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Southern Exposure Subsidy for DanzAbierta

Posted: Thursday, March 9th, 2017 at 4:46 pm in Opportunities

Hello Presenters!

At this time, we are organizing the specific tour dates for DanzAbierta’s 2017-18 U.S. tour. To date, we have two windows of touring activity available: November 2017 and March 2018. I have been in touch with many of you individually, but if you are interested in presenting the company in either one of these tour windows, please contact me as soon as possible so that we can create a calendar of activities for the tour. Additionally, if you have other dates you would like to suggest, please contact me directly to explore possibilities further.

Some important details:

The Southern Exposure subsidy is first-come, first-served, so if this support is critical for your presentation of the company, please be aware that this subsidy is limited. At this time, Southern Exposure has allocated a total of $29,100 in total subsidy for DanzAbierta, and we want to make sure this subsidy, once allocated, will be substantial enough to offset costs for presenters in a meaningful way. In order to allocate this subsidy properly, presenters must advise me of their interest promptly. Final letters of agreement are due April 1 to be eligible to receive the subsidy.

Additionally, The National Performance Network/Visual Artists Network (NPN/VAN) is coordinating this tour and providing administrative support though its Performing Americas Program in the form of visa preparation. Please note that NPN/VAN will also pay for all visa petition and application costs for the tour, so these costs will not be passed on to tour presenters.

Company fees and travel details:

The company is traveling with 10 individuals and is touring with two different works. They can perform either or both for any given engagement.

Company fee: $6,000 per performance for 1-2 performances; $4,500 per performance for 3 or more performances
Per diem: $50/day/person
Hotel, local transportation and local production: paid by presenter
Extra baggage: paid by presenter
International and domestic airfare: Shared equally among tour presenters
Visa petition and application fees: paid by NPN/VAN

Please be in touch with any further questions regarding DanzAbierta’s tour. Use this link for additional details on the work.

Elizabeth edoud@npnweb.org

Southern Exposure Subsidy for Pájaro

Posted: Thursday, March 9th, 2017 at 4:14 pm in Opportunities

Hello Presenters!

At this time, we are organizing the specific tour dates for Trinidad Gonzalez’s 2017-18 tour of Pájaro. To date, the likely window of touring is January 2018. I have been in touch with many of you individually, but if you are interested in presenting the company around this time, please contact me as soon as possible so that we can create a calendar of activities for the tour. Additionally, if you have other dates you would like to suggest, please contact me directly to explore possibilities further.

Some important details:

The Southern Exposure subsidy is first-come, first-served, so if this support is a critical for your presentation of the company, please be aware that this subsidy is limited (please note that presenters may receive more than one Southern Exposure tour subsidy in the same fiscal year!). At this time, Southern Exposure has allocated a total of $29,100 in total subsidy for Trinidad Gonzalez, and we want to make sure this subsidy, once allocated, can be substantial enough to offset costs for presenters in a meaningful way. In order to allocate this subsidy properly, presenters must advise me of their interest promptly. Final letters of agreement are due April 1 to be eligible to receive the subsidy.

Additionally, The National Performance Network/Visual Artists Network (NPN/VAN) is coordinating this tour, and providing administrative support though its Performing Americas Program in the form of visa preparation. Please note that NPN/VAN will also pay for all visa petition and application costs for the tour, so these costs will not be passed on to tour presenters or artists.

The company tours with six company members.

Company Fee: $5,000 per performance for 1-2 performances; $4,000 per performance for 3 or more performances
Per diem: $50 / day / person
Hotel, local transportation and local production: paid by presenter
Extra baggage: paid by presenter
International and domestic airfare: Shared equally among tour presenters
Visa petition and application fees: paid by NPN/VAN

Please be in touch with any further questions regarding the tour of Pájaro. Use this link for additional details on the work.

Elizabeth Doud
edoud@npnweb.org

American Dance Abroad Pitchbook

Posted: Thursday, March 9th, 2017 at 2:40 pm in Opportunities

Pitchbook, American Dance Abroad’s biannual publication of new works by U.S. choreographers, is open for submissions now through April 1, 2017.

The third volume of Pitchbook will feature 10 dance projects that have premiered since July 1, 2016 or will premiere before June 30, 2018.

Pitchbook publicizes new projects without the necessity or expense of traveling. It is available through print and digital formats, and will be distributed by American Dance Abroad to international programmers at marketplaces and professional gatherings such as Aerowaves Spring Forward (Aarhus, Denmark), Performing Arts Market Seoul (Seoul, South Korea), and China Shanghai International Arts Festival Performing Arts Fair (Shanghai, China).

Download submission instructions here.

E-Newsletter / February 22, 2017

Posted: Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 at 1:20 pm in E-Newsletters

Dance Place, Executive/Artistic Director

Posted: Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 at 4:17 pm in Job Announcements, Member & Partner Announcements

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.

 

Contemporary Arts Center
in New Orleans
Associate Director of External Affairs

Posted: Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 at 4:16 pm in Job Announcements, Member & Partner Announcements

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.

Director of Bates Dance Festival

Posted: Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 at 4:53 pm in Job Announcements

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.

Holiday Hours 2016

Posted: Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016 at 2:58 pm in News

Gobble, Gobble!  Howdy!  Ho, Ho, Ho!

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

 

Engaging Dance Audiences
Round Four Applications

Posted: Thursday, October 27th, 2016 at 7:00 pm in Opportunities

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.

Mission Austin: NPN/VAN Board Meeting

Posted: Friday, September 30th, 2016 at 2:21 pm in News

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.

Chair Abel Lopez and President & CEO Caitlin Strokosch lead their first board meeting in their positions.

Fusebox and Women and THeir Work are our hosts for the 2016 Annual Meeting. Staff, board, and local host committee members gather at a reception at Women and Their Work.

Fusebox and Women and Their Work are our Partner hosts for the 2016 Annual Meeting. Staff, board, and local host committee members gather at a reception at Women and Their Work.

Board members Joanie Osato from Youth Speaks and Leticia Bajuyo stop for a selfie in front of Letitia's sculpture.

Board members Joanie Osato from Youth Speaks and artist Leticia Bajuyo stop for a selfie in front of Letitia’s sculpture.

Kyoko Yoshida, consultant for the International Program's Asia Exchange, talks with a local host committee member.

Kyoko Yoshida, consultant for the International Program’s Asia Exchange, talks with a local host committee member.

Shay Wafer (left) from 651 Arts, Abe Rybeck from The Theater Offensive and artist Samuel Valdez (second from right)

Shay Wafer (left) from 651 Arts, Abe Rybeck (center) from The Theater Offensive, and artist Samuel Valdez (second from right) with members of the host committee.

Staff Monica Tyran, Steffani Clemons, and Orchid Robinson pose with board member Rosie Gordon-Wallace from Diaspora Vibe Cultural Arts Incubator

Staff Monica Tyran, Steffani Clemons, and Orchid Robinson pose with board member Rosie Gordon-Wallace from Diaspora Vibe Cultural Arts Incubator.

Board members Stephanie McKee from Junebug Productions and Jevon Collins from King Arts Center with staff Stephanie Atkins

Board members Stephanie McKee from Junebug Productions and Jevon Collins from King Arts Center with staff Stephanie Atkins

Staff Addam Garrett, Orchid Robinson and Maria Rangel relax with some local cocktails.

Staff Addam Garrett, Orchid Robinson and Maria Rangel relax with some local cocktails.




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