent and sheer energy of the printing community in New Orleans. We curate shows in our gallery space, sometimes with over 50 participating artists represented, have parties and fundraisers and curate print shows in other venues. We also sell the work being made by our members, splitting the profit between the artists and the print shop. This revenue helps keep our programming affordable and helps support working artists.
Another important part of our programming is our outreach program. Members of the Community Printshop have run and continue to run in-school and after-school educational printmaking projects and programs in many New Orleans public schools. These programs have ranged from one-time student T-shirt printing workshops, to a two-year intensive screen printing program for gifted art high school students. Printshop members have run entrepreneurial screen-printing workshops, free women’s workshops, and workshops in partnership with local universities. We are always looking for new ways to expand our programmatic reach and actively serve different communities in New Orleans.
If you are in the area, come and check us out during our open hours. All are welcome, no experience required just be prepared to get a little ink on your clothes.
The New Orleans Community Printshop is located at 831 Elysian Fields Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70117 (between Dauphine and Burgundy streets). Contact the New Orleans Community Print Shop at firstname.lastname@example.org for information regarding its programing, events and artists.
The South Arts internship program provides learning opportunities and on-the-job experience to college juniors/seniors, graduate students, and recent college graduates with a professional interest in arts administration. During the summer South Arts also selects a Performing Arts Exchange Intern that works exclusively with the Performing Arts Exchange Director on the upcoming conference. All South Arts Internships are paid.
Undergraduate junior/senior, graduate student, or recent college graduate (within one year) with:
Email the following to Bola Ogunlade, email@example.com. Please include “Summer 2012 Internship” or “Performing Arts Exchange Internship 2012″ in the subject line of your email.
Application deadline is Monday, April 16, 2012.
For questions, please contact Bola Ogunlade at firstname.lastname@example.org /404-201-7938, 1800 Peachtree Street, Suite 808, Atlanta, GA 30309
For additional information visit www.southarts.org
New England Foundation for the Art’s (NEFA) National Theater Project (NTP) is a system of support for devised, collaborative theater works. Modeled after NEFA’s National Dance Project, and with funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, NTP will select its first round of projects as a full program for Creation & Touring Grants.
NTP Creation & Touring Grants:
NTP is particularly interested in supporting work that reflects the evolving environment for theater, including but not limited to projects that:
Enhance the creation of a national network of presenters, producing theaters, and ensemble theaters with venues that will increase the potential for touring.
September 2012: Selection and announcement of NTP projects
South Arts seeks a dynamic, multi-talented executive director to build on its exceptional 37-year track record of strengthening the south through advancing excellence in the arts, connecting the arts to key state and national policies, and nurturing a vibrant quality of life.
South Arts, a nonprofit regional arts organization based in Atlanta, GA, was founded in 1975 to build on the South’s unique heritage and enhance the public value of the arts. South Arts’ work responds to the arts environment and cultural trends with a regional perspective. The organization works in partnership with the nine state arts agencies of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee, and is funded by those member states, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), foundations, corporations, and individuals.
The executive director is the principal relationship manager for all stakeholders. The successful candidate will be expected to represent South Arts to a broad range of constituents and the public. The executive director will lead the organization’s management team to ensure the strategic objectives are achieved in a financially sound manner. Travel comprises approximately 50% of the CEO’s time.
Ideal candidates for this position will possess an innate passion for the arts, exhibit political savvy and understanding of the complex landscape around public funding for the arts, and have direct management experience in a complementary arts or nonprofit organization. Highly qualified applicants will possess both undergraduate (required) and graduate (preferred) degrees and bring a variety of experiences and attributes to South Arts, the full description of which can be seen by clicking here.
Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. To apply, send an email with a cover letter detailing your qualifications, vitae/resume, and salary requirements to SouthArts@TransitionGuides.com (email applications are required).
Other inquiries, contact Jeanie Duncan at TransitionGuides at 301.439.6635. Communications will be treated with confidence and resumes will be accepted until position is filled. South Arts is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Complete information including position announcement, position profile, projected timeline, and updates can be found on the South Arts website.