NPN/VAN & PAP Media Showcase Dallas: Northeast & Midwest Regions
EXTENDED DEADLINE for media registration and receipt by NPN: NOVEMBER 12, 2010
The Media Showcase is scheduled on Saturday December 11, 2010 at 9:30am.
To expose local and regional performing/visual artists from NPN, VAN & Performing Americas Program Partners’ communities to NPN, VAN & Partners, Artists, and Colleagues.
This year the Media Showcase will feature NPN and VAN Partners from the Northeast and Midwest. Each Region (Northeast and Midwest) will have 45 minutes to present work. 11 Partners from each region will be eligible to present media on a first come, first served basis. Due to the limited number of slots, NPN encourages cities with multiple NPN/VAN Partners and regions to collaborate on their presentation.
Each NPN/VAN Partner will have a maximum of 4 minutes to present one or more artist(s), companies, or collectives. The 4 minutes includes talking time, so please factor this into your presentation and limit your clip or plan to talk while your clip is rolling. We will be strict about the 4 minute limit.
To be considered: all media must be registered (through this site) and received by the NPN office no later than November 12, 2010.
- NPN/VAN Partners may not present media of themselves
- Media presentation cannot be any longer than 4 minutes
- Media must be received by the NPN office and registered (through this site) by November 12, 2010
Keep in mind that the viewing audience will primarily consist of NPN/VAN Partners, Artists and Colleagues. Consider the following:
- Is the company too large for the target audience to present?
- Is the artist, company, or collective at a career stage and is their work on scale that seems appropriate for the audiences and facilities of the Partners?
- Is the artist, company, collective an appropriate fit for the NPN/VAN residency model and fee structure?
- How strong is the work sample? Bad Media does not do an artist justice! Check the lighting, sound, and image quality before media is submitted.
Media Networking Lounge
In addition to the Media Showcase there will be an unscheduled Media Networking Lounge (open 24/7 from Friday-Monday) right off the hotel lobby in the Brasserie. We encourage NPN/VAN Partners to use this space to show Media of additional artists or longer excerpts of Showcase Media. Buy an NPN signature cocktail at the hotel bar and get comfortable in the Media Networking Lounge!
Press packets should be left in the Media Networking Lounge and should not be sent to NPN.
Media Showcase Guide
A program will be included in the Annual Meeting packet which will include contact information, descriptions, and details of all the work being shown.
How to Submit Media
1) Register Each Artist/Company
The form on the following page must be completed for EACH ARTIST/COMPANY presented. A HARD COPY of the form must accompany all media, so please remember to print a copy of the registration form prior to clicking “submit”. (If you are registering multiple artist/companies you must register the first artist, click “submit”, re-enter this site, register the next artist, click “submit”, etc.)
2) Collect Media
Media should be in DVD, CD or PowerPoint format. Other Media formats need to be approved by NPN/VAN. Media must be labeled with the NPN/VAN Partner name, Artist name, cue point and running time. NPN will run Media from the specified cue point. Total running time cannot exceed 4 minutes. All Media should be previewed before sent and packaged safely for shipping- NPN will NOT preview Media prior to the showcase and is NOT responsible for Media that will not play or is incorrectly cued. NPN/VAN Partners are encouraged to compile excerpts of artists on one single DVD, CD or PowerPoint slideshow. If this is not an option, separate pieces of Media may be sent. Media will be transferred to the Video Den after the showcase where it will be left; Media will not be sent back.
3) Mail Media and Registration Form
Mail a hard copy of each registration form along with the corresponding cued, labeled Media to:
National Performance Network
P.O. Box 56698
New Orleans, LA 70156-6698
Attn: Alec De Leon
(504) 595-8008 x209
All Media must be registered and received by the NPN office by November 12, 2010 to be considered. NO EXCEPTIONS! Please remember that there are a limited number of slots for the showcase so Media will be accepted on a first come, first served basis by region.