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E-Newsletter / October 2014

Posted: Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 1:21 pm in E-Newsletters

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Power Goes…and goes, and goes

Read how The Seldoms, in collaboration with Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, used their Creation Fund, and later the Forth Fund, to craft a powerful and ambitious new work. The Creation Fund is supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Ford Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts; the Forth Fund is supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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Live and On Stage!

Niicugni, Emily Johnson/Catalyst Dance, photo by Ian Douglas

Niicugni, Emily Johnson/Catalyst Dance, photo by Ian Douglas

As part of its Annual Meeting, NPN/VAN will present two nights of performance in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Performances will feature works supported by the NPN Creation and Forth Fund programs as well as Tulsa-based companies.  All performances are open to the public at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center; buy tickets at www.tulsapac.com. If you can’t make to the show view online through HowlRoundTV.

Monday 11/17 @ 8pm

  • Armando Castellano/Quinteto Latino: Voces Del Desierto  (Menlo Park, CA)
  • Theater North (Tulsa, OK)
  • Lionel Popkin: Looking for Ruth (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Perpetual Motion Dance (Tulsa, OK)

Tuesday 11/18 @ 8pm

  • Emily Johnson/Catalyst Dance: Niicugni (Minneapolis, MN)
  • Tulsa Modern Movement (Tulsa, OK)
  • Paul Flores: PLACAS: The Most Dangerous Tattoo (San Francisco, CA)
  • Portico Dans Theatre (Tulsa, OK)

Interested in Presenting a Korean company?

Call for Proposals: Center Stage Korea

Center Stage Korea, a program of the Korea Arts Management Services (KAMS), is a grant that supports travel and freight costs for Korean artists/companies touring to two or more venues in the United States. Deadline is November 30, 2014.

For more information and an application form please click here.

Plan for what if — not why me

South Arts: Arts Ready

NPN/VAN and South Arts (SA) encourage you to avoid the pain and panic of being unprepared, whether for a data crash, a public relations debacle, or an auditorium flooded by a broken pipe. ArtsReady, a program of SA, will help you start, or update/expand, your readiness plan. Here are some easy-to-use resources and ideas to help you out:

  • You’ve likely had changes in the names and/or contact information for your staff and roster artists. Make sure you have an updated phone/personal email tree to reach everyone speedily in the event of emergency, and that you have an “In Case of Emergency” contact for each individual (here’s a sample from the ArtsReady Library).

     
  • Download handy mobile apps that will help you keep tabs on bad weather, respond in first aid/emergency situations, or be aware of police activity in your area.

     
  • Take a tour of your venue/working space, making sure that alarms, fire extinguishers, emergency signage and other safety devices are easy to see, operational and current.

     
  • Join ArtsReady. A Premium Membership gives you access to an online planning tool, cloud-based critical information storage, online training opportunities and more.

Call the ArtsReady team for assistance with any of these resources. Omar Nelson, Membership Manager, onelson@southarts.org, (404) 874-7244 x 28.

Are You a Community-Engaged or Activist Artist/Organization Looking for Support?

Rauschenberg Foundation

The Rauschenberg Foundation has released a series of open calls for the first time in its Artist as Activist Program, comprised of three distinct grant opportunities: a Fellowship (due October 13), a Travel/Research grant (applications accepted on rolling basis until April 15, 2014), and a grant for Activist Organizations, by invitation only. Click here for more information.

Surdna Foundation is issuing requests for proposals to individual artists of all disciplines, culture bearers and non-profit arts organizations whose projects are developed in response to communities’ specific challenges. Deadline for submitting a proposal is November 12, with awards announced in April 2015. For more information, including a free webinar, go to www.surdna.org/rfp.

Thank You!

Lambent Foundation

The National Performance Network (NPN) is proud to announce continued support from the Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation in the amount of $100,000 for general operating support and NPN’s Local Network that provides direct support to smaller organizations and artist-driven projects in New Orleans.

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