NAMAC / ACM Joint Conference: August 6 - 8, 2014

A wide cross-section of the independent media sector will convene in Philadelphia for NAMAC and ACM's first-ever Joint National Conference. Learn more here!

National Leadership Institute 2014

Apply today for National Leadership Institute 2014! An all-expenses-paid leadership develpoment opportunity for visionary leaders within media arts and visual arts nonprofits. Deadline: May 4, 11pm PDT.

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Membership in NAMAC connects you to a national network of like-minded media artists, nonprofit leaders, and innovative media arts educators. Become a part of this national community supporting creative practice and the media arts field at large.

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Media Policy Watch: State & Main 2014 Recap

Author: 
Sam Kaplan

When State & Main began last week, the big news on the policy front was President Obama's August 5th announcement at the U.S.-Africa Business Forum in Washington that he opposed what's come to be called "paid prioritization"—the idea that media companies should be able to pay ISPs for more bandwidth, and thus provide their customers with Internet "fast lanes" offering better access to their services.

Five Questions with Dennis RedMoon Darkeem

Author: 
Sam Kaplan

Q+A is five questions posed to artists and media arts leaders.

Dennis RedMoon Darkeem is a Bronx-based Native American (Yamassee Yat’siminoli tribe) and African American multimedia artist, crafter, photographer, and performer. His work often focuses on issues of institutionalized racism and classism, jarring stereotypes, and displacement of people of color. This summer, he has been an artist-in-residence at the Laundromat Project; his exhibition Trade Blanket is showing at the Casita Maria Center for Arts and Education in the Bronx through October 1st.

Meet NAMAC's New Executive Director!

NAMAC is pleased to announce Wendy Levy as our new Executive Director, effective September 1, 2014. Wendy is a respected leader in the media arts field in the US and abroad, known for interdisciplinary programs that focus on collaboration, innovation and impact.  She works closely with global institutions and foundations including Sundance, Skoll Foundation, Tribeca Institute and Open Society Foundation, among many others. While Creative Director at BAVC, Wendy developed and led the MacArthur Foundation-funded Producers Institute for New Media Technologies, the first multi-platform incubator for public media projects in the US.

Wendy replaces Jack Walsh, who served the organization for eleven years, 4 as Executive Director, 7 as Co-Director.