Can We Perform Our Way to Power?

The ninth Performing the World (PTW) conference was held in New York City, Friday, September 23 through Sunday, September 25, 2016. This cultural/political crossroads raises anew the question of power. How is it created? What are the limitations and where are the opportunities for ordinary people to exercise power?

USArtists International

USArtists International supports performances by American artists at important cultural festivals and performing arts marketplaces worldwide. The Round II deadline for USArtists International is December 4, 2015 for projects taking place between March 15, 2016 and March 14, 2017. The online application will open when revised guidelines are posted in early November. Please note that all Round II letters of invitation from festivals and required certification sheets must now be received by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation December 11, 2015. All applicants are strongly encouraged to review the revised guidelines to confirm eligibility before beginning an application in November. Questions? Contact Robyn Busch, robyn@midatlanticarts.org.
 

Performance of Previously Blue: Chicago, Illinois

You are invited to a few very special performances!  If you’d like a full press release or copy of the script or video for future touring consideration please let us know and we’ll get it all to you as soon as we can.
Dah Teatar, 7 Stages and Cafe Antarsia will perform PREVIOUSLY BLUE: a poetic summit on the mystery of disaster, resilience and beauty at PREVIOUSLY BLUE at Links Hall Friday, September 11; Saturday, September 12; and Sunday, September 13, 2015 at 7:00pm (Chicago, Illinois). This capstone project is created with unconventional devising techniques that have influenced artists all over the world.
The sky’s gone black. The ground is toxic. Clean water is contraband and ransom.  Survivors gather for a final interrogation of good and evil, the madness of love, and the future of the soul… (open rehearsal trailer: https://vimeo.com/122821926)
PREVIOUSLY BLUE seeks beauty in the face of tragedy. With patterns of water and a longing for skies that used to be blue, a few survivors confront uncanny blackouts and eclipsing distress.  The artists create a ritual of choreodirection, hand percussion, tragic “songlines” and scenic presence–to celebrate the kind of integrity that emerges from disaster in the interests of common good.
Featuring seven artists who have achieved longevity in a daring arts exchange spanning 20 years, director Dijana Milosevic, designer Nesa Paripovic, performer Maja Mitic from Dah Teatar (Belgrade, Serbia); performers Del Hamilton and Faye Allen from 7 Stages (Atlanta, USA); writer/performer Ruth Margraff and composer/musician Nikos Brisco of the independent Café Antarsia Ensemble (Chicago, USA)
Contact. ruthmargraffnews@gmail.com

FUNDarte presents its 2015-2016 Season of Cultural Events

Miami, FL – Sep. 3rd, 2015 – FUNDarte, known for its diverse and eclectic programming of music, theater, dance and multimedia performance work, proudly presents its year-round season of live performing arts featuring our five signature series No Borders, Miami On Stage, Global Cuba Fest, Climakaze, and Out in the Tropics.
CLIMAKAZE MIAMI 2016, occurring in April 23 & 24, 2016 will consist of a series of performances, lectures, educational activities, and field trips at various venues including the On.Stage Black.Box at Miami Dade County Auditorium as well a several open-air parks and outdoor venues TBA.
What:  Climakaze Miami
When:  April 23 & 24, 2016
Where: On.Stage Black.Box at Miami Dade County Auditorium (2901 W Flagler St., Miami, FL 33135) and other venues
Cost: $20 Adults  | $15 Seniors and Students with ID (Limited).
Tickets: on sale via Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com; by phone (800) 745-3000 and at the Miami Dade County Auditorium Box Office, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
More Information: (305) 547-5414; (305) 316-6165

Performing Americas Creative Exchange grants available  

PLEASE NOTE:  QUICK TURN-AROUND
APPLICATION DEADLINE:  SEPTEMBER 18, 2015
PROJECT DATES:  OCTOBER 1, 2015-SEPTEMBER 30, 2016
Please follow this link for full guidelines and application instructions.  You may also find these documents on the NPN website.  For the 2015-2016 grant cycle, NPN is working in partnership with the Miami Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs to provide match funds for projects involving artists based in Miami Dade County.  For more details, consult the program guidelines, or contact edoud@npnweb.org or305.519.6877 OR 305.851.3342.  Projects from hosts or artists in Miami Dade County are encouraged.

USArtists International: Call for applications

The USArtists International deadline for Round I applications is September 4, 2015 for projects taking place between December 15, 2015 and December 14, 2016
Program guidelines are available at http://www.midatlanticarts.org/funding/pat_presentation/us_artists/guidelines.html
For information please contact Robyn Busch, robyn@midatlanticarts.org
USArtists International is a program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation and is made possible by the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
 

Association of Performing Arts Presenters

Save the date for APAP|NYC 2016, the world’s premier gathering of performing arts professionals and the Association of Performing Arts Presenters’ annual member conference.
Registration opens Tuesday, June 9 at noon (EDT)!
Here are some of the many reasons to join over 3,600 of your industry colleagues at APAP in New York City from January 15-19, 2016.
Five days of unmatched networking opportunities
1000+ performance showcases
The EXPO Hall, the leading performing arts marketplace in the world
A-list plenary speakers and timely, topical professional development sessions
From 50 U.S. states and over 27 countries, attendees are decision-makers and industry leaders
New York City!
As artists, producers, presenters, agents and managers, we are an industry of MAKERS, innovators, instigators and entrepreneurs. Join us January 2016, as we come together as a community of MAKERS – a creative force that is changing the global landscape!
2016 registration rates
Important dates and deadlines
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2016 MediaMakers Studio

NEW FUNDING OPPORTUNITY
As important members of our arts community, we wanted to share an exciting new opportunity from the State Department. As always, we appreciate your continued collaboration on our diverse cultural programs, and we hope you’ll explore and share this funding opportunity for a new exchange program focused on media and mentoring.
Accepting proposals now through July 15, 2015
The MediaMakers Studio will be an innovative film and television mentoring exchange program run in collaboration with the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA).
The Cultural Programs Division is now accepting proposals from U.S. public and private non-profit organizations meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 USC 501(c)(3) to conduct an innovative professional development program with leading U.S. entertainment and media mentors that will enhance the creative impact of filmmaking professionals from participating countries. This program, like other ECA film program models, seeks to elevate influential voices that are building resilient civil societies by using film, television and new media to address critical local issues including, but not limited to, human rights, pluralism, women’s empowerment, and tolerance.
The MediaMakers Studio will connect approximately 12-18 talented film and video professionals from approximately four to six countries with mentors in the U.S. entertainment industry, who will help facilitate behind-the-scenes access, bolster participants’ technical skills and creative content development, and build the foundations for lasting professional networks. The majority of the program will take place in Los Angeles, California.
Find Application Requirements and Program Details on Grants.gov

Yale Writers' Conference 2015

Literary Translation Workshop – Mark Polizzotti
June 18-21, 2015
Focusing on translation from other languages into English, this course takes a practical and conceptual approach to literary translation, examining—by select readings of published translations, comparisons of alternate renderings, and critiques of the students’ own work—what does or does not make a translation successful. It also looks at the larger questions raised by translation: What is the ultimate goal of a translation? What does it mean to label a translation “faithful” or “unfaithful”? What are the translator’s ethical responsibilities toward the reader, and toward the original text? Is something inevitably “lost” in translation? What makes some translations sing and others screech? Can a translation ever be better than the original? How does one go about publishing a translation, and what pitfalls should the first-time translator avoid? And, ultimately, why does translation matter?
Apply now: http://summer.yale.edu/ywc