Next week we’re headed to Texas! My first stop is at Spacetaker in Houston where I’ll meet with artists to talk about fiscal sponsorship and crowdfunding. After that, I’m headed to Austin for the SXSW film and interactive festival. I’m moderating a panel on grants and am pleased to join panelists from Cinereach, Chicken & [...]
Any time you listen to a track on a CD or an MP3, or listen to a song broadcast on the radio or the internet, or hear that same song as part of a film or television program, you are seeing the exploitation of two separate sets of copyrights. When making or exploiting recorded music, remember that you are not dealing with a single set of copyrights, but with two. Seeing double will help keep you from a potentially disastrous copyright infringement problem.
The Puffin Foundation is currently accepting grant applications from emerging artists in the fields of music, theater, and photography whose works due to their genre and/or social philosophy might have difficulty being aired.
Who they fund:
The Foundation does not have the means to fund large film/documentary proposals, grants for travel, continuing education, or the writing or [...]
The Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation is accepting applications for USArtists International.
Who they fund:
Through USAI, grants are available to American dance, music and theater ensembles and solo performers that have been invited to perform at international festivals and for performance engagements that represent extraordinary career opportunities anywhere in the world outside of the United States.
Emily Gray (our Director of Liability Insurance), Ian Moss, (our Research Director), Adam Natale (our Director of Partnerships and Business Development), and I have proposed panels and presentaions for the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival taking place in March of 2012 in Austin, Texas. The SXSW festival and conference is a convergence [...]
The MAP Fund has announced their 2012 application schedule. The MAP Fund grant review cycle includes the submission of a mandatory online Letter of Inquiry that precedes the full application. Letters of Inquiry (LOIs) will be reviewed by outside evaluators and MAP staff. Based on that [...]
The India Center brings the richness of Indian arts and culture to New York City. Their annual festivals showcase the diversity and splendor of classical Indian dance and music. Their audience stretches from those of Indian descent to those open to enjoying new experiences. Veena Shetty spoke to us in advance of last weekend’s Natraj [...]
Check out these national, Chicago, Minnesota, and New York grant opportunities!
The Jerome Foundation operates a production grant program for individual film and video artists in Minnesota. This program’s focus is strictly on directors.
Who they fund:
This program serves artists who work in the genres of experimental, narrative, animation, and documentary production. It [...]
Member Doug Perkins has made quite a career out of hitting things. His percussion projects combine found instruments and tactile landscapes to create memorable experiences. Doug works with partners throughout the percussion community to present concerts featuring up to 100 musicians. From the Alaskan wilderness to the controlled environment of Central Park, he’s redefining the [...]
Looking for a fun diversion on a slow winter Friday? The short film “The Clap” offers an entertaining commentary on the relationship and interaction between artists and their audiences. (The film is two years old, but I just discovered it this morning, so apologies if this is stale.)
via @ArtfulManager and @BostonSymphony