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updated August 2, 2013

The Ford Foundation’s Supporting Diverse Arts Spaces grantees are invited to take advantage of opportunities offered by the supported service organizations.  The opportunities are categorized by discipline and type.  Those with a deadline are listed before those that have no deadline and are ongoing programs.

Annual Conference

to be announced

Capacity Building

to be announced

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Creation of New Work

to be announced

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Creative Placemaking

to be announced

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Professional Development

NYFA Source – Resources for Individual Artists

Dates/Deadline: Ongoing
Discipline: Multidisciplinary;  Type: Professional Development
Description: NYFA Source is a free national directory of 11,000 + resources and opportunities for artists working in all disciplines. This database is supplemented by a toll-free hotline for artists and new programs are added each day. NYFA will work with SDAS grantees to add resources to the database and can generate specific lists of resources tailored to each organization and their constituents.
Contact: Maria Villafranca, mariav@nyfa.org
New York Foundation for the Arts

Professional Development Programs for Individual Artists
Dates/Deadline: Ongoing
Discipline: Multidisciplinary; Type: Professional Development
Description: NYFA will work with SDAS spaces to provide free customized professional development programs to their artists either on-site or through distance learning. These programs are focused on helping artists build their professional careers and find connections & opportunities, with an emphasis on NYFA Source.
Contact: Maria Villafranca, mariav@nyfa.org, to discuss and schedule a program
New York Foundation for the Arts

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Promotion

Free Advertising on NYFA.ORG
Dates/Deadline: Ongoing
Discipline: Multidisciplinary; Type: Promotional Opportunity
Description: In addition to being listed in the NYFA Source database, NYFA is offering all SDAS-supported spaces free advertising for events and artist opportunities on NYFA’s site, which receives over 1.2 unique visitors each month. Listings will also be highlighted in NYFA’s organizational newsletter, which goes out to 35,000 readers every three weeks.
Contact: Maria Villafranca, mariav@nyfa.org
New York Foundation for the Arts

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Touring Support, Travel, Residency

NPN Creative Exchange
Dates/Deadline: September 15, 2014
Discipline: Performing; Type: Touring
Description: NPN’s Performing Americas Program (PAP) will be awarding a limited number of grants to artists to develop projects throughout this hemisphere. The Creative Exchange will fund 1. Residencies for 2-5 weeks at one host site abroad in Latin America, the Caribbean or the United States; and 2. Travel abroad to meet with a potential host or artist in Latin America, the Caribbean or the United States to develop a future Creative Exchange residency or international cultural exchange project. Visit the PAP page on NPN’s website for full description, guidelines, and application.
Contact: Elizabeth Doud, edoud@npnweb.org
National Performance Network, Performing Americas Program

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Technology and Video

Hemispheric Institute Digital Video Library (HIDVL)
Project dates: Ongoing
Deadline: Rolling basis (contact marlene.cancio@nyu.edu)
Discipline: Multidisciplinary; Type: Preservation of video materials
Description: The Hemispheric Institute invites SDAS-supported spaces to submit video documentation of artists’ performances for inclusion in the Hemispheric Institute Digital Video Library (HIDVL), the first major online library of performance practices in the Americas. Created in partnership with New York University Libraries, its mission is to preserve and make permanently available video documentation of political performance (theater, spoken word, dance, music, performance art, installation, performative activist actions, etc.) throughout the Americas. This unique repository holds over 600 hours of streaming digital video available through the Hemispheric Institute website, free of charge. Current collections include work by major artists, collectives and institutions such as El Teatro Campesino, Pregones Theater, Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Split Britches, Danny Hoch, and the American Indian Community House’s collection of 20 years of Native American performance in New York City. Upcoming collections will include Augusto Boal, La MaMa ETC, New WORLD Theater, Franklin Furnace, and the ACT UP Oral History Project, among others.

HIDVL offers long-term historical preservation of artists’ work through an established infrastructure for processing and archiving video materials, as well as making them accessible to viewers around the world. A trilingual online Profile for each collection is also created, contextualizing video collections with photos, texts, interviews, bibliographies and additional materials. These online collections not only increase the reach of the work of artists and organizations, but can become an invaluable tool by providing a permanent resource for use in workshops, artist talks and master classes, as well as presentations to agents, potential funders and others. Artists/organizations keep the copyright to all their videos, and the originals are returned after digitization.

Through site visits or virtual meetings, the Hemispheric Institute offers SDAS-supported spaces the guidance they need to organize their collections, and, when needed, can offer modest grants ($1000-$1500) for organizations to get admin support for this endeavor and to ship the video materials to the Institute.
Contact: Marlène Ramírez-Cancio, marlene.cancio@nyu.edu
Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics

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NPN receives notices of other opportunities that are open to artists and arts organizations, such as juried showcases, fellowships, and grants.  Click here to see these announcements.

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