unique art fundraiser/ diaspora vibe (miami)

August 24, 2008 § Leave a comment

space is the place, time-based art

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creative capital grant cycle

February 12, 2008 § Leave a comment

Grants in Emerging Fields, Innovative Literature and Performing Arts

*note: full time students are not eligible*

If you are working on an exciting emerging fields, literature, or performing arts project we encourage you to apply in our current grant round. For general information and guidelines, please visit: http://creative-capital.org/application/

To apply for a Creative Capital grant, you must first submit an Inquiry Form regarding your project. Tell us about your project and how, in conjunction with a Creative Capital grant, it will be catalytic for your artistic and professional growth. In addition, you will need to describe the influences that inform your work and how your work takes an inventive and original approach to form and content. Be prepared to present a basic budget and to identify the audience(s) for your project and any possible presenting venues.
The Guidelines and Inquiry Form are available on the Creative Capital website from February 4 to March 4, 2008. It is available at http://creative-capital.org/application/

harriet tubman community organizing position (multi-city)

January 11, 2008 § Leave a comment

The Harriet Tubman Center for the Recruitment and Training of Organizers
is offering its second summer of entry-level positions.

Full-time, paid field training last from June 1st to August 31st.  Upon successful completion of the training, the Tubman Center works to secure  a 6-month fellowship that will lead to a permanent position as an organizer. 

Kalamazoo, Michigan     Battle Creek, Michigan       Detroit, Michigan    Saginaw, Michigan
Upstate New York: Buffalo, Syracuse, Albany, Niagara Falls     

Washington , DC ]

Find out more!
Information Session on Wednesday 16th from 5-6pm, in 1427 Mason Hall.  

on Thursday January 17th all day (8:30am – 4:30).  Sign up online at the Career Center Website, or at the information session.

Please send resume and cover letters to R.Ann.Tanner@gmail.com. Application attached. 

Harriet Tubman Center interns work in pairs to complete a total of four public actions in the course of three months.  After a week of intensive classroom training, interns will build relationships with community members, find and develop leaders, and bring the community into the democratic process to make decisions regarding their community.

Qualities. He/she must demonstrate the ability to-
1.    Build relationships in the public arena systematically and strategically.
2.    Discover and articulate self-interest in potential leaders.
3.    Cut issues, strategize and move groups of people into action.
4.    Work with community leaders, including pastors, lay persons, government officials, and others to create plans.
5.    Identify potential leaders, proposition and move them toward training.
6.    Reflect on the process of organizing.
7.    Develop and agitate within the context of a staff team.
8.    Take training from mentors and supervisors.

cintas foundation fellowships

December 20, 2007 § Leave a comment

Cintas Foundation Program at FIU Announces 2008 Competitions for Three Coveted Fellowships
Submissions Must be Received by January 14 Deadline

Miami (December 4, 2007) – The Cintas Foundation and The Frost Art Museum at FIU today announced the start of the annual competition for the Cintas Foundation Fellowships — the Emilio Sanchez Award in Visual Arts, the Brandon Fradd Fellowship in Music Composition and the Fellowship in Creative Writing. Administered by the Cintas Foundation and The Frost, the program is the only one of its kind in the nation. The Cintas Foundation awards fellowships annually to creative artists of Cuban lineage who are currently residing outside of Cuba. Since it began in 1963, the Fellowships Program has honored more than 300 artists including Pulitzer-Prize winning novelist Oscar Hijuelos, filmmaker Mari Rodriquez-Ichaso, playwright Maria Irene Fornes, artist Teresita Fernandez and musician Mario Bauza (known as the father of Afro-Cuban jazz). The fellowships encourage creative development in architecture, literature, music composition and the visual arts.

“For more than 40 years, the Cintas Foundation has helped great artists pursue their craft and share it with the world. We are proud to continue in that tradition,” said Hortensia E. Sampedro, Board President of the Cintas Foundation.

Fellowship applicants must submit original work- recordings with accompanying scores, original manuscripts and images of original work, by January 14, 2008. Cintas fellows are awarded $15,000 and the opportunity to pursue a creative project outlined in their applications. Florida International University and the Cintas Foundation have been administering the awards program since 2005.

The Cintas Foundation was established with funds from the estate of Oscar B. Cintas (1887-1957), former Cuban ambassador to the United States, a prominent industrialist and patron of the arts.

Information and competition requirements are available online at www.cintasfoundation.org or by contacting Ingrid LaFleur Rogers, Cintas Fellows Collection Manager, at ingrid.rogers@fiu.edu.

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