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Wooster Group Fellowship
The Wooster Group offers a one-year, paid, full-time Fellowship to a talented individual who will work with the company in one or more of the following areas: production management, technical direction, stage management, costume maintenance and construction, lighting/electrics, sound, video, and administration.
The individual who receives a Wooster Group Fellowship will work alongside company members in a collaborative environment during development, rehearsals, and performances of new and repertory productions. Technical and production Fellows may have opportunities to work with The Wooster Group on tour or work with visiting artists at The Performing Garage.
The Fellowship recipient will receive a $24,000 grant award. At the end of the one-year period, the recipient will have gained practical understanding in the areas of the Fellowship’s focus and will be well positioned for opportunities in his or her chosen field.
How To Apply
There are two ways to receive a Wooster Group Fellowship. First, the Wooster Group internship program can act as a stepping-stone to the Fellowship program: http://thewoostergroup.org/twg/twg.php?internships
Or, individuals can apply on a rolling basis directly to the Fellowship program by sending a letter of interest and resume to:
THE WOOSTER GROUP
Cynthia Hedstrom, Producer
PO Box 654, Canal Street Station
New York, NY 10013
May 17, 2013
Tokyo Wonder Site Aoyama: Creator-in-Residence
Open Call for the International Creator Residency Program 2013!
Tokyo Wonder Site is now calling for international creators who could perform new creative activities based on the subjects which are core of our projects such as "Art and Environment", "Cultural diversity and the activities of New Art Centres", or "Possibilities of collaboration" during their residency at TWS Aoyama:Creator-in-Residence for three months.
Residency Period: From 7 January 2014 to 29 March, 2014 (Tentative)
Details: Creators who are planning to undergo cultural study or research based at TWS Aoyama:Creator-in-Residence during the above period.
Number of participating artists: 2
Application period: From May 2, 2013 to August 2, 2013
Application Form must arrive at TWS Aoyama by post no later than August, 2 2013. The application must be sent by traceable delivery service.
Application Outline and Form: Please download the Application Package from following URL:
Inquiries: Email email@example.com
May 17, 2013
LABA: A laboratory for Jewish culture at the 14th Street Y presents “EAT,” a festival of new work inspired by the power of food in ancient Jewish texts.
Art, music, performances, teachings and tastings June 1st and 2nd at the14th Street Y.
The Theater at the 14th Street Y
344 East 14th Street (Between 1st & 2nd Avenues)
New York, NY 10003
Saturday, June 1, at 8:30pm
Sunday, June 2, at 3:00pm
The festival will be structured as a four course “meal” of teachings from the Torah and Talmud and the new performances and art they inspired. The courses will be food and power, food and ritual, food and ethics and food and desire.
The LABA Festival is a multidisciplinary event featuring new art, music and performances by LABA artist fellows, inspired by their study of classic Jewish texts. The work they create aims to push the boundaries of what Jewish art can be and what Jewish texts can teach.
EAT will take place on 8:30pm on Saturday June 1 and 3pm on Sunday, June 2 in the Theater at the 14th Street Y.
On Sunday LABA kids will present a separate activity for kids ages 4-12, free of charge.
Tickets are $25 in advance and $35 the day of the event.
Tickets are limited and advance reservations are recommended.
Saturday night is intended for an adult audience. Sunday there will be an adult program and a separate children’s program for children age 4-12. Children are free with paying adult.
May 17, 2013
You're invited to the New York premiere of Tamar Latzman's latest work Mrs. Tadd's Visit at this year's Video_dumbo festival. Latzman made this work during her Swing Space residency last spring,
Video_dumbo will take place this year on May 16th - 25th at Eyebeam, Art + Technology Center in Chelsea, NYC.
Mrs. Tadd's Visit will be at a program called RISK on Friday, May 17 at 9 pm.
May 17, 2013
French-American Jazz Exchange Application Deadline Approaching!
The application for the 2013 French-American Jazz Exchange ("FAJE") program is due May 31, 2013. The application and program guidelines are available here
About the Program:
A program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation ("MAAF") and FACE ("French-American Cutlural Exchange"), FAJE supports projects designed collaboratively by French and American professional musicians that encourage artistic exploration, foster intercultural dialogue, and contribute to the dynamism of jazz. Projects eligible for support can include creative residencies, composition, recording, performances, and other activities that develop new professional relationships and audiences. Projects may include jazz artists in France and the United States investigating forms other than jazz with artists who work in different music genres.
MAAF Staff conducted three webinars reviewing program guidelines and online application. An archived video of the final webinar can be found here.
Questions? American applicants should direct their questions to Josh Kohn, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Program Officer, Jazz & Traditional Arts firstname.lastname@example.org
French applicants should contact email@example.com
May 10, 2013
Application deadline has been extended to Friday, May 24th.
This year as part of Summer Streets 2013, DOT is interested in presenting dance, music and theatrical performances along the route. Two stages are available for programming: Uptown Rest Stop at 51st Street and Park Avenue and Foley Square Rest Stop at Duane Street and Centre Street. Each presenter is allotted a half hour time slot at a given stage. Visit http://www.nyc.gov/summerstreets for more information on the program, download the application (PDF) and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to propose a performance for this year’s event!
BECOME A PROGRAMMING PARTNER: Summer Streets 2013
Summer Streets partners with local nonprofit organizations to host activities, workshops and demonstrations along the route. Tents (10” x 10”) are setup at all five rest stops: Uptown, Midtown, Astor Place, SoHo and Foley Square. Download the applications (pdf) to bring your organization to Summer Streets!
Email email@example.com if you’d like to participate in this year’s event.
May 10, 2013
Emerging Leaders of New York Arts and World Policy Institute present:
STATE OF THE ARTS ECOSYSTEM
Thursday, May 16 @ 7pm
Issue Project Room (22 Boerum Place in Downtown Brooklyn)
A Panel Discussion with:
Caron Atlas, Director, Arts & Democracy Project & Co-Director, NOCD-NY
Jamie Bennett, Chief of Staff & Director of Public Affairs, NEA
Paul Nagle, Executive Director, Cultural Strategies Initiative
Edwin Torres, Associate Director of New York City Opportunities Fund & Innovation, Rockefeller Foundation
Moderated by: Jacqueline Davis, Executive Director, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
Join us for conversation and libations with thought leaders from across the cultural spectrum. This panel discussion will explore recent and emerging trends in arts philanthropy and cultural policy in NYC and across the country. We'll unpack the complex questions surrounding these important issues, learn about the approaches of various institutions, and examine the roles they play, individually and collectively, in shaping our cultural landscape. No matter what area of the arts you work in – this conversation affects you! Don’t miss this rare opportunity to engage in a spirited discussion with our panel of experts and your peers.
Suggested Donation $10
For more information and to RSVP: http://www.elnya.org/
May 9, 2013
Saturday May 18, 2013
110 Wall Street
The Downtown Alliance invites you to join them and your neighbors as we plant new flowers and spruce up Wall Street Park. In addition to gardening for all, there will be kid friendly activities like face painting and balloon making. The Downtown Alliance will provide the plantings, the tools, and the top soil, you bring some elbow grease. Together we'll make Wall Street Park bloom and the kids will have a blast too. Light refreshments available, provided by Whole Foods.
May 9, 2013
Creative Capital is offering four great webinars taking place during the month of May, covering a range of topics including budgeting, social media, marketing strategies and curatorial practice:
Real Life Budgeting, with Andrew Simonet
Monday, May 6, 7:00-8:30pm EST
Social Media: How to Be Everywhere All the Time, with Eve Mosher
Monday, May 13, 7:00-8:30pm EST
Creating a Marketing Strategy, with Dread Scott
Monday, May 20, 7:00-8:30pm EST
Visual Arts Round Table: Curators, with Rachel Nackman & Matthew Deleget
Thursday, May 30, 7:00-8:30pm EST
Webinars are $25 each.
All webinars are interactive and allow time for participants to ask questions. To participate, all you need is access to a computer with speakers and an Internet connection (hard-wired preferred). There is no special software needed.
Learn more and register here
May 6, 2013
Saturday May 4, 2013
11am-6pm: On Somethingness/Speechbuster
Street Fest – Sara D. Roosevelt Park
A series of talks and conversations presented by a diverse group of individuals (architects, artists, engineers, environmentalists, urban agriculturalists, researchers, among others) on familiar subjects and ideas, to uncover radical new ways to understand and construct public life. The program will present innovative ideas on “somethingness” about how to render anew the world that surrounds us. Events will take place around the Speechbuster, a performative table the exact size of Storefront , designed in a collaborative project by architect Jimenez Lai and artist Grayson Cox, which will make its world premiere at the Ideas City Festival.
The Speechbuster, an urban mobile table sculpture commissioned by Storefront and designed by Jimenez Lai and Grayson Cox, will provide a platform for discussions throughout the day exploring this year’s theme “Untapped Capital” through a series of presentations, discussions, and performances on “Somethingness.” The Speechbuster, a performative structure, will change its configuration throughout the day, accommodating a diverse set of events by invited artists, architects, engineers, writers, philosophers, developers, politicians, students, and citizens. The Speechbuster is supported by the Rauschenberg Foundation’s Artistic Innovation and Collaboration Program.
May 2, 2013
MADE HERE is a documentary series devoted to the lives of performing artists based in New York City. In Season One, the series explored the issues of Creative Real Estate, Day & Night Jobs, Family Balance, Activism and Technology. In Season Two, MADE HERE explored Identity, Creative Practice, Money, Lifework, and Home.
Don't miss Season 3:
Art & Commerce (uptown vs. downtown, stage vs. screen, and artists & institutions)
Criticism (the review, the critic, and DIY)
Health (healthcare as well as maintaining mind and body)
Special finale July 1 “What Do You Dream of Doing Next?”
May 2, 2013
Theatre of the Oppressed NYC has been a recipient of The Fund for Creative Communities and the Manhattan Community Arts Fund Grant.
May 2, 2013
Resource and searchable datbase for artists looking for rental space (music, dance, theater) in New York City
April 29, 2013
Cultural Survival Bazaar
When: Fri. May 24th, 10am - 6pm
Where: Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza, 833 1st Ave, New York, NY 10017
Cost: FREE Admission
Summary: A Festival of Indigenous Arts & Cultures from Around the World. We feature guest artisans, handmade products benefiting the livelihoods of artisans, projects in their communities, and fair trade. Shop unique art, jewelry, clothing, crafts, decor, tribal rugs, & much more. Enjoy FREE music performances, presentations, Native American storytelling, educational displays, & craft-making demonstrations. Proceeds support Native artisans, fair trade, and Cultural Survival's non-profit work worldwide.
For dates, locations, special features and performance schedules visit http://www.bazaar.cs.org
April 26, 2013
The Design Trust for Public Space is now accepting submissions from photographers for the 2013 Photo Urbanism Fellowship, which will focus on "life under and around elevated infrastructure in New York City."
Application deadline: May 23, 2013
The Design Trust is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing design innovation to New York City's public spaces. We believe that photography is vital to understanding our shared environment and is the most powerful tool for illuminating New York City’s complex public realm. The Photo Urbanism program was founded in 2001 to support the creation of new work that explores the natural and built environment of New York City, and surpasses strictly editorial and documentary imagery.
The 2013 Photo Urbanism fellowship will focus on “life under and around elevated infrastructure in New York City.” The fellowship award includes a $5,000 cash prize and a book dedicated to the fellow’s work, published at the project’s conclusion (see “From Roof to Table” for an example). The Fellow will have full artistic vision over how they interpret the topic. The resulting photographs will inform the new Design Trust project, Under the Elevated, a project in partnership with the NYC Department of Transportation, and be considered for inclusion in the final project publication.
The Fellow must be based in New York City and be available to participate in meetings with the Design Trust and the Under the Elevated project team. The Design Trust will act as a resource and sounding board throughout the fellowship, providing access and assistance to sites when possible. The fellowship requires a minimum 6-month and maximum 1-year commitment.
The selection jury will be chaired by Mark Robbins, executive director, International Center of Photography and will include Iwan Baan, photographer; Susanna Sirefman, designer and Design Trust Board member; Rob Stephenson, photographer and 2011 Photo Urbanism Fellow; and Erica Stoller, director, Esto.
To learn more, visit http://designtrust.org
The 2013 Photo Urbanism fellowship is supported in part by the New York State Council on the Arts and the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.