Youth Media News

Beyond Professional Development: Engaging Colleagues in the Museum Field

NAMAC - June 19, 2013 - 3:09pm
Author:  Emily Romick

In the museum field, and in the artsENGAGE blog salon, we've spent considerable attention strategizing ways to engage audiences, communities and donors. In this post, Emily Romick of the Museum Council of Philadlphia suggests we expand our conversation of engagemnt to include museum professionals. Emily asks: how can museums and arts alliances ensure that fellow museum professionals have opportunities to feel engaged and inspired by their field while at the same time engaging in professional development?

Share with us your ideas and examples of how museum professionals and cultural workers are engaging with one another in your communities!

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Beyond Professional Development: Engaging Colleagues in the Museum Field

NAMAC - June 19, 2013 - 3:09pm
Author:  Emily Romick

In the museum field, and in the artsENGAGE blog salon, we've spent considerable attention strategizing ways to engage audiences, communities and donors. In this post, Emily Romick of the Museum Council of Philadlphia suggests we expand our conversation of engagemnt to include museum professionals. Emily asks: how can museums and arts alliances ensure that fellow museum professionals have opportunities to feel engaged and inspired by their field while at the same time engaging in professional development?

Share with us your ideas and examples of how museum professionals and cultural workers are engaging with one another in your communities!

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Memories of Robert West

NAMAC - June 18, 2013 - 4:16pm
Blog Author:  Helen De Michiel

Helen De Michiel remembers Robert West and his distinctive, groundbreaking contributions to filmmaking and community engagement.

Helen is a filmmaker and former Co-Director of NAMAC from 1996 - 2010. Learn more about her work at Thirty Leaves Productions.

Those who wish to keep the legacy of Robert West alive can contribute to the Robert West Reel Engagement Fund, established by Working Films in his honor. The Reel Engagement Fund will support an issue-driven initiative developed and evolved under Robert's leadership. Click here to learn more and to donate to the Fund.

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Andy Adams on Creating a Photographic Web

NAMAC - June 14, 2013 - 11:40am
Author:  Andy Adams

Andy Adams is a Madison, Wisconsin-based independent web producer and photo publisher whose work blends aspects of digital communication, online audience engagement, and Web-based creative collaboration to explore contemporary ideas in photography.

In 2006, Andy created FlakPhoto.com, an online art space for the image-making community that includes a curated digital archive of crowdsourced photographs.

Andy has invited NAMAC to republish his essay "Photo 2.0—Online Photographic Thinking (Revisited)" for the artsENGAGE blog salon. In this essay, Andy considers the ways the Internet has changed our understanding of photography and how image makers are responding to these cultural and technological changes in their work.

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Andy Adams on Creating a Photographic Web

NAMAC - June 14, 2013 - 11:40am
Author:  Andy Adams

Andy Adams is a Madison, Wisconsin-based independent web producer and photo publisher whose work blends aspects of digital communication, online audience engagement, and Web-based creative collaboration to explore contemporary ideas in photography.

In 2006, Andy created FlakPhoto.com, an online art space for the image-making community that includes a curated digital archive of crowdsourced photographs.

Andy has invited NAMAC to republish his essay "Photo 2.0—Online Photographic Thinking (Revisited)" for the artsENGAGE blog salon. In this essay, Andy considers the ways the Internet has changed our understanding of photography and how image makers are responding to these cultural and technological changes in their work.

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Andy Adams on Creating a Photographic Web

NAMAC - June 14, 2013 - 11:40am
Author:  Andy Adams

Andy Adams is a Madison, Wisconsin-based independent web producer and photo publisher whose work blends aspects of digital communication, online audience engagement, and Web-based creative collaboration to explore contemporary ideas in photography.

In 2006, Andy created FlakPhoto.com, an online art space for the image-making community that includes a curated digital archive of crowdsourced photographs.

Andy has invited NAMAC to republish his essay "Photo 2.0—Online Photographic Thinking (Revisited)" for the artsENGAGE blog salon. In this essay, Andy considers the ways the Internet has changed our understanding of photography and how image makers are responding to these cultural and technological changes in their work.

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State Farm/YSA: Good Neighbor Grants

YouthLearn - May 28, 2013 - 9:50pm

"State Farm and Youth Service America are offering grants for programs enhancing student achievement through service learning. Maximum award: $1,500. Eligibility: K-12 public schools in all 50 US states, the District of Columbia, and in the Canadian provinces of Ontario, New Brunswick, and Alberta. Deadline: June 23, 2013."

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Youth Service America Seeks Applications for Youth Ambassador Program

YouthLearn - May 28, 2013 - 9:45pm

"Youth Service America, in partnership with the Festival of Children Foundation, is accepting applications for the National Child Awareness Month Youth Ambassador program, an initiative to help young people between the ages of 16 and 22 address critical issues facing youth in the United States. Each Ambassador will receive support, advocacy training in the nation's capital, and planning-guidance for their respective service projects.

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Youth Service America Seeks Applications for Youth Ambassador Program

YouthLearn - May 28, 2013 - 9:45pm

"Youth Service America, in partnership with the Festival of Children Foundation, is accepting applications for the National Child Awareness Month Youth Ambassador program, an initiative to help young people between the ages of 16 and 22 address critical issues facing youth in the United States. Each Ambassador will receive support, advocacy training in the nation's capital, and planning-guidance for their respective service projects.

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First-ever Global Report on Family Well-Being

YouthLearn - May 28, 2013 - 9:39pm

An international research report from Child Trends, the "World Family Map report summarizes data on family strengths and challenges, as well as important educational outcomes for children and youth across high- and low-income countries."

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First-ever Global Report on Family Well-Being

YouthLearn - May 28, 2013 - 9:39pm

An international research report from Child Trends, the "World Family Map report summarizes data on family strengths and challenges, as well as important educational outcomes for children and youth across high- and low-income countries."

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The Untapped Power of Youth Engagement

YouthLearn - May 28, 2013 - 9:27pm

"Youth engagement is a successful strategy in many places but remains underused in many others. Let's learn from those efforts so that we can do better, Karen Pittman says in her latest column for Youth Today."

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The Untapped Power of Youth Engagement

YouthLearn - May 28, 2013 - 9:27pm

"Youth engagement is a successful strategy in many places but remains underused in many others. Let's learn from those efforts so that we can do better, Karen Pittman says in her latest column for Youth Today."

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National Field-Building in Youth Media

NAMAC - May 28, 2013 - 6:13pm

On Thursrday May 30, NAMAC, NAMLE, and ACM co-hosted a panel at the Alliance for Community Media annual conference on national field-building in youth media -- current initiatives, challenges, best practices, and the role of the intermediaries in supporting a national network.

Learn more about the conversation and the panelists in this post. And read a live blog of the panel conversation as it took place.

Apple on Keyboard image via Shutterstock.

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National Field-Building in Youth Media

NAMAC - May 28, 2013 - 6:13pm

On Thursrday May 30, NAMAC, NAMLE, and ACM co-hosted a panel at the Alliance for Community Media annual conference on national field-building in youth media -- current initiatives, challenges, best practices, and the role of the intermediaries in supporting a national network.

Learn more about the conversation and the panelists in this post. And read a live blog of the panel conversation as it took place.

Apple on Keyboard image via Shutterstock.

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National Field-Building in Youth Media

NAMAC - May 28, 2013 - 6:13pm

On Thursrday May 30, NAMAC, NAMLE, and ACM co-hosted a panel at the Alliance for Community Media annual conference on national field-building in youth media -- current initiatives, challenges, best practices, and the role of the intermediaries in supporting a national network.

Learn more about the conversation and the panelists in this post. And read a live blog of the panel conversation as it took place.

Apple on Keyboard image via Shutterstock.

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Top Ten Film Festival Tips from Women Make Movies Webinar

NAMAC - May 23, 2013 - 6:10pm

In April, NAMAC and Women Make Movies partnered to host a webinar to help independent filmmakers successfully navigate the film festival circuit.

In this blog post, one of the attendees, filmmaker Magali Pettier, discusses what she learned in the webinar and how that learning will affect the distribution of her company's first UK indie feature documentary, Addicted to Sheep.

Video of the webinar, including attendees' questions, and follow-up resources can still be purchased as a package for $15. Contact Aggie Ebrahimi Bazaz for more information at aggie [at] namac.org.

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Optimizing the Film Festival Circuit: Reflections on the NAMAC + Women Make Movies Webinar

NAMAC - May 23, 2013 - 12:25pm

On April 18, NAMAC and Women Make Movies partnered to bring WMM’s sought-after local workshops to independent filmmakers from all around the world and at varying stages of the production process. The conversation was led by WMM Executive Director, Debra Zimmerman, who shared detailed insights with the filmmakers on the inner workings of the film festival circuit and the role of festivals in a film’s life.

We gathered feedback from some of the webinar attendees on what they gained from participating in this energizing and comprehensive online workshop. Some of those responses are gathered here.

Video of the webinar, including attendees' questions, and follow-up resources can still be purchased as a package for $15. Contact Aggie Ebrahimi Bazaz for more information at aggie [at] namac.org.

Palais Steps image courtesy of Featureflash / Shutterstock.com.

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Optimizing the Film Festival Circuit: Reflections on the NAMAC + Women Make Movies Webinar

NAMAC - May 23, 2013 - 12:25pm

On April 18, NAMAC and Women Make Movies partnered to bring WMM’s sought-after local workshops to independent filmmakers from all around the world and at varying stages of the production process. The conversation was led by WMM Executive Director, Debra Zimmerman, who shared detailed insights with the filmmakers on the inner workings of the film festival circuit and the role of festivals in a film’s life.

We gathered feedback from some of the webinar attendees on what they gained from participating in this energizing and comprehensive online workshop. Some of those responses are gathered here.

Video of the webinar, including attendees' questions, and follow-up resources can still be purchased as a package for $15. Contact Aggie Ebrahimi Bazaz for more information at aggie [at] namac.org.

Palais Steps image courtesy of Featureflash / Shutterstock.com.

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Optimizing the Film Festival Circuit: Reflections on the NAMAC + Women Make Movies Webinar

NAMAC - May 23, 2013 - 12:25pm

On April 18, NAMAC and Women Make Movies partnered to bring WMM’s sought-after local workshops to independent filmmakers from all around the world and at varying stages of the production process. The conversation was led by WMM Executive Director, Debra Zimmerman, who shared detailed insights with the filmmakers on the inner workings of the film festival circuit and the role of festivals in a film’s life.

We gathered feedback from some of the webinar attendees on what they gained from participating in this energizing and comprehensive online workshop. Some of those responses are gathered here.

Video of the webinar, including attendees' questions, and follow-up resources can still be purchased as a package for $15. Contact Aggie Ebrahimi Bazaz for more information at aggie [at] namac.org.

Palais Steps image courtesy of Featureflash / Shutterstock.com.

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