Opportunities Around Town
For the first time, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute is offering a 6 month Musical Connections Fellowship starting January 2014. The Fellowship is centered in hands-on experiences planning, implementing, and assessing artist residency projects and single concerts toward maximum impact, working side by side with the Musical Connections team, evaluators, and with facility and city agency partners.
Application deadline: October 18, 2013.
More information here.
September 30, 2013
Chamber Music America Presents First Tuesdays
First Tuesdays is a free, monthly, professional development seminar series for the small ensemble field presented by Chamber Music America with Saint Peter’s Church and Midtown Arts Common. One may attend in person at Saint Peter’s Church (619 Lexington Ave., NYC) or via live-stream (www.chamber-music.org). The program is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the New York State Council on the Arts and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.
OCTOBER 1, 2013: THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT PRIMER WITH RENATA MARINARO, EASTERN REGION DIRECTOR OF HEALTH SERVICES FOR THE ACTORS FUND
Learn how the Affordable Care Act will affect musicians and small music companies. Health insurance options for people working in the performing arts should increase greatly in the coming year, as competitive insurance exchanges are implemented, along with subsidies for low- to middle-income subscribers, and small business tax credits. Renata Marinaro, Eastern Region Director of Health Services for the Actors Fund, will be your guide to the new health-insurance opportunities, which become effective as of January 1, 2014. Additional funding for this seminar is provided by The New York Community Trust, The Community Service Society, and The Actors Fund. (Use logos in individual seminar folder when possible.)
NOVEMBER 4, 2013: TIME MANAGEMENT FOR CREATIVE PEOPLE WITH AARON LANDSMAN, TRIBECA LEADERSHIP AFFILIATE CONSULTANT
A focus session for musicians and other music professionals on managing your time for creative projects, administrative tasks, emails and social media, self and family needs and wants, and—if necessary—worry. Learn the 20-minute rule, the difference between urgent and important, and prioritizing your own projects over offers to participate in others’ gigs. Landsman coaches artists and executives in the creative community through Tribeca Leadership, LLC, among other groups. He is also a stage and commercial actor, playwright and monologist.
DECEMBER 3, 2013: MAXIMIZING YOUR CONCERT APPEARANCE
WITH PETER GORDON, FOUNDER OF THIRSTY EAR RECORDINGS, WITH MARTY ASHBY AND MYLES WEINSTEIN A performance can be so much more than showing up at a gig and playing your heart out. Today’s successful concert is part of a living, breathing ecosystem—connecting artist, presenter, social/print media, radio/television, and fans. In the first hour, the panel will outline strategies, techniques and innovative approaches to making the most of your live appearances. In the second hour, they’ll review specific projects spotlighting real-world successes within the CMA community.
FEBRUARY 4, 2014: MUSIC, MONEY AND UNCLE SAM
WITH LARRY BOMBACK, DIRECTOR OF FINANCE AND OPERATIONS, OPERA AMERICA AND ANNE ADAMOWSKY, TRUDY DURANT AND ASSOCIATES
1 For independent artists, even basic tax preparation can be a tricky endeavor. With self-employment, itemized deductions and quarterly filing in the mix, overwhelming does not begin to describe the process. Learn a straightforward, DIY approach from two experienced taxpayers and certified professionals.
MARCH 4, 2014: 42 REVENUE STREAMS FOR MUSICIANS WITH JEAN COOK, DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMS, FUTURE OF MUSIC COALITION (FMC)
How do you earn your money from music? Learn ways to expand your revenue-generating capacity and formulate the best mix of music income for you. Join Jean Cook, Director of Programs from the Future of Music Coalition, in a discussion of the 42 revenue streams available to composers and performers based on changes in copyright law and FMC’s findings from its Artist Revenue Streams, a project that collects and studies data from U.S. musicians on how they make a living.
APRIL 1, 2014: GRANT WRITING: BEYOND THE BASICS WITH WADDY THOMPSON, FUNDRAISING CONSULTANT AND AUTHOR
These days, foundations, corporations, and government agencies are giving away less, and more organizations are applying. What’s a grant seeker to do? Do everything smarter and better. Attendees will learn how to improve their grant-writing skills, and will acquire a clear format for budgeting.
MAY 6, 2014: PUBLIC SPEAKING FOR MUSICIANS WITH ASTRID BAUMGARDNER, CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL COACH AND LAWYER Performers are increasingly being called upon to speak from the stage and engage in educational activities that heighten audience involvement with the music. Participants will receive tips on how to prepare, practice and deliver effective and engaging presentations, such as pre-concert talks and spoken program notes. They will also learn the relaxation and confidence-building techniques that will help them enjoy connecting with their audiences.
JUNE 3, 2014: ORGANIZING AND PERFORMING HOUSE CONCERTS WITH ANDREW APPEL, HARPSICHORDIST AND FOUNDER OF FOUR NATIONS ENSEMBLE
Today, many ensembles and presenters are taking chamber music back to its roots. Performances in private homes make a great series in their own right, and they can also help you achieve a variety of specific goals, such as cultivating an audience for a mainstage series; raising funds for general operations or a special project; publicizing the release of a CD; or acknowledging your patrons. Learn how to organize these intimate events well so they run smoothly and with flair.
Chamber Music America, the national network for chamber music professionals, was founded in 1977 to develop and strengthen a dynamic chamber music community. With a membership of nearly 6,000, including musicians, ensembles, presenters, artist managers, educators, music businesses, and advocates of ensemble music, CMA welcomes members representing a wide range of musical styles and traditions. CMA provides its members with grant programs, consulting services, access to health and instrument insurance, conferences, seminars and several publications, including Chamber Music magazine; the weekly e-newsletter Accent; and a member-driven website.
Susan Dadian, Program Director, Classical/Contemporary, email@example.com
Jeanette Vuocolo, Program Director, Jazz, firstname.lastname@example.org
September 27, 2013
Filmmakers: Submit your films for 2014 Summer Series
In May 2014, Rooftop will begin celebrating the 18th year of bringing the best independent films in the world outdoors and to the rooftops of New York. Submit your work and participate in one of the most unforgettable, unique, filmmaker-friendly, independent film events in the world!
As an added bonus, every filmmaker who submits a film will receive TWO free tickets to the 2014 Rooftop Films Summer Series (a $26 value!). Rooftop has some of the lowest submission fees in the industry plus they guarantee to watch every single film that is submitted.
Earlybird: $13, postmarked by December 5, 2013 Regular: $18 ($13 via WAB), postmarked by January 14, 2014 Late: $23 ($18 via WAB), postmarked by February 14, 2014 Without A Box Extended: $21, March 1, 2014* *Without A Box members only.
Here's how to submit:
You can submit via Without A Box. If you are submitting via Without A Box, please DO NOT include a submission form.
You can mail any submissions to the address below. All submissions not made through Without A Box must include our submission form
Rooftop Films PMB 401 285 Fifth Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11215 Attn: Film Submissions
September 24, 2013
Deadline for Submission: Now extended to September 29, 2013
Commission Fee: $5,000 Materials budget: up to $1,500
“ARTball2013” is a site-specific installation. It should reflect CMA's particular brand of art making, which encourages young artists ages 10 months to 15 years to explore a wide array of art forms including drawing, painting, sculpture, media arts, installation work and performance art. Insomuch as art at CMA is further defined and contextualized by its roots in NYC, we are looking for original and innovative work. Specifically, we are seeking art that resonates with the vibrant and robust NYC art scene.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PARTICIPATING ARTISTS
- Because much of artistic production at CMA is interactive between teaching artists and young artists, "ARTball" must be interactive, thereby inviting guests at the event to collaborate and participate in the work. The artist should detail in the proposal the ways in which guests can interact with “ARTball.”
- The selected artist must be available for installation at the site of the event, Dream Downtown, NYC, on November 7th between the hours of 9 AM and 5 PM.
- The artist shall agree to a studio site visit with Helene Miller, “ARTball” curator, at a mutually agreed upon date and time prior to the art auction on November 7th.
- The piece should not exceed the following dimensions: 8 feet by 8 feet.
- The winning artist must be available to discuss the work and facilitate interactive art making between guests and the piece during the hours of the event, 6 PM to 9 PM.
- The artist must de-install the piece following the event, from 9.30 PM to midnight.
- The art auction has been covered by an assortment of media sources such as New York Social Diary, New York Daily News, Crain's, Charity Happenings and Art + Culture Magazine. Therefore, the selected artist and the "ARTball" will have an extremely wide and varied audience.
- The winner of the ARTball prize will be announced prior to Art Auction 2013. Note that the actual selected work by the artist will be revealed at Art Auction 2013 on Thursday, November 7th, AND NOT BEFORE.
- The piece may be auctioned off at the event or at a later date, and the monies raised will benefit CMA's free arts programming for children of all abilities and socioeconomic status.
- A materials fee of up to $1,500 will be provided to the selected artist.
- A commission fee of $5,000 will be awarded to the selected artist; half upon selection and the remainder upon completion of the work on November 7, 2013.
To find out more about CMA’s mission and free community art programs supported by the Art Auction, please visit cmany.org. APPLICATION GUIDELINES FOR ARTISTS The application must be emailed as a single PDF file to email@example.com. Please name your PDF file: FIRST_LAST pdf.
Your application PDF (titled FIRST_LAST pdf) must include the following:
- Your name, address, website, and email
- A brief artist statement (up to five sentences)
- An extended statement of no more than two paragraphs to frame your idea/concept
- If applicable, a link where your past work can be seen (e.g. myspace, youtube, etc)
- Up to six images of your work with full label information (title, medium, year). Please do not include images with size over 1MB
- Artwork created by the selected artist as a result of this RFP becomes the property of CMA. Photography of this work will be used at CMA's sole discretion in any fundraising and marketing materials. APPLICATION DEADLINE is now extended to September 29th, 2013 at 11:59 PM. The artist selected to make the "ARTball" will be notified October 7th, 2013 by 5:00 PM. Please contact Lori Feren with questions directly firstname.lastname@example.org.
This year's auction will take place on Thursday, November 7th at Dream Downtown. This premier art event attracts over 400 guests who come to bid on the work of contemporary artists. In past years, work has been donated by notable artists such as William Wegman, Cecily Brown, Yoko Ono, Mickalene Thomas and more.
Committee Co-Chairs Camila Alves & Fatima Araujo, Jason Bateman & Amanda Anka, Chris & Liz Apgar, Sara Meltzer, Soledad O’Brien & Brad Raymond, Julie & Paul Rudd, as well as Artist Co-Chairs Philip Taaffe and Dustin Yellin are hosting the event. Proceeds raised support CMA's free arts programming, inclusive of children of all abilities and from all communities.
This year's ARTball is meant to build upon the answers revealed in the artistry of ARTball 2012-What's INSIDE?! and asks the question:
"HOW DOES THE INSIDE INFLUENCE THE OUTSIDE?”
Curator Helene Miller states: “INSIDE Out is meant to capture the energy, the skill, the raw talent, the courage, the creativity, the originality and the passion from inside that is expressed as a work of art by artists of all ages.”
In this 25th anniversary year, CMA continues to fulfill its mission to "secure the future of the arts by inspiring and championing the next generation of artists and art-lovers."
THANK YOU! Helene Miller, Curator "ARTball 2013-INSIDE Out"
September 9, 2013
This is an opportunity to receive funding for art created while working in the field away from their home countries. Submitted proposals are limited to artwork that falls within the traditional definition of Fine Art, which includes painting, sculpture, architecture, music, poetry, and photography.
Learn more and apply here.
September 4, 2013
Make Music Winter, a program of Make Music New York, is a free, outdoor musical event that turns audiences into music makers, transforming New York’s cityscape with twelve participatory musical parades on December 21 - the winter solstice - which run the gamut of musical genres.
For Make Music Winter 2013, artists are invited to submit proposals for a new, sonic, public art work – “a musical parade” – that allows for a variable number of musicians and non-musicians alike to participate without prior rehearsal. One parade will be chosen for inclusion in the 2013 festival. Make Music New York can provide a budget of up to $500 for parade expenses.
Artists and musicians working in all genres are encouraged to apply.
Deadline: October 1, 2013.
For more details and to apply, click here.
September 4, 2013
BMCC TPAC seeks a diverse community of male and female performers and writers for "Writers in Performance".
Auditions will be held at BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, September 17th and Wednesday, September 18th. From 5:30-8:30PM
AUDITIONS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Call for auditions only between September 9th-16th.
Call 212-220-1459 to schedule an appointment. Ask for Mario Giacalone.
BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center is conducting a 12 week poetry/writing and performance workshop culminating in presentations to be held on December 6th and 7th. They are looking fr ethnically diverse men and women of all ages.
The workshop will explore writing exercises, theater games, improvisation, movement and ensemble work - all done in a safe, creative environment leading to an ensemble theater piece performed by all participants. The opportunity to participate in the workshop and perform is offered without charge.
August 29, 2013
Round I Application Deadline: September 6, 2013
USArtists International provides support for American dance, music, and theater ensembles and solo artists invited to perform at significant international festivals anywhere in the world outside the United States and its territories.
The application deadline for the first of three grant rounds of the 2014 program is Friday, September 6, 2013 for projects taking place between November 1, 2013 and October 31, 2014. This is a submission deadline.
The next application deadlines for the 2014 program cycle are:
December 6, 2013 for projects taking place between March 1, 2014 and February 28, 2015
April 18, 2014 for projects taking place between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015
Questions about USArtists International should be directed to Brigid Zuknick, at email@example.com
August 27, 2013
Applications will only be accepted from August 1 to November 4, 2013.
IATI is looking for Music, Dance, and Theatre pieces that Inform, Entertain, and Explore but most of all go beyond the general idea of "What theater is."
Submit your piece for consideration and the chance to showcase your voice, your talent, and your individuality!
In the past, we’ve had concerts, interactive pieces, poetry intermingled with culturally diverse music, pieces inspired by folklore and much, much more. At IATI, we push boundaries to expand the collective consciousness about what theater is.
More info here
August 23, 2013
Online applications are due October 4, 2013.
Going on its fifth year, The Art & Law Program is a semester-long seminar series with a theoretical and philosophical focus on the effects of law and jurisprudence on cultural production and reception. An examination of how artistic practices challenge, rupture, and change the apparatus of law completes The Program. The Program aims to attract qualified individuals in the areas of visual art, architecture, writing, curating, and law. This list is non-exclusive. Artists with new genre and post-studio practices are especially encouraged to apply, as are legal scholars interested in the cultural effects of law. The Art & Law Program takes place in New York City from mid-January to early May and is held in collaboration with Fordham Law School. Seminars are held every Tuesday night at Fordham Law School from 6-9pm.
Participants of The Program will meet once a week at Fordham Law School to discuss readings and visual materials with artist/lawyer Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento, and/or with a guest seminar leader. Seminar leaders assign required readings and present ideas and materials relevant to their areas of practice. As an added and unique component of The Program, participants will have the opportunity to meet individually with the program director and the opportunity to work one-on-one with Fordham Law School students on research topics relevant to the Participants’ respective projects. The Program seeks qualified and self-motivated individuals with a genuine and rigorous attraction to critical thought and debate, and who seek to challenge their respective practices. With this in mind, there is no pre-established exhibition which concludes the program. Rather, participants are highly encouraged to produce – on their own – a static or non-static material with what is learned, or unlearned, during and after the Program.
Online applications are due October 4, 2013.
Selected participants will be notified by October 25, 2013.
Although there is no application fee, there is an $800 participation fee.