What is NAMAC?
NAMAC fosters and fortifies the culture and business of independent media arts. Through dialogue, collaboration, research and advocacy, we connect, organize and develop organizations.
NAMAC was founded in 1980 by an eclectic group of media arts organization leaders who realized they could strengthen their social and cultural impact by working as a united force. Their idea was as bold as it was simple: to create a national organization that would provide support services to its institutional members, and advocate for the field as a whole. Since its founding, NAMAC has worked to raise the profile and influence of the media arts on behalf of its growing and changing membership.
WHO WE ARE
NAMAC serves our membership by:
- Conducting research and analysis
- Convening the field
- Offering leadership training
- Advocating on behalf of our field
Our members offer a wide range of services in support of the independent media arts, including production, exhibition, distribution, education, research, preservation and archive development, and telecommunications and cultural policy advocacy.
NAMAC members include community-based media production centers and facilities, university-based programs, museums, media presenters and exhibitors, film festivals, distributors, film archives, youth media programs, community access television, digital arts and online groups, and policy-related centers. Combined, these organizations serve approximately 400,000 artists and other media professionals nationwide.
We invite you to learn more about the organizations we serve and become a part of this vibrant community.
OUR STRATEGY FOR THE FUTURE
- To invest in leadership development and organizational capacity building for media arts and other arts organizations.
- To provide policy and advocacy leadership for the media arts.
- To strengthen local and regional networks.
- To build a sustainable infrastructure for long term excellence.
Read our 2009 – 2011 Strategic Plan.